Empower your Team and Combine Flexibility with Proven Process for Successful Agile Project Delivery

The APMG-International AgilePM® certification aims at addressing the needs of those working in a project- focused environment who want to be Agile. The focus of Agile project management is on developing solutions incrementally, enabling project teams to react effectively to changing requirements, whilst empowering project personnel and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership.

The AgilePM® guidance, developed based on Agile Business Consortium's (formerly known as DSDM® Consortium) Agile Project Framework, offers a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good project management, and the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.

The Agile Business Consortium's (formerly known as DSDM®) Agile Project Framework can be used either stand-alone or combined with other recognised methods such as PRINCE2®, MSP® and PMP®. It is also ideal as a wrapper for more limited Agile approaches to ensure that the whole project lifecycle is addressed.

The AgilePM® guidance is underpinned by Agile Business Consortium's eight principles (formerly known as DSDM®'s eight principles) for effective Agile project delivery:

  • Focus on Business Need
  • Deliver on Time
  • Collaborate
  • Never Compromise Quality
  • Build Incrementally from Firm Foundations
  • Develop Iteratively
  • Communicate Continuously and Clearly
  • Demonstrate Control

What is the Agile Project Management (AgilePM)® certification?

AgilePM LogoThe AgilePM® certification is aimed at aspiring and practicing project managers, and at enabling team members who wish to adopt a fast-pasted, flexible and collaborative approach to project management whilst maintaining standards and rigor.

Target Audience

The AgilePM® certification is designed for candidates:

  • who need to apply the Agile principles and method to facilitate projects in their organisations;
  • who are practicing project managers;
  • who are Agile team members wishing to become certified Agile Project Managers;
  • who are staff and managers from other disciplines, particularly those responsible for directing and/or
  • managing projects or involving in different sizes of projects;
  • who need to know the terminology used and some of the theory behind the practice;
  • who plan to achieve the higher level of the AgilePM® Practitioner qualification.

Course Outline

Area 1: Lifecycle and Product

  • DSDM® and Benefits of using DSDM®
  • Instrumental Success Factor (ISF) of the Effective Solution Development Team
  • Project Approach Questionnaire
  • DSDM® Testing Concepts
  • 6 DSDM® Phases: Pre-Project, Feasibility, Foundations, Evolutionary Development, Deployment, and Post-Project
  • Business Products: Terms of Reference, Business Case, Prioritised Requirements List, and Benefits Assessments
  • Solution Products: Solution Architecture Definition, Development Approach Definition, Evolving Solution
  • Management Products: Delivery Plan, Management Approach Definition, Feasibility Assessment, Foundations Summary,
  • Timebox Plan, Timebox Review Record, and Project Review Report
  • How the Phases help build Quality

Area 2: People and Roles

  • Project-level Roles: Business Sponsor, Business Visionary, Technical Coordination, Project Manager
  • Solution Development Team Roles: Business Analyst, Team Leader, Business Ambassador, Solution
  • Developer, Solution Tester
  • Supporting Roles: Business Advisor, Technical Advisor, Workshop Facilitator, DSDM Coach
  • Roles with Business Interest
  • Roles with Solution/Technical Interest
  • Roles with Management Interest
  • Roles with Process Interest
  • Role(s) with Multiple Interest
  • Understanding of appropriate Agile Team Structure and Role Description

Area 3: Techniques

  • MoSCoW Prioritisation
  • Iterative Development
  • Timeboxing
  • Facilitated Workshops
  • Daily Stand-ups
  • User Stories
  • Modeling

Area 4: Planning and Control

  • DSDM® Philosophy and Rationale for using DSDM®
  • Agile Approach to Project Variables
  • 8 DSDM® Principles: Focus on Business Need, Deliver on Time, Collaborate, Never Compromise Quality, Building Incrementally from Firm Foundations, Develop Iteratively, Communicate Continuously and Clearly, and Demonstrate Control
  • Agile Approaches to Planning, Estimating, Tracking and Control, and Risk Management in an Agile Project
  • Tailoring in an Agile Environment

AgilePM® Exam Format

 AgilePM® FoundationAgilePM® Practitioner
Question TypeMultiple ChoiceMultiple Choice;
objective testing based on a case-study scenario
No. of Questions5080 (4 main questions,
each subdivided to 20)
Duration40 minutes2.5 hours
Passing Score (%)25 out of 50 (50%)40 out of 80 (50%)
Exam StyleClosed-bookRestricted open book
– only the Official Manual
may be used

"The whole is more than the sum of its parts."

~ Aristotle