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Agile Project Management

The APMG-International AgilePM® certification aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be agile.

The AgilePM guidance, developed in partnership with the DSDM Consortium, offers 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.

There is an increasing awareness that managing projects in an Agile environment deliver real benefits quicker and with more stakeholder commitment. Its popularity is growing across many industry types and is an increasingly important tool for project managers.

Agile project management focuses on developing solutions incrementally enabling project teams to react effectively to changing requirements, whilst empowering project personnel and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership.

The guidance is based on DSDM Consortium's Agile Project Framework and is underpinned by DSDM's eight principles for effective agile project delivery:

  1. Focus on the business need
  2. Collaborate
  3. Build incrementally from firm foundations
  4. Communicate continuously and clearly
  5. Deliver on time
  6. Never compromise quality
  7. Develop iteratively
  8. Demonstrate control

AgilePM certification is aimed at aspiring and practising project managers, and at team members wishing to adopt a fast-paced, flexible and collaborative approach to project management whilst maintaining standards and rigour.

QRB Management Consultants deliver accredited training on the APMG AgilePM knowledge using approved materials and accredited trainers. Our consultants have real life experience in delivering projects in Agile environments and bring this knowledge of application into their delivery.

There are two levels of qualification available:

  • Foundation - 2 days training, multiple choice exam

  • Practitioner - 3 days training, objective text exam

These events can be held separately or combined into one 5 day course.

To be eligible for participation on the Practitioner course the candidate must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • AgilePM Foundation Certificate (either 2010 or 2014 version)

  • DSDM Atern Foundation Certificate, or

  • DSDM Advanced Practitioner Certificate.