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 APMG 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 certifying individuals in professional domains including project management, cyber security, 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.
The PROSCI certification program is based on the ADKAR Model, which provides a structured approach to managing change at an individual level. The APMG 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 APMG Change Management certification is available through Lumify Work in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
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. One of the most popular certifications is AgilePM - 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 APMG courses and certifications:
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 can be a worthwhile investment. It can enhance your qualifications and make you more competitive in the job market.
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 certification you are looking at is applicable to your industry.
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.
Organisational requirements: Some employers and project environments require or prefer candidates with specific certifications for project management roles. Before pursuing a course and certification, check if it aligns with the expectations of potential employers or your current organisation.
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 comment how having classmates from different industries in the public and private sectors gives them a wider perspective.
Commitment: In addition to the training course and study materials, you should consider the time and effort required to prepare for the certification exam. Some certifications may require a number of documented hours of working on projects.
Continuing education: APMG certifications may contribute to maintaining your professional development status for professional bodies such as PMI.
In summary, an APMG course and certification like AgilePM can be worth it, especially if it aligns with your career goals and industry demands. We recommend you research the market and seek advice from professionals in your field to help you make an informed decision.
Lumify Work is an APMG Authorised Training Organisation and all of our APMG courses are delivered by accredited trainers, so you can be sure that the training you receive is of the highest quality.
What are the levels of APMG courses and certifications?
The majority of APMG certifications have two levels:
An introductory Foundation certification, generally requiring no previous knowledge
A more advanced Practitioner certification, based on concepts learned at Foundation level and applying them to real-world scenarios
The Practitioner course is most effective when taken soon after the Foundation course and passing the Foundation exam. Lumify Work frequently runs instructor-led APMG training courses separately or back-to-back as a Combined course. Some courses are also available as self-paced e-learning. Professionals can access these courses through Lumify Work in Australia to gain certification.
Contact your Account Manager or our Customer Experience Team to learn more about the right course for your role and about combined courses for Foundation and Practitioner. Get in touch at [email protected] or call 1800 853 276.
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