Agile has caught the attention of business leaders in the UK and globally as a means of managing change, reducing time to market, eliminating waste and attracting and retaining customers. The question is – what is Agile Project Management and how does it differ from traditional waterfall? What are the roles, skills and competencies required?
This two-day foundation certificate course is concerned with the use of Agile practices in projects, product and software development. The course is designed to ensure the delegate has suitable knowledge of the core concepts of Agile practices, the Agile values and principles, across a breadth of Agile methodologies. It is not aimed at preparing delegates to implement a specific Agile approach.
The certificate is relevant to anyone requiring an understanding of Agile, including organisational leaders and managers wanting to understand the value of Agile practices, or those who work in an Agile environment.
The closed-book exam is taken during the course and consists 40 multiple-choice questions taken over an hour. A pass mark of 65% (26 out of 40) is required for delegates to become accredited.
This course includes the Relevant Methods and Approaches for Agile Teams, including Scrum , XP (Extreme Programming), DSDM Atern , Kanban , Lean Software Development and Lean Startup
At the end of this course you will be able to:
The course is designed to present theoretical models and current industry practices, with an emphasis on understanding the intentions behind the four value statements of the Agile Manifesto. Towards the end of the course, we look at Agile approaches in use today, at a high level only.
The course includes the following syllabus areas:
The Agile Manifesto
Rationale & Benefits of Agile
Individuals and their Interactions over Processes and Tools
Working Systems over Comprehensive Documentation
Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiations
Responding to Change over Following a Plan
Common Agile Roles
Common Agile Techniques
Common Agile Practices
Relevant Methods and Approaches for Agile Teams
Related training courses
www.qa.com/PPMAGFP – Agile Foundation and Practitioner
www.qa.com/QAMPA – Managing Projects in Agile with Scrum
www.qa.com/QASCRUMTEAM – Working in a Scrum Team
www.qa.com/QATPSM – Training for Professional Scrum Master
QA reserves the right to improve the specification and format of its courses for the benefit of its customers without notice to the customer.
Experience of working as a member of a project team, for example as a tester, business analyst, software developer, project manager, or release manager, is helpful but not required.
Proof of identity
Please ensure that you bring photo identification with you on the day of your examination as you will not be allowed to sit the exam without it.
There is no pre-course reading required.