Agile Digital Services (AgileDS)






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

Launched in 2019, the AgileDS Practitioner 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.

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Course Summary


The Agile Digital Services Practitioner course provides detailed guidance on applying and tailoring the Agile Digital Services approach to various project scenarios.

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:

  • Applying the underpinning philosophy and principles of agile digital services in a project situation.
  • Configuring the lifecycle of an agile digital services project to a given scenario.
  • Evaluating the artefacts that are created during an agile digital services project.
  • Understanding the mechanisms for planning, controlling and governing the project.
  • Clarifying the various roles and responsibilities within an agile digital services project to identify appropriate candidates.
  • Applying popular agile techniques, e.g. MoSCoW prioritisation, timeboxing and iterative development.
  • Prioritising and managing requirements.
  • Testing and measuring progress.



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 have completed the AgileDS® Foundation certificate.



Delegates must have completed the AgileDS® Foundation Certificate.



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

  • Complex multiple-choice
  • Four questions per paper, with a maximum of 20 marks per question
  • 40 marks are required to pass (out of 80)
  • 2.5-hour duration.
  • Open-book (Agile Digital Services Handbook only).



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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