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Agile Excellence for Product Managers™ Training Course

Agile Excellence for Product Managers Training Course

$ 1,295.00

Become a Certified Agile Product Manager: Learn how to be highly effective with Agile development teams

This one-day course teaches the practice of working in an Agile environment. The course covers Scrum, XP and Lean Agile development methods. It focuses on practical applications making participants more effective on the job in an Agile environment.

Get great at Agile Product Management and get certified!

  • Work more effectively with your Agile development teams
  • Increase your effectiveness as a Product Owner or team contributor
  • Earn the Agile Certified Product Manager worldwide-standard credential

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Product Description

The course covers multiple Agile development methods (Scrum, XP and Lean) and is focused on practical application to make participants more effective the moment they return to their desks. Attendees will learn best practices in working with Agile teams and be able to apply them in their day-to-day work.

Agile Excellence for Product Managers by Greg Cohen

This training course is based on the best-selling book, Agile Excellence for Product Managers, by Greg Cohen

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Topics covered

  • Why Agile is good for Product Management—covers the benefits of Agile and what to expect from adopting it. Learn why Agile can work better than the traditional Waterfall approach.
  • A look at Scrum—how this Agile method done, the process, and your role as a product manager.
  • Agile release management—how to take advantage of Agile visibility to track progress and adjust as new requirements emerge.
  • Agile release planning—how to move from a high-level product vision and break it down into releases and development iterations.
  • Agile documentation—how to convey requirements in Agile using story cards.
  • Organizing around Agile—different strategies for team organization from small co-located teams to large distributed teams.
  • Starting out with Agile—brings the previous sessions together with practical tips on how to start out with Agile and set your team up for success.
  • XP and Lean—two other Agile methods, Extreme Programming and Lean Software Development, provides further perspectives on Agile thinking.
  • Wrap-up—putting the Agile method in the context of traditional process models and traditional serial development.
  • Agile release planning workshop—hands-on workshop introduces the Story Mapping technique as a way to plan and visualize a release.

Includes Online Agile Certified Product Manager Exam

Becoming an Agile Certified Product Manager demonstrates you understand the different types of Agile development methodologies and know how to apply them effectively.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be prepared to take the industry standard AIPMM Agile Certified Product Manager (ACPM®) exam ($395 value included with the course).  A testing time may be scheduled upon completion of this course for those participants interested in receiving a certification, and the exam is administered online.

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AIPMM Agile Certified Product Manager

Each attendee receives:

  • Printed copies of all courseware materials covered
  • $395 exam and ability to qualify to take the Agile Certified Product Manager Exam (online exam is scheduled by you at a later date)
  • Official personalized diploma
  • Agile Excellence for Product Managers book, by Greg Cohen

Additional costs:

  • $125 AIPMM membership (required to take online exam)

How do I get a certificate of completion?

Upon completion of the course your instructor will provide your certificate of completion for the corresponding course. For examination courses, AIPMM will mail your certificate upon their completion of grading your exam. Be sure to provide the training coordinator the correct shipping address to ensure delivery.

How long are the classes?

The classes begin 8:30am to 5:30pm, unless otherwise noted.

Are meals included?

Not unless otherwise noted. There will be a break for lunch around noon and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

What is the typical participant dress at these classes?

Business casual, unless there is very bad weather, e.g. snow, and then you should dress appropriately.

What do I need to bring to the course?

You are encouraged to disconnect during the training. You will be supplied with the course books and handouts. You are welcome to take notes on the material directly or may bring your electronic devices to take notes.

What happens if I have a meeting scheduled during the class hours?

We ask that all cell phones and email be completely turned off during class and that students use the numerous breaks and lunch to take care of any business. If attendees need to leave class they are free to do so but we ask that they leave quietly and not disturb the class.

We highly recommend that attendees not do this for a number of reasons:

  • They may miss information that is critical for the certification exams
  • The instructor will not spend class time reviewing anything they miss, so if material is dependent upon something they have missed it may be difficult for them to understand it
  • Additionally, the certificates are delivered at the end of the course

Who is my trainer?

All of our courses are delivered by seasoned senior consultants that have many years of experience.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Cancellations received less than 10 business days before the first day of training will be charged 50% of the training cost.
  • Cancellations received less than 5 business days before the first day of training will be charged 100% of the training cost.
  • Transfers will be allowed. The 280 Group must receive the notice in writing from the initial class registrant with the name of individual who is receiving the transfer.
  • The 280 Group reserves the right to cancel the training with 10 business days’ notice. In this case all fees paid will be fully refunded. The 280 Group will not be responsible for any other expenses incurred by attendees, such as non-cancelable airline or hotel fees, etc.