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Course Outline - Agile

Introduction
 
This course is designed to cover in detail both the Foundation and Practitioner syllabi, and to prepare delegates for the examinations. AgilePM® is a highly flexible and interactive methodology. It includes standards, rigor and visibility you would expect from an established project management methodology, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by AgilePM®.
 
Course details / objectives
 
  • What is AgilePM®?
  • Selecting the right Agile approach
  • Agile Project Management
  • The Basics
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Preparing for AgilePM®
  • Process
  • Products
  • Communication
  • Prioritization and Time Boxing
  • AgilePM® Controls
  • Requirements
  • Estimating
  • AgilePM® Planning
 
Who should attend?
 
Programme office team members, business change team members, project delivery team members, anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning AgilePM® and those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications.
 
The standard package inclusions
 
Delegates will receive a pre-course study guide, the official AgilePM® reference manual, a course workbook (with copies of all slides used), the MSP® syllabus, sample exams and examination rationale (explanation of answers).  The costs for the two examinations are included.  Refreshments and a light luncheon are also included.
Duration and Delivery
 
5 Day Instructor-led classroom.  The methodology will be covered during the first three days and this will include the foundation examination.  The fourth and fifth days will be used to work with sample project scenarios and practitioner examination preparation.
 
Evening work and exam preparation
 
Delegates should plan to spend time reviewing the day’s work and preparing for exams, during the evenings of the course.
 
Pre-course work
 
For 2 weeks before the course, participants should spend 2 hours each evening preparing.  The pre-reading consists of the AgilePM® manual, which you will need to be familiar with.  For more information regarding the reading, please refer to the Pre-course Workbook.
 
Prerequisites
 
Participants must pass the PRINCE2® Foundation exam in order to participate in the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam.
 
Examination
 
AgilePM® Foundation is a one hour exam performed at the end of the third day.  It is made up of 50 multiple choice questions.  The exam is closed book.  The pass mark is 50%.
AgilePM® Practitioner is a 2.5 hours exam comprising 80 multiple choice questions.  The exam is open book.  The pass mark is 55%.  We recommend that it be taken a week or more after the end of the course.