Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Foundation

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.

The course covers the complete AgilePgM Foundation syllabus and includes everything you need to pass the AgilegPM Foundation exam.

However, it doesn’t include a copy of the AgilePgM Core Manual. This can be purchased from the APMG Bookstore.


An Introduction to this AgilePgM Foundation Course

Learning Objectives

This module provides an introduction to the course. Candidates also take a pre-course assessment.

Module 1: Overview

Learning Objectives

This module provides a broad overview of AgilePgM, including the key elements of the framework.

Module 2: Philosophy & Principles

Learning Objectives

This module addresses the philosophy of Agile before introducing the five Principles of the AgilePgM framework.

Module 3: Lifecycle and Products

Learning Objectives

This module examines the lifecycle of Agile programs. It also looks at the ‘products’ involved.

Module 4: Planning

Learning Objectives

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’.

Module 5: Roles and Responsibilities

Learning Objectives

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.

Module 6: Governance

Learning Objectives

This module describes the governance principles and structure of AgilePgM that keep programs agile without losing track of corporate goals.

Module 7: Management and Control

Learning Objectives

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.

Module 8: Quality Management

Learning Objectives

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.

Practice Exam Simulators

Learning Objectives

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.

When you are ready to use your free exam voucher, simply contact [email protected]. Exam voucher requests are typically processed within 2 working days but please allow up to 5. Students must request their exam voucher within the course access period which starts from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit our Support & FAQs page.

AgilePgM Foundation exam:

  • The exam consists of four sections
  • This is a multiple choice exam consisting of 50 questions
  • There is a time limit of 40 minutes to complete the exam
  • The exam is closed book, with only the provided materials being permitted for use
  • The pass mark for the exam is 50%: you must get 25 out of 50 questions correct

What is APMG AgilePgM?

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.

How does AgilePgM work?

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.

How can AgilePgM benefit businesses?

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.

Who can use AgilePgM?

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.

How valuable is AgilePgM training?

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.

Why is Agile Program Management so popular?

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.

What is the APMG?

The APMG (APM Group) International is an accreditation and examination body. It oversees a number of certification schemes, including AgilePgM, AgilePM, and Lean.

What do I need to know about the AgilePgM exam?

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%).

What other frameworks can complement AgilePgM?

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).

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Traditional and Agile businesses wanting to benefit from world-class Agile program management best practices
  • Project and program managers eager to study demonstrably effective tools, best practices, and insight for Agile management
  • Anyone seeking lucrative career opportunities in program management, as well as other relevant areas such as risk management, change management, IT management, and so on
  • AgilePgM team members who require an introduction to the framework

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • How to run and structure a program according to the Agile methodology
  • Various governance techniques to keep programs fully aligned with strategic and stakeholder goals
  • How to shape an Agile program lifecycle to guarantee the successful delivery of business transformations while also maximizing the return on investments
  • Management and control practices to review Agile programs, as well as individual projects, to ensure appropriate levels of quality and alignment
  • Everything needed to successfully pass the official Agile Programme Management Foundation (AgilePgM) exam

Why should you take this course?

  • AgilePgM offers the adaptability, flexibility, efficiency, empowerment, iterative benefits, and stakeholder satisfaction of the Agile methodology at a strategic program level
  • This AgilePgM Foundation e-learning course features a number of online training tools, such as regular knowledge checks and instructor-led videos, as well as practice exams
  • AgilePgM looks at how to adapt the fundamentals of program management within an Agile environment. This makes it easier for candidates who are only familiar with traditional or waterfall-style management to study Agile
  • The course has been created in collaboration with highly experienced subject matter experts
  • Worried about the costs of the AgilePgM Foundation exam? We give every student a FREE exam voucher.
  • AgilePgM is compatible with several other frameworks, such as AgilePM and PRINCE2 Agile
  • This course is fully accredited by APMG International

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Brian has more than 30 years’ experience in adaptive project leadership. He is an independent consultant and works in both the public sector and the private sector. He is currently consulting for the UK Government in London.

Leading Program Management Expert, International Consultant & Author

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