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How to apply Agile methods to PRINCE2® and gain PRINCE2 Agile™ certification.
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Created by Zindiak Limited
Last updated 5/2016
English
Price: $200
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Includes:
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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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.
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.

As of 1 October 2016, PRINCE2 Agile 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)
  • IMPA Levels A,B,C and D® (Certified Projects Director).

This represents an extension of the prerequisites for PRINCE2 Agile and will initially run until 31 December 2017.

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

Who 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 For This Course
43 Lectures
09:21:28
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Introduction and Essential Reading
2 Lectures 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
Preview 03:05

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.

Please download and read these documents before proceeding further.
3 pages
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Introduction to PRINCE2 Agile
6 Lectures 59:45

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

Preview 12:28

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


Scrum
15:28

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.

Kanban
14:11

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!

Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs)
02:31

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

Kanban Hints
05:05

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.

Lean Startup
10:02

Exam Questions - Introduction to PRINCE2 Agile
5 questions
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Blending PRINCE2 and Agile
2 Lectures 19:26

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.

Recap of PRINCE2
02:27

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
Blending
16:59

Exam Questions - Blending
3 questions
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Fix and Flex
3 Lectures 39:02

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.
Fix and Flex - The Hexagon
11:14

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.

Fix and Flex - The Five Targets
20:31

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.

Fix and Flex - Balance and Prioritisation
07:17

Exam Questions - Fix and Flex
8 questions
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Areas of Particular Focus for PRINCE2 Agile
5 Lectures 01:10:32

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?”
The Agilometer
05:54

Exam Questions - The Agilometer
4 questions

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.

Requirements and User Stories
19:03

Exam Questions - Requirements and User Stories
4 questions

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
Rich Communication
18:34

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
Agile Contracts
13:58

Exam Questions - Rich Communication and Agile Contracts
2 questions

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.

Frequent Releases
13:03

Exam Questions - Frequent Releases
2 questions
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Principles and Behaviours
2 Lectures 24:20

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
PRINCE2 Principles
10:29

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
PRINCE2 Agile Behaviours
13:51

Exam Questions - Principles and Behaviours
4 questions
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PRINCE2 Themes
8 Lectures 02:58:11

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
Business Case Theme
26:07

Exam Questions - Business Case Theme
1 question

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.
Organization Theme - Part 1
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:

  • additional (new) roles on the delivery team
  • servant leadership
  • different levels of customer communication and input
  • working agreements
Organization Theme - Part2
22:16

Exam Questions - Organization Theme
1 question

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
Quality Theme
33:33

Exam Questions - Quality Theme
1 question

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
Plans Theme
21:23

Exam Questions - Plans Theme
1 question

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
Risk Theme
12:43

Exam Questions - Risk Theme
2 questions

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
Change Theme
21:53

Exam Questions - Change Theme
2 questions

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
Progress Theme
16:05

Exam Questions - Progress Theme
1 question
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Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment
1 Lecture 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
Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment
07:46

Exam Questions - Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment
4 questions
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PRINCE2 Processes
10 Lectures 01:34:45

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.
Agile and the PRINCE2 Processes
06:00

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.

Starting Up a Project (SU) and Initiating a Project (IP)
10:45

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
Cynefin
12:56

Exam Questions - Starting Up a Project (SU) and Initiating a Project (IP)
1 question

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.

Directing a Project (DP)
08:14

Exam Questions - Directing a Project (DP)
1 question

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.

Controlling a Stage (CS)
16:00

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.
Retrospectives
04:55

Exam Questions - Controlling a Stage (CS)
1 question

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.

Managing Product Delivery (MP)
11:15

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.

Work Packages
07:29

Exam Questions - Managing Product Delivery (MP)
3 questions

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.

Managing a Stage Boundary (SB)
09:43

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

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.

Closing a Project (CP)
07:28

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

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

AXELOS Accredited Trainer for PRINCE2® 2017, PRINCE2 Agile®, MoP®, MSP®, M_o_R®, MoV®, P3O®, RESILIA® and ITIL®.

Matt has passed all 28 AXELOS certification examinations first time and will teach you exactly what you need to know in order to pass your certification exam first time.

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