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Lumify Work is an Accredited Training Organisation for APMG courses and certifications including AgileBA, AgilePM, Change Management, and Facilitation.

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APMG International is an award-winning Examination Institute. APMG accredits professional training and consulting organisations and manages certification schemes for knowledge-based workers. APMG has a global reach, with regional offices located around the world.

Lumify Work is an Accredited Training Organisation for APMG courses and certifications.

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What is APMG International and what does it stand for?

APMG stands for "APM Group," which began as the Association for Project Management. APMG is a global accreditation and certification organisation that specialises in accrediting training and consulting organisations and certifying individuals in various professional domains.

These domains include project management, cybersecurity, and IT service management. APMG provides a framework for quality and consistency in training and certification programs and is known for its rigorous assessment processes.

Some well-known certifications accredited by APMG include the Agile Project Management (AgilePM) Certification and the Change Management Certification.

What is APMG Agile Project Management? And what is the difference between Prosci and APMG?

Agile project management is a flexible approach to managing projects which involves taking incremental steps. These small cycles that agile projects are completed in are referred to as "sprints" or "iterations."

When it comes to change management, the PROSCI certification program is based on the ADKAR® Model, which provides a structured approach to managing change at an individual level. The APGM certification program focuses on the APMG Change Management™ approach, which is based on a structured framework for managing change at an organisational level.

Accredited training for the Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation & Practitioner certifications and the APMG Change Management certifications are available through Lumify Work (formerly DDLS Training) in Australia.

Are APMG courses and certifications worth it?

Our short answer is "Definitely!" We recommend booking and sitting an APMG course and gaining an APMG Certification. These are ideal for individuals who are new to agile project management and want to gain a fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of the AgilePM framework.

You will need to consider your specific career goals, current job role, the industry in which you work and the project management environment of the projects you're involved with.

Here are some factors to consider when evaluating the worth of APMG courses and certifications, particularly the AgilePM course and certification, for individuals who are new to agile project management:

  1. Career Goals - If your career path involves project management or you aspire to work in roles where agile project management skills are highly valued, obtaining an APMG certification like AgilePM can be a worthwhile investment. It can enhance your qualifications and make you more competitive in the job market.

  2. Industry Relevance - The relevance of the certification can vary by industry. Agile project management is often used in IT and software development but has also been adopted in other sectors like marketing, manufacturing, architecture and healthcare. Research whether the AgilePM framework is widely recognised and sought after in your industry.

  3. Skill Enhancement - APMG courses and certifications provide a structured and comprehensive understanding of specific methodologies or frameworks. If you are new to agile project management, the certification can help you acquire fundamental knowledge, best practices and terminology -- which can be valuable for your career development.

  4. Organisational Requirements - Some employers and project environments require or prefer candidates with specific certifications, including APMG certifications, for project management roles. Before pursuing the course and certification, check if it aligns with the expectations of potential employers or your current organisation.

  5. Networking Opportunities - Certification programs often provide opportunities to network with professionals in your field. Attending training and certification courses can allow you to connect with peers and mentors who can offer guidance and support throughout your career. At Lumify Work, our students often commend how having classmates from different industries in the public and private sector give them an expanded network and different perspectives.

  6. Commitment - In addition to exam fees, training courses and study materials, you should evaluate the time and effort required to prepare for and pass the certification exam. Some certifications require a number of documented man hours working on projects.

  7. Continuing Education - APMG certifications often require ongoing professional development to maintain your certified status. Ensure you are willing to commit to the necessary continuing education requirements to keep your certification current.

So, an APMG course and certification like AgilePM can be worth it, especially if it aligns with your career goals and industry demands. But, it's essential to conduct market research and seeking advice from professionals in your field can help you make an informed decision.

And with Lumify Work (formerly DDLS Training), you can be sure that the learning you receive is from an accredited training provider.

What are the benefits of APMG courses and certifications?

Booking and sitting an APMG course and obtaining a certification can benefit individuals in different industries, regardless of their level of experience. Here, we'll expand on the mentioned benefits:

  • Improved ability to leverage strengths and address weaknesses: APMG International certification programs typically cover project management principles and techniques. This comprehensive knowledge allows individuals to identify their strengths and weaknesses within the project management process. With a better understanding of their skills and areas for improvement, certified professionals can strategically allocate tasks and responsibilities within their teams. This can lead to more efficient and effective project execution, as team members are placed in roles that align with their strengths.

  • Enhanced understanding of business cases and strategy: APMG courses and certifications often emphasise aligning project objectives with broader business as you develop strategies. Certified professionals learn how to develop and evaluate business cases for projects, ensuring that they contribute meaningfully to an organisation's goals. This strategic perspective can help individuals make informed decisions about which projects to pursue and how to prioritise them based on their potential impact on the organisation's strategic objectives.

  • Appreciation of Project Control: A key aspect of project management is maintaining control over project variables, such as scope, schedule, budget, and quality. APM certification programs teach individuals the importance of project control and how to establish processes and mechanisms to monitor and manage these variables effectively. This appreciation for project control helps prevent scope creep, budget overruns, and schedule delays, leading to more successful project outcomes.

  • Appropriate allocation of responsibilities: APMG courses and certifications emphasise the importance of setting up change governance structures and having clearly defined roles and responsibilities within a project team. Certified professionals gain insights into how to allocate tasks based on the skills, expertise and availability of team members. Properly allocating responsibilities ensures that each team member contributes effectively to the project's success and reduces the risk of misunderstandings or duplication of efforts.

  • Professional credibility and career advancement: Holding an APMG certification can enhance project managers' professional credibility. It demonstrates their commitment to the discipline of project management and their ability to adhere to industry-recognised best practices. Many organisations and employers value certified project managers and may offer career advancement opportunities, higher salaries, or more challenging roles to those with APM certifications.

  • Networking and collaboration: Certified individuals gain the skills to become business change managers. A key takeaway from APMG courses involves crafting an effective stakeholder engagement process and suitable communications strategies to ensure project success. In addition, it helps with building a professional network and can be invaluable for staying updated on industry trends, accessing mentorship, and finding potential job opportunities.

APMG international courses and certifications offer benefits, including improved project management skills, alignment with business objectives, and better project control. These certifications can empower individuals to lead projects more effectively, make informed strategic decisions, and contribute to positive shifts in the organisational culture.

What are the levels of APMG change management and other APGM courses?

Project managers can access these APMG courses and gain certifications through Lumify Work (formerly DDLS) in Australia. Instructor-led and self-paced options are available.

There are two levels of APMG Change Management qualification:

These levels include an introductory Foundation certification and a more advanced practitioner qualification, similar to other APMG courses:

Currently, Agile Programme Management has just one level:

Reach out to your account manager to learn more about the right course for your role and about combination courses for Foundation and Practitioner. Get in touch at [email protected]. Or speak to a consultant at 1800 853 276.

APMG Exams

Lumify Work cannot sell APMG courses (AgileBA®, AgilePM®, AgilePgM®, Better Business Cases™, Change Management, Facilitation, and Project Planning & Control™) without the corresponding official exam as per requirement from APMG International.

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