I Want to Study Agile Project Management

We have put this page together to help you, if either:

  • You want to study Agile Project Management to learn about it, or
  • To study for an Agile Project Management qualification, or
  • You are considering it

On this page, we have colated all of our information, tools, and resources, to help you from your first investigations, to your final exams. 

And, to keep it simple, we have divided it into Five Steps...

STEP 1: START YOUR JOURNEY

You're thinking about the learning Agile PM; maybe even a qualification.

Fabulous!
As Project Managers, we can no longer afford to ignore Agile. ​

And, even if you aren't involved in software and technology projects that are where Agile is mostly used, the ideas are becoming more important for other forms of projects too. So, whatever type of Project Management you're familiar with, it pays to learn something of Agile.

And for some of us, Agile qualifications will be a necessary stepping stone in your career.

So, before we start, let's understand what Agie Project Management is...

We also have two excellent introductory articles for you. Each was written by a guest author; and each an expert in Agile Project Management...

  1. Why You Can No Longer Ignore Agile Methodologies
    ...by Chris O'Halloran
  2. What is Agile and Why is it Important to Project Managers?
    ...by Chuck Cobb

In addition, take a look at Chuck Cobb's FREE course: 'Learn the Truth about Agile versus Waterfall'.


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In this article, you'll learn:

  • Why Agile is no longer just for software projects
  • Why (in some respects) Agile Scrum now beats PRINCE2 and PMBOK

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Learn the Truth about Agile versus Waterfall

Learn to see Agile and traditional plan-driven project management in a fresh new light, as complementary rather than competitive.

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In this article, you'll learn about:

  • Agile versus 'typical' project management
  • Adaptivity and why it's important
  • Scrum and Kanban
  • The PMI-ACP Certification

STEP 2: CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS

Now you Need to Inform Yourself about the PMP qualification.

There are plenty of Agile Qualifications out there, and we offer courses to prepare you for many of them.

But first, you should ask: 'Should I get a Project Management Qualification?'

If your answer is 'yes', then you next need to find your way through the bewildering array of Agile qualifications.

And finally, if it's been a while since the last time you did some studying, you'll want to brush up on how to get the best from your Project Management learning.

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In this article, you'll learn:

  • What types of qualifications there are
  • The reasons for getting a qualification
  • Which type is right for you

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In this article, you'll learn:

  • 3 Questions to ask before you start
  • 10 Principles to help you learn effectively

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PRINCE2 Agile

Comprehensive article...

In this article, you'll learn about the different providers in three tiers:

  1. Principal Agile PM promotors
  2. Major PM organizations
  3. Third party organizations


STEP 3: COMMITTED TO LEARNING

Now you've made your decision, you're firmly on your learning journey.

Stage 1: Preparation

The first stage is preparing to learn by soaking up some simple introductory content. 

I'd start with the short videos in the Agile Methodologies module of our Free Academy of Project Management.


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Free Academy of Project Management

There is a growing collection of videos in the Agile Project Management course, within our Free Academy of Project Management, including:

  • Lean Project management
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Scrumban
  • Planning Poker

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PRINCE2 Agile

Comprehensive article...

With some basic information about Agile, it's time to learn what the PMI's Agile Practctice Guide covers.

In this article, you'll learn about:

  1. What the guide is... and is not
  2. What's in the guide (with summaries)
  3. Our response to the Guide
  4. The Guide's impact on PMI qualifications: PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP

Stage 2: Structured Learning

You should have decided which of two paths, at this moment, you want to pursue:

  1. Learning about Agile Project Management for its own sake, and not for an exam
  2. Preparing for an Agile Project Management exam, to gain a qualification

The two columns below follow each route...

Non-qualification Route

We've partnered with Agile expert and lecturer Chuck Cobb, whose Agile Project Management Academy offers a cpomprehensive range of courses, from the basics to advanced learning.

And the courses are also available in money-saving bundles.

...or click the course thumbnail for information about the individual course.

Primary Agile PM Package

Transform yourself...
Take on a high-impact Agile Project Management role

For project managers who are serious about learning Agile project management and becoming a capable practitioner.

Ideal if you are committed to taking PMI-ACP exam.

Agile PM101
For beginners

Learn the Truth about Agile versus Waterfall

Agile PM 102
Understand what's next in Agile

Future of Agile Project Management

PMI-ACP Preparation
Beginners and PMI-ACP candidates

How to Prepare for PMI-ACP Certification

Agile PM 201
For Agile Practitioners

Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level

Agile PM 202
For experienced PMs and PMI-ACP candidates

Introduction to Agile Project Management

Agile PM 301
For experienced PMs, Agile Intermediate,  & PMI-ACP candidates

Mastering Agile Project Management

Advanced Agile PM Package

Develop a High-impact Advanced Agile Project Management Approach

For Agile project managers who want to take their learning to the highest levels.

Ideal if you want PMI PDUs beyond PMI-ACP certification

Agile PM 401
For experienced PMs, Agile Intermediate & Advanced, Senior Business Managers

Advanced Agile Project Management

Agile PM 402
Senior Project and Program Managers

Enterprise-level Agile Project Management

All-access Pass Agile PM Package

Everything. All Access.
Prepare for an Advanced Agile Project Management role.

For project managers who are serious about learning Agile project management and progressing to an advanced practitioner.

Ideal if you are committed to PMI-ACP and beyond.

Agile PM 101 - 301

Everything in the Primary Agile PM Package

Agile PM 401 - 402

Everything in the Advanced Agile PM Package

Agile PM for Executives

Senior project & program managers, Project Sponsors, Agile Beginners to Expert, and Business People

Making Agile Work for Your Business

Qualification Route

With our partners, the Professional Training Center of Excellence (PTCoE), we offer a wide range of Agile qualifications.

All of these courses offer the first 30% of lectures FREE and with no need to even register an email address.

...or click the course thumbnail for information about the individual course.

AgilePM Foundation

The basics of project management based on DSDM® Agile methodology, which is one of the most comprehensive Agile methods.
From DSDM

Agile Scrum Foundation

Prepare for a certification that combines Agile service management techniques and scrum development frameworks.
From EXIN

The Scrum Framework

Get to know the Scrum framework in The Scrum Guide, and understand the practical considerations in Scrum projects.
From scrum.org

Scrum Product Ownership

Apply the Scrum framework as a Product Owner, to maximize value creation and delivery with a product.
From scrum.org

PRINCE2 Agile

Tailoring and use of PRINCE2 in Agile environments at team level and PRINCE2 at higher management levels.
From Axelos

Agile PrepCast

Make passing your PMI Agile Certified Practitioner exam as easy as you can, with the world-class PM PrepCast PMI-ACP video training course!
From the PMI

How to Prepare for PMI-ACP Certification

You will develop a plan to achieve PMI-ACP certification and develop a clear understanding of the potential career paths for an Agile Project Manager.
From the PMI

Stage 3: Informal Learning

We have some book recommendations for you...

The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile

Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach.

The Project Managers Guide to Mastering Agile- Chuck Cobb

'...totally insightful, refreshing, and "right-on" in how Agile Scrum and Traditional Project Management can co-exist.'


In paperback and in kindle...

Agile Project Management for Dummies

Making everything easier.

'...clear presentation of concepts, application of the methods, and understanding of managing such projects.'


In paperback and in kindle...

Agile Project Management

Creating Innovative Products.

Agile Project Management - Jim Highsmith

'If you have only heard of the agile approach and want to know what is it about... this book fulfils the expectations generously.'


In paperback and in kindle...

Coaching Agile Teams

A Companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.

Coaching Agile Teams - Lyssa Adkins

'...essential field guide for those practicing Agile Project Management.'

'...brings real life working examples, both ones that work and why some things fail.'

In paperback and in kindle...

STEP 4: FINAL PREPARATIONS

The best exam preparation is a simulated exam.

Through our partners, PTCoE, we offer simulated exams for... 

STEP 5: TAKE YOUR EXAM

You can book your Axelos, APMG, and EXIN Exams through us.

For the PMI's PMI-ACP® exams, you need to buy the vouchers from PMI directly. The exam is not available online, and you should take them in exam centers.

he PSM and PSPO exam vouchers are available for purchase in scrum.org, and the exams are taken online.


OnlinePMCourses is an affiliate for: Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, OSP International LLC selling PM PrepCast and related products, unbored training and the Professional Training Center of Excellence (PTCoE), and Chuck Cobb trading as The Agile Project Management Academy. We are glad to recommend their products. When you purchase a course from these vendors through our links, we will receive payment.


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