Agile Digital Services (AgileDS)






AgileDS® is ideal for project managers working in a digital services environment.

Launched in 2019, the AgileDS® Foundation course offers the best of both worlds from the Government Digital Service (GDS) and AgilePM.

It’ll allow you to develop a consistent approach and common language, plus a skilled workforce for the successful design, delivery and evolution of digital services, using guidance that’s aligned with GDS’s Service Manual.

The course’s syllabus and exam are based on the Agile Digital Services Handbook that emerged from our work in bringing together valuable learning and experiences from both GDS and AgilePM.

Alternatively you can find a trainer at APMG International


Course Summary


The Agile Digital Services Foundation course will allow you to understand the key concepts of agile digital services.

The advice aligns with the Government Digital Service’s Service Manual. GDS is the UK Government department that’s responsible for digital transformation.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • The underpinning philosophy and principles of agile and agile digital services.
  • The lifecycle of an agile 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 techniques used and their benefits and limitations.



The training is ideal for the following people:

  • Senior stakeholders with responsibility for an organisation’s digital services.
  • Practising and aspiring project managers.
  • Team members who want to become more effective in a digital services environment.
  • Individuals who are pursuing the AgileDS Practitioner certificate.



Delegates are invited to take an online exam at the end of the course:

  • Multiple-choice
  • 50 questions
  • 50% pass mark
  • 40-minute duration
  • Closed-book.



Ready to Apply?

  1. Click here to find one of our trusted training partners or headover to APMG International
  2. Complete the course and exam with your training provider
  3. Receive your free 90-day membership to the Agile Business Consortium (The Professional Body for Business Agility)
  4. Receive your digital badge to use and share with your network

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