PRINCE2 Agile™ Foundation

As with PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile can be applied to any type of project within any industry sector. PRINCE2 Agile uses work packages to support time boxes or sprints. PRINCE2 Agile is the best of both worlds.

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Description

PRINCE2 is fully compatible with agile delivery approaches. PRINCE2 Agile supports projects with PRINCE2 and work packages with agile methods. PRINCE2 work packages can be tailored with agile approaches.

This course provides guidance on how to apply agile methods to the world’s most recognised project management method. PRINCE2: 2009 is fully compatible with agile delivery approaches.

The course if offered at:

  • Foundation level – 2.5 days
  • Practitioner level – 5 days (including the Foundation course)
  • Practitioner Upgrade – 2.5 days for those who already have PRINCE2 Foundation certification but wish to upgrade to PRINCE2 Agile.

If you have a current PRINCE2 Certificate or PMP certification, you can go straight to the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner course (2.5 days). We provide preparation materials and sample exams before the course.

Course Outline

This course examines how PRINCE2 and agile methods can interact and be adapted to accommodate each other in order to

benefit the overall management of projects. It will help experienced PRINCE2 practitioners tailor management controls for agile development.

Key objectives are to:

  • Understand concepts of common agile ways of working
  • Understand the purpose and context for combining PRINCE2 and the agile way of working
  • Be able to apply and evaluate the focus areas to a project in an agile context
  • Be able to fix and flex the six aspects of a project in an agile context
  • Be able to apply or tailor the PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes and management products to a project in an agile context

Learning Outcomes

Specific learning outcomes include being able to:

 

  • Describe the fundamental frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, Lean Startup), behaviours, concepts and techniques of common agile ways of working
  • Explain how PRINCE2 Agile is used only in a project context, including the difference between projects and business as usual
  • Explain which agile ways of working are suitable for use with PRINCE2 Agile
  • Recognise common perceptions of traditional methodology (e.g. waterfall, command and control, bureaucracy, detail up-front)
  • Recognise 8 guidance points regarding PRINCE2 Agile
  • Explain benefits (to the organisation, to projects, to programmes, to people) of combining PRINCE2 with agile
  • Describe the need to ‘blend and weave’ PRINCE2 with agile at all levels of a project (project direction, project management and product delivery)
  • Evaluate the application of focus areas (the Agilometer, requirements, rich communication, frequent releases and contracts), key techniques in a project in an agile context
  • Evaluate the impact of the tolerances set for the six PRINCE2 aspects of a project in an agile context, taking into account the rationale for the five targets
  • Assess the level of maturity of a specific project environment with respect to agile
  • Apply PRINCE2 principles to meet the needs of a project, using a range of agile frameworks, behaviours, concepts and techniques
  • Evaluate how PRINCE2 principles can be applied to meet project needs, including using a range of agile behaviours
  • Tailor and evaluate how PRINCE2 themes to meet the needs of a project using a range of agile frameworks, behaviours, concepts and techniques
  • Tailor and evaluate how PRINCE2 management products to meet the needs of a project using a range of agile frameworks, behaviours, concepts and techniques

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those with a good understanding of PRINCE2 at a Practitioner level and looking at interactions with agile methods, including: 

  • Project Managers 
  • Team managers and leads 
  • Project Team members 
  • Programme Managers 

PRINCE2 Agile is an extension unit for PRINCE Practitioners. 

Candidates must hold a current PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate to be eligible for the exam.

Prerequisites

Some prior experience is advantageous but not essential.

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