What is AGILE Project Management
AGILE Project Management is an innovative approach to project management, which helps people work effectively together to achieve business goals. This new guidance provides the ability to deliver Agile Projects in organizations requiring standards, rigour and visibility around Project Management, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.
Agile Project Management works alongside more formal project management approaches such as PRINCE2® and complements quality processes such as ISO90001 and CMMI.
Agile Project Management is based on the proven fundamentals within DSDM Atern, which has always been the only Agile method to fully address the concept of an Agile project, and provides detailed guidance on how to manage and deliver Agile projects.
Agile Project Management is the result of collaboration between APMG-International and The DSDM Consortium.
- Provides an approach that offers agility but retains the concepts of a project, project delivery and project management.
- Enables organizations to gain the benefits of an agile approach without introducing unnecessary risks.
- Provides a flexible yet controlled process that can be used to deliver solutions,
- There is no need to develop and integrate company-specific Agile management processes, the organization can simply adopt a tried and tested approach.
- For an organization which already uses PRINCE2, adopting Agile Project Management enables the continued use of PRINCE2 with Agile Project Management providing complementary, tried and tested Agile.
- For an organization that may be new to Project Management and wanting to deliver Agile projects in a controlled way, Agile Project Management alone will provide sufficient guidance to allow for successful management and delivery.
- Combines effective use of people’s knowledge together with techniques such as iterative development and modelling to achieve tight project delivery timescales.
- Unlike a traditional approach, AGILE fixes Time, Cost and Quality at the early phases of a project.
The guidance is explained in the following key elements:
- Eight working Principles.
- Project Lifecycle (Process)
- Defined Products, Roles and Responsibilities (People)
- Recommended Techniques (Practices).
AGILE QUALIFICATION SCHEME
If you want to become a Registered Practitioner, you MUST sit the Foundation Examination and then the Practitioner Examination, in that order.
You can sit both exams in the same week or even day, or you can split them and sit them months (or even years!) apart.
- The Foundation is the first of the two AGILE Project Management Examinations you are required to pass to become an Agile Project Management Practitioner. This level is aiming to measure whether a candidate would be able to work within an Agile environment using the fundamental principles of Agile Project management
- The Practitioner level is aiming to measure whether a candidate could apply Agile Project Management to the running and managing of a non-complex project within an environment supporting AGILE
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