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APMG Agile Project Management Practitioner Duration 3 Days

Course Overview

This three-day accredited course provides participants with a thorough grounding in the DSDM Agile Project Management framework. The course included the in-depth Practitioner-level examination of how a project manager applies the framework.



This course does not cover the Scrum Framework.

Delegates should be prepared to set aside time to revise for the Practitioner exam in the evenings after the course lecture finishes. This includes studying the course Handbook, and working through sample exam questions.

Exam(s) included


Delegates must already be qualified at APMG agile Project Management Foundation level and will need to provide evidence on day-one of the course.

The Practitioner course is intended for anyone who expects to have a management or leadership role in an Agile project and is specifically built to support anyone who needs to apply the DSDM Project Management framework in a business environment. Delegates are expected to have experience of team leading, project management, or project assurance/support. This course is not aimed at delegates new to project management and Agile.

Proof of identity

Delegates must bring signed photo ID APMG examinations (e.g. passport, driving license, student card) as they will be asked by the invigilator to produce it prior to the exam. Delegates must also be familiar with the APMG Terms and Conditions of Certification which can be found on the APMG International website. 

Pre-Course Reading - Delegates are expected to already own the latest copy of the Agile Project Management Handbook (version 2.0) and be conversant with its content. The Handbook must be brought to the course.

Delegates will learn how to

Set up an Agile project

Identify appropriate people for Agile roles 

Define Increments and Timeboxes
to keep a project on track

Manage a Solution Development Team

Communicate with business stakeholders in a project environment

Use Agile techniques, including prioritisation of requirements,
to ensure on-time project delivery,

Present the benefits of Agile approaches to senior management

Identify risks to delivery of projects managed using the DSDM Agile approach


Practitioner Preparation

Roles and Responsibilities - the project manager's view

Agile Project Management through the Lifecycle

The Effective Use of the Products

Deliver on Time - Combining MoSCoW and Timeboxing

People, Teams, and Interactions

Requirements and User Stories

Estimating - How and When

Project Planning throughout the Lifecycle

Quality - Never Compromise Quality

Risk Management

Tailoring the Approach

Agile Practitioner Examination

All delegates will sit the APMG Agile Project Management Practitioner exam in the afternoon of the third day.

Exam timing

The Practitioner examination takes place at 13:00 on the afternoon of Day 3 and will last for up to 2.5 hours

Please Note: The last day (Day 3) will finish by 15:30 after the conclusion of the Practitioner exam.

APMG-International Agile Project Management is a trademark of The APM Group Limited.