Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Foundation Certificate Course


Don’t get left behind…

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.

About this Course

AgilePgM® provides programme managers with a disciplined but flexible agile approach to the management of transformational organizational 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.

Course Objective

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Agile Programme Management
  • Understand the philosophy, principles, processes, roles and documentation required in an agile programme – compared with a “traditional” programme
  • Prepare for the Agile Programme Management Foundation examination

The guidance is based on the DSDM® (Dynamic System Development Method) approach – a long established, internationally recognised framework for agile project delivery.

How this Course is Delivered

Course Content Summary

The course helps participants to:

  • Lay the foundations for successful agile programmes
  • Develop a more advanced, applied level of knowledge to gain an understanding of agile methods; gain the ability to apply relevant programme management methods, leading to successful agile programmes.
  • Clarify different management styles needed for successful agile programmes compared to traditional programmes and be able to tailor these to the situation.
  • Actively promote trust and close co-operation between all stakeholders and provide ongoing visibility into what is happening.
  • Ensure incremental and iterative realisation of benefits by encouraging active stakeholder involvement, feedback and effective controls.
  • Combine knowledge of more traditional management methodologies with agile methods to ensure continuous alignment to a changing business environment.

Specific topics include:

  • The Basics
  • AgilePgM Lifecycle and Products
  • Planning
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Governance
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Quality Management
  • Foundation Exam Preparation and Review
  • AgilePgM Foundation Exam

Outcomes and Certification Eligibility

Examination and Certification

The course includes the AgilePgM Foundation Examination which consists of:

  • 50 Multiple choice questions
  • 50% pass mark (25/50)
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

The Foundation examination addresses knowledge of the terminology of the method and a high-level understanding of the concepts. APMG International administers the AgilePgM Foundation examination scheme.

Course Prerequisites


To gain the greatest benefit from participation in this course, participants should have an understanding of, or experience of, transformational change in a programme management environment.

This could include, as a minimum, having completed the MSP® Foundation or equivalent.

Course Dates


There are currently no dates scheduled. Please contact us today for future availability.



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    Richard Pyta's extensive experience brought the class alive; even in 'dry' topics. His theoretical VS practical anecdotes gave me insight into real-world scenarios.

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