PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner (with the lead author)

PRINCE2 Agile
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Course Overview

This PRINCE2 Agile® training course is led by Keith Richards, PRINCE2 Agile® Lead Author and Chief Examiner for AXELOS. It covers the new qualification from AXELOS which represents an extension to PRINCE2®. PRINCE2 Agile was created by bringing together two different ways of working that combined the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2. 

PRINCE2 Agile addresses the needs of project managers working in Agile environments, as well as the needs of Agile teams looking for more governance and control when their work becomes larger and more complex. Such as it does, when working on projects.

Using both practical exercises and theory, this course is designed to teach delegates how to use PRINCE2 in an agile context.  The course ends with an exam that allows you to achieve PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner status.

Course Objectives

During this course, you will learn how to tailor PRINCE2 to work in the best way possible in an agile context. This course explores how to combine the principles, processes and themes of PRINCE2 with many of the common ways of working when using agile.  It examines how to configure PRINCE2 for 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.

If you have passed any PRINCE2 exam, this course will build on your existing knowledge and make your PRINCE2 much more versatile and relevant.

Who will benefit from this PRINCE2 Agile training course?

This course is beneficial for those with any experience of PRINCE2 who want to learn more about how and why they should adopt agile approaches.

As there is minimal time spent on recapping PRINCE2, we recommend that you should (re-) familiarise yourself with the basics of PRINCE2 before attending this course. This course builds on the candidates existing PRINCE2 knowledge, and therefore out of date knowledge or gaps understanding will put you at a slight disadvantage. 

Pre-requisites

To take the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam, you must hold one of the following:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • IPMA Levels A, B, C, or D (Certified Projects Director)

Duration and Location:

3-day non-residential, London courses are held at Grosvenor Place, London SW1 (near Hyde Park Corner tube and 10 minutes from Victoria Station)

Exams:

Practitioner exam on the afternoon of day 3.

Why choose agileKRC?

We are the PRINCE2 Agile specialists. Keith Richards is the founder and director of agileKRC, a company that has specialised in bringing the benefits of Agile and Lean to organisations since the late 1990's. 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 with a variety of experience from different backgrounds across the whole spectrum of project management and Agile. Keith is also the Chief Examiner for PRINCE2 Agile for AXELOS.

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

 

Is this an accredited course?

Yes. This PRINCE2 Agile course is accredited by AXELOS. On completion of this course, participants will become certified in PRINCE2 Agile.

What is the exam structure?

You will sit the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam paper on the third day, which is a 2½ hour, open book, objective testing style exam (OTE, which basically means complex multiple choice). You are permitted to use your PRINCE2 Agile Manual during the exam. The exam is predominantly scenario based using 50 questions with a total of 50 marks. 

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?

  • All course materials, including a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides, exercises, and case study
  • A copy of the PRINCE2 Agile manual
  • All applicable exam fees
  • Lunch and refreshments during your course
  • An e-certificate upon successful completion of the course
  • An attendance certificate if required

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

You will receive your joining instructions and the PRINCE2 Agile manual approximately 2 weeks before your training course starts. You can request these earlier, however you will need to have confirmed your booking.

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