AgilePM® – Agile Project Management™ Certification – Foundation

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyWestminster Business School

The Agile Project Management™ (AgilePM®) certification addresses the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be Agile. The course covers an approach to project management that sits alongside PRINCE2®.

Based on the proven fundamentals within DSDM Atern, the certification provides the ability to deliver Agile projects in organisations requiring standards, rigour and visibility around project management.

The course will suit project managers who want to add to their knowledge of traditional approaches and who work in a fast-paced changing environment and are embracing empowerment provided by Agile methods. The qualification is aimed at both practising project managers and Agile team members who wish to become Agile project managers.

The course will:

  • explain how to lay the foundations for successful Agile projects
  • explain how an Agile project is managed
  • clarify the different management styles needed for successful Agile projects (compared to 'traditional' projects)
  • prepare candidates for the Foundation exam
  • provide integration with PRINCE2®

At the end of the course a one-hour multiple-choice exam takes place, which leads to the AgilePM® Foundation certificate.

Courses open for booking
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
11 March 2017 3 days Saturdays 9.30am–5pm £765 Book now
19 April 2017 3 days Wednesday to Friday 9.30am–5pm £765 Book now
6 June 2017 3 days Wednesday to Friday 9.30am–5pm £765 Book now
5 July 2017 3 days Wednesday to Friday 9.30am–5pm £765 Book now

The course cost includes lectures, lecture materials, copy of the manual, one sample examination paper and the examination.

Discounts

Book the Foundation course together with the AgilePM® Practitioner course for a discounted fee of £1,295.

Course content

The course is a non residential three-day course with the Agile Project Management Foundation exam at the end of the third day.

The Foundation AgilePM certification provides the users of the method with the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project, while allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide. With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry.

The course has a balance of theory and practical experience of the techniques of Agile project management.

The course will cover:

  • the fundamentals and the philosophy
  • the principles
  • preparation
  • the lifecycle and products
  • roles and responsibilities
  • team structures communication
  • MoSCoW and timeboxing
  • estimation and measurement
  • lifecycle configuration
  • quality and maintainability
  • planning, control and risk
  • implementing Agile Project Management

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • develop a more advanced, applied level of knowledge to gain an understanding of Agile and the ability to apply relevant project management methods, leading to successful Agile projects
  • clarify different management styles needed for successful Agile projects compared to traditional projects and be able to tailor these to the situation
  • actively promote trust and close cooperation between the business and developers, and give the business ongoing visibility into what is happening
  • combine knowledge of more traditional management methodologies with Agile to better adapt to a changing business environment
  • improve time-to-market and project success rates while simultaneously accelerating results by encouraging stakeholder involvement, feedback and effective controls

Benefits for your organisation include:

  • deliver change faster, at a lower cost and with lower risk by continually validating project milestones against business objectives
  • complements and works with existing corporate processes such as PRINCE2®, quality and audit processes, which improves rigour and visibility around project management, leading to a proven track record of successful delivery in a corporate environment
  • simply adopt a tried and tested approach rather than developing and integrating a company-specific Agile management process
  • achieve better communication and control over projects and adapt project plans without disrupting the project budget, timescale and scope
  • develop professionalism in employees and include agile certification in employee professional development schemes

Dr Nadia Amin

Nadia is an experienced lecturer with nearly 15 years of working in higher education. Her background in information systems engineering has enabled her to deliver and develop many courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in systems development, ebusiness and strategic management of IS. She also worked as an IT consultant for a number of organisations. Nadia is a chartered IT professional and is an accredited Agile PM Practitioner and Trainer.

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Clive Vassell

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No formal entry requirements for this course, however candidates are required to familiarise themselves with the manual and study for around 15 hours before the first day of training. Study is also required between training days. Candidates cannot sit for the Practitioner exam unless they have passed the Foundation exam.

Assessment

The Foundation exam has the following format:

  • multiple-choice questions
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available)
  • 40 minutes' duration
  • closed-book exam, no material allowed

Associated careers

Project management is a contemporary career that is so generic it is applicable to any business sector. This qualification offers opportunities for a career change or internal advancement in most medium or large, UK or international, government or non-government organisations.

Including AgilePM® Practitioner in your CV will add a sought-after qualification to your profile that could help increase your earning potential.