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Certified Agile Project Management

Learn how to integrate Agile principles & values into your management style to get...
21.0 PDUs, IPM Agile Certificate, IPMA-Agile®
3 Days
Certified Agile Project Management Certified Agile Project Management
  • About
  • Certification
  • Syllabus
  • Requirements
  • Why Us
  • Fee & Schedules
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Get ready for Agile success

This course is designed to help you gain a comprehensive grasp of the fundamental concepts behind agile values, principles and practices, which you can immediately apply to your work.

Acquire an agile toolkit that focuses on the decisions you need to consider, the options available to you, and how to effectively combine agile strategies in a tailorable and scalable manner.

Earning the IPMA Agile® certification is the perfect way to demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.

Become a true agile leader who can not only behave in an agile way but also inspire others to adopt an agile mindset in a constantly changing environment.

What will I learn?

This course will equip you with a toolkit and the depth of knowledge on agile practices, tools, and techniques. Also, you will understand and can apply multiple agile approaches including Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean Development, and many others.
Learning Outcomes
  • Develop knowledge in the competencies required for agile project leaders.
  • Understand the cultural, power, and structural perspectives of agile environments.
  • Recognise the leadership, teamwork, and personnel implications of agile ways of working.
  • Gain an appreciation of the key agile values, principles, and practices that can be leveraged to promote success.
  • Focus on delivery of business value through adaptive approaches to planning, organising, quality, and impediments.
  • Prepare to pass the IPMA agile certification exam.
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)
  • 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
  • Time-box vs. Flow-based
  • 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
Agile Estimating
  • Estimation Challenges
  • Why do we Estimate?
  • Accuracy vs. Precision
Testing in Agile
  • Traditional Testing vs. Agile
  • 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
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Why do this course?

This course covers the full spectrum of essential aspects to successfully put agile practices into action.

Get better practical results with adaptive approaches to projects and learn to determine how the characteristics of a project dictate the right agile structure at each stage.

Learn from a real-world agile project management expert and acquire the internationally recognised IPMA Agile® certification to validate your knowledge and competence as an agile professional.

A foundational understanding of traditional project management tools and processes including project networks, budgets and schedules could be helpful.

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This course is perfect for...

  • Anyone currently working on or supporting Agile-based projects
  • Project managers who wish to add Agile to their skills and capabilities
  • Scrum Masters
  • Solution Developers & Testers
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Sponsors
  • Senior Management
  • Team Leaders
  • Agile Team Members
Why Study With Us?
Unparalleled Expertise
Globally Recognised
Become a Powerful Agile Leader
Student Hub & Community
Student Success
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Unparalleled Expertise

We work closely with a faculty of leading academics and industry practitioners with unparalleled expertise and knowledge to ensure your project work yields the desired business results.

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Globally Recognised

The Institute is globally recognised as Ireland’s premier project management certification authority. We are the national certification body for IPMA® certification, representing Ireland in IPMA’s federation of 70+ countries across 6 continents.

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Become a Powerful Agile Leader

Learn how to use a comprehensive agile toolkit to accelerate your ability to take on more complex projects and lead your agile team. Learn to think like an agile leader with real-world case studies and exercises designed to help you develop job-ready skills.

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Student Hub & Community

Our Student Hub is where you can access your study materials, additional resources, playback recordings of your classes, and connect with a global student community. Be inspired, network, and share ideas with other industry professionals.

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Student Success

Our friendly Student Success team is here to respond to any queries you have, help you with any technical issues, and facilitate an engaging and rewarding learning experience. Your success is very important to us, which is why our dedicated team will help you stay on track, keep you accountable, and support your studies at every step of the way.

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The support and guidance provided was excellent
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.
Great team and support
Great team and support from the staff. The teacher on the course was very knowledgeable. I enjoyed taking my certification here.
Experience speaks volumes
The best lecturers I had the pleasure to listen to in a long, long time. I learned so much. Each Lecturer was so unique in their approach to Project Management. Game changers. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What is included in the course fees?

The course fees include 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 Success team.

How is the course assessed? 

The course is assessed by a final examination, which typically takes place 2 weeks after the last day of the course. The passing rate for the exam is 60%.


Candidates will conduct a comprehensive self-assessment of their People, Practice & Perspective a week before sitting the exam.


How long is the course?

The course runs for 3 days, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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