Adopt a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good project management, and the fast-pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.
Benefits for Individuals:
•Develop a more advanced, applied level of knowledge to gain an understanding of agile and the ability to apply relevant project management methods, leading to successful agile projects.
•Clarify different management styles needed for successful agile projects compared to traditional projects and be able to tailor these to the situation.
•Actively promote trust and close co-operation between the business and developers and gives the business ongoing visibility into what is happening.
•Combine knowledge of more traditional management methodologies with agile to better adapt to a changing business environment.
•Improve time-to-market and project success rates while simultaneously accelerating results by encouraging stakeholder involvement, feedback and effective controls.
Benefits for Organizations;
•Deliver change faster, at a lower cost and with lower risk by continually validating project milestones against business objectives.
•Complements and works with existing corporate processes such as PRINCE2®, quality and audit processes which improves rigour and visibility around project management, leading to a proven track record of successful delivery in a corporate environment.
•Simply adopt a tried and tested approach rather than developing and integrating a company-specific agile management process.
•Achieve better communication and control over projects and adapt project plans without disrupting the project budget, timescale and scope.
•Develop professionalism in employees and include agile certification in employee professional development schemes.
•The practitioner level empowers, encourages and equips you with an in-depth knowledge of not just the certification, but also how to apply and implement these principles into the life of a project manager on a daily basis.
•Pre-requisites accepted to be eligible to take the Practitioner examination:
•AgilePM Foundation Certificate, or
•DSDM Atern Foundation Certificate, or
•DSDM Advanced Practitioner Certificate.
•The practitioner examination is in the "Objective Testing" format of scenario, question and answer booklet.
•AgilePM Foundation certified individuals.
•Agile team members who wish to become Agile Project Managers.
•How to apply a variety of Agile practices in a project, e.g. Facilitated workshops, MoSCoW prioritisation, Iterative Development and Modelling.
•How to test, estimate and evaluate benefits delivery in an Agile project.
•The mechanisms for facilitation and support within an Agile project.
•The Agile approach to managing and prioritising requirements.
The APMG-International AgilePM certification aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be agile.
Based on the proven fundamentals within DSDM Agile Project Management Framework, the certification provides the ability to deliver agile projects in organizations requiring standards, rigor and visibility around Project Management, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by AgilePM.