AgilePM virtual trainingPM-Partners virtual classroom offers an interactive experience that will engage and prepare you for the AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner exams. The course is facilitated by our expert team and can be customised to suit your requirements.

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AgilePM® Virtual Classroom Training

Our virtual training is streamed live (not pre-recorded) with an accredited trainer in real-time – otherwise referred to as Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Brought to you by experienced trainers based on our market leading materials and content.

Our trainers are based in real training rooms complete with audio visual equipment. We apply best practices incorporating a modular approach with frequent activities, visual engagement, appropriate pace and relevant dynamic learning to add value.

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About this Course

AgilePM provides the ability to deliver Agile projects in organisations requiring standards, rigour and visibility around Project Management, whilst at the same time enabling the fast pace of change and empowerment that is integral to Agile.

AgilePM addresses the needs of management, project managers, team leaders, business analysts and the PMO working in an Agile environment, based on the DSDM® (Dynamic System Development Method) Agile Project Framework.

The Foundation course lays a solid foundation for managing projects using the DSDM Agile Project Framework and prepares candidates for the AgilePM Foundation certification.

The Practitioner course builds on the AgilePM Foundation course, providing additional depth of understanding, and prepares candidates for the AgilePM Practitioner certification exam.

Who is this course for?

  • Practising project managers
  • Agile team members looking to become Agile Project Managers
  • Individuals pursuing AgilePM Certification

Foundation Course

Qualification: Agile Project Management Foundation Certificate
Accreditation Details: Based on latest syllabus 2.0 accredited by APMG
Nominal Days: 3 days

The Foundation course will enable participants to:

  • Adopt an Agile approach and philosophy
  • Work in line with DSDM philosophy and principles
  • Work effectively with DSDM roles, process and products
  • Describe how DSDM Agile projects are managed
  • Prepare for the Foundation exam

Practitioner Course

Qualification: Agile Project Management Practitioner Certificate
Accreditation Details: Based on latest syllabus 2.0 accredited by APMG
Nominal Days: 1/2 day

The Practitioner course prepares participants to undertake and pass the AgilePM Practitioner Examination. The course follows Section 2 of the AgilePM Handbook V2 – “Digging Deeper”, and includes a review, consolidation of concepts and exam questions for the Practitioner level certification.

Please note that the Practitioner course is an examination preparation course and focuses on the application of AgilePM to prepare candidates for the Practitioner examination.


Key Topics

The courses explore the following content with the Foundation level focusing on the theory, whilst Practitioner considers the application of the method:

Agile approach and philosophy
The Agile mindset. Being Agile vs Doing Agile. Delivering solutions using an Agile approach. Which Agile approach should you use.

The DSDM Agile Project Framework
The DSDM approach, principles and processes, and how they are applied throughout the project. Application and tailoring of relevant AgilePM aspects in context to enhance project success.

Working with DSDM Roles and products
Roles and responsibilities. Working effectively as an Agile team. Collaborating and communicating for success. The project manager’s role across the DSDM lifecycle.

Managing Agile projects using DSDM
DSDM planning concepts including outcome-based planning and iterative development. Defining requirements through user stories, prioritisation and estimation. Tracking and control concepts and techniques e.g. management by exception, timeboxing and stand-ups. Managing quality and risk.

How this course is delivered

Trainers of this course will use a practical delivery approach to provide participants with a ‘hands-on’, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience. Understanding and recall techniques will be used to provide participants with a solid understanding of AgilePM.

Courses are facilitated by our expert team and can be conducted onsite, at our premises or virtually. All courses can be customised to suit your requirements

Materials: A comprehensive participant workbook is provided for the Foundation course.

A participant workbook and the AgilePM Handbook (published by the Agile Business Consortium) are provided to Practitioner participants.


Outcomes and Certification Eligibility

Foundation Certification

The Foundation course includes the AgilePM Foundation exam which consists of:

  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • 50% pass mark (25/50)
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

The Foundation exam addresses knowledge of the terminology associated with the method and a high-level understanding of the concepts.

Online proctored exam taken after the course. On completion of the Foundation virtual training, you will receive an invitation to book your Foundation exam. You have 6 months to sit the exam online. Please check availability when making your booking.

Practitioner Certification

The Practitioner course includes the AgilePM Practitioner exam which consists of:

  • Complex multiple choice based on a project scenario
  • 4 questions (20 points per question)
  • 40/80 marks required to pass (50%)
  • 2.5-hour duration
  • Open-book (AgilePM Handbook only)

The Practitioner exam tests knowledge, understanding, application, analysis and evaluation of the method.

Online proctored exam taken after the course. On completion of the Practitioner virtual training, you will receive an invitation to book your Practitioner exam. You have 6 months to sit the exam online. Please check availability when making your booking.

RE-REGISTRATION
The AgilePM Practitioner certification is valid for 5 years. Practitioners are required to re-register within 3-5 years of their original certification to demonstrate their commitment to professional development.


Course Prerequisites

Foundation

Participants must have:

  • A minimum of one year’s Project Management experience OR
  • Attended a PM-Partners Project Management Fundamentals course (or equivalent).

Practitioner

To be eligible to sit the Practitioner examination, participants must have obtained a pass in the AgilePM Foundation exam (25 / 50).

Pre-course work
Participants joining an AgilePM Practitioner course will be issued with pre-course work to ensure adequate preparation for the Practitioner exam.

Please be aware that pre-course work must be completed prior to the course.

Failure to complete pre-course work may mean that you are not ready to fully participate in the course and may limit your ability to gain the outcomes you are hoping to achieve.

Expected pre-course Practitioner preparation time: minimum 4 hours.

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FAQs

What do you mean by virtual training?

When we refer to virtual (classroom) training we are meaning just that: delivering live training (not pre-recorded) with a trainer to wherever you are real-time – otherwise referred to as Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Our trainers are based in actual training rooms complete with training and AV equipment.

What will I experience during a virtual training session?

Your virtual classroom trainer has access to a variety of options to ensure effective communication and learning, both individually and as a group, including:

  • Changing how webcams are viewed
  • Screen sharing to display a document, presentation or other training content
  • Changing the view to make an attendee the presenter
  • Conducting polls and tests
  • Splitting the classroom into small groups for activities
  • Uploading materials

How do I interact with the trainer? Other attendees?

Collaboration and actively participating in a training session are essential. You can:

  • Raise and submit questions/comments to the trainer or other attendees
  • Use shared apps and drawing tools to collaborate with the whole group
  • Participate in ‘breakout’ rooms for activities/small group discussions
  • Share the trainer’s keyboard and mouse control

Note: Drawing tools, shared keyboard/mouse control and multi-monitor screen sharing are available on the installed desktop app only.

How long will a session be before I can have a break?

As virtual training is a very different experience to face-to-face training, each virtual session will be a maximum of 90 minutes (many sessions will be shorter), followed by a break. Your trainer will confirm the timings of breaks at the start of each day.

How many other attendees will be present?

The number of attendees for a virtual class will vary but to ensure an optimal experience we are limiting the maximum number of attendees to 12.

What are the system and software requirements?

System requirements

Desktop app option Web browser option
Operating system Windows 7 – 10
MacOS X 10.9 (Mavericks) – MacOS Mojave 10.14TM
Operating system
Internet connection 1Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
Hardware 2GB or more of RAM
Microphone and speakers* (headset recommended)
Webcam
Microphone and speakers* (headset recommended)
Webcam
Software GoToTraining® desktop app, Javascript™ enabled Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)

*It is recommended that you use a wired headset with VoIP to ensure optimal audio quality and to minimise audio feedback. If necessary, you are able to use your phone to dial in to the audio connection.

Software used

We are currently using GoToTraining® by LogMeIn. As a training course participant, you do not need a GoToTraining account. Before the training starts you will be sent an email with a link to join the course. When you join the course, you will be prompted to download the GoToTraining software.

How secure is GoToTraining®?

The session is completely private and secure and features end-to-end Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption. No unencrypted information is ever stored on the system.

I require an invoice before payment is processed – can I still book this course online?

Yes. Simply select ‘invoice’ from the payment options during the checkout process and one of our consultants will be in contact to organise payment.

Can I buy these courses as a package?

Yes. AgilePM Foundation and AgilePM Practitioner can be purchased together as a package at a discounted rate. Book now & save!

Is this a certified course?

Yes. Upon passing the exams you will be certified.

Is the exam fee included?

Yes. The exam fee is included in the course cost.

Please note: You must have completed and passed the Foundation exam as a prerequisite to sitting the Practitioner exam.