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PRINCE2 Agile® Achieving Practitioner Certification

COURSE TYPE

Advanced

Course Number

3634

Duration

3 Days
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Learn to combine the flexibility and responsiveness of Agile with the effective governance and control of PRINCE2. Through practice exam questions, workshops, and overnight study, this training course provides the knowledge to achieve the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification, and the experience to create an environment focused on both management and delivery.

You Will Learn How To

  • Configure and tune PRINCE2 to utilize Agile frameworks
  • Implement PRINCE2 for its project direction and management
  • Apply an Agile framework for product delivery
  • Combine management control with delivery flexibility

Important Course Information

Requirements

  • This PRINCE2 Agile course can be taken if you hold any of the following certifications: PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner, Project Management Professional® (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM), and IMPA Levels A,B,C, and D® (Certified Projects Director)

Course Preparation

  • Prior to the course, we recommend 20-30 hours of study of the following materials that will be sent to you three weeks prior to the course:
    • PRINCE2® Agile manual
    • Study guide to help structure your reading of the manual
  • Evening study on day 1 will be required 

Certification Validity and Renewal

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certificates are valid for three years. Successful candidates have two options to keep their certificate up-to-date and can either:
  • re-sit the full PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam;
  • or subscribe to AXELOS online content subscription, My PRINCE2. Candidates must log 60 CPD points in the prescribed categories across the three-year period to earn a PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner digital badge linked to their certification.

Course Outline

  • What is PRINCE2 Agile?
  • Establishing the rationale of PRINCE2 Agile
  • Identifying who can use it
  • Reviewing the Fundamental Concepts

Introducing PRINCE2 Agile

  • Comparing projects to business as usual
  • Positioning PRINCE2 Agile for projects only

Characterizing the meaning of Agile

  • Establishing the basics
  • Summarizing the most well-known agile frameworks
  • Introducing behaviors, concepts and techniques

Blending PRINCE2 and Agile

  • Supporting the PRINCE2 community
  • Identifying the benefits of PRINCE2 Agile
  • Establishing when and where to apply PRINCE2 Agile

Applying Agile to the PRINCE2 journey

  • Reviewing the constituent parts of PRINCE2
  • Clarifying the tailoring appropriate to agile working
  • Visualizing the pre-project and the initiation stage
  • Enhancing the delivery stages
  • Simplifying the final delivery stage

Flexing and fixing

  • Focusing on flexing what is to be delivered
  • Fixing time and cost
  • Defining the five targets; the reasons that underpin the thinking
  • PRINCE2 Agile Guidance, Tailoring and Techniques

Getting started with PRINCE2 Agile

  • Applying the PRINCE2 principles
  • Introducing Agile behaviors

Applying the 7 PRINCE2 themes

  • Establishing which themes are most prominent
  • Developing the Business Case theme
  • Extending the Organization 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
  • Utilizing Scrum and Kanban to help with product delivery
  • Enhancing learning and managing uncertainty using the Lean Startup method
  • Applying Lean Startup to PRINCE2
  • Defining Areas of Focus for PRINCE2 Agile

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 prioritizing 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

  • Realizing 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 upon outcomes
  • Driving the right behaviors
  • Structuring a contract to align with agile working
  • The contract as a safety net
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Attendee Benefits

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.

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