Agile Project Management Foundation

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Key points about this course

Duration: 3 Days
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm 
Public Class: RM 2,800.00
Live Virtual Class: RM 2,800.00
HRDF Claimable

Course Overview

Combine flexibility with proven processes for successful agile project delivery with the Agile Project Management training and certification. The Agile Project Management Foundation certification provides you with the core principles you need to facilitate a successful project, while allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide. With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry.

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.

Agile Project Management is it the ability of an organisation to:

  • Adapt quickly to market changes – internally and externally
  • Respond rapidly and flexibly to customer demands
  • Adapt and lead change in a productive and cost-effective way without compromising quality
  • Continuously be at a competitive advantage

 

Business agility is concerned with the adoption of the evolution of values, behaviors, and capabilities. These enable businesses and individuals to be more adaptive, creative, and resilient when dealing with complexity, uncertainty, and change leading to improved well-being and better outcomes.

The training has a balance of theory and practical experience of the techniques of Agile project management. The Agile Project Management Framework will:

  • explain how to lay the foundations for successful Agile projects
  • explain how an Agile project is managed
  • clarify the different management styles needed for successful Agile projects (compared to ‘traditional’ projects)
  • prepare you for the Foundation exam
  • provide integration with PRINCE2®

 

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, rigor and visibility required for good project management, and the fast-pace, change and empowerment provided by agile.

Who Should Attend

The course will suit project managers who want to add to their knowledge of traditional approaches and who work in a fast-paced changing environment and are embracing empowerment provided by Agile methods. The qualification is aimed at both practising project managers and Agile team members who wish to become Agile project managers.

Agile Project Management Foundation certification 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 Foundation training and certification is a 2-day program in which the core components of the Agile Project Management handbook are covered. The course discusses roles and responsibilities, agile project management stages and agile product. The qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Project Management Foundation guidance to be able to recognize and distinguish between the key elements of the approach. The Agile Project Management Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Agile Project Management Practitioner qualification.

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

  • Deliver quicker, cost-effective and low risk change by embracing a tried and tested agile approach to project management.
  • Understand the background of agile in project management and the differences compared to traditional / alternative approaches.
  • Adopt the core principles, concepts and processes required for successful agile projects.
  • Apply the AgilePM approach to projects and embrace an evolutionary development approach for more effective solutions.
  • Boost communication and stakeholder engagement skills critical for successful projects.
  • Understand the different management styles needed for successful agile projects compared to traditional projects.
  • Become an informed member of a project team using AgilePM practices.
 

The Agile Project Management Foundation-level qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Project Management Foundation guidance to be able to recognise and distinguish between the key elements of the approach. The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Agile Project Management Practitioner qualification.

Course Benefits

The candidate should understand the key principles and terminology within the Agile
Management Foundation guidance. Specifically the candidate should understand:
• The underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile
• The lifecycle of an Agile project, including alternative configurations
• The products produced during an Agile project and their purpose
• The techniques used and their benefits and limitations
• The roles and responsibilities within an Agile project.

Course Outline
Lifecycle and Products : Level 1
  • What DSDM is and what the benefits of using DSDM are
  • The key elements of the Effective Solution Development Team
    Instrumental Success Factor.
  • The key elements of the following Instrumental Success Factors:
    • 1. Embracing the DSDM Approach
    • 2. Business Engagement – Active and Ongoing
    • 3. Iterative Development, Integrated Testing and Incremental
      Delivery
    • 4. Transparency
  • The use of the Project Approach Questionnaire as a means of
    assessing the initial status of a project as an Instrumental Success
    Factor.
  • The scope and use of the DSDM testing concepts
Lifecycle and Products : Level 2
  • How the Pre-Project phase in the process adds value.
  • How the Feasibility phase in the process adds value.
  • How the Foundations phase in the process adds value.
  • How the Evolutionary Development phase in the process adds value.
  • How the Deployment phase in the process adds value.
  • How the Post-Project phase in the process adds value.
  • The sequence of the phases and how DSDM can be configured for
    scalability and formality.
  • The purpose and use of the Business products from each lifecycle
    phase:
    • 1. Terms of Reference
    • 2. Business Case
  • The purpose and use of the Business products from each lifecycle
    phase:
    • 1. Prioritized Requirements List
    • 2. Benefits Assessment
  • The purpose and use of the Solution products from each lifecycle
    phase:
    • 1. Solution Architecture Definition
    • 2. Development Approach Definition
    • 3. Evolving Solution
  • The purpose use of the Management products from each lifecycle
    phase:
    • 1. Delivery Plan
    • 2. Management Approach Definition
  • The purpose use of the Management products from each lifecycle
    phase:
    • 1. Feasibility Assessment
    • 2. Foundations Summary
  • The purpose use of the Management products from each lifecycle
    phase:
    • 1. Timebox Plan
    • 2. Timebox Review Record
    • 3. Project Review Report
  • How the phases in the DSDM process help to build quality
People and Roles : Level 1
  • The dimensions of the roles within an Agile Project Team and the
    names of the roles contained within each dimension:
    • 1. Categories
    • 2. Interests
  • The purpose of each category group, and the names of the roles in
    each of the three role categories and how they can be used:
    • 1. Project-level roles
    • 2. Solution Development Team roles
    • 3. Supporting roles
People and Roles : Level 2
  • The definition and responsibilities of the Business Sponsor role.
  • The definition and responsibilities of the Business Visionary role.
  • The definition and responsibilities of the Technical Coordinator role.
  • The definition and responsibilities of the Project Manager role.
  • The definition and responsibilities of the Solution Development Team
    roles:
    • 1. Business Analyst
    • 2. Team Leader
    • 3. Business Ambassador
    • 4. Solution Developer
    • 5. Solution Tester
  • The definition and responsibilities of the Supporting roles:
    • 1. Business Advisor
    • 2. Technical Advisor
    • 3. Workshop Facilitator
    • 4. DSDM Coach
Techniques : Level 1
  • The definition of the MoSCoW technique and what the letters stand
    for.
  • The definition of Iterative Development.
  • The two styles of Timebox:
    • 1. Structured
    • 2. Free Format
Techniques : Level 2
  • Key concepts in Facilitated Workshops, and how they add value
    throughout an Agile project.
  • The MoSCoW prioritisation rules.
  • How the MoSCoW prioritisation approach relates to a specific
    timeframe and how it adds value throughout an Agile project.
  • Key concepts in Iterative Development, and how it is planned and
    controlled throughout an Agile project.
  • How Iterative Development adds quality throughout an Agile project.
  • Key concepts in Modelling and how it adds value throughout an Agile
    project.
  • The key elements of the steps in a Structured Timebox.
  • The key elements of the steps in a Free Format Timebox
  • The approach to Timeboxing, (including Daily Stand-ups), and how it
    adds value throughout an Agile project.
Planning and Control : Level 1
  • The key elements of the DSDM Philosophy.
  • The Agile approach to project variables.
  • The rationale for using DSDM.
  • The titles of the Principles 1-8
  • The definition of Principles 1- 2:
    • 1. Principle 1 – Focus on the Business Need
    • 2. Principle 2 – Deliver on Time
  • The definition of Principles 3–4:
    • 1. Principle 3 – Collaborate
    • 2. Principle 4– Never Compromise Quality
  • The title and definition of Principles 5-6:
    • 1. Principle 5 – Build Incrementally from Firm Foundations
    • 2. Principle 6 – Develop Iteratively
  • The definition of Principles 7-8:
    • 1. Principle 7 – Communicate Continuously and Clearly
    • 2. Principle 8 – Demonstrate Control
Planning and Control : Level 2
  • How the DSDM Principles are used and add value to an Agile
    project.
  • How tracking and control is used and adds value to an Agile project.
  • How Agile projects are planned and how planning adds value to an
    Agile project.
Exam Structure

The Agile Project Management Foundation Exam has the following structure:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 50 questions
  • 50% Pass mark 26/50
  • 60-minute duration

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you will need to familiarise yourself with the manual and study for around 15 hours before the first day of training. You will also need to study between training days. You cannot sit for the Practitioner exam unless you have passed the Foundation exam.

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