PRINCE2 Agile™ Practitioner (AXELOS Accredited)

How to apply Agile methods to PRINCE2® and gain PRINCE2 Agile™ certification.
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

PRINCE2 AGILE™: WHERE CONTROL MEETS INNOVATION, COLLABORATION AND FLEXIBILITY

PRINCE2 Agile, the world's most complete project management solution, combining the flexibility and responsiveness of Agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2®. PRINCE2 Agile is a new extension module tailored for forward-thinking organizations 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.

You now only require a PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate in order to take the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner examination.

Accredited by EXIN on behalf of AXELOS

The course consists of:

  • 40 video lessons, lasting 8 hours 20 minutes
  • 22 quizzes (approximately 2 hours)
  • 2 sample examinations (2.5 hours each)

The course covers the entire exam syllabus including:

Agile Approaches:

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Lean Startup

Blending PRINCE2® and Agile:

  • The Hexagon
  • The 5 Targets
  • Balance and Prioritisation

Tailoring PRINCE2 to an Agile project environment:

  • Principles
  • Themes
  • Processes

Areas of Particular Focus:

  • The Agilometer
  • Requirements and User Stories
  • Rich Communication
  • Agile Contracts
  • Frequent Releases

SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE YOUR CAREER WITH PRINCE2 AGILE

  • Improved position in the job market and career progression within project and programme management by being at the forefront of Practitioners 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 an ever-evolving solution or, alternatively, one that is 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
  • All AXELOS certified candidates will be asked if they want their names to appear on AXELOS' Successful Candidate Register where employers will be able to verify an individual's certification.


PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

PRINCE2 Agile™ and The Swirl logo™ are trade marks of AXELOS Limited.

Copyright © Zindiak Limited and AXELOS Limited 2015. All rights reserved.

Material in this course has been sourced from the PRINCE2 Agile™ guide 2015 Edition

What are the requirements?

  • To give you the best possible chance of passing the PRINCE2 Agile™ exam, which is an open book exam, you will need a copy of the PRINCE2 Agile™ Manual.
  • If you just wish to gain an insight into PRINCE2 Agile™ it is possible to take the course without owning a copy of the manual.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Pass the PRINCE2 Agile™ Practitioner Examination
  • 1. Understand the basic concepts of common agile ways of working.
  • 1.1 Describe the fundamental frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, Lean Startup), behaviours, concepts and techniques of common agile ways of working.
  • 1.2 Explain how PRINCE2 Agile is used only in a project context, including the difference between projects and business as usual.
  • 1.3 Explain which agile ways of working are suitable for use with PRINCE2 Agile.
  • 2. Understand the purpose and context for combining PRINCE2® and the agile way of working.
  • 2.1 Recognize common perceptions of traditional methodology (e.g. waterfall, command and control, bureaucracy, detail up-front).
  • 2.2 Recognize the eight guidance points regarding PRINCE2 Agile.
  • 2.3 Explain benefits (to organization, to projects, to programmes, to people, etc.) of combining PRINCE2 with agile.
  • 2.4 Describe the need to ‘blend and weave’ PRINCE2 with agile at all levels of a project (project direction, project management and product delivery).
  • 3. Be able to apply and evaluate the focus areas to a project in an agile context.
  • 3.1 Use focus areas (the Agilometer, requirements, rich communication, frequent releases and contracts) and their key techniques to tailor PRINCE2 effectively.
  • 3.2 Evaluate the application of focus areas (the Agilometer, requirements, rich communication, frequent releases and contracts) and their key techniques in a project in an agile context.
  • 4. Be able to fix and flex the six aspects of a project in an agile context.
  • 4.1 Set the tolerances for the six PRINCE2 aspects of a project in an agile context, taking into account the rationale behind the five targets.
  • 4.2 Evaluate the impact of the tolerances set for the six PRINCE2 aspects of a project in an agile context, taking into account the rationale for the five targets.
  • 5. Be able to apply or tailor the PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes and management products to a project in an agile context.
  • 5.1 Assess the level of maturity of a specific project environment with respect to agile.
  • 5.2 Apply PRINCE2 principles to meet the needs of a project, using a range of agile frameworks, behaviours, concepts and techniques.
  • 5.3 Evaluate how PRINCE2 principles can be applied to meet the needs of a project, including the use of a range of agile behaviours.
  • 5.4 Tailor PRINCE2 themes to meet the needs of a project using a range of agile frameworks, behaviours, concepts and techniques.
  • 5.5 Evaluate how PRINCE2 themes can be tailored to meet the needs of a project, using a range of agile frameworks, behaviours, concepts and techniques.
  • 5.6 Tailor PRINCE2 processes to meet the needs of a project, (including the PRINCE2 journey when using agile) using a range of agile frameworks, behaviours, concepts and techniques.
  • 5.7 Evaluate how PRINCE2 processes can be tailored to meet the needs of a project (including the PRINCE2 journey when using agile).
  • 5.8 Tailor PRINCE2 management products to meet the needs of a project using a range of agile frameworks, behaviours, concepts and techniques.
  • 5.9 Evaluate how PRINCE2 management products can be tailored to meet the needs of a project.

What is the target audience?

  • In order to take the PRINCE2 Agile™ Practitioner Examination you need to be a PRINCE2® Practitioner.
  • Project Managers familiar with PRINCE2 and those holding the PRINCE2 Foundation certificate will be able to gain a good understanding of PRINCE2 Agile™ but won't be eligible to take the exam.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and Essential Reading
03:05

This lecture provides a brief introduction to the course covering:

  1. Course Objectives
  2. Zindiak
    • Organisation
    • Trainer
  3. The PRINCE2 Agile Manual
  4. The PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Examination
3 pages

The main document provides an introduction to the course materials, which are attached as downloadable resources.

Our evaluation form is included in the additional resources, we should be grateful if you would complete it and return it to your instructor upon completion of the course.

The Exam Syllabus document outlines what aspects of PRINCE2 Agile™ you may be examined on and therefore what we need to teach you and what you need to learn. The contents of this document are repeated in the course materials as downloaded content at the start of sections. So that you can be assured that we are covering all the required areas of knowledge.

You need to read the Project Scenario prior to attempting the quiz questions throughout the course.

Section 2: Introduction to PRINCE2 Agile
12:28

Provide an introduction to PRINCE2 Agile noting that:

  • It is not a method in itself but an extension of the existing PRINCE2 method
  • It can be used with any and all agile behaviours, concepts, frameworks and techniques

Ensures from the outset that every student understands the difference between project work and BAU work.

Positions what agile is and what agile is not with an overview of agile covering:

  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Waterfall v "Iterative and Incremental" development approaches
  • Agile Basics
  • Agile Frameworks
  • Agile behaviours, concepts and techniques

Most of what is said and written about agile refers to BAU but PRINCE2 Agile does not operate in a BAU environment. The point of PRINCE2 Agile is to run projects in an agile context and it is therefore the application of agile ways of working (that work well in a BAU context) in a project context – this is what PRINCE2 Agile seeks to achieve

15:28

Provides training on scrum according to the scrum guide which is seen as the definitive definition of scrum, covering:

  • Scrum Theory
  • The Scrum Team
  • Scrum Events
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Artifact Transparency


14:11

Kanban is Japanese: “Kan” means “card” whilst “ban” means “signal”.

The Kanban concept is widely used in “Lean manufacturing”.

This lecture covers the kanban content referred to in the PRINCE2 Agile manual, which is primarily based on the Kanban method (created by David J Anderson).

You'll learn the 6 general practices of the Kanban Method:

  1. Visualize
  2. Limit 'Work in Progress' (WIP)
  3. Manage the flow
  4. Making policies explicit
  5. Implement feedback loops
  6. Improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally

The lecture provides all the information you need on Kanban for the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam.

02:31

It is important that you understand what a CFD is and this may take some time.

This lecture takes you though the CFD in simple steps, to ensure you can read it to see:

  • how much work is in progress
  • what the lead time is

A CFD is about as hard as it gets from the point of view of knowing kanban for PRINCE2 Agile but it is worth the effort when you get there!

05:05

Provides guidance on using Kanban within a PRINCE2 Agile project and an explanation of Little's Law.

10:02

Lean Startup is a popular agile book by Eric Ries

Some of the stories inside the book and concepts are very interesting and at times unbelievable but in some respects this represents a sophisticated strain of agile and to many people a great way to work. Although it is a book about start-up companies this is analogous to a project and the parallels are easy to make.

This lecture provides an introduction to Lean Startup and all the information you will need for the PRINCE2 Agile Exam.

Exam Questions - Introduction to PRINCE2 Agile
5 questions
Section 3: Blending PRINCE2 and Agile
02:27

Fundamental to students taking this course and wishing to take the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam is that they are existing PRINCE2 Practitioners. Therefore this session is short providing only a very brief recap of PRINCE2.

16:59

Introduces the Layer Cake, which represents the three levels of a project and the important point of the metaphor that both PRINCE2 and agile have their strengths and we need to play to those strengths - but we must blend and weave these together as it will not work as well if they are running in parallel universes.

This lecture will enable you:

  • to blend and weave PRINCE2 and agile on your projects
  • understand the constituent parts of PRINCE2 Agile
  • understand the 8 guidance points upon which PRINCE2 Agile is based
Exam Questions - Blending
3 questions
Section 4: Fix and Flex
11:14

The Hexagon is formed from the 6 aspects of project performance/control identified in PRINCE2:

  • Time
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Scope
  • Risk
  • Benefits
At the end of this lecture you will understand, which aspects you should fix and which aspects you may flex on a PRINCE2 Agile project.
20:31

The 5 targets represent the rationale behind the hexagon:

  1. Be on time and hit deadlines
  2. Protect the level of quality
  3. Embrace change
  4. Keep teams stable
  5. Accept that the customer doesn't need everything.

This lecture will enable students to understand the rationale behind every target, so that they then understand why the PRINCE2 Agile hexagon is like it is.

07:17

This lecture ensures that you have understood the wider holistic view.

In essence, the PRINCE2 Agile view is: that to be on time and to protect quality and to embrace change, is a much better proposition for the customer than to deliver everything they asked for at the start of the project.

Exam Questions - Fix and Flex
8 questions
Section 5: Areas of Particular Focus for PRINCE2 Agile
05:54

This lecture will enable students to

  • understand 6 key areas covered by The Agilometer:
    1. Flexibility on what is delivered
    2. Level of collaboration
    3. Ease of communication
    4. Ability to work iteratively and deliver incrementally
    5. Advantageous environmental conditions
    6. Acceptance of Agile
  • use the Agilometer to answer the question “How agile can we be on this project?”
Exam Questions - The Agilometer
4 questions
19:03

It is quite common for people to use different terms for the same thing (e.g. feature, requirement, user story, function). Not only this but it is quite possible that people using the same word mean different things.

This lecture will ensure you understand the different requirements terminology in sufficient detail to pass the exam.

It should be noted that requirements is one of the five focus areas as PRINCE2 doesn't provide enough detail on this to run in an agile context. It is therefore important to PRINCE2 Agile as many of the failings of current projects relate to badly written requirements and/or user stories.

The lecture will ensure you are able to write useful user stories and prioritise them appropriately.

Exam Questions - Requirements and User Stories
4 questions
18:34

At the end of this lecture you will understand:

  • what effective communication is
  • what options are available for communicating with stakeholders
  • how to select the most effective means of communication for any given situation
13:58

This lecture will enable you to understand:

  • the issues faced when writing contracts in an agile environment
  • different methods of structuring contracts in an agile environment
Exam Questions - Rich Communication and Agile Contracts
2 questions
13:03

This lecture will enable you to understand the advantages and disadvantages of frequent releases so that you can selected an appropriate release schedule for you project.

Exam Questions - Frequent Releases
2 questions
Section 6: Principles and Behaviours
10:29

At the end of this lecture you will understand:

  • the importance of each of the PRINCE2 principles in an agile context
  • how to apply the PRINCE2 principles to an agile project
13:51

The five PRINCE2 Agile behaviours have been created to cover all of the various principles, values and attitudes that have come to epitomise agile. Any agile behaviour of note should be covered in some way in one of these and if not they should be covered by one of the seven principles of PRINCE2.

At the end of the lecture you will understand each of the five PRINCE2 Agile behaviours and how to apply them to your projects:

  • Transparency
  • Collaboration
  • Rich Communication
  • Self-organization
  • Exploration
Exam Questions - Principles and Behaviours
4 questions
Section 7: PRINCE2 Themes
26:07

This lecture will ensure that you understand:

  • the general view of the Business Case within an agile environment
  • how to tailor the Business Case within an agile context
Exam Questions - Business Case Theme
1 question
24:11

The Organisation Theme is so significant in agile that it requires two lectures to cover it in sufficient detail.

The lectures will ensure that you understand:

  • the general view of the Organisation Theme within an agile environment
  • how to tailor the Organisation Theme within an agile context

This lecture focuses on:

  • the general view
  • guidance for different sizes of work
  • the delivery team.
22:16

The Organisation Theme is so significant in agile that it requires two lectures to cover it in sufficient detail.

The lectures will ensure that you understand:

  • the general view of the Organisation Theme within an agile environment
  • how to tailor the Organisation Theme within an agile context

This lecture focuses on:

  • additional (new) roles on the delivery team
  • servant leadership
  • different levels of customer communication and input
  • working agreements
Exam Questions - Organization Theme
1 question
33:33

This lecture will ensure that you understand:

  • the general view of the Quality Theme within an agile environment
  • how to tailor the Quality Theme within an agile context
  • how to test
  • the relationship between scope and quality on an agile project
Exam Questions - Quality Theme
1 question
21:23

This lecture will ensure that you understand:

  • the general view of the Plans Theme within an agile environment
  • how to tailor the Plans Theme within an agile context
  • methods of estimating on an agile project
Exam Questions - Plans Theme
1 question
12:43

This lecture will ensure that you understand:

  • the general view of the Risk Theme within an agile environment
  • how to tailor the Risk Theme within an agile context
Exam Questions - Risk Theme
2 questions
21:53

This lecture will ensure that you understand:

  • the general view of the Change Theme within an agile environment
  • how to tailor the Change Theme within an agile context
  • the feedback loop
Exam Questions - Change Theme
2 questions
16:05

This lecture will ensure that you understand:

  • the general view of the Progress Theme within an agile environment
  • how to tailor the Progress Theme within an agile context
  • Burn Charts
  • Information Radiators
Exam Questions - Progress Theme
1 question
Section 8: Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment
07:46

This lecture provides guidance to enable you to tailor PRINCE2 to your agile project environment.

Particular focus is placed upon:

  • Work Packages
  • Highlight Reports
  • Checkpoint Reports
Exam Questions - Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment
4 questions
Section 9: PRINCE2 Processes
06:00

At the end of this lecture you will understand:

  • where agile fits into the PRINCE2 process model.
  • a way that a stage may be broken down (there are a variety of agile approaches)
  • how the typical agile process fits in to PRINCE2
Please note this is how it fits into PRINCE2 and not PRINCE2 Agile – understanding this distinction is important because PRINCE2 Agile is not a new method or new framework it is guidance on how to tailor PRINCE2 to work in an agile context.
10:45

When you have completed this lecture you will understand how to tailor the SU and IP processes.

It explains:

  • what you may find in an agile context
  • what you should do in an agile context
  • what this might look like in an agile context

When using PRINCE2 Agile you will be able to apply it to the situation that you are encountering as this may come in a variety of forms.

12:56

It is quite likely that the Cynefin (Kuh-nev-in …rhymes with Kevin) framework is news to most students taking this course.

The creator of this concept is called Dave Snowden who has helped with PRINCE2 Agile. This lecture will explain everything you need to know about Cynefin in order to pass the exam. However, if you wish to use Cynefin on your projects, watching some of Dave's free videos would be advised and a link is provided in the resources.

At the end of the lecture you will understand the 5 domains within the Cynefin Framework:

  • Obvious
  • Complicated
  • Complex
  • Chaotic
  • Disorder
Exam Questions - Starting Up a Project (SU) and Initiating a Project (IP)
1 question
08:14

When you have completed this lecture you will understand how to tailor the DP process.

It explains:

  • what you may find in an agile context
  • what you should do in an agile context
  • what this might look like in an agile context

When using PRINCE2 Agile you will be able to apply it to the situation that you are encountering as this may come in a variety of forms.

Exam Questions - Directing a Project (DP)
1 question
16:00

When you have completed this lecture you will understand how to tailor the CS process.

It explains:

  • what you may find in an agile context
  • what you should do in an agile context
  • what this might look like in an agile context

When using PRINCE2 Agile you will be able to apply it to the situation that you are encountering as this may come in a variety of forms.

04:55

Retrospectives are a very popular and key technique used in agile.

At the end of this lecture you will be able to:

  • distinguish them from product reviews
  • use them to review the process with a view to improving it.
Exam Questions - Controlling a Stage (CS)
1 question
11:15

When you have completed this lecture you will understand how to tailor the MP process.

It explains:

  • what you may find in an agile context
  • what you should do in an agile context
  • what this might look like in an agile context

When using PRINCE2 Agile you will be able to apply it to the situation that you are encountering as this may come in a variety of forms.

07:29

This lecture will enable you to understand that the formality of a Work Package can be quite wide and varied and would depend on the project circumstances.

Exam Questions - Managing Product Delivery (MP)
3 questions
09:43

When you have completed this lecture you will understand how to tailor the SB process.

It explains:

  • what you may find in an agile context
  • what you should do in an agile context
  • what this might look like in an agile context

When using PRINCE2 Agile you will be able to apply it to the situation that you are encountering as this may come in a variety of forms.

Exam Questions - Managing a Stage Boundary (SB)
1 question
07:28

When you have completed this lecture you will understand how to tailor the CP process.

It explains:

  • what you may find in an agile context
  • what you should do in an agile context
  • what this might look like in an agile context

When using PRINCE2 Agile you will be able to apply it to the situation that you are encountering as this may come in a variety of forms.

Exam Questions - Closing a Project (CP)
1 question
Section 10: Transitioning to Agile
04:39

This lecture provides guidance on transitioning to agile.

Once completed you will understand how to use the agile specific Health Check and how it covers:

  • behaviours
  • environment
  • process
  • techniques
Section 11: Summary
04:57

This lecture explains what is found in the manual appendices and when to use them.

It also summerizes the course.

Section 12: Sample Examination Papers
25 pages

This consists of three documents:

  1. Questions - This document contains a sample exam paper based on the scenario.
  2. Scenario - This document provides a fictional scenario upon which the questions are based.
  3. Rationale - This document contents the answers and an explanation of the answers.

Press Download PDF (below) for the question paper.

27 pages

This consists of three documents:

  1. Questions - This document contains a sample exam paper based on the scenario.
  2. Scenario - This document provides a fictional scenario upon which the questions are based.
  3. Rationale - This document contents the answers and an explanation of the answers.

Press Download PDF (below) for the question paper.

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Instructor Biography

Zindiak Limited, Best Management Practice - Training and Consultancy

Zindiak Limited

We are a Training and Consultancy company focused on the AXELOS Best Management Practice Products.

AXELOS’ qualifications are globally recognized and highly sought after by potential employers. They can help you to quickly improve your skills and capabilities across a number of key business disciplines, in turn driving strong business performance.

We provide training in all their well-known and highly regarded certifications including ITIL® for IT Service Management, PRINCE2® for Project Management, RESILIA™ for Cyber Resilience and M_o_R® for Risk Management.

All Zindiak Training Courses are accredited by EXIN on Behalf of AXELOS. This is your guarantee that this course meets the strict quality criteria defined by AXELOS.

Zindiak is a Certified AXELOS Global Partner.

Matt Trigg (Trainer)

Over 25 years' experience delivering business benefits to organizations in the public and private sectors.

PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile™, M_o_R® and RESILIA AXELOS Accredited Trainer.

MoP®, MSP®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile™, M_o_R®, MoV®, P3O®, RESILIA Practitioner.

Matt has passed 27 AXELOS certification examinations and will teach you exactly what you need to know in order to pass your certification exam first time.

ITIL®, PRINCE2®, MSP®, M_o_R®, MoP®, MoV® and P3O® are Registered Trade Marks of AXELOS Limited.

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