Overview

As the popularity of adopting Agile methods for project management rises in the public 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 Agile Project Management® Foundation Level with Practitioner (AgilePM) 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 Foundation and 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.

Exams

Foundation exam at the end of day 2 and the practitioner exam at the end of day 4

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Steve Browne
Project Management Consultant, AgilePM Accredited Trainer

Steve started as a computer programmer, working for a subsidiary of Nat West bank, before taking on a role in pre-sales consultancy and client training both in the UK and internationally.

He became involved in Project Management in the 1980’s while working for a services company. Two spells as a company director saw Steve develop a strong interest in formal methods. A return to full time project management included a series of increasingly complex projects and led to programme and portfolio management roles. He has worked with both on-shore and off-shore teams to deliver ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
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0800 542 9414
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Agenda

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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
09:15 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 09:45

Introductions and Logistics

09:45 - 10:15

The Marshmallow Challenge

An exercise to introduce the concepts of iteration and incremental delivery

10:15 - 10:40

What is Agile?

  • Background to Agile
  • Agile (iterative) vs. Waterfall (sequential) approaches
  • What is Agile?
  • An overview of some Agile methods
  • The Agile Manifesto
10:45 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 11:45

Principles and Mindset

  • The underlying philosophy
  • Taking control of time and cost
  • AgilePM principles and mindset
11:45 - 12:30

What Makes a Project Successful?

  • Preparing for success
  • Success factors and scaling
  • When to use Agile
  • Risks to success
  • Bringing stakeholders on board
12;30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Who Plays Which Role?

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Business involvement
  • Delivery roles
14:30 - 14:45

Break

14:45 - 15:45

Prioritisation

  • MOSCOW prioritisation
  • Timeboxing
15:45 - 16:30

Agile Practices

  • Facilitated workshops
  • Modelling
  • Iterative development
16:30 - 16:45

Homework

16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

08:45 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 10:00

Homework review and Day 1 recap

  • The DSDM Process: Taking you through a project 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
10:00 - 10:45

The DSDM Process

From initial idea, through delivery, to measuring the improvement it has made

10:45 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:30

The DSDM Products

Tools to help track and control the project

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Planning and Control Throughout the Lifecycle

14:30 - 14:45

Break

14:45 - 15:15

Revision

15:15 - 15:30

Foundation Exam Administration

15:30 - 16:10

Foundation Exam

16:10 - 16:45

Foundation Exam Marking

16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

08:45 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:45

Homework Review

  • Roles and Responsibilities – the AgilePM view
  • How the PM can work with and get the best from the other participants
09:45 - 10:45

The Agile PM View

  • Roles and Responsibilities – the AgilePM view
  • How the PM can work with and get the best from the other participants
10:45 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 11:45

The Lifecycle

  • 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
11:45 - 12:30

The Effective Use of the Products

Deciding what is the simplest and most helpful way of applying the management tools

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

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
14:30 - 14:45

Break

14:45 - 15:30

Requirements

  • Requirements and User Stories
  • Understanding requirements gathering and plain language ways of capturing them
15:30 - 16:30

Estimating

How and When

16:30 - 16:45

Homework

16:45 - 17:00

Questions & Close

08:45 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:45

Homework Review

  • Knowing the life-cycle of project planning and applying it innovatively
  • How to create flexible plans without stifling creativity
09:45 - 10:45

Innovation and Flexibility

  • Knowing the life-cycle of project planning and applying it innovatively
  • How to create flexible plans without stifling creativity
10:45 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:30

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?
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:45 - 14:00

Practitioner Exam Administration

14:00 - 16:30

Practitioner Exam

16:30 - 17:00

Questions & Close

Pricing

Public Sector

Delegate Price
£1250+ VAT

Private Sector

Delegate Price
£1350+ VAT

Third Sector

Delegate Price
£1250+ VAT