PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner

Course Overview

This course covers the new qualification from AXELOS which represents an extension to PRINCE2®. The course is 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, behaviors, concepts and techniques in the best way possible to increase the chances of successful project delivery.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for PRINCE2 practitioners who would like to adopt Agile working practices, as well as those with an interest in a complete project management solution, where governance and control are combined with flexible delivery. Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner certification is a prerequisite to taking the PRINCE2 Agile exam, which is required to gain PRINCE2 Agile certification.


Delegates must hold a current PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate.

What is the exam structure?

The PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam is a 2.5 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.

Course Content

  • What is PRINCE2 Agile?
    • Establishing the rationale of PRINCE2 Agile
    • Identifying who can use it

Reviewing the Fundamental Concepts

  • Introducing PRINCE2 Agile
    • Comparing projects to business as usual
    • Positioning PRINCE2 Agile for projects only
  • Characterizing the meaning of Agile
    • Establishing the basics
    • Summarizing the most well-known agile frameworks
    • Introducing behaviors, concepts and techniques
  • Blending PRINCE2 and Agile
    • Supporting the PRINCE2 community
    • Identifying the benefits of PRINCE2 Agile
    • Establishing when and where to apply PRINCE2 Agile
  • Applying Agile to the PRINCE2 journey
    • Reviewing the constituent parts of PRINCE2
    • Clarifying the tailoring appropriate to agile working
    • Visualizing the pre-project and the initiation stage
    • Enhancing the delivery stages
    • Simplifying the final delivery stage
  • Flexing and fixing
    • Focusing on flexing what is to be delivered
    • Fixing time and cost
    • Defining the five targets; the reasons that underpin the thinking

PRINCE2 Agile Guidance, Tailoring and Techniques

  • Getting started with PRINCE2 Agile
    • Applying the PRINCE2 principles
    • Introducing Agile behaviors
  • Applying the 7 PRINCE2 themes
    • Establishing which themes are most prominent
    • Developing the Business Case theme
    • Extending the Organization theme
    • Clarifying the application of the Quality theme
    • Combining Agile concepts into the Plans and Progress themes
    • Maintaining the Risk and Change themes
  • Tailoring the 7 PRINCE2 processes
    • Incorporating Sprints and flow-based time boxes
    • Maintaining clear project justification and addressing emergent thinking
    • Tailoring Controlling a Stage to an Agile environment
    • Managing the interface between Project Management and Product Delivery
    • Ensuring that Agile concepts guide the delivery
    • Confirming viability of the project with stage boundaries
    • Closing the project appropriately
  • Integrating Agile concepts and techniques into PRINCE2
    • Assessing project complexity with the Cynefin framework
    • Utilizing Scrum and Kanban to help with product delivery
    • Enhancing learning and managing uncertainty using the Lean Startup method
    • Applying Lean Startup to PRINCE2

Defining Areas of Focus for PRINCE2 Agile

  • Assessing Agile suitability with the Agilometer
    • Pinpointing 6 key areas of agile suitability
    • Determining the agile environment of a project
    • Tailoring PRINCE2 based upon feedback on the 6 key areas
  • Defining requirements and user stories
    • Developing requirements so they are conducive to agile working
    • Reviewing approaches for prioritizing requirements
    • Defining product descriptions with the right level of detail
  • Communicating effectively
    • Developing rich communication
    • Shifting the emphasis to enable agile working
  • Releasing early and frequently
    • Realizing the benefits of frequent releases
    • Planning the project on features and requirements
    • Employing product-based planning
  • Creating contracts when using Agile
    • Collaborating to create a contract based upon outcomes
    • Driving the right behaviors
    • Structuring a contract to align with agile working
    • The contract as a safety net

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