Training & Certifications

AgilePM® certification aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be agile. The Agile Project Management Handbook provides advice, supported by Hints and Tips based on the DSDM Atern approach, on how to manage a project in an Agile way. AgilePM® offers a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good project management, and the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by agile. The focus of agile project management is on developing solutions incrementally enabling project teams to react effectively to changing requirements, whilst empowering project personnel, and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership.

The practitioner level empowers, encourages and equips you with an in-depth knowledge of not just the certification, but also how to apply and implement these principles into the life of a project manager on a daily basis. The Practitioner level qualification is aiming to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Project Management guidance to apply and tailor it to a given scenario situation. The scenario is designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate competence to begin working as an Agile Project Manager on a non-complex project.

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to :

  1. Apply the underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile DSDM Atern in a project situation
  2. Appropriately configure the lifecycle of an Agile project to a given scenario
  3. Produce and evaluate the content of Agile products produced during an Agile project in a given scenario
  4. Apply the following Agile techniques in a project situation: Facilitated Workshops; MoSCoW prioritisation; Iterative Development; Modelling; Timeboxing;
  5. Identify the Agile techniques to be used for a given situation within a scenario
  6. Understand the roles and responsibilities within an Agile project and correctly determine the appropriate personnel to fulfil these roles within a given scenario
  7. Understand the mechanisms for control of an Agile Project which are specific to an Agile project
  8. Understand in outline how to test, estimate and measure progress in an Agile project
  9. Describe the agile approach to managing requirements and identify action to rectify problems with requirements within an Agile project from a given scenario

Practicing project managers and agile team members who wish to become Agile Project Managers.

This program is 1 day of intensive training class.

Pre-requisite to be eligible to take the Practitioner examination is either one of the following:

  • AgilePM® Foundation Certificate (either 2010 or 2014 version) or
  • DSDM Atern Foundation Certificate or
  • DSDM Advanced Practitioner Certificate

At the end of the program, the participants will be assessed with 2 and half hours of AgilePM® Practitioner Exam.

AgilePM® Practitioner Certification will be awarded upon successfully passing the exam from APMG International.

  1. How the process and products add value
  2. How the roles relate to the lifecycle
  3. The differences between Agile and traditional plans
  4. The differences between Agile plans at different lifecycle phases
  5. The points in a plan where testing is done
  6. The links between testing, roles and key techniques, principles
  7. Understand the purpose of the products from each lifecycle phase
  8. The Project Approach Questionnaire as a means of assessing the initial status of a project
  9. How Agile helps to build quality
  1. The team roles and responsibilities
  2. The limits of empowerment of the Agile team
  1. The use of Facilitated Workshops and how they add value throughout an Agile project
  2. The use of the MoSCoW prioritization approach and how it adds value throughout an Agile project
  3. The use of Iterative Development and how it adds value throughout an Agile project
  1. How the following items are used and add value to an Agile project: Requirements, Atern Principles, Estimating, Measurement, Control, Risk, Configuration Management
  2. Identify how requirements should be used and any improvements associated their use
  3. Identify the use of and improvements associated with focusing on Estimating where appropriate
  4. Identify the use of and improvements associated with focusing on Measurement where appropriate
  5. Identify the use of and improvements associated with focusing on Control where appropriate
  6. Identify the use of and improvements associated with focusing on Risk where appropriate
  7. Identify the use of and improvements associated with focusing on Configuration Management where appropriate
  8. Identify how the Atern Principles are applied and any improvements associated with their use

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