Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Foundation


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Agile Programme Management Overview

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.

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.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for those working in a programme environment wanting to understand and apply agile practices.


The course helps participants to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Agile Programme Management
  • Lay the foundations for successful agile programmes
  • Understand the philosophy, principles, processes, roles and documentation required in an agile programme – compared with a “traditional” programme
  • 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
  • Combine knowledge of more traditional management methodologies with agile methods to ensure continuous alignment to a changing business environment
  • Ensure incremental and iterative realisation of benefits by encouraging active stakeholder involvement, feedback and effective controls
  • 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.

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

As part of PM-Partners’ new integrated learning solution, this course offers students the option to attend our bespoke classroom in person or virtually by dialling in from a remote location. Trainers are skilled at both delivery methods and use the latest in virtual technology to simultaneously provide participants with the same interactive, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience. Whichever delivery mode learners choose, comprehension and recall techniques will be used to provide them with a solid understanding of AgilePgM.

For group bookings, courses can be customised to suit your requirements and conducted onsite at your premises, at our training centre, or virtually. 

Virtual training: You can learn more about our virtual delivery here.

Materials: A comprehensive participant workbook and the AgilePgM Handbook (published by DSDM) are provided.

The Foundation examination addresses knowledge of the terminology of the method and a high-level understanding of the concepts.

The course includes the AgilePgM Foundation Examination consisting of:

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

In-class & Virtual attendance: Exam taken on afternoon of day 2 of the course.

APMG International administers the AgilePgM examination scheme.

Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® are eligible to earn 14 PDUs for their participation in this course (13 Ways of Working, 1 Business Acumen).

Participants holding any of the Project Management accreditations (CPPP/CPPM/CPPD) are eligible to earn 20 CPDs for this short course.


Candidates who pass the AgilePgM Foundation exam are eligible to claim one year’s Agile Business Consortium Membership. This entitles you to:

  • Online templates and tools
  • Online ebooks including Agile Business Consortium pocketbooks and AgilePM v2
  • Free tickets to Member Training Days across the country
  • 20% discount on webshop, exams and events tickets

The Consortium will email you directly with an invitation to activate your membership.

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.


Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.

Melbourne courses are held at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.


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Yes. The Foundation exam is undertaken on the final day of the course. Upon passing the exam you will be certified


Yes. The exam fee is included in the course cost. For this course it is advisable that you are currently in a Programme Management role or have completed the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation course

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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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Duration: 2 days

40-minute exam taken on afternoon of day 2 of the course

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