Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner Certificate

Enhance your Project Management skills by learning how to manage projects within an agile context, and give your CV the edge!

*Please be aware that due to the Covid-19 restrictions on Social Distancing, this course will be delivered by Virtual Classroom Technology until further notice*
Further details and technical requirements for attending Virtual delivery of this Agile course can be found in the 'Supporting Documents' section below. 

Next Scheduled Date: 20 Jul 2020

  • Location: CTP - Online
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Funding:
    ELCAS
  • Total Cost: £1,244.68
  • Total Cost Post-October 2020: £1,244.68
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Why take this course?

Many companies are now moving away from traditional methods of project management - developing a product or IT system from start to finish - and are increasingly adopting an Agile approach. This approach means that products and systems are developed in increments so that they can be tested and amended at an early stage and are constantly reviewed by the project team and end user. This method saves time and money and ensures changes can be adapted throughout, rather than trying to implement changes or fix issues at the end of the project.

For those interested in Project Management, this course will provide an understanding of managing projects within an agile context and enable you to implement an agile project in the workplace.

The training is delivered in association with QA, using knowledgeable Instructors who will ensure attendees understand the theory and also gain an understanding of how to put this learning into practice in a commercial business situation.

Is this the right course for me?

This is an ideal course for any Service leaver who has experience in managing projects or who may have gained a recognised Project Management qualification.

It is also a valuable qualification for those involved within IT projects in roles such as Developer and Implementations Specialist.

Additionally, the course would be very relevant for Service leavers considering roles such as Business Analyst, Operations Manager or Quality Manager, or any other role with leadership or project management responsibilities, as it will provide an understanding of this agile method of approaching projects.

Agile ways of working are now moving beyond IT departments into other business areas such as HR, and so this would be a useful qualification for a wide variety of management roles.

Qualifications

APMG Agile Project Management Foundation
APMG Agile Project Management Practitioner

Eligibility

Whilst there are no pre requisite qualifications for attending this course, it is recommended that attendees have some experience in managing projects and/or have completed relevant Project Management training such as Prince2 or PMQ. The training requires attendees to have had some experience in team leading, managing projects or project assurance/support.

It is essential that attendees pass the Foundation exam prior to sitting the Practitioner exam on the final afternoon of the course. Service leavers considering this training should make themselves familiar with the DSDM framework in advance of attending training.

The framework handbook is provided online and Service leavers are encouraged to undertake some research on the DSDM website in advance.

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee £840.28
  • Exam Fee £404.40
  • Total Cost £1,244.68

Course Content

This 5 day course is based around the Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) framework will give Service leavers the ability to:
  • Set up an Agile project

  • Identify appropriate people for Agile roles
  • Define Increments and Timeboxes
to keep a project on track
  • Communicate with business stakeholders in a project environment
  • Use Agile techniques, including prioritisation of requirements,
to ensure on-time project delivery
  • Present the benefits of Agile approaches to senior management
  • Identify risks to delivery of projects managed using the DSDM Agile approach

 

The training has 2 modules – Foundation and Practitioner - which cover the following:

Foundation

  • What is Agile? And why use DSDM?
  • Philosophy, Principles, and Project Variables
  • Preparing for Success
  • Preparing for Agile Project Management
  • The DSDM Process
  • The People - DSDM Roles and Responsibilities
  • The DSDM Products
  • Key Practices - Prioritisation and Timeboxing
  • Planning and Control Throughout the Lifecycle



Practitioner

  • Roles and Responsibilities - the project manager's view
  • Agile Project Management through the Lifecycle
  • The Effective Use of the Products
  • Delivering on Time
  • People, Teams, and Interactions
  • Requirements and User Stories
  • Estimating - How and When
  • Project Planning throughout the Lifecycle
  • Quality - Never Compromise Quality
  • Risk Management
  • Tailoring the Approach


Attendees are expected to become familiar with the DSDM framework, which is available online, in advance of attending the course.

Attendees will be provided with a copy of the Agile Project Management Handbook on Day 1 of the course. Evening study will be required throughout the course to consolidate learning and prepare for the exams, through practice questions. Pre-course reading will also be sent from QA Ltd, which must be completed in advance of attending the training.

Attendees will complete the Foundation exam on the Tuesday afternoon of the course. This is a 40 minute multiple choice exam. The Practitioner exam is a 2 ½ hour written exam on the Friday afternoon.

Career Opportunities

There are many Project Management, IT and associated career opportunities linked to those who have experience of Agile Project Management. These include:

  • Project and Programme Management positions
  • Business Analyst
  • Operation Manager or Team Lead
  • IT development or systems implementations roles
  • Change Delivery Manager
  • Project Consultants

Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner Certificate

Scheduled dates and locations

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  • 20 Jul 2020 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 24 Aug 2020 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 21 Sep 2020 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 26 Oct 2020 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 14 Dec 2020 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 15 Feb 2021 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 26 Apr 2021 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 14 Jun 2021 RRC Cottesmore
    Good Availability
  • 23 Aug 2021 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
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