Earn your AgilePgM Foundation certification with this fully accredited course from Good e-Learning!
Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM) is a program management framework designed to deliver the benefits of Agile at a strategic level. This course will make you an expert in the basics of the framework, enabling you to thrive in Agile program management teams and gain valuable experience keeping programs efficient, effective, and well-aligned with corporate goals. You will learn skills and best practices that can be applied to any program in any organization.
This module provides an introduction to the course. Candidates also take a pre-course assessment.
This module provides a broad overview of AgilePgM, including the key elements of the framework.
This module addresses the philosophy of Agile before introducing the five Principles of the AgilePgM framework.
This module examines the lifecycle of Agile programs. It also looks at the ‘products’ involved.
This module addresses the planning phase of Agile programs, as well as the implications of long-term planning within an Agile context. It also introduces ‘MoSCoW Prioritization’.
This module looks at the roles and responsibilities involved in AgilePgM programs. These include the roles found in Agile program management teams, capability delivery teams, and support teams.
The module also addresses the importance of stakeholder engagement in ensuring the success of Agile programs.
This module describes the governance principles and structure of AgilePgM that keep programs agile without losing track of corporate goals.
This module examines the management and control elements of AgilePgM, as well as the review points of an Agile program and the use of tranches.
This module looks at how quality management is applied to an Agile program. It also takes candidates through the requirements and outputs of quality management.
This course features practice exams for the AgilePgM Foundation certification exam. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the syllabus as much as possible before taking an exam.
Once a student is ready to sit the official AgilePgM Foundation exam, they can contact the Good e-Learning support team to request a free exam voucher.
This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit and pass the AgilePgM Foundation certification exam. There are no prerequisites for taking the exam.
This course comes features official practice exams to help students prepare for the real thing, as well as a FREE exam voucher. (T&Cs apply).
Before booking your exam, it will be a good idea to make sure that your device meets the technical requirements. You can do so via this online test. This test will examine the suitability of your webcam, microphone and internet connection. The AgilePgM exams themselves are invigilated by ProctorU on behalf of APMG International.
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APMG AgilePgM (Agile Programme Management) is a framework developed in partnership between APMG International and the Agile Business Consortium. It was designed around applying the principles of Agile management at a program level.
The framework offers best practices and demonstrably accurate insight on how to enjoy the full benefits of Agile without sacrificing the governance and control required to make programs successful. It can be applied to programs and projects of any size, and its best practices can even create benefits in areas such as change management, risk management, and so on.
The big difference between Agile and traditional program management is that Agile project teams work with less managerial control. At a program level, this can put businesses and stakeholders off.
AgilePgM solves this by employing a ‘governance model’ that keeps programs on track and fully aligned with corporate strategy. This allows Agile teams to still follow the pillars of Agile, such as empowerment, adaptability, and incremental goals and reviews, without the risk of losing sight of high-level goals. The result is programs that can proceed more quickly and efficiently while still remaining flexible enough to adapt to changing environmental and strategic factors.
AgilePgM helps practitioners enjoy the benefits of Agile at a program level. These include having a disciplined yet flexible approach that can respond to business change while still delivering optimum value, empowering employees to achieve results without unnecessary oversight, encouraging stakeholder engagement and cooperation, and achieving organizational change faster and with lower costs.
AgilePgM can be used by any business or organization, regardless of size, industry, sector, location, or anything else. Studying AgilePgM is also a viable and rewarding option for various different job roles, including project managers, program managers, risk managers, senior leaders, change managers, IT managers, and so on.
According to Glassdoor, the average salary for Agile program managers in the UK is between £35,000 and £99,999.
According to Comparably, the average salary for Agile program managers in the USA is between $112,000 and $168,000.
However, it is also worth pointing out that AgilePgM’s insight and best practices can also be applied in other career paths, making AgilePgM valuable for a wide variety of candidates.
After its start in software development, Agile quickly became a popular approach to management in general. Its basic pillars, such as iterative targets, employee empowerment, and adaptability, can be applied in a variety of disciplines to produce high-quality results quickly and efficiently.
‘Agile program management’ was the next logical step as businesses wanted to enjoy the benefits of Agile in large-scale strategic initiatives. AgilePgM makes this easier by building on the fundamentals of program management and applying them within an Agile environment. It offers the benefits of Agile while still delivering an appropriate level of control and alignment.
The APMG (APM Group) International is an accreditation and examination body. It oversees a number of certification schemes, including AgilePgM, AgilePM, and Lean.
The APMG International AgilePgM Foundation exam is closed-book. It lasts 40 minutes and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions spread across four sections. To pass, students must score at least 25 marks (50%).
AgilePgM is compatible with a number of other frameworks. Most notably, it works well with Agile project frameworks such as PRINCE2 Agile and AgilePM. It can also complement frameworks that deal with strategic-level functions, such as APMG Change Management and Management of Risk (MoR).