PRINCE2® Agile Foundation & Practitioner Certification

Course 1350

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Language: English
  • Level: Advanced

In this PRINCE2 Agile training course, you will gain the knowledge required to prepare for and successfully pass the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner certification exams. In addition, this training will equip you with the skills and processes to deliver projects that meet your customers’ needs in today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing business environments.

You will also learn to combine the flexibility and responsiveness of Agile with the effective governance and control of PRINCE2.

PRINCE2 Agile Training

  • In-Person

  • Online

PRINCE2 Agile Training

In this PRINCE2 Agile Foundation & Practitioner Certification training, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare for the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner exams.
  • Configure and tune PRINCE2 to work effectively with agile delivery.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of agile working practices.
  • Utilise Scrum, Kanban and Lean Startup for product delivery within a PRINCE2 project.
  • Blend the governance of PRINCE2 with the dynamic delivery of agile frameworks.
  • PeopleCert Accredited Courseware and Instructors.

PRINCE2 Agile Foundation & Practitioner Certification Information

Prior to the course, we recommend 20-30 hours of study of the following materials. Pre-course materials will be emailed approximately ten days prior to the course: 

  • PRINCE2® Agile manual 
  • Study guide to help structure your reading of the manual 

The course is made of two distinct parts: 

  • Part 1 Is completed in the first two days and focuses on covering all the elements of PRINCE2 Agile that is explicitly identified in the Foundation Exam syllabus.  
  • Part 2 is completed in the final 3 days and reviews the full manual in the depth and detail required to prepare for the Practitioner Exam.  

Evening study will be required on the first 4 nights of the course. 

In this module, you will learn:

  • Explaining the rationale of PRINCE2 Agile
  • PRINCE2 Agile is for projects only

In this module, you will learn:

  • Introduction Agile concepts
  • Agile basics

In this module, you will learn:

  • Who is PRINCE2 Agile for?
  • Which communities will benefit from PRINCE2 Agile
  • When and where can I apply PRINCE2 Agile?
  • What does PRINCE2 Agile consist of?

In this module, you will learn:

  • Pre-project and the initiation stage
  • Subsequent delivery stages
  • Final delivery stage

In this module, you will learn:

  • Agile and the PRINCE2 principles
  • Agile and the PRINCE2 themes
    • Focus on purpose and key elements
  • Agile and the PRINCE2 processes
    • Focus on purpose
  • The concept of flexing what is delivered

In this module, you will learn:

  • The Lean Startup method
  • The Scrum framework
  • Focus areas for PRINCE2 Agile

In this module, you will learn:

  • Purpose and how to assess suitability

In this module, you will learn:

  • Requirements definition
  • Requirements prioritisation

In this module, you will learn:

  • Forms of communication
  • The PRINCE2 Agile approach to communication

In this module, you will learn:

  • Purpose and benefits

In this module, you will learn:

  • Primary considerations when structuring an agile contract

In this module, you will learn:

Getting started with PRINCE2 Agile

  • Applying the PRINCE2 principles
  • Introducing Agile behaviours

Applying the 7 PRINCE2 themes

  • Establishing which themes are most prominent
  • Developing the Business Case theme
  • Extending the Organisation 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 timeboxes
  • 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
  • Utilising Scrum and Kanban to help with product delivery
  • Enhancing learning and managing uncertainty using the Lean Startup method
  • Applying Lean Startup to PRINCE2

In this module, you will learn:

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 prioritising 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

  • Realising 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 on outcomes
  • Driving the right behaviours
  • Structuring a contract to align with agile working
  • The contract as a safety net

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PRINCE2 Agile Training FAQs

Yes! Project management, at its best, is a facilitator and enabler of your chosen delivery approach. It should not limit or disable your solution. PRINCE2 Agile is about tailoring PRINCE2 to enable agile working to succeed in a project environment. It does not limit agile, nor does it suggest that your agile solution needs to change. PRINCE2 Agile adds the benefits of excellent governance without losing the benefits of outstanding delivery.

No! PRINCE2 has a long and very successful history of enabling waterfall-based solutions and approaches. However, it is not itself a waterfall, nor is it limited in any way to waterfall working. PRINCE2 can support any delivery approach. PRINCE2 Agile describes it as doing that for agile working.

The most successful agile frameworks describe small delivery teams working collaboratively and delivering little and often. They are discovery-based and adaptive. They favour customers represented by a single individual (product owner) and business value being the driver for work selected and delivered. On a small scale, they are all you need to succeed.

However, as the scale grows — multiple customers, multiple teams, more effective products and broader goals and objectives — they do not offer any way of managing these challenges. This is the environment that PRINCE2 was built for. A way of working that decides what projects to do, sets up the environment for success, regularly checks that a business justification for the work exists and continues, escalates significant issues, reports progress to senior management and coordinates multiple teams working.

Bring both together with a strong emphasis on “protecting the delivery approach from anything that will make it less effective or efficient.” So you can have the best of both worlds — Demonstrable governance and effective delivery.

You will be provided with an exam voucher for the exam and a link to register and schedule your online exam session with the PeopleCert web proctoring service. You will take your exam after you have completed your training course.

Learning Tree will set up the Take2 option for all attendees for publicly scheduled course events when we order your exam voucher. If you aren’t successful on your first exam, you will be notified by PeopleCert that you are eligible to register for the exam retake. Unfortunately, those who attended a course event before April 1 and attendees of private or closed training events are not eligible for this benefit unless this has been pre-agreed.

Though exam vouchers can cost hundreds, there is no additional cost to you to sign up for the Take2 re-sit programme. Take2 is an additional complimentary benefit offered to you by Learning Tree.

Yes, you must re-sit the exam within six months of your initial exam.