Duration: 2 Days | 16 Contact Hours | Code: APMF


What is agile and how does it work? This two-day course is designed for those with no or limited agile experience, to provide participants with overall awareness and overview on the key concepts of agile project management.

The course will look at the underlying philosophy and motivation for agile, examine agile core values, principles, practices and techniques that fall under the broad agile umbrella. The course is independent of any single agile approaches. It examines the key factors that are needed to apply agile effectively

The course provides hands-on activities to allow understanding of agile key concepts, values, principles, practices and techniques.


  • Introduction to Agile Project Management
  • Understanding Agility
  • Understanding the Agile Manifesto, Values & Principles
  • Selecting Life Cycle: Iterative, Incremental, Agile, Hybrid
  • Vision, Charter
  • Pre-Planning (or Iteration 0)
  • Team Composition: Agile Roles, Agile Teams, Team Structures
  • Role of Project Manager in an Agile Environment

Common Practices, Key Concepts, Tools and Techniques:

  • Agile Planning
  • Backlog Preparation
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Backlog Management
  • Velocity
  • Estimation Techniques
  • Prioritization Techniques
  • Daily Standup
  • Review and Retrospective
  • Execution Practices that Deliver Value
  • Address and Remove Impediments
  • Tracking Progress and Reporting
  • Overview on scope, schedule, cost, quality, risk, procurement, resources, communication, and stakeholder
  • Closing an Agile Project
  • What are the skill sets needed in an agile environment?
  • Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban, Feature-driven development, DSDM, Scrum of Scrum, SAFe
  • Why agile project fails?
  • What are the changes needed?
  • Readiness check


  • Project managers entering an agile environment
  • Team members starting out in agile projects
  • Managers involved in leading and managing agile project teams
  • Business stakeholders who are involved in agile projects
  • Anyone who needs to have fundamental understanding in how agile project management works


At the end of this action-based workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the business value of adopting agile in projects.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a typical project team.
  • Understand the application of common agile practices and techniques in agile projects.
  • Describe what is needed for organization to transit to agile project management.


This course qualifies for 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) under Project Management Institute (PMI) Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program for PMP® certification holder.


Our trainers have many years of project management and training experience in the processes, tools, techniques and good practices outlined in the Project Management Institute PMBOK® Guide and are able to relate this knowledge to the running of successful projects in industry.


Our group exercises and exam practice questions have been developed over many years following Instructional Design techniques. All materials are regularly updated based on participant feedback and current industry good practices.


Our workshops are conducted in a group environment where participants are encouraged to participate in individual and team activities to promote learning, build team morale and reinforce understanding of concepts.

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