Combine the Flexibility and Responsiveness of Agile with PRINCE2®

PRINCE2 Agile® is an extension module tailored for forward-thinking organisations and individuals already benefiting from PRINCE2®. It provides guidance on how to apply Agile methods to the world’s most recognised project management method.

The strength of PRINCE2® lies in the areas of project direction and project management whereas Agile has a very strong focus on product delivery. When PRINCE2® and Agile are combined, project direction, project management and project delivery are optimised to create a complete project management solution.

The PRINCE2 Agile® framework covers a wide range of agile concepts, including SCRUM, Kanban and Lean Startup. It provides guidance on tailoring PRINCE2® in an agile context and includes:

  • How to tailor the integrated set of PRINCE2® principles, themes, and processes;
  • How to produce the PRINCE2® management products;
  • How to map the common agile roles to the PRINCE2® project management team structure;
  • How to incorporate the fundamental Agile behaviors, concepts and techniques into PRINCE2®.

What is the PRINCE2 Agile® certification?

PEOPLECERT PRINCE2 Agile ATO LogoThe PRINCE2 Agile® is a part of the AXELOS Global Best Practice portfolio. The PRINCE2 Agile® certification is designed exclusively for existing PRINCE2® Practitioners seeking to apply Agile approaches to the world’s most recognised project management method.

Target Audience

The PRINCE2 Agile® certification is designed for candidates:

  • who are Project Managers;
  • who wish to improve their knowledge in PRINCE2® in an Agile environment;
  • who wish to earn continuing professional development (CPD) points towards a professional membership, maintaining your PRINCE2® qualification other than through re-sitting the exam.

Course Outline

Area 1: Common Agile Ways of Working

  • Difference between Projects and Business as Usual (BAU)
  • Agile and Common Approaches
  • History of Agile and Agile Manifesto
  • Levels of Agile Maturity and well-known Agile Frameworks
  • Agile Behaviors, Concepts and Techniques
  • PRINCE2® Agile View of ‘Agile’
  • Kanban, Kanban method and 6 General Practices
  • Core Concepts of Lean Start-up
  • Workshops
  • Transitioning to Agile
  • Scrum Theory, Scrum Team, Scrum Events, Scrum Artefacts and Sprints

Area 2: Combining PRINCE2® and Agile Way of Working

  • Complementary Strengths of PRINCE2® and Agile Way of Working
  • Who can benefit from using PRINCE2 Agile®
  • Make-up of the PRINCE2 Agile® (Frameworks, Behaviors, Concepts, Techniques, Focus Areas)
  • 8 ‘Guidance Points’
  • PRINCE2® Control and Governance
  • PRINCE2® ‘Project Journey’ in an Agile way

Area 3: Focus Areas to a Project in an Agile Context

  • Agilometer and 6 Sliders
  • MoSCoW
  • Ordering
  • Decomposition
  • Requirements Prioritization
  • Rich Communication Focus Area and Techniques
  • Importance of Frequent Release
  • Benefits of ‘Failing Fast’

Area 4: Fix and Flex

  • Use of Hexagon in relation to 6 Aspects of Project Performance
  • Use of Tolerances in terms of Fix and Flex
  • 5 Targets that underpin the Use of Hexagon
  • Benefits of ‘Fix and Flex’

Area 5: Tailoring PRINCE2® in an Agile Context

  • 5 PRINCE2 Agile® Behaviors (Transparency, Collaboration, Rich Communication, Self-Organisation, and Exploration)
  • Incorporating Agile in 7 PRINCE2® Themes
  • Scrum Master and Product Owner
  • Roles and Options for Team Organisations
  • Make-up of a Typical Delivery Team
  • Servant Leadership and Working Agreements
  • Definition of Done and Use of Acceptance Criteria
  • Quality Testing, Quality Checking and Management Technique
  • Approaches to Planning and Typical Planning Techniques
  • Approaches to Risk Management in Agile Concepts
  • Blending PRINCE2® with Agile Approaches
  • Empowerment of Self-Organising Teams
  • Importance to Common Feedback Loops
  • Progress Monitoring Techniques: 'work in progress' boards, burn charts, information radiators
  • Agile Techniques applicable to PRINCE2®, e.g. Cynefin
  • Benefits of Collaborative Working

 

  • 'Manage by Exception' with emphasis on Empowerment, Quantity of Deliverables, Rich Information Flow and Value of Deliverables
  • Timeboxes, Scrum of Scrum, and Retrospectives
  • Scrum and Kanban Approaches to Managing Product Delivery
  • Guidance on Behaviors, Risk and Frequency of Releases
  • Assessment of Quantity, Quality and Benefits of Stage Deliverables
  • Evaluation of Project Closure using Agile
  • Tailoring PRINCE2® Products in an Agile way
  • Agile Techniques for Requirements, Defining Value and User Stories
  • Guidance on the Use of Contracts
  • PRINCE2 Agile® Delivery Roles
  • Use of Health Check
  • Fundamental Values and Principles of Agile
  • Tips for PRINCE2 Agile® Project Manager

PRINCE2 Agile® Exam Format

 PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner
Question TypeMultiple Choice;
objective testing based on a case-study scenario
No. of Questions50
Duration2.5 hours
Passing Score (%)30 out of 50 (60%)
Exam StyleRestricted open book
– only the Official Manual
may be used

"The whole is more than the sum of its parts."

~ Aristotle

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