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Agile PM - Foundation & Practitioner - Training & Exams

What is Agile Foundation & Practitioner?

Manage projects more efficiently with Agile Project Management methodology. This training course introduces you to Agile concepts, before taking you through basic and advanced principles, preparing you to sit both the Foundation and Practitioner level exams.

Principally designed for the engineering, IT and new product or service development industries, the Agile Project Management framework takes an iterative and incremental approach to the management and build process. The course will show you the key concepts of the framework and how they are applied to real-world projects to boost success rates and increase efficiency.

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Is the Agile Foundation & Practitioner online course right for me?

The Agile Foundation and Practitioner course are best suited to:

  •    Novice Project Managers who would like to learn a formal management methodology
  •    Experienced Project Managers who need to cross-train into Agile disciplines
  •    Project team members seeking an advanced introduction to Agile methodologies
  •    Individuals wanting to cross-train ready for a new career in project management

How can I further my career with the Agile Foundation & Practitioner online course?

Once you have earned your Agile Foundation & Practitioner certificates, you will:

  •    Be better able to take part as a member of a project team that operates according to Agile principles
  •    Be better able to apply the Agile project management framework to company projects, raising standards and success rates accordingly
  •    Be able to provide basic Agile methodology guidance to colleagues or third parties
  •    Have the skills and experience required to work as part of an Agile project team, or secure a job elsewhere in the sector

Why study the Agile Foundation & Practitioner distance learning course with e-Careers?

  •    Sufficient training and understanding to pass the Agile qualification exams and become a registered AgilePM® Practitioner
  •    Improved performance either working as part of or leading Agile project teams
  •    Improved project outcomes for employers and customers
  •    Improved employment prospects, either through internal promotion or elsewhere within the project management industry
  •    Foundation and Practitioner eLearning gets Category C - 28 PDUs

Using a series of instructor-led videos and self-study manuals, the Agile Foundation and Practitioner course is delivered online via the learning platform. This system allows you to access content anywhere at any time, so you can study whenever and wherever is most convenient for your needs.

A series of flashcards allow you to test your understanding, and several practical scenarios in each module can be used to practice common responses or to see how the framework can be applied to real-world scenarios. You can also discuss topics with other learners using our social network, adding another learning channel by which to further improve knowledge and skills.

What are the Agile Foundation & Practitioner course modules?

  •    Introduction to Agile
  •    Agile Project Management - The Basics
  •    Roles and Responsibilities
  •    Preparing for Agile Project Management
  •    Pre-Project and Foundation Phases and Products
  •    Evolutionary Development Deployment and Post-Project Phases
  •    Techniques and Practices
  •    Agile Control
  •    Agile Planning
  •    Exam Preparation

What do the Agile Foundation & Practitioner online course cover?

The Agile Foundation and Practitioner course are designed to help individuals with little or no project management experience get started quickly. Initially, you will look at the Foundation-level principles of Agile, covering topics like:

  •    The concepts, benefits and risks of Agile development
  •    The philosophy, approach and principles of Agile project management
  •    Understanding the DSDM Atern lifecycle and products
  •    Recruiting or assembling appropriate project teams
  •    How to plan and run a facilitated workshop
  •    Model and prototype aspects of the solution to ensure that the correct development path is being followed
  •    Elicit, analyse, prioritise and manage requirements for deliverables
  •    Create a timeboxed plan that keeps the project on track
  •    Understanding the importance of negotiation and collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure continued progress
  •    How to set up and manage an Agile project using the framework

Once complete, you will be ready to sit and pass the Agile Foundation qualification. You will also be fully prepared to move onto the advanced topics covered in the Practitioner course:

  •    Overseeing products and deliverables and properly assigning responsibility to management, business and technical departments
  •    Structuring and empowering project teams for maximum success and efficiency
  •    Using MoSCoW prioritisation to ensure deliverables are completed in the correct order
  •    Advanced estimating, measurement and configuration considerations for successful Agile management
  •    Defining functional and non-functional requirements for deliverables
  •    Implementing quality control to maintain standards
  •    Preparing for the future by considering maintainability and scalability during planning

AgilePM Foundation & Practitioner Exams

Once you have completed the relevant sections of your Agile Project Management training, you will be required sit the following exams:

Agile Project Management Foundation

  •    Multiple choice format
  •    50 questions per paper
  •    25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  •    40 minutes duration
  •    Closed book

Agile Project Management Practitioner

The Agile Project Management Foundation certificate is a prerequisite for the Practitioner stage. Once you have completed the training, you will sit the exam:

  •    Objective examination. 4 questions (20 points per question)
  •    40/80 points required to pass the exam (50%)
  •    Duration 2.5 hours
  •    Open book (only the official AgilePM manual is allowed)
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