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Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Foundation – 2.5 days

  • Length 2.5 days
  • Inclusions Exam voucher
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Why study this course

Adopt an agile approach to programme management with our AgilePgM® training and certification.

The world of project and programme management has been evolving over recent years with agile methods and practices become increasingly popular as organisations seek to respond faster and more effectively to ever-increasing change initiatives. This is particularly true of project management and our AgilePM® certifications are proving particularly popular. But what about programme management, or large-scale change initiatives? What guidance and certifications are available for programme managers wishing to demonstrate their agile credentials?

APMG International has partnered with the DSDM Consortium to create AgilePgM – new guidance and a supporting training and certification scheme for Agile Programme Management. The new guidance, much like the sister Project Management guidance, draws heavily on the content of DSDM Atern – a long established, internationally recognised framework for agile project delivery.

AgilePgM provides programme managers with a disciplined but flexible agile approach to the management of transformational organisational change, allowing for iterative and incremental delivery of outputs and benefits. The governance model, contained within the guidance, ensures a programme will capture its vision, whilst empowering teams to work without undue interference. Built on firm foundations, the programme can evolve and react to business change in our increasingly dynamic world.

This course pricing includes a voucher for the Agile Programme Management Foundation Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. A practice exam paper is provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation. The exam is:

  • 40 minutes

  • 50 multiple-choice questions, worth 1 mark each

  • Closed book – no other materials are allowed

  • Requires 50% (25 marks) pass to attain certification

It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.

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What you’ll learn

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Lay the foundations for successful agile programmes

  • Explain how an agile programme can be planned and managed

  • Clarify the different management styles needed for successful agile programmes (compared to “traditional” programmes)

  • Provide integration with Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®)

  • Understand the AgilePgM Foundation Exam structure

  • Work through sample exam papers

  • Prepare for and sit the AgilePgM Foundation Exam

APMG International at DDLS

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.

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Who is the course for?

The AgilePgM certification is aimed at aspiring and practicing programme managers and team members wishing to adopt a disciplined, flexible and collaborative approach to the management of large-scale Agile business transformation activities (programmes).

  • Programme Managers

  • PMO Managers

  • PMO Staff

  • Governance Bodies

  • Programme Assurance

  • Senior Project Managers

  • Senior Business staff (responsible for change at a strategic level)

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us via email on


Course subjects


  • What is Agile?

    • The Agile Manifesto

    • DSDM Agile Framework

  • What is AgilePgM?

    • Portfolios, Programmes and Projects

  • Philosophy and Principles

    • The Five Principles

    • Philosophy and Principles exercise

AgilePgM Lifecycle and Products

  • Pre-programme

  • Programme Feasibility

  • Programme Foundations

  • Capability Evolution

  • Tranche Review

  • Programme Close

  • Evolutionary Products

  • Milestone Products

  • Foundation Products


  • Approach to planning

  • Planning Horizons

  • Interim States

  • Planning through the lifecycle

  • MoSCoW

  • Estimating

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Roles Characteristics

  • Business Programme Owner

  • Business Change Owner

  • Programme Manager

  • Programme Technical Architect

  • Programme Change Architect

  • Teams

  • Support Roles

  • Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

Stakeholder Engagement


  • Approach to Governance

  • Major Governance Levels

  • Empowerment

  • Decision-Making Boundaries

  • Including existing projects

Management and Control

  • Approach to Management and Control

  • Review Points

  • What to Monitor

  • Hybrid Programmes

  • Culture and Communication

  • Risk Management

Quality Management


This course has no prerequisites, however the following would be advantageous:

Industry Association Recognition

Project Management Institute (PMI)®

  • Contact Hours: 17 hours

  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 17 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 10 points

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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