PRINCE2 Agile Introduced in 2015 by Axelos, As a comprehensive, business-ready solution, PPRINCE2 Agile blends the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the defined governance of PRINCE2®.. PRINCE2 Agile is all about using PRINCE2 and Agile together. 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 effectively, allowing you to benefit from the best of both worlds..
PRINCE2 Agile certification has two levels scheme – Foundation and Practitioner.
PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation Course Outline
A Project or Business as Usual?
An Overview of PRINCE2®
An Introduction to Agile
Blending PRINCE2® and Agile
What to Fix and What to Flex
Agile Behaviours and the PRINCE2® Principles
Agile and the PRINCE2® Themes
Agile and the PRINCE2® Processes
PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Course Outline
Module 1: Understand basic concepts of common Agile methods
Explain the differences between projects and BAU (Business as usual)
Describe agile and its common approaches, how and why Agile approaches have developed and where they are used
Describe the history of Agile, it’s contrast to the waterfall way of working and how the Agile Manifesto fits in
Describe the different levels of Agile maturity and well-known Agile frameworks
Describe behaviours, concepts and techniques that characterize Agile
Define the PRINCE2 Agile® view of ‘Agile’
Describe Kanban, the Kanban method and its six general practices, including the use of Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs)
Describe the core concepts of Lean Start-up
Describe the use of workshops
Describe how to transition to Agile
Define Scrum theory and explain the nature of the Scrum team, Scrum events, Scrum artefacts and Sprints
Module 2: Understand purpose and context for combining PRINCE2® and Agile
Describe the complementary strengths of PRINCE2® and the Agile way of working
Define who can benefit from using PRINCE2 Agile® and in what contexts/situations
Define the make-up of PRINCE2 Agile® (frameworks, behaviours, concepts, techniques, focus areas)
Explain the eight ‘guidance points’
Explain how PRINCE2® controls and governance can enable Agile to be used in many environments
Describe what a typical PRINCE2® ‘project journey’ looks like in an Agile context
Module 3: Apply and evaluate focus areas to a project in an Agile context
Explain the purpose and use of the Agilometer throughout a project
Describe the six sliders used on the Agilometer, explain their significance and how to improve them
Describe in detail requirements terminology, decomposition and prioritization, including MoSCoW and Ordering
Explain how requirements prioritization is used
Explain the rich communication focus area, its importance and its key techniques
Explain how to manage frequent releases and the benefits of ‘failing fast’
Module 4: Fix and flex six aspects of project in an Agile context
Describe how to use the ‘hexagon’ in relation to the six aspects of project performance
Explain the use of tolerances in terms of what to ‘fix’ and what to ‘flex’ in relation to the six aspects of project performance
Describe in detail each of the five targets that underpin the use of the hexagon
Explain why the ‘fix and flex’ approach is good for the customer
Module 5: Apply or tailor PRINCE2® principles, themes, processes, and management products to a project in an Agile context
Describe in detail the five PRINCE2 Agile® behaviours (Transparency, Collaboration, Rich Communication, Self-Organization, Exploration)
Explain that Agile needs to be incorporated in all seven PRINCE2® processes and all seven themes but that the amount appropriate to each will vary depending on the project context
Describe the two common Organization roles of Scrum master and Product owner
Explain how to adjust roles, including the use of specialist roles, and the options for team organization in a project
Define the make-up of a typical delivery team
Describe servant leadership, its use and importance
Describe how to define Working Agreements
Describe quality setting techniques including ‘definition of done’ and the use of acceptance criteria
Describe quality testing, quality checking and management techniques
Describe approaches to planning and typical planning techniques
Describe approaches to risk and how Agile concepts mitigate many typical risks
Describe how blending PRINCE2® with Agile approaches controls, responds to, and minimizes the impact of change, including risk management and configuration management
Describe how empowered self-organizing teams handle change dynamically within set tolerances
Describe common feedback loops and their importance
Describe progress monitoring techniques including use of ‘work in progress’ boards, burn charts, information radiators
Describe in detail Agile techniques that may apply to each PRINCE2® process including Cynefin
Describe how to flex the ‘Direct a Project’ stage and the benefits of collaborative working
Describe how to ‘manage by exception’ with emphasis on empowerment, quantity of deliverables, rich information flows and value of deliverables
Explain why PRINCE2® ‘stages’ may not be required, including the use of timeboxes and Scrum of scrums
Describe typical output mechanisms when ‘Controlling a Stage’ and ‘Managing a Stage Boundary’
Describe the use of retrospectives and how to make them effective
Describe approaches to managing product delivery including Scrum and Kanban
Explain how to define Work Packages, Product Descriptions, quality criteria and tolerances
Give guidance on behaviours, risk and the frequency of releases
Explain how to manage stage boundaries and the similarities between a stage and a release
Explain how to assess quantity, quality and benefits of stage deliverables
Explain how to effectively close a project, including evaluation of the use of Agile
Describe how to tailor PRINCE2® products, including Work Packages, Highlight Reports and Checkpoint Reports
Describe in detail Agile techniques that may apply to each PRINCE2® theme including requirements, defining value and user stories
Describe guidance on the use of contracts
Describe PRINCE2 Agile® delivery roles
Explain how to use the Health Check
Describe the fundamental values and principles of Agile
Outline tips for the PRINCE2 Agile® project manager
Improved position in the job market and career progression within project and programme management by being at the forefront of Practitioners achieving the new PRINCE2 Agile qualification
An internationally-recognised qualification, which will demonstrate your ability to apply best practice approaches to managing any and every kind of project – no matter the size or scale
A broad understanding of all of the key agile concepts and how these blend seamlessly into the PRINCE2 methodology
Earlier return on investment and ‘flow-based’ working for greater efficiency
Improved communication by encouraging the use of common terminology across PRINCE2 and agile disciplines
Clear definition of how agile can govern a project’s delivery, whilst PRINCE2 governs projects as a whole
This certification is aimed at current and aspiring project managers or professionals who manage projects. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.
Prince2 Agile Foundation Exam Format
One-hour multiple-choice paper
50 questions with a pass mark of 55%
Closed book exam.
Prince2 Agile Practitioner Exam Format
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. Candidates may use the official printed hard copy of the PRINCE2 Agile® Guidance. The manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed
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