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APMG-International AgilePM® training Gain the fundamental skills needed to be a successful agile project manager
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Duration: 10 hours
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APMG-International AgilePM® (Agile Project Management) Foundation Training E-learning

This agile project management training course will help you gain the fundamental skills needed to be a successful agile project manager.

Become a certified AgilePM® project manager

The Agile Project Management (AgilePM) certification aims to address the professional development needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be agile.

Employees who can improve their work processes by applying agile practices are more valuable to employers. So if you’re a scrum master, project manager, or team member who wants to stand out in a team environment, this training course is for you. 

Aside from becoming a certified project management professional, this training course will teach you to:

  • Apply agile frameworks and lead agile teams to take your project management skills to the next level
  • Build and manage product backlogs and user stories
  • Coach an agile team and improve the effectiveness of all your team members
  • Understand the agile approach to project management and how to apply agile principles during a project
  • Organise daily scrum meetings and handle sprint reviews to set the focus of your product development team on creating better products
  • Know about agile techniques like the MoSCoW principle, the concept of timeboxing in an agile project, and user stories
  • Manage tasks across your organisation using an agile approach

About the course

Agile projects are characterised by highly self-empowered teams delivering products incrementally, focusing on the early delivery of tangible benefits to the business. Unlike more traditional approaches, agile projects fix time, cost and quality at the early phases of the project and manage contingency by developing a clear view of priorities in collaboration with the business. 

Based on the proven fundamentals within DSDM, the AgilePM certification lives up to its name by providing users of the method with the core agile principles needed to facilitate a successful project whilst allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide. 

ILX Group’s Agile Project Management (AgilePM) Foundation e-learning has been fully accredited and will prepare you for the formal examination.

What is agile project management about?

  • Agile project management is a process that equips teams and individuals with the skills and knowledge to engage in consistent high-quality product development. With agile project management, project managers can easily break down complex projects, reduce the risk of project failure, and manage an agile scrum team .

Duration

The e-learning for the Foundation training will take around 8 - 10 hours to complete.

Pre-requisites

There are no mandatory prerequisites to do this course, but you must have completed the training to take the certification exam.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you should understand the key principles and terminology within the Agile Project Management Foundation guidance, specifically:

  • The underpinning philosophy and principles of agile
  • The lifecycle of an agile project, including alternative configurations
  • The products produced during an agile project and their purpose
  • The techniques used and their benefits and limitations
  • The roles and responsibilities within an agile project.
  • 12 months online access to accredited AgilePM Foundation e-learning
  • Full tutor support by phone or email for the duration of your learning

Duration of access

12 months online access to accredited AgilePM Foundation e-learning

What's covered?

Session 1 – Course introduction - what is agile?

Introduction to the basic concepts of AgilePM and its history, along with its eight underlying principles.

Session 2– Roles and responsibilities

Introduces the recommended roles and responsibilities.

Session 3 – Instrumental success factors, DSDM process and products

This session examines three key aspects of DSDM, beginning with how ISFs help bring about a successful outcome. It looks at the process model, which supports the method and the products produced throughout the project.

Session 4 – Planning and control

This session examines how agile responds to change rather than following a plan and explores the planning, testing, tracking and control concepts. The session goes on to outline the DSDM approach to planning and quality throughout the lifecycle.

Session 5 – Daily stand-ups and other DSDM practices

A detailed look at the concept of daily stand-ups and how AgilePM uses different techniques to improve project communications.

Session 6 – MoSCoW prioritisation and timeboxes

This session looks at techniques such as the MoSCoW principle and the concept of timeboxing in an agile project.

Session 7 – Exam technique

This session introduces users to the format of the AgilePM Foundation exam and provides some valuable tips when taking the examination.

Session 8 – Exam simulator

A timed exam simulator, which provides access to a comprehensive database of practice questions.

Target audience

With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM certification is helpful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry.

The exam is not included with this course.

What is the required pass mark to be eligible to earn an AgilePM Foundation certificate?

  • To be eligible to earn a certificate after the training course, you'll need to get at least 25 correct answers (out of 50) in the 40-minute foundation exam

 

Exam format

For the Foundation 2014 exam aligned to Handbook v2.0:

  • Multiple-choice format
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

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