PRINCE2 Agile® and APM PMQ Complete Learning Path

Introduction

By combining PRINCE2 Agile with APM PMQ, a professional will gain the in-depth knowledge of both traditional and Agile methodologies needed to become a versatile and skilled project manager.

Learners will develop the ability to manage projects in a way that balances the structure and discipline of traditional project management with the flexibility and responsiveness of Agile, enabling them to adjust to changing requirements, market conditions and stakeholder needs. 

Who will benefit

The APM PMQ and PRINCE2 Agile qualifications are highly regarded in the project management industry, and can appeal to a wide range of job roles that involve project management responsibilities. These could include:

  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Administrators
  • Business Analysts
  • Quality Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Service Delivery Managers
  • Agile Project Managers

By obtaining these qualifications you will be able to demonstrate to employers a strong understanding of project management principles and techniques, as well as the ability to manage projects using structured methodologies and agile frameworks.

Course overview

This learning pathway will help prepare you for the following exams:

The format of the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam is as follows:

  • 60 minutes
  • Multiple-choice
  • 50 questions each worth one mark
  • 28 marks or more required to pass out of 50 questions – 55% pass mark
  • Closed book

The format of the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam is as follows:

  • Objective testing
  • 50 questions each worth one mark
  • 30 marks or more required to pass out of 50 questions - 60% pass mark
  • Two-and-a-half hours’ (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 Agile guide only)

The format of the APM PMQ exam is as follows:

  • Three-hour duration
  • Answer 10 from 16 questions
  • 55% required to pass

Exams are taken online via remote proctor. You will be sent an email invitation with more information shortly. You are responsible for booking your own exams at a date and time of your choice. For more information about how to take your exam and the technical requirements, please click here.

Course highlights

The following is included:

  • 12 months online access to our accredited:
    • PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner learning
    • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) learning
  • The cost of the APMPMQ and the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner exams: valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exams must be taken online via remote proctor
  • The official PRINCE2 Agile manual (digital)
  • Full tutor support
  • Exam simulators

Optional extras

  • The official PRINCE2 Agile manual (hardcopy)
  • The official PMQ manual (hardcopy)
  • PRINCE2 Agile process map (hardcopy)

Please note: Optional extras are available to purchase at an additional cost in the basket.

  • Digital official manual: You will be sent an email invitation within 48 hours of your purchase to register on the Peoplecert portal. Once registered you will be able to access the digital version of your manual. Please note: There is a 5-year limitation in accessing your eBook.
  • Hardcopy official manual: If you decide to purchase the hardcopy official manual as an optional extra your manual will be shipped to your chosen address within 48 hours of purchase.
  • Hardcopy process map: If you decide to purchase the hardcopy process map as an optional extra it will be shipped to your chosen address within 48 hours of purchase

Skills covered

The following are the module names within each of the e-learning courses:

PRINCE2 Agile e-learning

  • Course overview
  • PRINCE2 overview
  • PRINCE2 Agile overview
  • Themes in an Agile setting
  • Processes in an Agile setting
  • Areas of focus
  • Scrum, Kanban and Lean Start-up
  • Further considerations
  • Exam simulator

APM PMQ

  • Structure of organisations and projects
  • Project life cycle
  • Project contexts and environments
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communication
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Planning for success
  • Scope management
  • Project roles
  • Estimating
  • Schedule and resource management
  • Earned value management
  • Benefits management 
  • Governance
  • Budgeting and cost management
  • Procurement
  • Project risk management and issue management
  • Project quality management
  • Business case
  • Information management and reporting
  • Requirements management, change control and configuration management

The PMQ e-learning provides a detailed explanation of all the required syllabus topics for the PMQ examination. It will take approximately 27-30 hours to complete, and once completed you can attempt the sample examination questions and undertake private study with the APM Body of Knowledge. We recommend that you set some time aside over a period of four to six weeks to complete the work. Please be advised the APM recommends between 70-80 hours preparation for the PMQ examination.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner course you should:

  • Understand the basic concepts of common agile ways of working
  • Understand the purpose and context for combining PRINCE2 and the agile way of working
  • Be able to apply and evaluate the focus areas to a project in an agile context
  • Be able to fix and flex the six aspects of a project in an agile context
  • Be able to tailor the PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes and management products to a project in an agile context

By the end of the APM PMQ learning delegates should:

  • Understand how organisations and projects are structured
  • Understand project life cycles
  • Understand the situational context of projects
  • Understand communication within project management
  • Understand the principles of leadership and teamwork
  • Understand planning for success
  • Understand project scope management
  • Understand schedule and resource optimisation
  • Understand project procurement
  • Understand risk and issue management in the context of project management
  • Understand quality in the context of a project
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