PRINCE2® Agile Combined (Foundation & Practitioner)
PRINCE2 has long been the de facto way of running projects within the UK. However, in recent years Agile methodologies have gained huge popularity 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.
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If you are a PRINCE2 organisation, but need to work with teams who use Agile, you’ll need to understand both how Agile differs from PRINCE2, and how PRINCE2 suggests you can accommodate those differences.
Anybody who works for an organisation that uses PRINCE2, and who wants to learn what the makers of PRINCE2 say about combining Agile with PRINCE2.
- 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 Foundation and Practitioner exam
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.
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.
An overview of Agile
Projects and BAU
Blending PRINCE2 and agile together
The Hexagon (incl. MoSCoW prioritisation)
Starting Up a Project, Initiating a Project (including the Business Case, value assessment and Cynefin approach)
Requirements and User Stories
Principles and behaviours
The Agilometer and the Risk Theme
Managing Product Delivery (incl. Scrum, Plans and Progress, estimation, burn charts, Information Radiators and Work Packages)
Quality (Incl. Definition of Done)
Controlling a Stage and Managing a Stage Boundary (Incl. Frequent Releases and Retrospectives)
Directing a Project.
Closing a Project
Communication (Incl. Facilitated Workshops)
There are no pre-requisites for this course
Delegates are strongly advised to read some of the course manual before attending the course. Full details will be supplied to each delegate after booking.
This is an intensive course in which you will attempt to learn all of PRINCE2, most of Scrum, Kanban and Lean Startup, plus loads of guidance about how they can all be combined. If you are new to these methodologies, be aware that this is a lot of information. Please note that you will be expected to complete approximately 2 hours of homework each evening during the course.
The Foundation exam is 1 hour, closed book. Delegates sit the exam at the end of day 3, and will need to score 55% or more to pass.
The Practitioner exam is 2 ½ hours, open book (PRINCE2 Agile book only). Delegates sit the exam at the end of day 5, and will need to achieve a mark of 60% or more to pass.