AgilePM® Foundation

Is this course for you?

The AgilePM® foundation level course is a complete framework for successful Agile projects. It offers a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good project management, and the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile. The course is based on the Agile Business Consortium's Agile Project Framework (established for over 20 years). Agile is a structured and scalable corporate Agile Framework based on proven practice.  

Level: Foundation
Delivery: Classroom / Live Virtual Online
Course duration: 2 days
Times: 09:00 to 17:00
Venues: Southampton and Live Online
Exam type: 1 hour multiple choice
Exam mode: Online Proctor taken anywhere, anytime.
Pre course work: None
Course dates in Southampton:

28th February 2022

16th May 2022

04th July 2022

03rd October 2022

05th December 2022

Price (exc.VAT):£899
Course dates Live Online - Confirmed:

28th February 2022

16th May 2022

04th July 2022

03rd October 2022

05th December 2022

Price (exc.VAT):£899

By the end of the course you will be able to:

Gain a practical understanding of Agile Project Management based on DSDM Atern
  • Gain a practical understanding of Agile Project Management based on DSDM Atern.
  • Become a productive project manager in an agile environment.
  • Highlight the difference between a simple lightweight agile approach which typically operate at the solution delivery or "work package" level, and the greater holistic view of how multiple work streams are co-ordinated with the appropriate level of governance and control.
  • Confidently take the foundation exam.


What is the course like?

The Foundation level is covered in two days and will provide you with a good understanding of AgilePM. If you want to gain the Practitioner qualification with a deeper understanding of the method, that's covered in days 3 and 4 on the Practitioner course.

The course will be delivered by an Agile PM approved trainer with professional experience. During the course you may work in groups undertaking interactive quizzes, exercises and engaging in debate. The course combines the principles of project management theory with practical exercises and realistic case studies. You will be expected to join in and contribute to discussions. There is also a requirement for self study each evening.

What is included in the cost?

Course materials including the AgilePM® Handbook v2. AgilePM Foundation exam. Lunch and refreshments (lunch not included at London venue).

What exams are taken?

AgilePM Foundation exam: 40 minutes, closed book, multiple choice format exam of 50 questions. Pass mark is 50% (25/50) No pre-requisites.


  • Deliver quicker, cost-effective and low risk change by implementing a tried and tested approach to agile project management.
  • Understand the background of agile in project management and the differences compared to traditional / alternative approaches.
  • Equip yourself with the core principles, concepts and processes required for successful agile projects.
  • Learn how to apply the DSDM approach to projects.
  • Boost communication and stakeholder engagement skills; critical for successful projects.
  • Clarify different management styles needed for successful agile projects compared to traditional projects and be able to tailor these to the situation.
  • Embrace an evolutionary development approach for more effective solutions.
  • Help organizations deliver effectively, at a lower cost and with lower risk, by continually validating project milestones against business objectives.
  • Implement an Agile methodology into your daily activities.
  • Become an informed member of a project team using DSDM and AgilePM practices.
  • Enhance your CV and boost future employment prospects.
  • Successful candidates get a year’s free membership to the Agile Business Consortium

What is AgilePM®

The Agile Project Management scheme aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment (such as PRINCE2®) who want to be agile. The certification provides the ability to deliver Agile Projects in organizations requiring standards, rigour and visibility around Project Management, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile. It's fully scalable and provides perfect integration with PRINCE2®.


An Agile approach to project management

The AgilePM® Foundation syllabus includes the following topics:Agile Project Management Foundation

  • The Fundamentals and the Philosophy
  • The Principles
  • Preparation
  • The Lifecycle and Products
  • Team structures
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Communication
  • MoSCoW and Timeboxing
  • Lifecycle Configuration
  • Estimation and Measurement
  • Quality and Maintainability
  • Planning, Control and Risk
  • Implementing Agile Project Management
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