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APM Project Management Fundamentals Training Course - Accredited Provider

Course Overview – Location: Oxford UK

This one-day training course will demonstrate the key practices commonly found in Agile Project Management.

Agile is not a method – it is a smarter approach to the management of projects. For example, it changes how developers interact with key users, and how the development process is managed. Being an approach rather than a method is a double edged sword – there are few ‘rules’ which raises many questions. This course will highlight them and provide clear guidance. One of the most important questions is how do you combine Governance with Agile – the course also addresses this question.

Delivery Methods – Dates

This course can be taken through any of the following – (please click on Public training below for dates and booking):


1 day

Intended for

Anyone thinking of or planning to implement an Agile project management framework, or using Agile on their project.

Course Objectives:
  • To describe the difference between Agile and traditional ‘methods’
  • To demonstrate how to implement Agile and still retain clear Governance of projects
  • To demonstrate the real and significant benefits Agile can bring
What is Agile?
  • Origins and core principles of Agile
  • Agile and Scrum – what’s the difference?
  • The difference between Agile and traditional “control”
  • Why and How Agile project management works
  • Advantages over other methods
Focus on Outcomes and Benefits
  • Defining clear product Benefits and priorities
The Agile Business case
  • The “one page business case”
Agile Teams
  • Devolved responsibility – self managed teams
  • Breaking down barriers – one single team
  • Product Owner & Scrum Masters
  • Impact on typical roles, e.g. BA and Testing
Communication in Agile
  • principles and practices of communication in Agile
Product backlog
  • Who does it
  • When it is done
  • How to do it
  • How to identify and develop User stories
  • Release planning
Sprint Planning
  • Product Backlogs and Sprint planning
  • User Stories, Sprints and releases
  • Story points: what they are, how to define them and size them
  • Prioritisation of features, user stories, and story points
  • Agile estimating e.g. where to use and not use Planning Poker
Inside Sprints
  • Daily stand-ups
  • Burn down charts
  • Testing in an Agile project
Governance in this environment
  • Matching formal Governance with an Agile approach
  • Combining Agile and Gates
Case Studies focused on matching Governance
  • Multiple case studies will be discussed all from the commercial sector focusing on the Governance of multiple projects all being delivered using an Agile approach
  • Summary Implementation strategy & plan
Following this course:
  • you will understand Agile and how to match this with effective Governance


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