PRINCE2 Agile®

All the responsiveness and flexibility of Agile combined with the structure and control of PRINCE2
Overview

PRINCE2 has long been the de facto way of running projects within the UK.  However, in recent years Agile methodologies are gaining more traction due to their flexibility and responsiveness. This course will show you how you can get the best of both worlds; introducing the basic concepts of using Agile, whilst demonstrating how you can introduce them within the increased structure of a PRINCE2 environment.

Course Code
PRI23AGI
Duration
3 Days
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Private Only
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

To enable PRINCE2 Practitioners using PRINCE2, to use Agile concepts within their current project management environment and wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of Agile.

Who is this course for

Anybody who wishes to combine the responsiveness of Agile with the clearly-defined framework of PRINCE2.

You will learn how to
  • Appreciate the basic concepts of Agile ways of working
  • Understand the purpose and context for combining PRINCE2 and Agile
  • Fix and flex the six aspects of a project in an Agile context
  • Apply or tailor the PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes and management products to a project in an agile context
  • Prepare for the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam
Benefits for your organisation

The environment in which we operate is ever-changing and with technology moving at light speed, it’s often not possible to plan projects years or even months in advance. Using PRINCE2 Agile, you can keep the structure and familiarity that PRINCE2 brings, whilst benefitting from the responsiveness that working in an Agile way brings. PRINCE2 Agile is about being able to react easily to changes within the market, scope your current project and release value to the organisation throughout rather than at key sets points.

Benefits for you as an individual

PRINCE2 is still by far the biggest and most popular way of running projects.  However Agile is growing ever stronger, so rather than picking one or the other, opt for PRINCE2 Agile and have the best of both worlds available to you and your projects.

Understand the basic concepts of Agile

Explain the differences between projects and BAU
The common Agile approaches
History of Agile
Different levels of Agile maturity
Describe behaviours, concepts and techniques that characterise Agile
Describe how to transition to Agile

Well-known Agile frameworks

Define the PRINCE2 Agile view of 'Agile'
Intorduction to Kanban
The core concepts of Lean start-up
Introduction to Scrum

Combining PRINCE2 and Agile

Purpose and context
Complementary strengths of PRINCE2 and Agile
Benefits of PRINCE2 Agile contexts/situation
Define the make-up of PRINCE2 Agile
Explain the eight 'guidance points'

The purpose and use of the Agilometer

The six sliders
Requirements terminology, decomposition and prioritization, including MoSCoW and ordering
The rich communication focus area
How to manage frequent releases
The benefits of 'failing fast'

Fix and flex the six aspects of a project

How to use the 'hexagon' in relation to the six aspects of project performance
Tolerances, what to 'fix' and what to 'flex'
The five targets that underpin the use of the hexagon
Explain why the 'fix and flex' approach is good for the customer

Agile techniques that apply to each PRINCE2 theme

Requirements
Defining value
User stories

Tailor the PRINCE2 principles in an Agile context

The 5 PRINCE2 Agile behaviours (Transparency, Collaboration, Rich Communication, Self-Organization, Exploration)
Definition of done
Quality testing, quality checking and management techniques
Risk and how Agile concepts mitigate many typical risks
Agile techniques that may apply to each
Typical output mechanisms when 'Controlling a Stage' and 'Managing a Stage Boundary'
Approaches to 'Managing Product Delivery'
Describe PRINCE2 Agile delivery roles
Explain how to use the health check
Describe the fundamental values and principles of Agile

Teams and Roles

Two common organisational roles (Scrum Master and Product Owner)
Roles, adjusting, specilaist roles
Make-up of a typical delivery team
Servant leadership
Working agreements
Self-organising teams
Feedback loops and their importance
How to 'manage by exception'
Tips for the PRINCE2 Agile project managers

Monitoring techniques

Work in Progress boards
Burn charts
Information radiators
Timeboxes
Scrum of scrums
Retrospectives

 

 

Prerequisites

In order to sit PRINCE2 Agile, you must hold at least one of the below qualifications:

PRINCE2® Foundation (or Higher)

Project Management Professional® (PMP)

Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM)

IPMA Level A, B, C and D® (Certified Projects Director)

 

 

Pre-course work required

There is no compulsory pre-course reading, although some material will be available to delegates on Quanta Learn.  Please note that this course will not be recapping PRINCE2, rather focussing on the Agile concepts, therefore, some delegates may benefit from refreshing their PRINCE2 knowledge.

Pre-course reading and post-course support on Quanta Learn, our e-learn platform.

This is an intensive course which will guide you through the entire methodology. Please note that you will be expected to complete approximately 2 hours of homework each evening during the course.

More about the exam

The exam is an open book (PRINCE2 Agile book only) objective testing exam, sat at the end of day 3, with a pass mark of 60%.

Quanta will issue your exam results to you via email.

Exam Fee
£203.00

About the Lead Trainer

No training is dull with Tim. He oozes a real pleasure in teaching people stuff they don’t know. Tim loves developing new courses and sharing his knowledge at many on-site customer locations. In addition to training, Tim is an experienced consultant, advising on company computing requirements.  Did we mention that he also likes to read computing books and blogs in his spare time?