AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION

Why should I take the AgilePM Foundation course?

This course is an introduction to the AgilePM method and is specifically designed for Project Managers. It offers a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigor and visibility required for good project management, and the fast-pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile

Who should attend this class?

Typical job roles include:

  • Project Managers or aspiring Project Managers

  • Project Team members

  • Agile Team members

  • Consultants

What is included?

The course includes:

  • 2-days classroom training from an AgilePM Approved Trainer

  • Official manual: "Agile Project Management Handbook v2.0"

  • Accredited course material including sample exam questions

  • AgilePM Foundation exam + Certificate

  • 17 PDUs if you are a P MP

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will be ready to:

Describe the philosophy and principles of Agile
Explain the lifecycle of an Agile project, including alternative configurations
Analyze products produced during an Agile project and their purpose
Employ AgilePM techniques and review their benefits and limitations to a project
Define the roles and responsibilities within an Agile project

What are the course prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites to take this course. Experience in project management is an advantage.  You need to complete about 3 hours of study before the course. We'll provide all the reading materials you need to get prepared before you come to class.

What are the course contents?

This is the full APMG AgilePM course. It covers the full AgilePM syllabus to Practitioner level and includes sample exams .

Key Learning Points

What is Agile? Choosing an appropriate Agile approach

Philosophy, Principles and Project Variables

Preparing for Success

The  DSDM Process 

The  People – DSDM Roles and Responsibilities

The  DSDM Products

Key Practices - Prioritization and Timeboxing

Planning and Control throughout the Lifecycle

Other practices:
Facilitated Workshops , Modelling, and Iterative Development


EXAMS

Which exam is included in this course?

This course includes the AgilePM Foundation exam .

AgilePM Foundation exam

Your AgilePM exam is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of the first level of AgilePM

  • 50 multiple choice questions

  • Closed book exam

  • 40 minutes duration

  • 50% needed to pass - 25 correct marks

When is the exam taken?

Your Foundation exam is taken on Tuesday afternoon.

How does the course prepare me for the AgilePM Foundation exam?

The course follows the official AgilePM Foundation exam syllabus. The accredited training materials are cross referenced to areas of the exam so that you are fully prepared. During the course, you practice with the latest exam paper written by APMG. 

Do I need ID for the  AgilePM  exam?

You must bring photographic ID with you. A driver's license or passport is fine. A work ID, with photograph, is also acceptable.

How long does my  AgilePM  qualification last?

The AgilePM Foundation qualification is permanent. 

What happens if I don't pass the  AgilePM  exam?

If you don't pass your AgilePM Foundation exam you can retake a different paper immediately. All our exam packs include spare papers so you can re-take the test the same day. But relax: most people pass Foundation level exams first time around. Do the work, read the book and you will be OK. The immediate retake is there as a safety net if you need it. 

Can I just take the  AgilePM  exams with you?

Sorry, no. We are an Accredited Training Organization for AgilePM so we are not permitted to offer just exams. 

FAQS

Where is the class held?

Our courses are held at quality downtown venues in all major Canadian cities. You will be close to transport links and parking.

What are the class hours?

  • Monday and Tuesday 8.30 AM to 4:30 PM

How do I prepare for  AgilePM training?

You have about 2 hours of preparation to do before you attend the AgilePM Foundation course.  Before the class, we will send you the official AgilePM manual: “Agile Project Management Handbook v2.0” as well as Reading List.  During the pre-course, you read key chapters of the manual.  Even if you don’t understand things before you come along – don’t worry.  If you’ve done the work, our trainers are experts in AgilePM. We’ll get you understanding the method in no time at all.

How many PDUs do I get for this course?

PMPs can claim 17 PDUs at the PMI for the AgilePM Foundation course. (9 Technical PDUs, 4 Leadership PDUs, 4 Strategic PDUs)