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Certified Agile Project Management

To succeed in an age of rapid change, organisations must assess, react and adapt faster than ever. An agile mindset, a focus on value, and an iterative approach to planning is the way forward.    

This course covers key Agile principles and frameworks to help you launch your accredited career as an IPMA® Agile Project Manager.

Get the skill set to launch your career as an Agile Project Manager.
IPM Agile Certificate, IPMA-Agile®, 21 PDUs
21 Hours
$ 1,350
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What is Agile Project Management?

Agile project management is a dynamic method that emphasises adaptation, continuous value delivery, and constant project progress. It involves learning about several agile frameworks such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean, and more. You can determine the best agile practices for each stage by identifying the project’s unique characteristics.

Our course is instructed by a certified agile practitioner with extensive industry experience. The curriculum is meticulously designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of agile values, principles, and practices. You will be equipped with practical knowledge that can be immediately implemented in your professional endeavours.

Earning IPMA Agile® certification at the end of the course is a great way to demonstrate your understanding of and commitment to this rapidly increasing project management approach.

In a constantly changing environment, become a real agile leader who can act quickly and motivate others to do the same.

Learning Outcomes and Content

By enrolling in this comprehensive training, you will acquire an extensive toolkit and an in-depth understanding of agile practices, tools, and techniques. This knowledge will empower you to swiftly and adeptly navigate change while effectively implementing agile strategies in a tailorable and scalable manner.

Download the brochure below to learn more about the course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Develop understanding of the competencies required for agile project leaders.
  • Comprehend the cultural, power, and structural aspects of agile environments.
  • Acknowledge the implications of agile working methods for leadership, teamwork, and personnel.
  • Gain an understanding of the key agile values, principles, and practices that may be used to promote success.
  • Prioritise the delivery of business value by employing adaptive approaches to planning, organising, ensuring quality, and addressing impediments.
  • Prepare effectively to excel in the IPMA Agile® certification exam.

Course Modules

Agile Framework
  • Why Agile?
  • Origin and Context
  • Benefits of Agile
  • Agile Principles and Practices
Agile Approach to Planning
  • Agile Planning
  • Product Road Map & Story Map
  • Release & Iteration Planning
  • Minimally Marketable Feature (MMF)
Scrum
  • What is Scrum?
  • Scrum Pillars/Cycle
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Scrum Team
  • Scrum Ceremonies and Artifacts
Extreme Programming (XP)
  • What is XP?
  • XP Life Cycle
  • XP Goals
  • XP 9 Key Concepts
Kanban
  • Time-box vs. Flow-based
    process
  • Kanban Model
  • Core Principles
  • Scrum vs. Kanban
User Stories
  • What is a User Story?
  • User Story Template
  • The 3 C’s (Card, Conversation & Confirmation)
Product Backlog
  • What is a Product Backlog?
  • Backlog Prioritization
  • Value-Based Prioritization (ROI/NPV/IRR)
Agile Estimating
  • Estimation Challenges
  • Why do we Estimate?
  • Accuracy vs. Precision
Testing in Agile
  • Traditional Testing vs. Agile Testing
  • Agile testing flow
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Agile Metrics
  • Waterfall vs. Agile Metrics
  • Velocity & Cycle Time
  • Burn Up/Burn Down Charts
  • Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD)
Risk Management
  • What is Risk Management?
  • Traditional Risk Management Process
  • How Agile Addressed Core Risks
Agile Retrospective
  • Retrospective – What is it?
  • 5 Phases of Retrospective
Other Key Agile Practices
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • Adaptative Leadership
  • Brainstorming Techniques
  • Effectiveness of Different Modes of Communication

IPMA Agile Exam Eligibility Criteria

There are no prerequisites to apply for IPMA Agile® competence-oriented certification. The exam and certification fees are included in the course.

 

This certification evaluates your agile project management competence in the areas of Practice, People and Perspective. The course curriculum and assessment is designed to help you develop and validate these competences in agile.

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Benefits of IPMA Agile Certification

The agile project management methodology may be a valuable ally in the challenging task of effectively managing a project. Furthermore, there are no prerequisites for applying for this globally recognised certification.

IPMA Agile Certification empowers individuals and organisations to:

  • Add value to each project early and consistently.
  • Respond swiftly and adapt easily to changes.
  • Improve relationships with stakeholders and customers
  • Improve project scope, schedule, and budget management.
  • Enhance teamwork and communication.

If you want to learn more about agile project management and how to become an agile project manager, please read our article: Agile Project Management.

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This course is perfect for...

  • People who work on projects with constantly changing requirements
  • Anyone with a desire to provide value as quickly as possible
  • Project managers who want to expand their Agile knowledge
  • Agile teams, team leaders, Scrum masters, solution developers, business analysts or anyone involved in agile-based projects, regardless of their job title

 

Have questions about the course content or requirements? Schedule a call to talk with an adviser today.

Why IPM?
Reputation & History
Project Management Expertise
Why Choose This Course?
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Reputation & History

  • Established in 1989 as a preeminent professional organisation dedicated to the project management discipline.
  • Trained over 40,000 Professionals and Certified over 6,000 Project Managers.
  • IPMA® Member Association.
  • Worked with over 500 different corporations.
  • Globally recognised certification body.
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Project Management Expertise

Unlike other organisations, which offer different training programs across many functional areas, the Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the disciplines of project, program, and portfolio management.

Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty of international subject-matter experts ranging from Project Directors to former Heads of PM Certification Authorities. Focusing solely on project management guarantees exceptional instruction and learning opportunities.

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Why Choose This Course?

  • This course helps diversify your skill set by teaching agile knowledge and practices.
  • This course offers 2 premium Certifications from IPMA and IPM.
  • Our faculty of handpicked international experts will provide you with a variety of perspectives.
  • You will join a large and growing cohort of IPM Alumni.
  • The programme is practical and pulls from internationally respected methodologies.
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Globally Positioned

IPM is uniquely partnered with the world’s leading project management certification bodies: IPMA (Member Association & Certification Body), PMI (Authorised Training Partner), and PRINCE2® (Accredited Training Organisation).

We have also partnered with Ireland’s second largest University, Technological University (TU) Dublin, meaning we can offer Bachelor & Master’s levels programmes. This affiliation links us to the European University of Technology (EUt+).

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360° Learning Partner

  • Join our rapidly growing project management community of 25,000 followers.
  • Mentoring and Events– Get support for your career or help guide new project managers.
  • Volunteering – Gain project experience while helping the project management community.
  • Platform for your voice – Submit an article to our blog and showcase your writing.
  • Industry updates – Get the latest PM news and insights from global experts.

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Alumni Reviews

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I undertook a course with the Institute in April 2021 and the support and guidance provided were excellent. The course content and delivery far surpassed my expectations and I would recommend the Institute to anyone wishing to commence or continue their Project Management education.
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Eddy Younes

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Great team and support from the staff. The teacher on the course was very knowledgeable. I enjoyed taking my certification here.
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Adrienne Fleming

Lecturer in Science at Technological University Dublin
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Wonderful experience on the Diploma in Project Management with the Institute of Project Management.
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Barry McBreen

Product Manager at CNP Santander Insurance
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We had a small class from different backgrounds; HR, IT, Sales, Product Owner. I highly recommend them and they offer considerable value add. Had a query and the head of course (was not expecting it) took a short phone call out of hours so that will tell you the customer mantra. Go for it!
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William Geach

Executive Assistant of EU Public Policy at Amazon
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I've been working in Tech for 8 years now and the Agile Project Management class turned into a huge unlock for me, it was the way our dev teams have been doing business and the environment we work in the entire time. I look forward to getting my next PM credential from you.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Find answers to your questions and information about the course.

What is included in the course fee?

The course fee includes the examination and certification fees, access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings, and unlimited support from our Student Support team.

What are the delivery formats available for this course?

This course is available in two formats:

  • Online. Classes run online over three consecutive days from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Your instructor is a certified Agile practitioner with real-industry experience. Do not worry about missing an online class – a recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time.
  • Classroom. Choose classes on campus for in-person learning with industry-expert lecturers. Classes run at the National College of Ireland (Dublin). Please note the scheduling of classroom courses may have been affected by Covid-19.

Is the course suitable to people without former project management knowledge/experience?

The course is suitable for individuals from various industry backgrounds and anyone who directly contributes to projects. A foundational understanding of traditional project management tools and processes may be helpful.

Is the course applicable to any industry?

Yes, the content of this course is suitable for various industry sectors. We have students from different backgrounds – such as engineering, pharmaceuticals, design, construction, IT, and many others – who completed the course successfully.

How is this course assessed?

The course is assessed through a final written examination (Multiple-Choice and essay style of questions), which typically takes place a week after the last day of the course.

As part of the process to achieve IPMA Agile® certification, candidates will also complete a comprehensive self-assessment of their People, Practice, and Perspective competences before sitting the exam.

What credentials will I get from this course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to achieve the following certifications:

  • IPMA Agile® International Professional Certification
  • Certificate of Completion from the Institute of Project Management
  • 21.0 PDUs (Professional Development Units)

How will this course help with my career?

This course curriculum is designed by industry-experts to help you develop an agile mindset and get a comprehensive grasp of the fundamental concepts behind agile values, principles, and practices, which you can immediately apply to your work. Gain the confidence to build your agile project management career with globally recognised credentials.

How much time do I need to complete the course?

Classes run over three consecutive days, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Plan to spend some time completing the self-assessment studying the core material while preparing for the exam. However, as you can appreciate, this is very dependent on each individual’s capability.

Are the course qualifications recognised internationally?

Yes, the course credentials are recognised in over 70 countries.

Will recordings be available if I miss a class?

A recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.

Agile vs Scrum: what’s the difference?

Agile project management is an adaptable strategy that includes several methodologies and frameworks.

Scrum is one of the most widely utilised agile methodologies today. It adheres to the agile values and principles, but there are a few Scrum-specific terms as well as processes to be aware of if you’re working in a project environment using this particular methodology.

 

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