Agile Project Management

I have designed my London based AgilePM training course 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.

Examinations set

Improve Your Management Skills by Agile Project Management Training

Agile Project Management Course in London

Calling all Project Managers, Programme Managers, Business Analysts and Change Management Professionals – start your Agile journey with me. Understanding Agile no longer sets you apart as ‘up to date’ – NOT knowing Agile clearly brands you someone who is out of touch with how projects and change initiatives are run today. I use my extensive experience of projects, programmes and transformational change initiatives to put Agile into a relevant, easy to understand context that takes account of many of my real-life experiences of creating Agile ways of working. To ensure you get the most out your precious time I have chunked up the AgilePM examination course into bite size chunks – you decide how long you spend getting qualified.

If you only have 2 days

Learn the basics, get up to speed with the terminology and understand what everyone else is talking about! Principles and critical success factors of Agile projects Team structures, and how teams (not the Project Manager) plan the work 6 simple processes to move from idea to delivery Techniques to plan, prioritise and demonstrate progress

If you can stay for 3 days, get qualified in AgilePM

Practically apply these processes and techniques Become qualified at Foundation level – sit the AgilePM Foundation examination Learn how to address the successful implementation if each agile delivery from each sprint

4 days for the AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner qualifications

Examine the practicalities of applying Agile processes and techniques Create your own plan for how to apply Agile to your work Become qualified at Practitioner level 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
  • Collaborate
  • 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
  • MoSCoW
  • Stand-Ups
  • Delivery Plan
  • Estimating
  • Kanban
  • Modelling
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Stakeholder interest plan
  • Team motivation
  • Project management

Exam details


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?

The Story

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



Delivery plan




Stakeholder engagement

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
  • collaborate
  • 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.

Course info

  • 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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