Agile Project Management
I have designed it so that its emphasis is on how to adopt agile ways of working, what the likely challenges are and practical ideas for how to overcome them.
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Agile Project Management Course in London
Understanding Agile approaches is now a differentiator of quality. Even if you are not currently using Agile methods in your projects of change initiatives, the ideas and techniques from Agile are becoming mainstream. Those that do not understand what Agile means and how to work in an Agile way are making themselves less relevant in the fast-paced world we live in today.
The London based Agile Project Management course that Melanie runs are supplemented by on-site Agile project management training in London, around the UK and worldwide. She provides you with a step by step approach for adopting Agile ways of working and delivering organisational efficiency. The Agile methodology is formed of 6 processes which flow from initial idea through the incremental and iterative creation and implementation of project deliverables to the assessment of benefits. All these lead to improved organisational efficiency and are covered in the Agile Practitioner course. Read More
For each of these Agile Project Management processes there are practical techniques to help you manage your project. These include the Agile philosophy and 8 Agile principles. These techniques include iterative planning, breaking the project into a series of Sprints and Increments and prioritizing work in each Sprint using the MoSCoW prioritization technique. Delegates taking the Agile Practitioner course will have the chance to explore and implement all these techniques.
During the Agile Project Management course in London and elsewhere, there is guidance on how to create models and prototypes which stimulate feedback from users. You will also learn how to run professional workshops throughout the project lifecycle to ensure collaboration between the project team, users and subject matter experts within the business function.
Agile Project Management is a fast-developing discipline and in recognition of this, Melanie includes the latest research and ideas into her Agile courses in London. She regularly redesigns course materials and interactive exercises to demonstrate how Agile is being used now and how it works in practice. Using a specially created scenario, Melanie will coach you to run an Agile Project from end to end during the Practitioner course.
The APMG Agile Certification course makes no assumption that you are already using Agile methods, so all the terminology will be explained in easy to understand language and illustrated with examples. If you are using Agile methods including Scrum® or SAFe® at work already, Melanie will explain how the APMG Agile Project Management certification links to these methods and how it links to other project change management certifications including PRINCE2® and the APMG Change Management course.
Delegates can access the Agile training courses in London on Melanie’s open schedule however for those companies seeking a tailored agile training course delivered on-site, this can be arranged in London, rest of UK, Europe, Middle East or other locations around the world. Course can be offered to include the Agile Project Management certification or in more condensed agile training course formats to suit your budget and staff availability. Melanie believes that Agile training should reflect the real world and not simply a classroom based environment and so will tailor the training courses to match.
Agile project management can be applied to all types of projects in any industry. It may have originated in the software development industry but it is now being applied to a wide variety of transformational change initiatives including process redesign, the launch of new products and services and the restructuring of organisations.
Melanie has considerable experience of all these change initiatives and through her role as the Chair of the Change Management Institute UK, she develops and promotes the latest trends and techniques in Agile Project Management and Change Management. She also has a thriving consultancy practice where she is responsible for helping organisations in the public, private and third sector to adopt Agile practices. Read More
- Certificated course
- Short course
- All in price
- Blends with PRINCE2®
- Enhances salary
- Sought after by employers
- Deliver projects faster at less cost
- Project recovery
- Comprehensive methodology
- Less planning and more doing
- Focus on the business need
- Deliver on time
- Never compromise on quality
- Build incrementally from firm foundations
- Develop iteratively
- Communicate continuously and clearly
- Demonstrate control
- Sustained change
- Personal and professional management
- Organisational considerations
- Time boxing
- Delivery Plan
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Stakeholder interest plan
- Team motivation
- Project management
Agile means different things to different people. It takes a dynamic trainer with in-depth practical implementation skills to be able to lead project professionals in this course. Melanie is able to meet head-on any issues or application concerns from delegates without breaking momentum while injecting humour and common sense.
Maximum delegates: 12
Pass rate: 99.8%
Delegate feedback: 5 star
Practical experience: international agile consulting
Industry leader: active in DSDM and APMG development
1 hour multiple choice paper
50 questions, 25 correct answers (50%) are required for a pass
Closed book exam
2 hour objective based testing exam
4 questions with 15 marks per question
30 marks (50%) of the marks are required for a pass
Open book (can use hand book to research your answers)
Why Choose Melanie?
Agile Project Management is also known as AgilePM and helps project managers and business leaders to deliver projects faster, cheaper and with more tangible benefits than using more traditional waterfall project management approaches.
Originating from the agile software community, Agile was designed to work directly with the business as well as IT.
The qualification “Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner” was launched in 2010 in cooperation with APMG and DSDM and Melanie Franklin is one of the leaders in training this examination based course.
Her 100% success rate comes from her being an Agile Expert as well as Scrum Master and practitioner in Lean Kanban.
Since the launch of the Change Management certificate in 2008, Melanie has trained thousands of professionals and coached over 100 organisations into adopting Change Management principles.
Why is Melanie Franklin such an expert in Agile?
Melanie has been a project manager since 1991. Aside from her AgilePM Practitioner status, her background includes professional qualifications such as PRINCE2 and MSP as well as Scrum Master and SAFe4. However, it is her practical experience in delivering Agile environments at team and organisational levels that sets her apart. Her ability to listen to organisational needs, benchmark against both waterfall and alternative project methods then deliver an agile environment that matches client needs is what makes Melanie stand apart from others.
So what are the benefits of the Agile Certification?
The top benefits of taking the Agile Project Management course and passing the Agile Practitioner qualification are:
- to evidence your skills in Agile Project Management
- learn and adopt the latest techniques in leadership
- deliver projects and business strategy faster and cheaper
- improve your CV or resume with a current certification
- get paid more for doing the same job
- speed up your search for a new and better job
- join the fastest growing project approach in the market today
- learn how to use Agile in a waterfall environment
- helps you speak to the business and control IT
- learn from other leaders that join the London Agile courses
- understand how to recover failing projects
- access a comprehensive methodology taking you from start to finish
What is the Agile Project Management course structure?
The full AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner course runs for 4 days and takes delegates through the 8 Agile principles. The first 3 days focus on the groundwork and concepts of Agile and culminate with the Foundation exam in the 3rd day. Practitioners then stay on to take the 4th day where skills in applying the Agile method to practical environments. Delegates take the Agile Practitioner exam at the end of the 4th day. Melanie Franklin runs her courses with high intensity and practical examples drawn from her active Agile consulting work with clients so delegates always find direct application to their own work.
What are the Key techniques in Agile Project Management?
There are many techniques that Melanie teaches on the Agile course but here are the main ones:
Minimum viable product
Are there Key principles in the Agile method?
As with all best practice methods there are key principles. There are 8 for Agile which define the approach:
- focus on the business need
- deliver on time
- never compromise on quality
- build incrementally from firm foundations
- develop iteratively
- communicate continuously and clearly
- demonstrate control
Is Agile Project Management training just for those working in IT?
Certainly not – most people coming onto the Agile courses in London are from a general project management and consulting back ground. They are seeking ways in which they can enhance project delivery and benefit realisation by having the Business and IT work closer together.
How is Agile Project Management linked to Change Management?
Melanie Franklin pioneered the combination of Agile and Change through her book Agile Change Management. Seeing the benefits of taking behavioural and leadership skills into the structured project management environment, she took the short-term characteristics of Agile Project Management and combined them with the medium term objectives of Change Management. 95% of delegates taking an Agile Project Management course with Melanie also take the Change Management Practitioner course as they also see the benefits of combining the two subjects.
How is the Agile qualification recognised?
The Agile Project Management approach came through the APMG and DSDM Atern with the support of the Scrum Alliance. This was subsequently picked up by Axelos to run alongside their PRINCE2 certification. This gives the Agile Project Management qualification a global recognition.
Where Agile courses are run?
Melanie Franklin runs her open scheduled courses in London and delegates from anywhere in the world can attend. Clients also ask her to run Agile courses at their offices around the world. So far she has delivered Agile throughout England, Scotland, Ireland as well as Denmark, Germany and Holland. Further afield she has run courses in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA and Australia.
- Maximum delegates: 12
- Pass rate: 99.8%
- Delegate feedback: 5 star
- Practical experience: international agile consulting
- Industry leader: active in DSDM & APMG development
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