APMG Agile Project Management Foundation (AgilePM®)

AgilePM
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Course Overview

This AgilePM (version 2) training course was launched in 2011 by APMG and the DSDM Consortium to address the need to run projects in an agile way. AgilePM provides multiple benefits to organisations, projects, teams, and products, such as better product quality, higher customer satisfaction, increased project control, and reduced risk. 

The course is equally divided between the theory behind agile project management and interactive practical experience of the techniques and disciplines involved. Delegates will receive a copy of the Agile Project Management handbook and take the Foundation exam at the end of the course.

Course Objectives

This AgilePM course will give delegates a practical understanding of how to use agile behaviours and techniques at scale. As agile grew in popularity there was a rising demand to scale agile to suit larger sitautions, but a lot of the success of agile is with small, co-located teams.

On this course you will learn how to be agile at a larger scale by wrapping agile project management disciplines around the delivery aspects of agile. This allows you to ‘be agile’ in more complex environments where stricter governance or compliance is needed such as it is with most large organisations today.

By becoming certified in Agile Project Management, this course helps you to stay current within your own organisation and in today’s fast moving marketplace

Who will benefit from this training course?

The course is beneficial for Project Managers who are either adding to their knowledge of traditional approaches or who are operating in an agile environment and need to be able to run projects in more complex and scalable situations.

Our exam pass rates

At agileKRC we are very proud of our trainers. Our pass rates are 99.8% for the Foundation exam and 98.0% for the Practitioner exam. These figures are based on all agileKRC AgilePM exams (public scheduled and on-site) taken between January 2015 and August 2017. This information was supplied to us by APMG in October 2017.

Free exam video

agileKRC have created videos to help you pass the AgilePM exams. Download our AgilePM Survival Guide from our RESOURCES section or email enquiries@agilekrc.com  to receive a link...and remember, it's FREE!

Duration and Location:

3-day non-residential. London based courses are held at: Grosvenor Place, London SW1 (near Hyde Park Corner tube and 10 minutes from Victoria Station)

Exams:

Foundation exam at the end of day 3.

Course Content

Introduction

  • What is Agile?
  • What is AgilePM and DSDM?
  • The Fundamentals
  • The Philosophy and The Principles

Organisation

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Teams and Team Structures
  • Empowerment

Preparation

  • Project Constraints
  • Success Factors
  • Approach Questionnaire

The Lifecycle

  • The Phases and Products
  • Lifecycle Configuration

Techniques

  • Communication
  • MoSCoW
  • Timeboxing
  • Estimation and Measurement
  • Quality and Maintainability
  • Planning, Control and Risk
  • Implementing Agile Project Management

AgilePM (v2) Foundation Exam

  • 40 minute exam
  • multiple choice
  • 50 questions

What is the exam structure?

The AgilePM Foundation exam is a 40 minute, multiple choice exam with 50 questions. The pass mark for the exam is 50%. On passing this exam, participants will become certified in Agile Project Management at Foundation level.

Is there any pre-course reading?

Pre-course reading is beneficial but not essential. If you are intending to read before the course starts, we would recommend spending approximately 3-5 hours reading the AgilePM Handbook. You can choose to receive your handbook posted to you in advance or you can collect it on the first day of the course. You will receive your Handbook approximately 2 weeks before the course starts but it can be requested earlier if required.

Should I go for Foundation only or Practitioner?

You should consider your reasons for going on this course and what you hope to achieve from it. All the teaching takes places during the first three days of the course, and the foundation exam is taken at the end of the third day. If you are wanting to take the Practitioner exam, you will spend the morning of the fourth day preparing for this paper. The Practitioner exam is taken after lunch on the fourth day.

Attending the first 3 days of the course and sitting the Foundation exam is sufficient if you are taking the course to improve your knowledge of project management in an agile context for example, or if you are about to start work on an agile project and need some training first. 

If you are looking to improve your CV, get a promotion, win more contracts, demonstrate your skills to potential employers or clients, then the Practitioner exam is probably more suitable.