PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner Overview

PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner Course Outline

Part 1: PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation

Module 1: Project Management Basics

  • Projects and Business as Usual (BAU)
  • Difference Between Project Work and BAU Work
  • What is Project Management?
  • Why do Projects Fail?
  • What Needs to be Controlled?
  • Project People
  • Methodology/Lifecycle
  • Projects Need
  • Delivery Methods
  • Waterfall/V/BDUF
  • An Overview of Agile
  • Agile Manifesto
  • "Waterfall" or "Iterative and Incremental"?
  • Agile Basics
  • Agile Frameworks
  • PRINCE2/Agile
  • Agile Methods and Where They Fit

Module 2: Understanding PRINCE2®

  • What is PRINCE2®?
  • The PRINCE2® Framework
  • Management Stages
  • PRINCE2 Principles
  • PRINCE2® Themes
  • PRINCE2® Processes
  • Directing a Project (DP)
  • Starting Up a Project (SU)
  • Initiating a Project (IP)
  • Managing a Stage Boundary (SB)
  • Controlling a Stage (CS)
  • Managing Product Delivery (MP)
  • Closing a Project (CP)
  • PRINCE2® Management Products
  • PRINCE2® Process and Key Products
  • PRINCE2® Organisational Structure
  • Three PRINCE2® Project Interests
  • Four Management Levels
  • PRINCE2® Organisation
  • Project Board
  • Project Board: Executive Role
  • Project Board: Senior User(s)
  • Project Board: Senior Supplier(s)
  • Project Manager and Team Manager
  • Project Assurance and Project Support
  • Change Authority

Module 3: Common Agile Methodologies

  • Agile Overview
  • Common Agile Terms
  • Scrum
  • 5 Scrum Events
  • Scrum Artefacts
  • Kanban Board
  • Lifecycle of Lean Start-up
  • Evening Assignment

Module 4: Blending PRINCE2® and Agile

  • PRINCE2® Journey with Agile
  • PRINCE2® Agile View
  • Agile Behaviours, Concepts, and Techniques
  • Prioritising
  • MoSCoW
  • Tracking Progress with Burn Charts
  • PRINCE2 Agile®: Blending PRINCE2® and Agile
  • What does PRINCE2® Agile Comprise of?
  • Eight Guidance Points

Module 5: What to Fix and What to Flex?

  • Performance Targets and Tolerance
  • Hexagon
  • Tolerance Guidance
  • Five Targets
  • Be on Time and Hit Deadlines
  • Protect the Level of Quality
  • Embrace Change
  • Keep Teams Stable
  • Accept That the Customer Doesn't Need Everything

Module 6: Agile Behaviours and the PRINCE2® Principles

  • Applying PRINCE2® Principles
  • PRINCE2® Agile Behaviours

Module 7: Agile and the PRINCE2® Themes

  • Tailoring the Business Case Theme
  • Tailoring the Organisation Theme
  • Three PRINCE2® Project Interests
  • Tailoring the Organisation Theme: Roles
  • Tailoring the Quality Theme
  • Tailoring the Plans Theme
  • Agile Estimating
  • Tailoring the Risk Theme
  • Tailoring the Change Theme
  • Tailoring the Progress Theme

Module 8: Agile and the PRINCE2® Processes

  • Agile and the PRINCE2® Processes
  • Relating Agile Processes to PRINCE2® Processes
  • Tailoring Starting Up a Project and Initiating a Project
  • Starting Up a Project and Initiating a Project Processes
  • Tailoring Controlling a Stage and Managing Product Delivery Processes
  • Controlling a Stage and Managing Product Delivery Processes
  • Tailoring Managing a Stage Boundary Process
  • Tailoring Closing a Project Process
  • Tailoring Directing a Project

Module 9: Focus Areas

  • Agilometer
  • Requirements
  • Rich Communication
  • Frequent Releases

Part 2: PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner

Module 10: Agile and Common Agile Methodologies

  • Project or BAU
  • Difference Between Project Work and BAU Work
  • Agile and Common Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Waterfall or Iterative and Incremental
  • Agile Basics
  • Beyond a Basic View
  • Agile Frameworks
  • Agile Behaviours, Concepts, and Techniques
  • Scrum
  • Scrum – What is It?
  • Scrum Theory and Scrum Team
  • Scrum Events and Scrum Artefacts
  • 6 General Practices of the Kanban Methods
  • Kanban – Further Guidance
  • Kanban Hints
  • Lean Start-Ups

Module 11: PRINCE2 Agile®

  • PRINCE2 Agile®: Blending PRINCE2® and Agile Together
  • What does PRINCE2 Agile® Comprise Of?
  • Guidance Points
  • PRINCE2® Journey with Agile
  • Recap of PRINCE2®
  • Hexagon (1)
  • Hexagon (2)
  • Tolerance guidance
  • 5 Targets
  • Be on Time and Hit Deadlines
  • Protect the Level of Quality
  • Embrace Change
  • Keep Teams Stable
  • Accept that the Customer Doesn't Need Everything
  • Appropriate Balance
  • MoSCoW Prioritisation

Module 12: Tailoring PRINCE2® Processes

  • Agile and the PRINCE2 Processes
  • Directing a Project
    • What to do?
    • How Might it Look?
    • Agile Contracts
  • Starting up a Project and Initiating a Project
    • SU and IP: What to Do?
    • Cynefin
    • Cynefin Framework
    • Cynefin Domain Focus
    • SU and IP: How Might it Look?
  • Controlling a Stage
    • What to Do?
    • How Might it Look?
    • Focus Area
    • Frequent Releases: Considerations
  • Managing Product Delivery
    • What You May Find?
    • What to Do?
    • How Might it Look?
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
    • What You May Find?
    • What to Do?
    • How Might it Look?
    • Retrospectives
  • Closing a Project
    • What You May Find?
    • What to Do?
    • How Might it Look?

Module 13: Tailoring the PRINCE2® Themes

  • Agile and the PRINCE2® Themes
  • Business Case
    • General View of Agile
    • Guidance
    • Defining Value
    • Requirements and User Stories
    • Requirements Prioritisation
    • MoSCoW and Ordering
    • Using Prioritisation
  • Organisation
    • General View of Agile
    • Guidance
    • Adjustments
    • linking to the Delivery Team
    • Delivery Team
    • Project Structures
    • Servant Leadership
    • Incorporating a Wider Customer View
    • Working Agreements
  • Change
    • General View of Agile
    • Guidance
    • Feedback Loop
  • Risk
  • Plans
    • General View
    • Guidance
    • Estimation
  • Progress
    • General View
    • Guidance
    • Burn Charts
    • Examples
    • Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs)
    • Information Radiators
  • Quality
    • General View of Agile
    • Guidance
    • How to Test?
    • Quality in Relation to Scope
    • PRINCE2® Management Products and Roles
    • Tailoring of the PRINCE2® Products
    • Work Packages

Module 14: Principles and Behaviours

  • Principles – Guidance
  • Behaviours
  • Agilometer
  • Rich Communication
  • Workshops

 

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Who should attend this PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner Course?

The PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner Course is designed for individuals who are involved in project management or aim to be involved in this field. The following individuals can benefit from attending this course:

  • Project Managers
  • Aspiring Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Consultants
  • Program Managers
  • PMO Staff
  • Executives and Senior Management
  • Business Analysts
  • Operational Managers
  • Professionals in the IT sector
  • Any individual involved in projects

Prerequisites of the PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner Course

It's important to note that while the Foundation level introduces you to the PRINCE2® concepts and provides you with a basic understanding, the Practitioner level dives deeper. It tests your ability to apply the PRINCE2® methodology in real-world scenarios. Here are the prerequisites for each:

  • PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation Course: There are no formal prerequisites are required. However, it's beneficial, though not mandatory, for participants to have some understanding of project management to better grasp the concepts.
  • PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Course: Before taking the Practitioner exam, candidates must have passed the Foundation exam. The Foundation Certification will serve as a prerequisite.

PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner Course Overview

PRINCE2 Agile® is a blend of the 'Agile technique' and PRINCE2 or Projects IN Controlled Environments. PRINCE2 Agile® 'works' by applying various Agile practices to PRINCE2®, which focuses on strategy and upper-tier decision making, while Agile focuses on responsiveness, autonomy and instant benefits realisation. PRINCE2 Agile® can help businesses because it fully accommodates the needs of modern project management. Implementing PRINCE2 Agile® within an organisation can provide various benefits, such as the enhanced value of delivery, reduced risk of faulty products via incremental and iterative delivery, and the emergence of disciplined flexibility.

This 4-day PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner Certification is widely popular among project management professionals as it combines the flexibility of agile methods with the framework of PRINCE2®. This certification training will allow delegates to gain the skills required to create management controls while working in an agile environment. Delegates will learn how to implement PRINCE2 Agile®'s methodologies to place project activities to do the right thing at the right time. This PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner certification course also include exams, and our highly experienced trainer who has years of experience in teaching PRINCE2 Agile® courses will help you pass the exam.

This training course will cover various essential concepts, such as:

  • Project management basics
  • Understanding PRINCE2®
  • Common agile methodologies
  • Blending PRINCE2® and agile
  • What to fix and what to flex?
  • Agile behaviours and the PRINCE2® principles
  • Tailoring the business case theme
  • Agile and the PRINCE2® processes

After attending this certification course, delegates will be able to tailor the PRINCE2® framework to work well with agile delivery methods. They will also be able to ensure effective communication both within the team and with external stakeholders.

The PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner certification course is fully accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS, a world-leading best practice provider.

PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation Training

The PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation section of the course lasts 2 days and aims to introduce delegates to the core components of PRINCE2 Agile®. This world-renowned project management certification will familiarise delegates with the basics of PRINCE2® and how to tailor the method to be used in an agile context. Delegates will also acquire an understanding of fundamental agile concepts and techniques, such as Scrum, Lean Startup, Kanban, and Cynefin.

The certification is intended as an additional route to PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner for those who do not previously hold PRINCE2® certification. Prior knowledge of PRINCE2® is not required, making it suitable for a wide audience who work on, deliver, or manage agile projects and project teams.

PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Training

The PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner section of the course lasts 2 days and aims to educate delegates on how PRINCE2 can be tailored to agile-specific scenarios. PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner has been developed as a single-tier certification to allow those who already have an existing project management knowledge to learn how Agile can be incorporated into their projects.

By combining the methods of PRINCE2® and Agile, the certification aims to provide individuals with a framework for their projects that is precise and controllable, whilst still being quick to adapt to sudden changes. By completion, delegates will be able to apply PRINCE2 Agile® to specific scenarios but may not be able to tailor it to their own projects, as this skill will be dependent on the individual’s expertise.

*The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam is taken online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability, online and from anywhere.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates.
  • Quicker Results.
  • Save Travel Costs.
  • Flexibility.
  • Convenient.
  • Sit your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready.

PRINCE2 Agile® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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What’s included in the PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner Course?

  • PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation Examination
  • PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Examination
  • World-class training from experienced PRINCE2 Agile® Instructors
  • PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation Certificate
  • PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation Exam Information

The PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation Exam is a multiple-choice exam that tests your knowledge of the PRINCE2 Agile® methodology. It is the first level of certification in the PRINCE2 Agile® suite, and it is designed to be accessible to anyone with a basic understanding of Project Management. The structure of the PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation Exam has been given below. 

  • Question Type: Objective Testing  
  • Total Questions: 50  
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks  
  • Pass Marks: 55% 
  • Duration: 1 Hour 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Exam Information

The PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Exam is the second level of certification in the PRINCE2 Agile® suite and is designed to test your knowledge of how to apply the PRINCE2 Agile® methodology to real-world projects. The following information sheds light on the structure of the PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Exam. 

  • Question Type: Objective Testing 
  • Total Questions: 50  
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks  
  • Pass Marks: 60%, or 30/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 150 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Yes, these PRINCE2 Agile® certifications are accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.
No prior knowledge of PRINCE2® is required to take this certification. There are also no formal prerequisites, so anyone interested in the topic can attend this course.
This training course is intended for anyone who delivers, manages, or works within agile projects and project teams, thus Project Managers, Project Support, Delivery Team Support, and those within PMO roles may wish to attend this training. PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation and Practitioner is also aimed at professionals working in an agile environment, who desire more structure and governance in their delivery. Therefore, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Product Owner, Product Managers, and Delivery Team Members may also benefit from this training.
PRINCE2 Agile® is the world's most complete agile project management solution, combining the flexibility and responsibility of agile with the governance of PRINCE2®.
PRINCE2 Agile® works by applying various Agile practices to PRINCE2®, and PRINCE2® has a focus on strategy and upper-tier decision making, while Agile focuses on responsiveness, autonomy and instant benefits realisation.
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Our PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner training course requires you to complete work at home. This will be set by your PRINCE2 Agile training instructor at the end of each day.
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