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.
To book your place on this course you must have attended the Foundation portion and received an Agile PM Foundation certificate.
This course is designed for those that have achieved the Agile PM Foundation certification. It provides organisations and individuals with a leaner, more structured approach to project management enabling them to respond far more quickly to change and provides a way to implement high-priority initiatives.
- Consolidate your previous Agile knowledge
- Roles and responsibilities and appropriate delegation
- Preparing for an Agile project
- Successfully implement an Agile methodology into all aspects of your projects
- Communication in an Agile project
- Iterative development
- Prioritisation and time boxing
- Maintaining control in an Agile project
- Anticipating and managing risk
- Requirements and Estimating
- Agile Planning
APMG Agile PM Practitioner Exam
- Objective testing
- 4 questions per paper, 20 marks available per question
- 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
- Two and a half hours duration
- Open book examination (restricted to the Agile PM® handbook only)
APMG-International Agile Project Management is a trademark of The APM Group Limited
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