On a traditional project, the Project Manager may be actively involved in directing work and telling their team what needs to be done; a style often referred to as Command and Control.
Agile Project Management follows a different style. In the early stages, the Agile Project Manager creates a high level plan, based on outline requirements and a high level view of the solution to be created. From that point onwards the end project is created iteratively and incrementally, with each increment building on the output of increments preceding it. Unlike a traditional project, the detailed plans for each step are created by the team members themselves and not the Project Manager. Within each stage of the project the team works in an iterative and incremental style in close collaboration with a representative of the business/customer in order to understand the detail of the next step and to create and validate an evolving solution.
Agile Project Management comprises established and proven components that provide an holistic approach to the management and governance of projects. It has an overarching philosophy and guiding principles, together with a lifecycle (or process) and a set of deliverables to be created and maintained as the project progresses from a controlled start through to completion. It provides clearly defined roles with specific responsibilities designed to bring together all the stakeholders involved in the project.
Agile Project Management provides proven scalability and the ability to work with corporate management processes, supported by a track record of success over many years in IT and non-IT projects.
Based on the proven fundamentals within DSDM Atern, the new certification provides the ability to deliver Agile Projects in organisations requiring standards, rigour and visibility around Project Management, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.
The Agile Project Management qualification aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be Agile.
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
The Foundation course will:
- Explain how to lay the foundations for successful agile projects
- Explain how an agile project is managed
- Clarifiy the different management styles needed for successful agile projects (compared to traditional projects)
- The underpinning philosophy and principles of agile.
- The lifecycle of an agile project, including the use of alternative configurations.
- The artefacts produced during an agile project and their purpose.
- The tools and techniques used, such as Facilitated Workshops, MoSCoW prioritisation, modelling, prototyping, timeboxing and iterative development.
- The various roles and responsibilities that exist within an agile project.
Agile PM Foundation Exam
The foundation exam is sat on the afternoon of the second day. On successful completion of the foundation exam delegates become eligible to sit the practitioner portion of the course.
- APMG accredited
- Multiple choice format
- 50 questions
- 50% pass mark (25/50)
- 40 minutes
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