Wellingtone is excited to introduce our newest course Agile for PPM Professionals has been independently assessed and received accreditation by the Association for Project Management (APM), the Chartered Body for the Project Professionals.

Wellingtone’s mission is to enable a step-change in maturity with all of their clients and networks. With the rise of Agile in organisations (digital and otherwise) it seemed an obvious next topic to tackle as part of the suite of niche courses that reside in their Wellingtone Learning (and PMO) Academies, that hold accreditations from both the APM and the International Project Management Association (IPMA).

The Agile for PPM Professionals training course has been designed for project, programme management, and PMO practitioners who need to apply Agile practices to a non-Agile environment. Delegates want to gain knowledge of Agile ceremonies, toolkits, and ways of working that they can apply to their day-to-day waterfall and hybrid work environment.

The Wellingtone Way

As mentioned by independent Assessors of Wellingtone courses, the team of trainers continue to develop new and innovative ways of bringing learning to life, seen in courses such as the PMO Leader which includes 2-months of mentoring post-course to ensure a high Return on Investment (RoI) for organisations.

The Agile for PPM Professionals is no different. Instead of being theory-based and learning about Agile words with an exam at the end, this course will bring Agile to life thanks to a totally fresh delivery method.

Much like Uber, we are turning training on its head with a course that has been designed to be fun and informative in a way only Wellingtone could pull off!

Benefits of our Agile training course

  • The course is managed as a set of timeboxed sprints (yes, you read that correctly), utilising some of the core Agile principles, practices and tools. This allows the delegates to discover, design, develop and review their course modules, thereby making each course totally unique.
  • Starting with writing user stories, the delegates will define what they want to learn and when. Ending with a simulation, everything they have learned will come to life in a project that (like much work project management and PMO practitioners undertake) would not typically be approached in an Agile way.
  • This course accreditation is important because it validates the necessity for the project management industry to think differently about training and development. It enables the Wellingtone #HumanFirst approach to allow delegates to feel, as well as see the value (or not) of Agile practice in the real world, ensuring that delegates have the confidence to go back to their organisations with examples that they have experienced for themselves.
  • This course also brings to the forefront the importance of adopting various ways of working to deliver successful change, eliminating the ‘us and them’ attitude that many waterfall and Agile teams experience in organisations.

What did our pilots say about this course?

The content of this course is great and will suit those who have had limited exposure to Agile methods or those who want to improve their knowledge.

Really enjoyed the course. Was pitched at the right level and helped me to understand if Agile methodology has a place in our ways of working, which is absolutely what I set out to achieve.

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By: Emma Arnaz-Pemberton

Emma Arnaz-Pemberton
Consulting Director FAPM, MCMI, MPMI, MIoD PMO-CC, MoR, MSP, PRINCE2

Published: 28 October 2021

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