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Complete Prince2 Agile Foundation Course

PRINCE2 is the global standard methodology for project management, but it is often, wrongly, seen as a “traditional” or “waterfall” project management method, in contrast with more cutting-edge “agile” project management techniques. In fact, PRINCE2 is applicable to any project and is fully enabled to work in an agile environment. However, many of those who hold PRINCE2 certifications do not have enough understanding of agile techniques to be able to tailor the method to this way of working, and many agile practitioners do not understand the flexibility that PRINCE2 provides. In addition to this, agile methods were developed to manage Business as Usual (BAU) software development, and many struggle to see how these techniques can be applied to projects in other environments. While agile is predominantly a delivery approach, more complex projects require greater structure, organisation and management, which is where PRINCE2 works successfully.  

 

PRINCE2 Agile is the world’s most complete project management solution, combining the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2. This course provides a new extension module tailored for forward-thinking organisations and individuals already benefiting from PRINCE2 that would like further guidance on how to apply agile methods to the world’s most recognized project management method.

Who will benefit from this course?

Primarily, PRINCE2 Agile is for those members of the PRINCE2 community who are practicing agile, are wanting to become more agile, or are encountering more agile. It may also be useful to agile practitioners who want to adopt PRINCE2 project governance to complement their existing agile practices. Mature agile organisations may wish to become familiar with PRINCE2 Agile in order to add to their existing body of knowledge. Delegates do not need to be qualified in any project management framework to attend and sit for the exam for this course.  However it would be preferable that they have some PRINCE2 or Agile experience.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the basic 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 principles, themes, processes and management

  • To learn through the use of theory and practical exercises

  • Complete preparation for the PRINCE2 Agile foundation level exam

Course Content:

The following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to PRINCE2 Agile

    • Projects and BAU

    • An overview of agile

    • Blending PRINCE2 and agile together

    • Assumptions

    • The Hexagon

    • MoSCoW prioritization

    • Starting Up a Project and Initiating a Project:

      • Business Case

      • Value assessment

      • Cynefin approach

  • Requirements and User Stories

  • Servant Leadership

  • Principles and behaviors

  • The Agilometer and the Risk Theme

  • Managing Product Delivery

    • Scrum

    • Plans and Progress

    • Estimation

    • Burn charts

    • IRs

    • Work Packages

    • DoD

  • Controlling a Stage and Managing a Stage Boundary

    • Frequent Releases

    • Retrospectives

  • Directing a Project

  • Closing a Project

  • Management Products

    • Workshops

  • Lean Start-up

  • General guidance

    • Health Check

    • Transitioning

    • Project Management tips

Trainer: Russell Parker