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Develop a consistent approach, common language and a skilled workforce for the successful design, delivery and evolution of digital services, using guidance aligned with the Service Manual of Government Digital Service, the UK Government’s department responsible for digital transformation.

AgileDS training and certification will help candidates to understand:

  • The underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile Digital Services in a project situation.
  • The lifecycle of an Agile Digital Services project.
  • The effective application of key Agile techniques.
  • The roles and responsibilities within an Agile Digital Services project.
  • Mechanisms for planning, control and governance of an Agile Digital Services project.
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AgileDS Foundation

Understand the key concepts of AgileDS to work effectively as an AgileDS project team member.

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Who is Foundation for?
  • Practising project managers.
  • Agile team members working in a Digital Services environment who wish to become Agile Project Managers.
  • Agile team members working in a Digital Services environment who wish to become more effective team members.
What are the key things you will learn?
  • The underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile and Digital Services.
  • The lifecycle of an Agile and Digital Services project, including alternative configurations.
  • The artefacts produced during an Agile Digital Services project and their purpose.
  • The techniques used and their benefits and limitations.
  • The roles and responsibilities within an Agile Digital Services project.
Exam format:
  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions
  • 25 marks or more required (out of 50) to pass (50%)
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book
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AgileDS Practitioner

Understand how to apply and tailor the AgileDS guidance to a given scenario situation.

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Who is Practitioner for?
  • Practising project managers.
  • Agile team members working in a Digital Services environment who wish to become Agile Project Managers.
  • Agile team members working in a Digital Services environment who wish to become more effective team members.
  • AgileDS Foundation certified individuals.
What are the key things you will learn?
  • Apply the underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile Digital Services in a project situation.
  • Appropriately configure the lifecycle of an Agile Digital Services project to a given scenario.
  • Produce and evaluate the content of Agile Digital Services products produced during an Agile project.
  • Apply key Agile techniques in a project situation including MoSCoW Prioritisation; Iterative Development and Timeboxing.
  • Identify the Agile Digital Services techniques to be used for a given situation.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities within an Agile Digital Services project and correctly determine the appropriate personnel to fulfil these roles.
  • Understand the mechanisms for planning, control and governance of an Agile Digital Services Project which are specific to an Agile project.
  • Understand how to test, estimate and measure progress in an Agile and Digital Services project.
  • Describe the Agile Digital Services approach to managing requirements and identify action to rectify problems with requirements.
Exam format:
  • Complex multiple-choice
  • 4 questions per paper with 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks (50%) required to pass
  • 2.5 hour duration
  • Open-book (AgileDS Handbook only)

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What is an AgileDS digital badge?

Digital badges allow you to easily showcase your achievements online.

When you pass an exam - you'll instantly have the option to claim a digital badge representing your new certificate.

Your badge can be embedded on an email signature, website, social media or digital CV.

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How do I claim my AgileDS digital badge?

Once you’ve been notified that you’ve passed your exam - you will have the option to create a digital badge in APMG's Candidate Portal.

Visit APMG's Candidate Portal, view your exam results and select 'Create Badge'.

This takes you to the Acclaim website where the digital badges are hosted. You will be guided through the Acclaim account creation process.

Once you have created an account with Acclaim - login into the account and accept your pending badge.

What is APMG International's AgileDS scheme?

Agile Digital Services (AgileDS) guidance is based on the widely recognised Agile Project Management (AgilePM) framework from the Agile Business Consortium and is specifically designed for the development of digital services in an Agile way.

The guidance is closely aligned with the Government Digital Service (GDS) principles and offers practitioners a mature approach that embraces Agile product and service development in the context of business change-focused programmes and projects.

APMG – in partnership with the Agile Business Consortium – has developed a syllabus and exams for practitioners to become AgileDS certified.

Do I have to receive training to sit the exam?

No, however this is recommended. In addition to receiving accredited training, individuals also have the option of self-study to prepare for the examination. APMG administers public exam sessions around the world to accommodate those who self-study.

How do I sit the exams?

Most, if not all, AgileDS accredited training organizations include the examinations as part of the associated training course.

Alternatively, and for individuals that have self-studied, APMG administers public exam sessions around the world. Sessions are run at certain APMG offices. There are four dedicated centres in the UK for public examinations, and in the United States we utilize the public library network to facilitate sessions.

Individuals can also book online examinations through APMG’s Remote Proctor Service.

How much does it cost to sit the AgileDS examinations?

If you are sitting the examinations through an accredited training organization, the costs of the exams are generally included in the course fee. APMG International use a global pricing structure, so for those sitting exams at a public exam centre, the cost is dependent on where the exams are being sat. To find out the cost in your region, please contact the APMG Service Desk on +44 (0)1494 452450 or at: servicedesk@apmg-international.com

What is the main publication for AgileDS and where can I purchase them?

AgileDS has one main manual supporting the qualification scheme, published by Agile Business Consortium, called Agile Digital Services Handbook. This can be purchased from APMG Business Books at: www.apmg-businessbooks.com

Most AgileDS accredited training organizations include this handbook as part of the course fee.

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