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PRINCE2 Agile®

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PRINCE2Agile310 PRINCE2 Agile® is a solution combining the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2®. 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 behaviours, concepts and techniques into PRINCE2

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 optimized to create a complete project management solution.

PRINCE2 Agile is an extension module tailored for forward-thinking organizations and individuals already benefiting from PRINCE2. It provides further guidance on how to apply agile methods to the world’s most recognized project management method. PRINCE2 Agile has been developed as a single-tier Practitioner qualification. The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to demonstrate that you can apply and tailor PRINCE2 Agile in a scenario situation. The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to demonstrate that you can apply and tailor PRINCE2 Agile in a scenario situation.

Pre-requisites:

As of 1st October 2016 in order to take PRINCE2 Agile, a candidate must hold one of the below certifications:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)


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Benefits for Individuals

  • Improved position in the job market and career progression within project and programme management by achieving the new PRINCE2 Agile qualification.
  • Recognized globally with an international qualification which demonstrates your ability to apply best practice approaches to managing any and every kind of project – no matter the size or scale.
  • A broad understanding of all of the key agile concepts and how these blend seamlessly into the PRINCE2 methodology.
  • Flexibility to work with both ever-evolving solutions and those that are clearly defined in detail.
  • Completing your PRINCE2 Agile qualification will earn you 15 continuing professional development (CPD) points towards a professional membership, maintaining your PRINCE2 qualification other than through re-sitting the exam.

Benefits for Organizations

  • Agile methods allow organizations to realize the benefits of products and potentially an earlier return on investment while products are being developed and improved.
  • Improved communication through the use of common terminology across PRINCE2 and agile disciplines.
  • Develop a clear definition of how agile can govern a project’s delivery, whilst PRINCE2 governs projects as a whole.
  • Seamless integration: PRINCE2 Agile will complement PMBOK and APM Body of Knowledge just as PRINCE2 does currently. It will also be of interest for Programme Managers with MSP® who need to understand how projects relate to the delivery mechanism.
  • The most up-to-date and relevant view of Agile project management methodologies, PRINCE2 Agile references the ‘flow-based’ working featured in Kanban in addition to other agile concepts not covered in other qualifications.

Examination Format/ Practitioner Level

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 Agile in a scenario situation.

Exam Format

  • Objective testing
  • 50 questions, each worth one mark
  • 30 marks or more required to pass (out of 50 available) - 60% pass mark
  • Two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 Agile guide only).

Recommended Reading

The following title is available from APMG-Business Books.

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PRINCE2 Agile

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