APMG Agile Project Management – Foundation & Practitioner including Accredited Examination
This five-day accredited course provides participants with a thorough grounding in the DSDM Agile Project Management framework. It is comprised of a Foundation-level introduction to the framework, and an in-depth Practitioner-level examination of how a project manager applies the framework.
Presented by skilled lecturers with extensive experience in the practical application of project management, the course includes examination coaching and practice using sample questions.
This course does not cover the Scrum Framework.
Delegates should be prepared to set aside time to revise for the Foundation and Practitioner exams, in the evenings after the course lecture finishes. This includes studying the course Handbook and working on sample exam questions.
The Practitioner course is intended for anyone who expects to have a management or leadership role in an Agile project and is specifically built to support anyone who needs to apply the DSDM Project Management framework in a business environment.
Delegates are expected to have experience in team leading, project management, or
Proof of identity: Delegates must bring signed photo ID on any APMG exam (passport, driving license, student card) as they will be asked by the invigilator to produce it prior to the exam.
Delegates must also be familiar with the APMG Terms and Conditions of Certification which can be found on the APMG International website.
While not required, delegates are encouraged to visit the DSDM Consortium’s website and start to become familiar with the framework, at www.dsdm.org.
Delegates will learn how to:
At the end of this course you will be able to:
• Set up an Agile project
• Identify appropriate people for Agile roles
• Define Increments and Timeboxes to keep a project on track
• Manage a Solution Development Team
• Communicate with business stakeholders in a project environment
• Use Agile techniques, including prioritization 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
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
Other Practices – Iterative Development, Facilitated Workshops, Modeling, and Prototyping.