PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation & Practitioner 

Learn : Classroom : Duration: 5 Days

Who is intended for:
PRINCE2 Agile® Training Course is intended for those looking to learn about project management to gain the certification needed for a career or just improve on their understanding. 

PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation & Practitioner classroom, online or virtual classroom

This five day course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the PRINCE2 Agile® guidance. During the course we introduce the PRINCE2 methodology and concepts of common agile ways of working, discuss the purpose and context for blending PRINCE2 and the agile way of working, evaluate the focus areas to a project in an agile context, fix and flex the six aspects of a project in an agile context, and be able to apply or tailor the PRINCE2 for a project in an agile context.

All relevant course materials are provided, including the official publication ‘PRINCE2 Agile’.

The PRINCE2 Agile foundation and practitioner course uses a combination of theory, discussion and practical exercises to ensure delegates feel confident in the application of the concepts. Additional evening work will be required in the form of consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend approximately 2.5 hours on these activities.

The course will cover the following learning outcomes:

Understand common agile ways of working

  • 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, its 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 characterise agile
  • Define the PRINCE2 Agile view of 'agile'
  • Describe Kanban, the Kanban method and its six general practices, including the use of Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFDs)
  • Describe the core concepts of Lean startup
  • 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
Understand the purpose and context for blending PRINCE2 and the agile ways of working
  • Describe the complementary strengths of PRINCE2 and the agile ways of working
  • Define who can benefit from using PRINCE2 Agile and in what contexts/situation
  • 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
  • Be able to apply and evaluate the focus areas to a project in an agile context
Be able to tailor PRINCE2 for a project in an agile context
  • Describe in detail the 5 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 at the amount appropriate to each will vary depending on the project context
  • Explain how to adjust roles, including the use of specialist roles, and the options for team organization in a project
  • 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 the use of retrospectives and how to make them effective
  • Give guidance on behaviours, risks and the frequency of releases
  • 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
PRINCE2 Agile Examination - key information
Foundation
  • Objective testing
  • One-hour multiple-choice paper
  • 50 questions with a pass mark of 55%
  • Closed book exam
Practitioner
  • 2.5 hour exam
  • Open book (PRINCE2 Agile book only)
  • Objective Testing Exam
  • Taken on the afternoon of the fifth day
  • 50 questions totalling 50 marks (1 mark per question)
  • Pass mark is 60% (30 correct answers)

Throughout the PRINCE2 Agile course, delegates will be exposed to numerous examples of examination questions. We will undertake a number of exercises and 'question-and-answer' sessions that will help to consolidate the learning, thereby ensuring that delegates are more than adequately prepared for the final examination.

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

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

  • Understand the concepts of common agile ways of working
  • Understand the purpose and context for combing PRINCE2 and the agile way of working
  • Be able to apply and evaluate the focus areas to a project in an agile context
  • Be able to fix and flex the six aspects of a project in an agile context
  • Be able to apply or tailor the PRINCE2 themes, processes and management products for a project in an agile context
  • To prepare delegates for the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner exams

PRINCE2 Agile Examination - key information
Foundation
  • Objective testing
  • One-hour multiple-choice paper
  • 50 questions with a pass mark of 55%
  • Closed book exam
Practitioner
  • 2.5 hour exam
  • Open book (PRINCE2 Agile book only)
  • Objective Testing Exam
  • Taken on the afternoon of the fifth day
  • 50 questions totalling 50 marks (1 mark per question)
  • Pass mark is 60% (30 correct answers)

No formal prerequisites exist for this course but delegates would benefit from some experience of working in projects prior to attendance.

Pre-Course Reading
  • Delegates will be provided with a number of short activities to complete. 
Proof of identification

If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate's exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

Reasonable Adjustments Policy

The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper.  At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise Haris Solutions and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support.

Benefits for the individual:
  • Accelerate position in the job market and career progression within project and programme management by achieving the new PRINCE2 Agile qualification
  • An internationally-recognised qualification, which demonstrate your ability to apply best practice to managing any kind of project - no matter the size or scale
  • A broad understanding of all the key agile concepts and how these blends seamlessly into the PRINCE2 methodology
Benefits to the organisation:
  • Earlier return on investment and greater efficiency, improved communication by encouraging the use of common terminology across PRINCE2 and agile disciplines
  • Clear understanding of how agile can govern a project's delivery, whilst PRINCE2 governs projects as a whole
  • Proven processes of PRINCE2 with agile offering greater flexibility.

This PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation training course

Duration: 2 days

Costs: £699.99 (excluding VAT)

 

This course includes:

  • The official PRINCE2® Agile Manual
  • Pre-course material
  • Course material
  • Mock exam papers
  • Exam fees.

The following areas will be covered:

  • 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
  • Focus Areas

PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Course:

Duration: 3 days

Costs: £799.99 (excluding VAT)

 

This course includes:

  • The official PRINCE2® Agile Manual
  • Pre-course material
  • Course material
  • Mock exam papers
  • Exam fees.

Outline

Module 1: Understand the 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

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

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Duration: 5 days

Costs: £1399.00 (excluding VAT)

 

This course includes:

  • The official PRINCE2® Agile Manual
  • Pre-course material
  • Course material
  • Mock exam papers
  • Exam fees.

Outline

Module 1: Understand the 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

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

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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