Agile PM

Foundation and Practitioner Course

This course covers the certification developed by APMG and the Agile Business Consortium to provide an agile approach to project management. The course is equally divided between the theory of the new wave of agile project management and the practical experience of the techniques and disciplines involved. The AgilePM Combined course blends our Foundation course and Practitioner seminar. Each participant is first provided with a solid Foundation in AgilePM concepts, and is then advanced to a Practitioner understanding of how to apply AgilePM guidance in practice.

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The Foundation Course will enable course participants to understand:

AgilePM Combined

The underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile;

The lifecycle of an Agile project, including alternative configurations;

The products produced during an Agile project and the purpose of these;

The techniques used and their benefits and limitations;

The roles and responsibilities within an Agile project.

The Practitioner Seminar will enable course participants to demonstrate their ability 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;

Produce and evaluate the content of Agile products produced during an Agile project in a given scenario;

Apply the following Agile techniques in a project situation: Facilitated Workshops; MoSCoW prioritisation; Iterative Development; Modelling; Timeboxing;

Identify the Agile techniques to be used for a given situation within a scenario;

Understand the roles and responsibilities within an Agile project and correctly determine the appropriate personnel to fulfil these roles within a given scenario;

Understand the mechanisms for control of an Agile Project which are specific to an Agile project;

Understand in outline how to test, estimate and measure progress in an Agile project;

Describe the agile approach to managing requirements and identify action to rectify problems with requirements within an Agile project from a given scenario.

Students will be fully prepared for the Foundation and Practitioner exams.

Who Should Enroll?

The course is aimed at Project Managers who are either adding to their knowledge of methods such as PRINCE2 or who are operating in an agile environment and need to be able to run projects in more complex and scalable situations.


There are no prerequisites for the course, however some exposure to project management would be useful.

Candidates for the Practitioner exam must have already passed the Foundation exam.

Course Content

The Foundation Course covers:

The Philosophy and Principles of Agile Project Management;

The Lifecycle and Products

Team structures;

Roles and Responsibilities;


MoSCoW and Timeboxing

Lifecycle Configuration

Estimation and Measurement

Quality and Maintainability

Planning, Control and Risk

Preparation for the Foundation Examination

The Practitioner Seminar helps you to integrate the concepts presented in the Foundation course. Students will work through a range of exercises and case studies in order to broaden & deepen their understanding of Agile Project Management and to prepare for the exam.

Course Outline

Information Sessions:
  1. About the course
  2. About the exams
  3. Contact and Support
  4. Tour of the eLearning interface

Foundation Exam Preparation:

  1. How to prepare for the Practitioner Exam
  2. Foundation Exam simulator
Foundation Course Modules:
  1. Introducing AgilePM
  2. Philosophy and Principles
  3. Roles and Responsibilities
  4. Processes and Products
  5. Key Practices and Techniques
  6. People and Interactions
  7. Requirements
  8. Estimating
  9. Planning and Control
  10. Quality
  11. Risk
  12. Tailoring
  13. Foundation Course Closure

Practitioner Course Modules:

  1. Practitioner Seminar

Practitioner Exam Preparation:

  1. How to prepare for the Practitioner Exam
  2. How to use the sample Practitioner Exam

Professional Development

Candidates who pass the Practitioner exam are entitled to style themselves as a “Registered Agile Project Management Practitioner” on CVs and business cards.

Successful completion of this course may entitle you to credits in various professional development programs:

Certification Exam

The Foundation Exam is a 60 minute closed book multiple choice exam. You must get at least 30 of the 60 questions correct to pass. You must score 30 (50%) or more marks to pass the exam.

The Practitioner Exam is a 2 hour objective testing open book (Agile Project Management handbook only) exam. There will be 4 questions and 60 question items, each worth 1 mark for a total of 60 marks. You must get at least 30 of the 60 question items correct to pass. The questions will be presented in the following styles:

Classical multiple choice


Multiple response




Candidates for the Practitioner Exam must have already passed the Foundation Exam.

The examinations are conducted by APMG, subject to their terms and conditions.

EZY Skills will book your examinations with APMG. APMG will then contact you by email and ask you to register in their candidate system. They will also let you know how to schedule the date and time you wish to take your examinations.

Your course fee allows for a “one time” sitting at each of the examinations. Please be aware that if you schedule an examination with APMG but do not take that examination as scheduled, APMG will charge you an additional fee for the examination. You will not be able to reschedule a missed examination until this additional fee has been paid.

Reference manuals

Each Practitioner course makes frequent references to sections in the relevant reference manual. In addition, a Practitioner exam candidate is permitted to access the reference manual during the exam; in fact, the examiner expects that the candidate does have access. So EzySkills strongly recommends that Practitioner exam candidates have access to a copy of the reference manual during the exam.
Agile Project Management Handbook Version 2

Only the official reference manual may be used; not a photocopy. The official manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed to be access in the Practitioner examination.

Note that this does not require the candidate to purchase a copy of the reference manual for themselves. It may be possible for a candidate to borrow a clean copy of the reference manual from a previous candidate or from a corporate or public library.

A certification course does not cover all of the content in the corresponding reference manual. Delegates would find that having access to a copy of the reference manual in the workplace after the course would be an invaluable resource. Most people find that the level of knowledge required to pass a certification exam is somewhat lower than required to actually apply the material just learned in the workplace. Even people with a great deal of experience using the material find that there are occasions when access to the reference manual is necessary.

Providers of Manuals:

The best sources of AgilePM reference manuals are:

Most reference manuals are also available on
Used copies of reference manuals may be available on eBay or similar sites.
APMG are currently not providing hardcopy versions from their Bookshop.

Delivery timeframes:

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, delivery times for hardcopy reference manuals are currently much longer than normal. Students are advised not to schedule their Practitioner exam in advance of receipt of any reference manual they may have ordered.

Follow-on Courses

We recommend that delegates who complete this course should proceed with one of our PRINCE2® courses.

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