AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT (ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Project Management ICP-APM)*
*Agile® Project Manager (Foundation)

Face-to-face duration: 2 days
PDUs: 16

Course Overview

This ICAgile accredited course will help you learn the skills, techniques and mindset needed to orchestrate a team effort, collaborate with stakeholders, and support self-organising teams in continuously adjusting and refining their efforts to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

While some organisations using Agile development do not use the title of "Project Manager" and put a strong emphasis on self-organising teams, it is nonetheless beneficial for one or more people on the team to have skills in helping the team work more cohesively, communicate more effectively with their stakeholders and support the team with an appropriate level and combination of leadership and guidance, coordination and facilitation.

Course Objectives

This course will enable candidates to:

  • Understand the background to and the driving forces for taking an Agile approach to software development
  • Understand the core practices and philosophies behind a number of specific Agile methodologies
  • Confidently apply a number of tools and techniques to develop the project community, from structuring and coordinating self-organising teams to ensuring continuous feedback across all layers of the organisation
  • Understand how to use Agile techniques to plan, track and monitor Agile projects, programs and portfolios
  • Understand the importance of value-driven delivery and continuous customer and user feedback in increasing team effectiveness
  • Apply a variety of Agile tools and techniques to provide a guidance and decision making framework for self-organising Agile teams to ensure their continuous alignment to organisational goals

Audience

  • Managers and Executives responsible for software development
  • Iteration Managers and ScrumMasters working on Agile projects
  • Project managers responsible for software development projects
  • Business Analysts gathering requirements for software development
  • Team Leaders and Developers building software systems
  • Business Managers who have to sponsor and are responsible for the introduction of new computer based information systems.

Prerequisites

Participants must have completed formal Agile training (such as Software Education's ICAgile accredited, Agile Fundamentals course) and have experience working in an Agile team.
In addition to a solid understanding of Agile processes and practices, participants require an understanding of project management in software development environments. This course does not teach you how to be a project manager, instead, it teaches you how to apply your existing project management knowledge to Agile projects.

If you are aiming for certification as an ICAgile Expert in Agile Project Management then you must first be an ICAgile Certified Professional (or be recognised at this level by ICAgile).

Topics

  • Developing the Project Community
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Project Teams
  • Project Leadership
  • Planning Agile Projects
  • Delivering Sustainable Solutions

Delivery Strategy

The course has been structured to be delivered over two (2) interactive days and will be led by our experienced trainers. Participants will receive a student workbook that includes a series of theories and models, accompanying information, additional reading, written activities, reflective tasks and PowerPoint slides.

Exam Format

International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) - Successful completion of this course results in the participant becoming an ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Project Management, there is not an exam associated with the level. The certification fee of $77 per participants is included in the course costs.

Program Outline

Day One

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Agile Project Management
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Team Structures
  • Project Teams
  • Project Leadership
  • Planning Agile Projects

Day Two

  • Agile Requirements
  • Risks
  • Quality
  • Levels of Planning, Agile Governance
  • Project Teams
  • Continuous feedback
  • Tracking, monitoring and communicating
  • Closure

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Testimonials

"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

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