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Optimizing project direction, project management and project delivery to create a complete project management solution.

Combining flexibility and responsiveness with a clearly defined framework - PRINCE2 Agile covers a wide range of agile concepts, including SCRUM, Kanban and Lean Startup. It 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 guidance 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.

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FAQs

What is PRINCE2 Agile™?

"PRINCE2 Agile™ is a solution combining the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2®. It is an extension module tailored for organizations and individuals already benefiting from PRINCE2. PRINCE2 Agile provides agile users with an understanding of the PRINCE2 governance and how agile concepts fit into the well-established best practice framework of the world’s most widely recognized project management framework.

As with PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile can be applied to any type of project within any industry sector.

 

How can I train for the PRINCE2 Agile examinations?

"Training for PRINCE2 Agile is available from the network of Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) who are assessed and certified by APMG-International. The full list of PRINCE2 Agile ATOs can be found at: https://apmg-international.com/all-atos

Only these organizations and registered partners/affiliates are authorized to deliver PRINCE2 Agile training."

Do I have to receive training to sit the exam?

No, however this is recommended. In addition to receiving accredited training, individuals also have the option of self-study to prepare for the examinations. APMG-International administer public exam sessions around the world to accommodate those who self-study.

How do I sit the exams?

The vast majority of PRINCE2 Agile accredited training organizations include the examinations as part of the associated training course. Alternatively, and for individuals that have self-studied, APMG-International administer public exam sessions around the world. Sessions are run at certain APMG-International offices. There are four dedicated centres in the UK for public examinations, and in the United States we utilize the public library network to facilitate sessions.

How much does it cost to sit the PRINCE2 Agile examinations?

If you are sitting the examinations through an accredited training organization, the costs of the exams are generally included in the course fee. APMG-International use a global pricing structure, so for those sitting exams at a public exam centre, the cost is dependent on where the exams are being sat. To find out the cost in your region, please contact the APMG-International Customer Interaction Team on +44 (0)1494 452450 or at: servicedesk@apmg-international.com.

Are there any pre-requisites for the PRINCE2 Agile examinations?

"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)

Candidates will also need to agree to the Terms and Conditions prior to sitting their examination. Please click here to see a copy of these:"

What are the main publications for PRINCE2 Agile and where can I purchase them?

PRINCE2 Agile has one main manual supporting the qualification scheme, published by The Stationery Office, called ‘PRINCE2 Agile’. This can be purchased from APMG Business Books at: https://www.apmg-businessbooks.com/books/project-programme-management/prince2agile

How long will it take to learn the PRINCE2 Agile material?

"As experience, ability and learning styles differ between individuals, it is very difficult to provide a timescale. We suggest you buy the manual and have a look through for yourself before deciding how long you need to spend studying.

For those studying with an accredited training organization, the Practitioner course is generally delivered over 3 days. We recommend investigating with individual providers as many will offer tailored, distance (computer-based) and blended learning solutions."

What is required to be eligible to become a PRINCE2 Agile trainer?

"To be eligible to apply to become an approved PRINCE2 Agile trainer, individuals must hold PRINCE2 Agile practitioner certification.

The full list of trainer pre-requisites is as follows:

a current PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification

ideally some experience of working on agile Projects and/or an agile qualification

three years’ project management experience

three years’ experience as a trainer or 10 days’ training under an accredited training organization."

How do I become a PRINCE2 Agile approved trainer?

"All PRINCE2 Agile trainers must be 'sponsored' by a PRINCE2 Agile accredited training organization (ATO). Details of all PRINCE2 Agile ATOs can be found at: https://apmg-international.com/product//prince2-agile

A trainer application must be submitted by the sponsoring ATO to their relevant APMG-International office."

How does my organization become a PRINCE2 Agile Accredited Training Organization (ATO)?

An organization wishing to become a PRINCE2 Agile ATO must first submit an application form to the relevant APMG-International office. Where appropriate, an invoice will be raised and the organization will then be subject to APMG-International's ATO assessment process.

How can I advertise myself as PRINCE2 Agile qualified on my business card?

Candidates who have passed the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner examination can add “PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner” on their business cards.

Can I use the PRINCE2 Agile logo?

Only organizations licensed to do so are allowed to use the PRINCE2 Agile logo. Such organizations include PRINCE2 Agile ATOs (Accredited Training Organizations) accredited by APMG-International. The PRINCE2 Agile logo is a registered trademark of AXELOS Ltd and must not be used without their permission or appropriate licence. For more information please see: https://www.axelos.com/licensing.

Which languages are PRINCE2 Agile examinations available in?

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exams are currently available in English and German.

Which languages is the PRINCE2 Agile manual available in?

The ‘PRINCE2 Agile’ manual is currently available in English only.

What is the format of the PRINCE2 Agile examinations?

The format of the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner examination is as follows:
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).

When will I receive my certificate?

"A foundation certificate will be dispatched to you approximately 2 weeks after we have received your exam paper back into our offices, if you only took the foundation exam.

If you sat a practitioner or both exams, a practitioner certificate will be dispatched 2 weeks after the practitioner results have been released.

Please note that if you have taken your examinations via an ATO, certificates will be dispatched based on the preferences that the ATO selected when booking the exam. The ATO can select either an e-certificate or hard copy and whether this type is sent to the ATO or directly to the candidate.

If you have not received your certificate shortly after the above time frames please contact our Customer Interaction Team – servicedesk@apmg-international.com"

When can I expect the results of my PRINCE2 Agile Examination?

"Your result will be sent to your ATO approximately 7-10 days after your exam date. Your ATO should notify you of your results so please contact them for further details.

If you did not take your exam through an ATO, your results will be sent directly to you via APMG approximately 7-10 days after the date of your exam."

What is the pass marks for the PRINCE2 Agile examination?

You will need to score 30/50 (60%) to pass the PRINCE2 Agile practitioner exam.

How long is the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner qualification valid for?

There is no expiry date for the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner qualification.