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Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) study guide mind map by Mind Map: Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) study guide mind map
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Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) study guide mind map

DSDM®, Atern®, AgilePM® are registered trade marks of Dynamic Systems Development Method Limited in the United Kingdom and other countries. AgilePgM™ is a trade mark of Dynamic Systems Development Method Limited in the United Kingdom and other countries. Trademarks are properties of the holders, who are not affiliated with mind map author.

Current DSDM® Consortium products family

DSDM® Consortium products history in a nutshell

AgilePgM® Governance Levels (3)

Business Strategy Team

Programme Board

Capability Teams

Portfolio Management Office

Programme Strategy Office

Project Strategy Office

AgilePgM® - an iterative, incremental, adaptive agile programme management method and framework from UK for general (not industry specific e.g. IT or Engineering) agile programme management. AgilePgM™ is closely aligned with methods AgilePM®, dedicated to generic agile project management and DSDM®, dedicated to agile project management of software development projects. Same as AgilePM®, AgilePgM® was created by DSDM® Consortium -

AgilePgM™ first version (v1.0) was published in 09.2014.

AgilePgM® Principles (5)

1. Programme goals are clearly and continuously aligned to Business Strategy

2. Benefits are realised incrementally and as early as possible

3. Governance focuses on creating a coherent capability

4. Decision-making powers are delegated to the lowest possible level

5. Agile programmes are iterative and have the ability to contain both Agile (at least 1) and non-Agile projects

AgilePgM® Philosophy (1)

"An agile programme delivers what is required when it is required - no more, no less"

Programme management is concerned with the optimal resourcing of multiple related projects.

Programme will:

"Project management is like juggling three balls – time, cost and quality. Program management is like a troupe of circus performers standing in a circle, each juggling-three balls and swapping balls from time to time." G. Reiss

This freeware, non-commercial mind map (aligned with the newest version of AgilePgM®) was carefully hand crafted with passion and love for learning and constant improvement as well for promotion the AgilePgM® method and as a learning tool for candidates wanting to gain AgilePgM® qualification. (please share, like and give feedback - your feedback and comments are my main motivation for further elaboration. THX!)

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AgilePgM® Official publications

Agile Programme Management Handbook

AgilePgM® Lifecycle (1) with Phases (6)

a.k.a. DSDM Agile Programme Framework (AgilePgM)

Lifecycle is both iterative and incremental

Programme Feasibility and Programme Foundations are sequential phases

1. Pre-Programme

2. Programme Feasibility

3. Programme Foundations

4. Capability Evolution

5. Tranche Review

6. Programme Close

Benefits Management

AgilePgM® method consists of: 1 Philosophy, 5 Principles, 10 Roles, 6 Phases, 3 Governance Levels, 20 Products (a.k.a. documentation).

Download: AgilePgM® Project Phases vs Products (documentation) vs Roles vs Reponsibilites Matrix (PDF)

AgilePgM® Products / Artifacts (20)

The types of Products


Vision Statement

Business Case

Business Architecture Model (BAM)

Programme Plan

Tranche Plan

Tranche Review Record

Programme Control Pack

Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

Communication Plan

Governance Strategy



Prioritised Benefits Definition

Programme / Tranche Approach Questionalire (PTAQ)

AgilePgM® Roles (10)


Roles can comprise one or more individuals and sometimes a group of individuals

An individual or group can take more than one role

Programme Management Team (PMT)

Capability Delivery Team (CDT)

Supporting Roles

Interactive AgilePgM® Glossary

Interactive AgilePgM® Glossary

Portfolios, Programmes & Projects

DSDM AgilePgM framework in context

Relationship between Programme and Projects

Example programme with three tranches

AgilePgM® Planning

There are two important concepts to confer when planning for Agile programmes:

Planning needs to

Overlapping tranches to ensure that benefits can be realised as soon as possible

MoSCoW Prioritisation