APMG International Agile Project Management – Foundation (AgilePM Foundation)

Since its introduction in 2010, AgilePM has fast established itself as the world’s leading framework and certification for Agile project management, with over 150,000 exams sat worldwide.

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Accredited training and certification will help individuals to:

  • Apply the underpinning philosophy and principles of AgilePM in a project situation
  • Appropriately configure the lifecycle of an Agile project to a given scenario
  • Identify and apply popular Agile techniques in a project situation, including MoSCoW prioritisation, iterative development and timeboxing
  • Understand and assign roles and responsibilities within an Agile project
  • Understand the mechanisms for governance and control of an Agile project
  • Understand how to test, estimate and measure progress in an Agile project
  • Describe and apply the Agile approach to managing requirements.

Who is the Foundation Level for?

  • Practising project managers.
  • Agile team members looking to become Agile Project Managers .
  • Individuals pursuing the AgilePM Practitioner Certificate.

What are the key things you will learn?

  • The underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile.
  • The lifecycle of an Agile project, including alternative configurations.
  • The products produced during an Agile project and their purpose.
  • The techniques used and their benefits and limitations.
  • The roles and responsibilities within an Agile project.

Why AgilePM?

1. A tried & tested corporate approach:

  • Based on the Agile Business Consortium’s Agile Project Framework (established for over 20 years).
  • Provides governance & rigour along with the agility & flexibility demanded by organizations today.
  • Adopted by a wide range of organizations representing various sectors & industries.

2. Addresses the full project lifecycle (beyond product development):

  • Informality of many agile approaches is daunting and sometimes perceived as too risky.
  • AgilePM offers a mature approach offering agility & flexibility whilst retaining concepts of a project, project delivery & project management.

3. Clear roles & responsibilities:

  • AgilePM assigns clear roles & responsibilities to each person in a project, representing the business, solution/technical, management and process interests.
  • AgilePM advocates close collaboration, open communication & team empowerment to break down potential communication barriers.

4. Quality, governance & risk management:

  • AgilePM advocates high-level acceptance criteria at various stages throughout the project lifecycle to ensure solutions meet the business need & project objectives.
  • AgilePM directly addresses common risks for projects, incorporating a Project Approach Questionnaire for understanding risks & their mitigation.
  • One of the framework’s underlying principles is Never Compromise Quality.

5. Popular agile practices incorporated to support effective solution development:

  • MoSCoW Prioritisation
  • Timeboxing
  • Iterative Development

6. Integrates with existing processes:

  • AgilePM was designed pragmatically to work alongside more formalized project management approaches such as PRINCE2®, and can be dovetailed into formalized quality processes such as ISO9001.

APMG International AgilePM Foundation Exam Summary:

Exam Name APMG International Agile Project Management – Foundation
Exam Code   AgilePM Foundation 
Exam Fee   USD $330 
Exam Duration   40 Minutes 
Number of Questions   50 
Passing Score   50% 
Format  Multiple Choice Questions 
Books / Trainings   Find a training provider 
Sample Questions   APMG International AgilePM Foundation Level Exam Sample Questions and Answers 
Practice Exam   APMG International Certified Agile Project Management – Foundation (AgilePM-Foundation) Practice Test 

APMG International Agile Project Management Foundation Syllabus Topics:

Lifecycle and Products
People and Roles 
Planning and Control