PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner course

PRINCE2 Agile
3 days

Course Overview

This course covers the new qualification from AXELOS which represents an extension to PRINCE2®. The course is equally divided between practical exercises and theory as it examines how to use PRINCE2 in an agile context. The course ends with an exam that allows you to achieve PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner status.

Course Objective

The PRINCE2 Agile 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.

Prerequisites

Delegates must hold a current PRINCE2 Foundation certificate.

Who is the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner course suitable for?

There is very little time spent on recapping PRINCE2 and therefore out of date knowledge or gaps in understanding of PRINCE2 will put the delegate at a disadvantage as PRINCE2 Agile builds on the candidates existing PRINCE2 knowledge.

Is this an accredited course?

Yes. PRINCE2 Agile is accredited by AXELOS.

What is the exam structure?

The PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam is a 2 1⁄2 hour, open book,objective testing style exam (OTE, which basically means complex multiple choice). The exam is taken during the afternoon of the third day and you are permitted to use your PRINCE2 Agile Manual during the exam. The exam is structured using 5 questions with a total of 50 marks. On passing this exam, participants will become certified as a PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner.

Is there any pre-course reading?

agileKRC recommends that approximately 5 hours of pre-course reading would be beneficial and will give a delegate a good level of understanding in order to complete the course in the best possible way.

What does my course cost cover?

Your course cost covers all course materials, which includes a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides, exercises and case study; your copy of the PRINCE2 Agile Manual; all applicable exam fees; your lunches and refreshments whilst on the course and your e-certificate upon successful completion of the course. We are also happy to provide you with an attendance certificate if required too. There are no further costs to pay.

When will I get my joining instructions and pre-course reading material?

Joining instructions and the PRINCE2 Agile Manual are sent out approximately 2 weeks before a training course starts. You can request these earlier, however you will need to have confirmed your booking.

Why should I choose agileKRC for my PRINCE2 Agile training?

We are the PRINCE2 Agile specialists. Keith Richards is the founder and director of agileKRC, a company that has specialized in bringing the benefits of Agile and Lean to organizations since the late 1990s. Keith is also the lead author and Chief Examiner for PRINCE2 Agile. In 2014 Keith was selected by AXELOS to be the lead author for PRINCE2 Agile, which involved an international collaboration of more than 40 people of varied experience from different backgrounds across the whole spectrum of project management and Agile.

Course Content

  • Introduction — what is PRINCE2 Agile? Fundamentals
    • Projects and BAU
    • What is agile?
    • The PRINCE2 Agile Journey
    • The PRINCE2 Agile Hexagon—what to fix and flex 
  • Starting Up a Project and Initiating a Project
    • Assessing value, Cynefin
  • Requirements and User Stories
    • Prioritisation (including MoSCoW) Change (including the feedback loop)
  • Organisation
  • Servant Leadership
  • Principles and behaviours
  • The Agilometer and Risk
  • 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 a Stage Boundary
    • Frequent releases and Retrospectives
  • Directing a Project
  • Closing a Project
  • The PRINCE2 Management Products
  • Rich communication (including Workshops)
  • Kanban and The Kanban Method
  • Lean Startup
  • General guidance (including Project Health Check, transitioning, Project Managements hints and tips)
  • PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Exam