This five-day accredited course provides participants with a thorough grounding in the DSDM Agile Project Management framework. It is comprised of a Foundation-level introduction to the framework, and an in-depth Practitioner-level examination of how a project manager applies the framework.
Presented by skilled lecturers with extensive experience in the practical application of project management, the course includes examination coaching and practice using sample questions.
This course does not cover the Scrum Framework.
Delegates should be prepared to set aside time to revise for the Foundation and Practitioner exams, in the evenings after the course lecture finishes. This includes studying the course Handbook, and working through sample exam questions.
The Practitioner course is intended for anyone who expects to have a management or leadership role in an Agile project and is specifically built to support anyone who needs to apply the DSDM Project Management framework in a business environment. Delegates are expected to have experience of team leading, project management, or project assurance/support.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
Set up an Agile project
Identify appropriate people for Agile roles
Define Increments and Timeboxes to keep a project on track
Manage a Solution Development Team
Communicate with business stakeholders in a project environment
Use Agile techniques, including prioritisation of requirements, to ensure on-time project delivery,
Present the benefits of Agile approaches to senior management
Identify risks to delivery of projects managed using the DSDM Agile approach
Proof of identity
Delegates must bring signed photo ID on any APMG exam (passport, driving license, student card) as they will be asked by the invigilator to produce it prior to the exam. Delegates must also be familiar with the APMG Terms and Conditions of Certification which can be found on the APMG International website.
While not required, delegates are encouraged to visit the DSDM Consortium's website and start to become familiar with the framework, at www.dsdm.org.
What is Agile? And why use DSDM?
Philosophy, Principles, and Project Variables
Preparing for Success
Preparing for Agile Project Management
The DSDM Process
The People - DSDM Roles and Responsibilities
The DSDM Products
Key Practices - Prioritisation and Timeboxing
Planning and Control Throughout the Lifecycle
Other Practices - Iterative Development, Facilitated Workshops, Modeling and Prototyping
Roles and Responsibilities - the project manager's view
Agile Project Management through the Lifecycle
The Effective Use of the Products
Deliver on Time - Combining MoSCoW and Timeboxing
People, Teams, and Interactions
Requirements and User Stories
Estimating - How and When
Project Planning throughout the Lifecycle
Quality - Never Compromise Quality
Tailoring the Approach
Agile Foundation and Practitioner Examinations
All delegates will sit the APMG Agile Foundation examination (a multiple choice paper) in the late afternoon of the second day of the course. Successful candidates will then be eligible to sit the Practitioner exam in the afternoon of the fifth day. Photo ID is required to take these exams.
The Foundation examination is taken at 15:00 during the afternoon on Day 2 and candidates may take 40 minutes to complete it
The Practitioner examination takes place at 13:00 on the afternoon of Day 5 and will last for up to 2.5 hours
Please Note: The last day (Day 5) will finish by 15:30 after the conclusion of the Practitioner exam.
APMG-International Agile Project Management is a trademark of The APM Group Limited.
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
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