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APMG AgilePM® Project Management Training Course

AgilePM® is a highly flexible and interactive project management methodology. It includes the standards, rigor and visibility you would expect from an established project management methodology, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by AgilePM®.

  • Focus on the Business Need
  • Deliver on Time
  • Collaborate
  • Never Compromise Quality
  • Build Incrementally from Firm Foundations
  • Develop Iteratively
  • Communicate Continuously and Clearly
  • Demonstrate Control 


This is a combined 5 day Foundation and practitioner course. The foundation exam is written on day 3 and the practitioner exam on day 5.

Les Clarke

Les Clarke is the Managing Director of Stratsure. This training company has specialised in change delivery practices for nearly 20 years.  Les is the lead trainer for Managing Successful Programmes.

Les has been in project and programme management for an awfully long time. He was certainly looking after a collection of projects (which would not be called multi-project programme management) in the 1970s.  So that means he’s getting to the end of his fourth decade in this game.

This course is designed to cover in detail both the Foundation and Practitioner syllabi, and to prepare delegates for the examinations. AgilePM® is a highly flexible and interactive methodology. It includes standards, rigor and visibility you would expect from an established project management methodology, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by AgilePM®.
Course details / objectives
  • What is AgilePM®?
  • Selecting the right Agile approach
  • Agile Project Management
  • The Basics
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Preparing for AgilePM®
  • Process
  • Products
  • Communication
  • Prioritization and Time Boxing
  • AgilePM® Controls
  • Requirements
  • Estimating
  • AgilePM® Planning
Who should attend?
Programme office team members, business change team members, project delivery team members, anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning AgilePM® and those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications.
The standard package inclusions
Delegates will receive a pre-course study guide, the official AgilePM® reference manual, a course workbook (with copies of all slides used), the AgilePM® syllabus, sample exams and examination rationale (explanation of answers).  The costs for the two examinations are included.  Refreshments and a light luncheon are also included.
Duration and Delivery
5 Day Instructor-led classroom.  The methodology will be covered during the first three days and this will include the foundation examination.  The fourth and fifth days will be used to work with sample project scenarios and practitioner examination preparation.
Evening work and exam preparation
Delegates should plan to spend time reviewing the day’s work and preparing for exams, during the evenings of the course.
Pre-course work
For 2 weeks before the course, participants should spend 2 hours each evening preparing.  The pre-reading consists of the AgilePM® manual, which you will need to be familiar with.  For more information regarding the reading, please refer to the Pre-course Workbook.
Participants must pass the PRINCE2® Foundation exam in order to participate in the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam.
AgilePM® Foundation is a one hour exam performed at the end of the third day.  It is made up of 50 multiple choice questions.  The exam is closed book.  The pass mark is 50%.
AgilePM® Practitioner is a 2.5 hours exam comprising 80 multiple choice questions.  The exam is open book.  The pass mark is 55%.  We recommend that it be taken a week or more after the end of the course.
  • Explain how to lay the foundations for successful Agile projects
  • Explain how an Agile project is managed
  • Clarify the different management styles needed for successful Agile projects
  • Provide integration with PRINCE2®

One advantage of Agile Project Management for the organization is that they can adopt an Agile approach that has a track record of successful management and delivery in the corporate environment, and an approach that complements and works with existing corporate processes, such as PRINCE2®, quality and audit processes, etc.

  • AgilePM® provides the full “project” focus to complement Scrum’s team-focussed product development process
  • The business is better able to direct development of the solution as it evolves and, most importantly, as it transitions into live use
  • Prioritisation enables a project to be delivered on time whilst protecting the quality of what is being delivered
  • The risk of building the wrong solution is greatly reduced: the ultimate solutionis more likely to meet the real business need
  • Deployment is more likely to go smoothly, due to the co-operation of all parties concerned throughout development