AgilePM® launched in October 2010, extracts the Project Management elements of the DSDM Agile Project Framework and makes them available as Agile Project Management – a certified approach in its own right. This enables experienced Project Managers to adopt a mature, scalable corporate-strength Agile approach within their organisations. This is fully supported by an APMG-led accreditation and certification process, providing accredited training and personal certification in Agile Project Management.
Although AgilePM can be viewed as a subset of DSDM Framework, there are some extra features in AgilePM that are not currently available in DSDM. These include Top Tips for Agile Project Managers at the conclusion of most chapters. These Top Tips have been collected from the in-depth practical experience of professional individuals who have managed and delivered Agile projects for many years. These are practitioners who work across a wide range of backgrounds, from small simple projects to large complex projects including in regulated environments where they need to work in conjunction with other methods and approaches such as PRINCE2®, ITIL, CMMI, ISO etc.. Access to this experience through the Top Tips has proved to be invaluable and will help the Agile Project Manager to avoid pitfalls and prepare for success.