Agile Project Management Practitioner

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Key points about this course

Duration: 3 Days
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm 
Public Class: RM 4,000.00
Live Virtual Class: RM 4,000.00
HRDF Claimable

Course Overview

The Agile Project Management courses (AgilePM®) address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be Agile. The Agile Project Management Practitioner qualification aims to demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile project management guidance to apply and tailor it to a given scenario. This scenario is designed to allow you to demonstrate your competence to begin working as an Agile project manager on a non-complex project.

In the Agile Project Management Practitioner training, you will learn to combine flexibility with proven process for successful agile project delivery. Agile’s influence on the project management industry continues to rise at pace. More organizations and project professionals than ever are embracing agile tools and frameworks as they aim to increase the success of – and return on investment from – projects and other change initiatives. Key benefits often attributed to agile include improved revenue and speed to market, developing the right product or solution (through iterative development and incremental delivery) and increased collaboration and customer satisfaction.

The Agile Project Management 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. This course runs for three days with the Agile Project Management Practitioner exam at the end of the last day. The course will cover:

  • revision of Agile material based on the manual
  • Practitioner exam preparation and the specimen exam paper practice
  • Practitioner exam

An agile business is an organisation that embraces the agile project management philosophy and values at its core, from its people and culture, to its structure and technology. Consequently, an agile business is customer centric. An agile business can respond quickly and effectively to opportunities and threats found in its internal and external environments (be they commercial, legal, technological, social, moral or political).

Based on the Agile Business Consortium’s Agile Project Framework, AgilePM guidance offers a practical, scalable 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.

Who Should Attend

The Agile Project Management Practitioner qualification is aimed at both practising project managers and Agile team members who wish to become Agile project managers. The course is aimed at project professionals and team members wishing to adopt a flexible, collaborative approach to project management, whilst improving standards, quality and pace of delivery. The training program is therefore mainly aimed at:

  • Practising project managers
  • Agile team members who wish to become Agile Project Managers
Learning Outcomes

The Agile Project Management Practitioner level qualification aims 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 they possess the competence to begin working as an Agile Project Manager on a non-complex project.

The candidate should understand the key principles and terminology within the Agile Management Practitioner guidance. Accredited training and certification will help individuals to:

  • Apply the underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile Project Management in a project situation;
  • Appropriately configure the lifecycle of an Agile project to a given scenario;
  • Produce and evaluate the content of Agile products produced during an Agile project in a given scenario;
  • Apply the following Agile techniques in a project situation: Facilitated Workshops; MoSCoW prioritization; Iterative Development; Modelling; Time-boxing
  • Identify the Agile techniques to be used for a given situation within a scenario;
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities within an Agile project and correctly determine the appropriate personnel to fulfil these roles within a given scenario;
  • Understand the mechanisms for control of an Agile Project which are specific to an Agile project;
  • Understand in outline how to test, estimate and measure progress in an Agile project;
  • Describe the Agile approach to managing requirements and identify action to rectify problems with requirements within an Agile project from a given scenario.

The Agile Project Management Practitioner qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Project Management guidance to be able to apply the theory and concepts towards a case study. In order to sit the Practitioner exam, the Agile Project Management Foundation is a prerequisite.

Course Outline
Lifecycle and Products : Level 1
  • Identify appropriate information for inclusion in the Agile products:
    • Terms of Reference
    • Business Case
    • Prioritised Requirements List
    • Solution Architecture Definition
    • Development Approach Definition
    • Delivery Plan
    • Management Approach Definition
    • Feasibility Assessment
    • Foundation Summary
    • Evolving Solution
    • Timebox Plan
    • Timebox Review Record
    • Project Review Report
    • Benefits Assessment
  • Identify what the Project Manager needs to consider as the project
    progresses through the following phases:
    • Pre-Project Phase
    • Feasibility Phase
    • Foundations Phase
    • Evolutionary Development Phase
    • Deployment Phase
    • Post-Project Phase
  • Be able to apply the Agile approach to Delivering Quality (including
    Testing) using the recommended activities and actions where
    appropriate.
  • Be able to tailor the recommended activities and actions where
    appropriate.
Lifecycle and Products : Level 2
  • Whether the products listed in 0301 above are fit for purpose, and
    whether the appropriate roles have been involved in their
    development and maintenance throughout the life of an Agile project.
  • Whether the recommended actions have been undertaken
    appropriately in the phases, and whether the appropriate roles have
    been involved when carrying out the phases in 0302 above.
  • Whether activities have been, or are scheduled to be, undertaken
    appropriately, and whether the appropriate roles have been involved
    in Delivering Quality (including Testing).
  • Whether activities have been, or are scheduled to be, undertaken
    appropriately, and whether the appropriate roles have been involved
    in tailoring DSDM.
People and Roles : Level 1
  • Identify an appropriate Agile team structure and role descriptions,
    including acceptable role consolidations or sharing.
  • Identify the recommended actions for each of the roles associated
    with an Agile team.
  • Identify the recommended actions associated with team interaction.
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People and Roles : Level 2
  • Whether the allocated roles and responsibilities are appropriate.
  • Whether the recommended actions for each of the roles associated
    with an Agile team are appropriate, considering team interactions.
Techniques : Level 1
  • Identify how Timeboxing should be used, the roles involved in its use
    and where in the lifecycle it would be used.
  • Identify how MoSCoW should be used, the roles involved in its use
    and where in the lifecycle it would be used.
  • Identify how requirements and/or User stories should be used and
    any improvements associated with their use.
  • Identify how other techniques (Facilitated Workshops, Iterative
    Development and Modelling) should be used, the roles involved in
    their use, and where in the lifecycle they would be used.
Techniques : Level 2
  • Whether Timeboxing has been applied appropriately to a project
    scenario.
  • Whether the MoSCoW approach to prioritisation has been applied
    appropriately to a project scenario.
  • Whether requirements and/or user stories have been applied
    appropriately.
  • Whether the other techniques (Facilitated Workshops, Iterative
    Development and Modelling) have been applied appropriately to a
    project scenario.
Planning and Control : Level 1
  • Identify the use of, and improvements associated with focusing on,
    Estimating where appropriate.
  • Identify the use of, and improvements associated with focusing on,
    Risk where appropriate.
  • Identify how the DSDM Principles are applied and any improvements
    associated with their use.
  • Be able to apply the Agile approach to Planning, tailoring the
    recommended activities and actions where appropriate.
  • Be able to apply the Agile approach to tracking and control, tailoring
    the recommended activities and actions where appropriate.
Planning and Control : Level 2
  • Whether Estimating has been applied appropriately.
  • Whether Risk has been applied appropriately,
  • Whether the DSDM Principles have been applied appropriately.
  • Whether activities have been, or are scheduled to be, undertaken
    appropriately, and whether the appropriate roles have been involved
    in Planning.
  • Whether activities have been, or are scheduled to be, undertaken
    appropriately, and whether the appropriate roles have been involved
    in tracking and control.
Exam Structure

The course consists of a series of classroom lectures and group exercises. The lectures introduce the AgilePM method’s terminology, then we will discuss case studies to explain how to use the method in practice. We will provide supplementary learning material via Cybiant’s online learning platform. At the end of each day we will use multiple choice questions to remind us of the day’s learning and to prepare us for the certificate exam.

The Practitioner exam has the following format:

  • ‘objective testing’ format of scenario, question and answer booklet
  • 2.5 hours’ duration
  • four questions
  • 20 marks per question, 80 marks available
  • 40 marks or more required to pass
  • open-book examination (handbook only)

The pre-requisites for taking the AgilePM Practitioner examination is passing either the AgilePM Foundation certificate.

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