As the popularity of adopting Agile methods for project management rises in the private sector, so does your need to have a clear strategy in place to implement methodologies that help your team communicate better, manage risks, and deliver high-quality services in a faster manner.
This four-day course covers the established certification by APMG. It has been created to give an extensive breakdown of the principles of this modern project management approach. As well as highlight how it both differs and extends traditional methodologies, such as PRINCE2.
Leave our four-day course fully qualified in AgilePM Practitioner Level and confident in your ability to apply agile in your organisation to transform and improve project management.
This course is aimed at professionals who are operating in an agile environment and need to be able to run projects in more complex and scalable situations.
Foundation exam at the end of day 2 and the practitioner exam at the end of day 4.
|About the chair: Steve Browne|
|Steve is an independent project management consultant who first used Agile almost 20 years ago. He has successfully delivered projects in software development, medical robotics, marketing and quality management using both on-shore and off-shore teams. He has been a director of two service companies. Steve holds a range of change-related qualifications and is an accredited trainer.
He has delivered for clients in Aviation, Banking, Education, Engineering, IT Services and Manufacturing as well as the charitable and public sectors.
Steve is driven by light-bulb moments when the right piece of information at the right time helps someone make a change which improves their organisation’s success.
- Understand Agile Project Management which is based on the internationally recognised framework of DSDM
- Increase your value as a project manager in an agile project environment
- Assess the difference between simple lightweight agile approaches which typically operate at the solution delivery (or ‘work package’) level and the greater holistic view of how multiple work streams are co-ordinated with the appropriate level of governance and control
- Be prepared for the Foundation & Practitioner exams
Introductions and Logistics
The Marshmallow Challenge
An exercise to introduce the concepts of iteration and incremental delivery
What is Agile?
- Background to Agile
- Agile (iterative) vs. Waterfall (sequential) approaches
- What is Agile?
- An overview of some Agile methods
- The Agile Manifesto
Principles and Mindset
- The underlying philosophy
- Taking control of time and cost
- AgilePM principles and mindset
What Makes a Project Successful?
- Preparing for success
- Success factors and scaling
- When to use Agile
- Risks to success
- Bringing stakeholders on board
Who Plays Which Role?
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Business involvement
- Delivery roles
- MOSCOW prioritisation
- Facilitated workshops
- Iterative development
Questions & Close
Homework review and Day 1 recap
The DSDM Process
From initial idea, through delivery, to measuring the improvement it has made
The DSDM Products
Tools to help track and control the project
Planning and Control Throughout the Lifecycle
What techniques to apply when
Foundation Exam Administration
Foundation Exam Marking
Questions & Close
The Agile PM View
- Roles and Responsibilities – the AgilePM view
- How the PM can work with and get the best from the other participants
- Agile Project Management – through the lifecycle
- Help deliver effectively, at a lower cost and with lower risk, by continually validating project milestones against business objectives
The Effective Use of the Products
Deciding what is the simplest and most helpful way of applying the management tools.
Deliver on Time
- Combining MoSCoW Prioritization and Timeboxing: Keeping everything on track.
- People, Teams and Interactions: Boost communication and stakeholder engagement skills, critical for successful projects
- How to get teams working together even when they’re not co-located
- Requirements and User Stories
- Understanding requirements gathering and plain language ways of capturing them
How and When
Questions & Close
Innovation and Flexibility
- Knowing the life-cycle of project planning and applying it innovatively
- How to create flexible plans without stifling creativity
Quality, Risk and Evaluation
- Never Compromise Quality
- Risk management: How to use AgilePM to control risk and improve your chances of success
- Clarify different management styles needed for successful agile projects compared to traditional projects and be able to tailor these to the situation
- How to test, estimate and evaluate profit delivery in an Agile project
- The products produced during an Agile project and their purpose
- What are the limitations of AgilePM?
Practitioner Exam Administration
Questions & Close
A: Yes. After you have booked on to the course, simply email [email protected] and attach the purchase order raised. Please quote your order reference number and the course you are booked onto.
A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here
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A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to [email protected] or call 0800 014 2468. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.
A: Yes, a seated two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Light breakfast is served in the morning and a wide selection of tea and coffee are served throughout the day.
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A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee. View full terms and conditions here
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