Agile PM Practitioner online module & exam


This accredited training course was launched in 2011 by APMG and the DSDM Consortium to address the need to run projects in an agile way. Agile project management provides numerous benefits to organisations, such as better product quality, higher customer satisfaction, improved performance visibility, and increased project control.

The AgilePM® has two levels of accreditation; Foundation level covers the core terminology and principles. Practitioner level demonstrates an understanding of how to apply the terminology and principles in a project scenario.

Who is it for?

Any organisation that wants to adopt a common approach for agile projects that can be integrated with a business project management approach, such as PRINCE2.

  • Practising project managers.
  • Agile team members looking to become Agile Project Managers.
  • Individuals that want to gain a recognised AgilePM accreditation.

Course Content

The Practitioner level qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Project Management guidance to apply and tailor it to a given scenario situation. The scenario is designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate they possess the competence to begin working as an Agile Project Manager on a non-complex project.

A pre-requisite is thecAgile Project Management Foundation accreditation.

The key areas of knowledge required for the Practitioner exam are covered, including;

  • Apply the underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile DSDM 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
  • Identify and apply the following Agile techniques in a project situation:
    • Facilitated Workshops;
    • MoSCoW prioritisation;
    • Iterative Development;
    • Modelling;
    • Timeboxing
  • 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
  1. Practitioner exam technique
  2. Practitioner sample papers for practice and preparation.

Practitioner Exam

The exam can be taken online or paper based at the exam location.

The Practitioner exam tests a candidate’s ability to apply the concepts of Agile Project

Management to the running and managing of projects through an objective style of complex multiple-choice examination;

  • Four sections with 20 marks available per section, covering;
    • Lifecycle and Products
    • People and Roles
    • Techniques
    • Planning and Control
  • Candidates must achieve 40 marks (50%) to pass
  • 2½ hour duration
  • Open book – The Agile PM Agile Project Management Handbook V2 can be used for reference