PRINCE2 Agile

Overview

PRINCE2 Agile combines the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2. PRINCE2 Agile has been created for those organizations and individuals who use PRINCE2 but recognise the benefits of applying agile methods. It provides guidance on how to practically apply both PRINCE2 and agile, reducing conflict and implementing both effectively, allowing you to benefit from the best of both worlds. 

The course explains to delegates how to tailor PRINCE2 to work in the best way possible in an agile context.  It looks at how to blend and weave the principles, processes and themes of PRINCE2 with many of the common ways of working in an agile way. It examines how to configure PRINCE2 when in different situations and how to incorporate the agile frameworks, behaviours, concepts and techniques in the best way possible to increase the chances of successful project delivery.

PRINCE2 Agile builds on the candidates existing PRINCE2 knowledge. There is very little time spent on recapping PRINCE2 and therefore out of date knowledge or gaps in understanding of PRINCE2 will put the delegate at a disadvantage. You can only take the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam if you have a PRINCE2 Foundation certification.

Benefits

By the end of the PRINCE2 Agile course you should:

Benefits

Understand the basic 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 (Time, Costs, Quality, Risks, Scope and Benefits) of a project in an agile context

Be able to tailor the PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes and management products to a project in an agile context

Be fully prepared to sit the PRINCE2 Agile examination

Target groups and pre-requisite

  • Project- and Team Managers with a valid PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate.
  • Familiarity with agile methods is helpful but no pre-requisite.

Course content

The following topics will be covered during the 3 days of training:

Topics

Fundamental Concepts of PRINCE2 Agile

Introduction to the most known agile methods, such as SCRUM and Kanban

Blending PRINCE2 and Agile

Flexing and fixing

Applying the 7 PRINCE2 themes

Tailoring the 7 PRINCE2 processes

Integrating Agile concepts and techniques into PRINCE2

Assessing Agile suitability with the Agilometer

Defining requirements and user stories

Communicating effectively

Releasing early and frequently

Creating contracts when using Agile

The exam will take place approximately one week after the course and will take 2.5 hours.

Exam format

  • Objective testing
  • 50 questions each worth one mark
  • 30 marks or more required to pass out of 50 questions - 60% pass mark
  • Two-and-a-half hours’ (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 Agile guide only).

Number of participants

The number of participants is limited to 12.

Costs (excl. VAT)

CHF 2‘275.- (public courses in Switzerland).

Included in the price

Training binder, Sample exams, The official PRINCE2 Agile Manual, PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam