Why PRINCE2 Agile?

PRINCE2 focuses on understanding what products are required to support business needs. PRINCE2 Agile, on the other hand, focuses on how to deliver these products on time through incremental development.

By applying an agile approach to PRINCE2 projects, you can get the best of both worlds – the structure and direction of PRINCE2, coupled with the flexibility and responsiveness of agile

PRINCE2 isn’t concerned with the organization or delivery methods. It simply helps clients interface with developers. Those working on a PRINCE2 project can use any approach they choose – including one of the many agile approaches (providing they comply with the interface defined by PRINCE2).

PRINCE2 Agile teams therefore, can use agile to gain all the benefits of iterative development, while the customer maintains the benefits of PRINCE2’s focus on business justification.

Who should attend PRINCE2 Agile training?

PRINCE2 Agile training is open to anyone and is recommended for anybody interested in project management on agile projects, including:

  • Project managers.
  • Aspiring project managers
  • Team leaders.
  • Directors.
  • Board members.

PRINCE2 Agile training is applicable to a wide range of sectors and industries. It is particularly well suited to volatile and innovative projects, where scope is more likely to change (i.e., software development).

Benefits to individuals

  • PRINCE2 Agile can be applied to any project and provides project managers with tools, techniques, and practices that can be adapted and tailored to any industry sector or project.
  • PRINCE2 Agile is developed with the help of both PRINCE2 and agile professionals. It can be used with any established, agile approach.
  • If you're already familiar with PRINCE2, PRINCE 2 Agile is an excellent way to start introducing agile techniques to your projects without sacrificing productivity.
  • While agile is great for helping deliver your product, PRINCE2 helps aid the management of the project itself. Ensuring your projects adhere to your business's overall strategic objectives is where the PRINCE2 framework shines.
  • PRINCE2 is one of the most widely used project management methodologies in the world. Whether your organization already uses PRINCE2 and are looking to incorporate agile into its projects, or you're looking for an agile certification that will help you in your job prospects, you're sure to benefit from PRINCE2's popularity.
  • The agile incremental delivery approach allows you to start benefiting from your product's value early in the project.
  • The governance afforded by PRINCE2 ensures projects are managed and directed with control.
  • PRINCE2 Agile provides you with a way to get the best out of both agile and PRINCE2 approaches.

Benefits to organizations

  • PRINCE2 Agile practitioners can apply the PRINCE2 framework to any industry or sector. PRINCE2 Agile refines the management process by helping outline crucial factors and points of focus. At the same time, PRINCE2 gives project managers the flexibility to adapt the framework as they see fit.
  • PRINCE2 is the most widely used project management framework in the world. If your business already uses either PRINCE2 or agile, upskilling your staff in PRINCE2 Agile can help you enjoy a more holistic project management style.
  • Agile helps businesses realize the benefits of their products early on in development, instead of its conclusion. This can be great for projects designed to empower rapid change management and those in competitive industries where development time comes at a cost.
  • Agile project managers may be excellent at managing projects at a delivery level, but PRINCE2 management also helps ensure project success at a strategic level.
  • PRINCE2 Practitioners share common terminology and methodology, making it easier for them to collaborate and communicate with project development teams.

Course dates

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner course features

Certificate: PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner (AXELOS).

Prerequisites: FAQs below.

Location: Online.

Format: Virtual classroom.

Duration: 2 days.

Exams: Included (taken online).

Manual:None.

Course code: P2AP

PRINCE2 Agile Foundation & Practitioner course features

Certificate: Certificate: PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner (AXELOS).

Prerequisites: None.

Location: Online.

Format: Virtual classroom.

Duration: 4 days.

Exams: Included (taken online).

Manual: Included.

Course code: P2AFP

PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner course details

Timings

  • Duration: 4 days.
  • Times: 09:00 to 17:00.

Exams

  • PRINCE2 Agile Foundation & Practitioner exam vouchers included. You must complete the exam within 12 months of purchasing this course.

Curriculum (2-day Practitioner)

[Note: for the 2-day Foundation curriculum, see PRINCE2 Agile Foundation course].

Introduction

  • What is Agile?

Fundamentals

  • Projects and BAU.
  • The PRINCE2 Agile journey.
  • The PRINCE2 Agile hexagon—what to ‘fix’ and ‘flex.’

General guidance

  • Project health check.
  • Transitioning.
  • Project management hints and tips.

PRINCE2 principles and agile behaviors

  • Continued business justification.
  • Learning from experience.
  • Defined roles and responsibilities.
  • Managing by stages.
  • Managing by exception.
  • Focus on products.
  • Tailoring PRINCE2 to suit the project environment.

PRINCE2 themes in an agile context

  • Business case.
  • Organisation.
  • Quality.
  • Plans.
  • Risk.
  • Change..
  • Progress.

Starting and initiating a project

  • Assessing value.
  • Cynefin.

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner course details

Timings

  • Duration: 2 days.
  • Times: 09:00 to 17:00.

Exams

  • PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam voucher included. You must complete the exam within 12 months of purchasing this course.

Curriculum (2-day Practitioner)

[Note: for the 2-day Foundation curriculum, see PRINCE2 Agile Foundation course].

Introduction

  • What is Agile?

Fundamentals

  • Projects and BAU.
  • The PRINCE2 Agile journey.
  • The PRINCE2 Agile hexagon—what to ‘fix’ and ‘flex.’

General guidance

  • Project health check.
  • Transitioning.
  • Project management hints and tips.

PRINCE2 principles and agile behaviors

  • Continued business justification.
  • Learning from experience.
  • Defined roles and responsibilities.
  • Managing by stages.
  • Managing by exception.
  • Focus on products.
  • Tailoring PRINCE2 to suit the project environment.

PRINCE2 themes in an agile context

  • Business case.
  • Organisation.
  • Quality.
  • Plans.
  • Risk.
  • Change..
  • Progress.

Starting and initiating a project

  • Assessing value.
  • Cynefin.

Managing product delivery

  • The Scrum framework.
  • Plans and progress.
  • Estimation, burn charts and information radiators.
  • Work packages.
  • Quality (including the definition of ‘done’).

Controlling a stage and managing stage boundaries

  • Releases and retrospectives.

Requirements and user stories

  • Prioritization (including MoSCow).
  • Change (including the feedback loop).

Organization in a PRINCE2 Agile project

  • Servant leadership.
  • The Agil-o-meter and risk.

Management products on a PRINCE2 Agile project

  • Baselines.
  • Records.
  • Reports.

Exam details

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam

Format: Multiple-choice.

Questions: 50.

Pass mark: 30/50 (60%)

Duration: 150 minutes.

Style: Open-book (PRINCE2 Agile Handbook).

Pre-requisites: see FAQs below.

PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam

Format: Multiple-choice.

Questions: 50.

Pass mark: 28/50 (55%)

Duration: 60 minutes.

Style: Closed-book.

Pre-requisites: None.

Learning outcomes

The 2-day PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner course will give you a good understanding of blending PRINCE2 with agile including:

  • Tailoring PRINCE2 to work effectively in an agile context.
  • Applying the principles, processes and themes of PRINCE2 on agile projects.
  • Configuring PRINCE2 appropriately to different agile situations.
  • Incorporating agile frameworks, behaviours, concepts and techniques to increase the chances of successful project delivery.

The 4-day PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner course includes the same learning outcomes as the 2-day PRINCE2 Agile Foundation course, and the 2-day Practitioner course.

Agile Project Management Handbook

AgilePM Foundation & Practitioner courses are based upon the AgilePM Agile Project Management Handbook v2.

The handbook describes a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves a balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good project management, and the fast-pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.

The handbook is based on the Agile Business Consortium’s Agile Project Framework (established for over 20 years).

The handbook brings together the many different elements found in a project but in an Agile context. These are:

  • Principles (the behaviours).
  • People (roles and responsibilities).
  • Process (the life cycle).
  • Products (what is produced and when).
  • Practices (timeboxing, modelling, iterative development, prioritization and facilitated workshops).

In short, it offers a structured and scalable corporate Agile framework based on proven practice.

What’s included?

2-day PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner course

  • Training and exam preparation from an approved PRINCE2 Agile trainer.
  • PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam.
  • PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certificate.
  • PRINCE2 Agile course workbook.
  • Sample Practitioner exams.

4-day PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner course

  • Training and exam preparation from an approved PRINCE2 Agile trainer.
  • PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner exams.
  • PRINCE2 Agile Foundation/Practitioner certificate.
  • PRINCE2 Agile – the official manual from AXELOS.
  • PRINCE2 Agile course workbook.
  • Sample PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner exams.

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Why choose us?

agileKRC are Agile experts with over 20 years of experience in Agile training and consulting, delivering agile courses accredited by the APMG.

Keith Richards, the founder of agileKRC was the Lead Author of Dynamic Systems Development Methodology (DSDM Atern) and PRINCE2 Agile®.

Keith has been at the forefront of the agile movement in the UK and has helped to bring agile project management to a wider audience.

What students say

About PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner courses

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    Our trainers

    Susan Tuttle

    Susan began her career in the fast-paced world of US finance, delivering major technology and telecoms programmes at Wells Fargo and Chase Manhattan Bank. After spending some time managing IT projects using both agile and traditional methods such as PRINCE2, Susan earned an MSc in Training and Development, before moving to London to pursue her dream of training and travelling.

    Students praise Susan for her expertise and friendly personality.

    Jumoke Ogunbekun

    Jumoke is an exceptional AgilePM and DevOps trainer who has managed large IT and telecoms projects/programmes around the world.

    A chartered telecoms engineer with over 10 years delivering telecoms projects, Jumoke gained experience working for Fujitsu, Atos, Centrica, O2, Vodafone and Save the Children.

    Jumoke is known for her positive and approachable training style, and you can certainly feel confident you are being trained by a professional with real experience in the field.

    Accreditation

    agileKRC is an Accredited Training Provider for PRINCE2 Agile by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.

    PeopleCert is a global leader in the assessment and certification of professional and language skills, partnering with multi-national organisations and government bodies to develop and deliver market leading exams worldwide.

    Virtual classrooms

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, all agile certification courses have been replaced with virtual classroom courses.

    Features of a virtual learning environment

    Agile virtual classroom courses are a great learning alternative if you want to get your agile certification with the help of an accredited instructor.

    What you need

    • Any home computer or mobile device.
    • Web browser software.
    • Audio device.
    • Internet connection.

    Our virtual classes use the latest educational technology. These are some of the tools which you will use in our virtual classroom:

    • Interactive whiteboards.
    • Video between you, your trainer and other students.
    • Recordings of the classes which you can playback later.
    • Online chat rooms where you can talk with other students and get feedback from your instructor.
    • Online exam simulators.
    • Online quizzes.
    • Online live exams.
    • Offline materials to support online teaching.

    Benefits of virtual classroom training

    Our virtual classes provide all the benefits of distance education combined with an interactive, social learning in an online training environment.

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