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AgileDS™ Foundation classroom

Agile Digital Services (AgileDS) provides a consistent approach, common language and a skilled workforce for the successful design, delivery and evolution of digital service. The AgileDS guidance is aligned to the Service Manual of Government Digital Service, the UK Government’s department responsible for digital transformation.


About the course

By the end of the Foundation-level qualification you should have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Digital Services guidance
to be able to recognise and distinguish between the key elements of the approach.


This is an intensive three day classroom course that includes the Foundation exam on the afternoon of day three.


There are no formal pre-requisites for the AgileDS Foundation examination.

Learning objectives

By the end of the Foundation course you should understand the following key principles and terminology, specifically:

  • 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

This is an intensive three-day course that includes the following:

  • All accompanying course material
  • The official AgileDS handbook
  • The cost of the Agile DS Foundation examination

What's covered?

This course covers the following modules:

  • The agile digital services principles
  • The service lifecycle
  • User needs and user experience
  • Requirements
  • Prioritisation
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Planning and control
  • Agile governance
  • Sprints
  • Iterative development
  • Estimating
  • Quality assurance
  • Exam preparation

Target audience

This qualification is aimed at:

  • 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

There is no mandatory pre-course for this course however there will be some evening work.

The format of the Foundation exam is as follows:

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • Pass mark is 25/50 (50%)
  • 40-minute duration
  • Closed book

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