Overview

This two-day APMG accredited course provides participants with a basic grounding in the DSDM Agile Project Management framework. The courses includes the APMG Agile Project Management Foundation exam.

Presented by skilled lecturers with extensive experience in the practical application of Agile project management, the course includes examination coaching and practice using sample questions.

This course does not cover the Scrum Framework.

Delegates should set aside time to revise for the Foundation exam in the evening after the course lecture finishes. Revision includes studying the course handbook and working through sample exam questions.

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course although it would be beneficial for delegates to have some practical experience of project work within an Agile environment.

Pre-Course Reading

While not required, delegates are encouraged to visit the Agile Business Consortium's website and start to become familiar with the framework.

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Learning Outcomes

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 time boxes 
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
  • Identify risks to delivery of projects managed using the DSDM Agile approach
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Course Outline

  • 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


Agile Project Management Foundation Examination

All delegates will sit the APMG Agile Project Management Foundation examination (a multiple choice paper) in the late afternoon of the second day of the course.

Exam details:

  • The Foundation examination is taken at 15:00 during the afternoon on Day two and candidates may take 40 minutes to complete it
  • Full details of the examination can be found on the APMG website.
  • APMG-International Agile Project Management is a trademark of The APM Group Limited.
Exam Format:
  • Multiple choice format
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

Proof of identity for the examination

Delegates must bring signed photo ID to APMG examinations (e.g. 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.

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Why choose QA

Special Notices

Please note: Due to the current situation with Covid 19 the APMG are enabling your exam to be taken virtually. Your exam will therefore be scheduled for the same day and time as it would for a classroom event. QA’s exam administration team will place the booking with APMG. APMG will then email delegates directly confirming the details of the exam session and provide the relevant information the delegates will require in order to access their exam on the day.

Please note: to support your learning this course features digital assets and may also feature digital courseware that require a MyQA login in order to access. All the relevant links and sign-up details will be sent to you in the course joining instructions email. During the in-centre training we provide laptops to access these digital assets and courseware, but you will need your own internet-connected device in order to access any evening homework. If you foresee any problems please get in touch with QA as soon as possible.

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