The Agile package –
Scrum Master, AgilePM® & PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner
Attain a general idea of the different agile methods, and how to combine them in your day-to-day work.
Buy 3 courses at once and get a discount.
You will learn…
✔ How to understand the agile framework and work on agile projects.
✔ The necessary tools to handle and manage a Scrum project.
✔ How to lay out the foundation for a successful agile project.
✔ About the different styles of management necessary for successful agile projects.
✔ About the process in agile projects.
✔ How agile influences your role and responsibilities.
✔ How to scale the project to identify business needs, without compromising the organization’s need for control and management.
Why choosing this package makes sense?
Within the field of project management, everybody talks about agility. The ability to be flexible while maintaining control. There are several different project frameworks about agility, but Scrum is, by far, the most utilised. The reason being, that it is the most simple framework. However, it rarely works when used alone.
In bigger projects, you will often work with both a project manager and agile teams, simultaneously. AgilePM and PRINCE2 Agile both provide an answer as to how you can combine the two roles. AgilePM is typically used when working with product-based development, whereas PRINCE2 Agile is addressed towards project managers who already have a PRINCE2 certification.
For you to obtain a PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification, you need one of the following certifications: PRINCE2 Foundation (or higher), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), or IPMA Levels A, B, C or D.
Description of the Agile Package
Scrum is a distinctly flexible management tool that can be adapted to many different fields, cultures and lines of business. Everything is based upon a massive best-practice knowledge and the framework has long since proven itself. It is the world’s most commonly utilised best-practice method of agile project management and product management.
AgilePM Foundation lives up to its name, as it contributes to the fundamental principles necessary to mediate a successful project, while simultaneously considering degree-of-scope that many other methods do not.
PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner is the world’s most complete collection of agile project management processes and it gives you the ability to focus on both leadership and delivery. It works with any kind of established flexible approach.
- Scrum Master Certified™, as it provides a fundamental knowledge of an agile way of working. Focus on the agile mindset necessary for the other certifications.
- PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner, as you will be taught how to combine PRINCE2 with the agile way of working.
- AgilePM®, a more complete framework, in which new roles are introduced in a 100% agile project organisation. Very strong on Governance.
Goals of the courses
Scrum Master enables the course participants to handle the Scrum Master role in a professional setting. The Scrum Master guides, facilitates and teaches Scrum practice to everyone who is involved in the project, clears obstacles for the team and makes sure that everyone adheres to Scrum processes.
AgilePM Foundation explains how to lay the foundation of successful agile projects and how to manage an agile project and elucidates the different management styles necessary for successful agile projects (compared to traditional projects).
With a certification in PRINCE2 Agile, you will be able to better engage in discussions and considerations in regards to how business projects are managed and controlled, and be a part of choosing the methods that are used for project management and development.
Methods of teaching
The courses are based on independent studies via video-based e-learning. You can stream your lessons when and where it suits you and on whatever pace works for you. The combination of videos, quizzes, written exams and supplementary material will provide good support, both during and after the course.
About the teacher
Jesper Hansen, accredited teacher of Scrum®
Jesper is a certified project manager, internally in General Electric and Capgemini and externally in Scrum®, PRINCE2®, MSP®, AgilePM® and IPMA. He has 18 years of experience with full-time project and programme management within different lines of businesses: the public sector, insurance, instrument development, Life and Pension, finance and product development. He teaches primarily Scrum® and AgilePM®.
Jakob Rasmussen, Management Consultant at Implement Consulting Group.
Jakob is certified in PRINCE2®, MSP®, PRINCE2 Agile® and P3O®, which are registered trademarks of AXELOS Limited. In addition, he is certified in AgilePM®, which is a registered trademark of APMG International.
PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner
Thomas Pulawski, accredited teacher of PRINCE2® and Change Management™.
Thomas has more than 19 years of experience. He has worked as a project manager, programme manager and with departmental management, primarily within the field of IT. He primarily teaches Change Management and PRINCE2®.
10 hours and 47 minutes of video
97 supplementary materials
60-75 hours estimated study time
12 month access
Computer, tablet and mobile
3 online exams
2 official manuals
Scrum manual can be purchased
Proof of your 3 certifications
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This section explains what Agile is and what it means to be “adaptive.” There are a lot of buzzwords around “Agile:” Agile Approach, Agile Methodology, Agile Teams, Scrum, etc.
Ground rules for the course, learning goals and benefits of the course. Description of the learning methods used in the course, and an overview of other related courses. Finally there is an introduction to the exam – for a description of the exam go directly to “Exam”.
Agility is our ability to create and react on changes aiming on enhancing productivity in a challenging environment.
Give you important knowledge about the agile manifest. It is not just the words but the mindset behind.
Agile was not developed in one day. During the last few decades the need for a flexible response to an ever changing world has been more and more evident. Adaptive project management gives more dynamics, flexibility and the possibility to react to changes.
Scrum has become the most popular agile method in the world. You’ll receive an overview of Scrum, describing the 6 aspects, 6 principles and the 19 processes.
5 videos – 72 min.
By “Core Roles” we mean to have a key role. “Non Core Roles” is what defines the project’s stakeholders. Like all other project models, the success of a Scrum project often depends on its ability to manage the project stakeholders. An underrated discipline in Scrum. In Scrum projects, it would also be preferable to do an actual stakeholder analysis.
The Product Owner is a core role and the decision maker of the project. Often called the voice of the customer.
The Scrum Master is a core role in Scrum, and the role is based on the concept of “servant leadership;” serves as a servant for the team removing obstacles and impediments for the team.
The Scrum Team is a core role, and is responsible for delivery of all the requirements agreed to with the Product Owner. The team is self-organizing and has a collective responsibility of the delivery.
Non-core roles are all the other stakeholders of the project. They are not involved in every day team work, but are all important stakeholders. Some non-core roles are: customers, users, sponsors, vendors and the Scrum Guidance Body.
5 videos – 36 min.
Scrum phases are much like the phases from waterfall methods, sometimes referred to as ‘stages’. The big difference lies in the fact that all phases are involved in a single sprint (1-6 weeks duration, typically 2-4 weeks). This in principle means that a potentially shippable product should be delivered to the customer after each sprint. In this way, all the scrum phases come into play and all integration points will be activated and tested for the actual situation. Problems and risks will also be identified at an early stage of the project, which saves valuable time and money.
The first phase in a Scrum Project is Initiate, and it constitutes the starting point of the project. The vision for the project is created, team members appointed, stakeholders identified and the overall product features described in the form of epics. Furthermore the release plan for the project is laid down in this phase.
Plan and Estimate
In plan and estimate the Scrum Team is involved in creating, approving, estimating and committing to user stories for the following sprints. Epics are broken down to user stories and tasks are identified. Estimation and planning of the next sprint – creating the sprint backlog.
Implement is the daily team work of developing deliverables – products. In this phase the product owner also has the responsibility to keep the product backlog up-to-date and prioritized at all times.
Review and Retrospect
Firstly the team presents the deliverables produced in the sprint for the customers, and collects any valuable feedback given to them. Next the team has an internal process of looking back and learning any lessons from the preceding sprint, so that the team process can be optimized.
In the release process the team must gain the acceptance of deliverables from the customer. Also securing knowledge and lessons are documented for others to use in the next agile project.
20 videos – 64 min.
Many people believe that Scrum is only for small uncomplicated projects. That is not true – Scrum can easily scale up in relation to programs or large projects.
Transition to Scrum
Since Scrum, in its project approach, is significantly different from the traditional way of running projects, it is of course interesting to look at how to get started. You either choose Top Down or Bottom up.
2 videos – 26 min.
Practical knowledge of various tests
All tests are in English since the exam is in English.
These are additional tests, so see the extra tests as exam training.
Case Study 1: Create a project vision
Based on the case “VMfoods,” prepare a project vision. When you have made your offer, look at what other students have come up with. The purpose is that you yourself are able to create a vision based on the information that can be generated.
Case Study 2: Create an Initial Product Backlog
To solve this case study, download the preliminary product backlog under “Materials.” The list shows examples of “Epics.” Your task is to add another 5 “Epics.” The only information you have is the case.
The purpose of this exercise is for you to be able to identify and produce Epics.
Managing Agile projects may require a different style of management compared to a traditional project. Typically, traditional projects are planned in a predictive way by the project manager. In agile projects, a high-level plan is made early on, and from that point on, the product is created iteratively and incrementally.
2 videos – 13 min.
The DSDM philosophy is supported by a set of eight Principles that build the mindset and behaviors necessary to bring the philosophy alive.
1 video – 9 min.
Without the collective application of the eight principles, the DSDM philosophy is not brought to life, and if a team does not follow all the principles, then the full benefit of the method will not be achieved.
1 video – 19 min.
Key factors that are seen as instrumental for positioning DSDM projects for a successful outcome. Where these factors cannot be met, they represent a significant risk to the DSDM approach.
1 video – 6 min.
Unlike most Agile approaches, DSDM integrates project management and product development into a single process. For many organizations, DSDM is all that is needed, although some gain value from integrating DSDM with other methods e.g. PRINCE2™ and PMI or eXtreme Programming (XP).
1 video – 5 min.
The DSDM Agile Project Framework describes a set of products to be considered as the project proceeds. These products describe the solution itself (the main deliverable of the project) and anything created to help with the process of evolving it, and anything that is required to help with the project governance and control.
1 video – 11 min.
People working together effectively are the foundation of any successful project. DSDM recognizes this and assigns clear roles and responsibilities to each person on a project.
1 video – 17 min.
DSDM places strong emphasis on high-level planning and defines three Agile Project planning Concepts, six Testing Concepts and four Tracking and Control Concepts.
1 video – 12 min.
MoSCoW is a technique for helping to understand priorities.
Timeboxing is a well-defined process to control the creation of low-level products in an iterative fashion with several specific review points to ensure the quality of those products and the efficiency of the delivery process.
2 videos – 11 min.
Facilitated Workshops, Modeling and Iterative Development are DSDM Practices that help maintain a focus on ensuring the right solution is delivered.
1 video – 8 min.
PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner
Overview – Project and Agile
Introduces PRINCE2 Agile and compares characteristics of projects and business as usual. And some of the basic agile ideas.
Overview – PRINCE2 and Agile
Provides an overview of what a PRINCE2 Agile project looks like and summarizes the elements of PRINCE2 seen from an agile point of view.
An overview of PRINCE2 – What to fix and what to flex?
We review the elements of PRINCE2 including the principles, themes, processes and project environment. In addition, we look at the flexibility of the 6 project variables (from PRINCE2) and the 5 project goals (Agile) that influence what is flexible.
6 videos – 66 min.
Agile and the PRINCE2 Principles
Shows that using agile is completely compatible with the PRINCE2 principles and identifies behaviors for successful PRINCE2 Agile projects.
Agile and the PRINCE2 Themes
Examines how the PRINCE2 themes are adapted for agile working.
Business Case Theme
Explains how agile concepts, such as value, work with a PRINCE2 business case.
Describes the working relationship between PRINCE2 governance roles and agile team roles for different project structures.
Discusses the relationship between quality and scope in a PRINCE2 Agile project.
Brings together the PRINCE2 approach to planning with the collaborative and interactive techniques used in agile.
Explains how the agile behavior works with PRINCE2 risk management.
Describes how PRINCE2 management of change works with agile techniques for managing change during development and delivery.
Covers agile techniques for managing progress within the overall project progress theme.
11 videos – 72 min.
Agile and the PRINCE2 Processes
Introduces how agile activities fit in the key PRINCE2 processes.
Agile Preparation – Starting Up and Initiating a Project
Identifies the agile techniques that can be used in the PRINCE2 Starting up and Initiating a project stages.
Directing a Project
Emphasizes the benefits of empowering the project manager and the delivery team so that decisions can be made quickly.
Controlling a Stage
Describes the relationship between the project manager and delivery team and the use of agile review techniques.
Managing Product Delivery
Covers a wide range of agile concepts and techniques that support product delivery, such as Kanban, Lean Startup and minimum viable product (MVP), as well as the relationship between the project manager and delivery team manager.
Managing a Stage Boundary
Describes how agile concepts such as frequent delivery can provide the assurance that the project board looks for at the end of a stage.
Closing a Project
Shows that the agile incremental delivery way of working is compatible with a clean project closure process in PRINCE2.
Tailoring PRINCE2 to an Agile environment
Provides commentary on how agile information flow impacts the PRINCE2 management products.
11 videos – 73 min.
Explains how to assess the agile environment in order to tailor PRINCE2 in the most effective way.
Requirements and User Stories
Describes how to define and prioritize requirements in terms that are compatible with agile ways of working.
Emphasizes the value of good communications for agile working and effective project delivery.
Shows how project plans and release plans should account for the important agile concept of frequent releases.
Creating Contracts when using Agile
Explores options to resolve possible conflicts between a traditional supply contract and agile delivery, covering concepts such as MVP and statement of work.
Other Tools and Guidelines
Further supporting information that may be required, including Health check and Transitioning to agile. Includes Advice for the Project managers using agile and the definitive guide to Scrum.
9 videos – 60 min.
- Objective testing
- 50 questions each worth one mark
- 30 marks or more required to pass out of 50 questions – 60% pass mark
- Two-and-a-half hours’ (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
- Extra 25% time if the exam language is not your native language
- Open book exam (official PRINCE2 Agile guide only)
PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exams are currently available in English and German.
2 videos – 47 min.
In what situations is a Health Check relevant?
A Health Check works by asking you a line of questions about agility within four different fields: behaviour, project environment, processes and techniques. If you answer the question “yes,” you will have met an intermediate aim of being agile and behave accordingly.
When every question is answered, you will receive a statement on the current level of your business / your project / your team.
The questions are designed to increase awareness of your current position towards being agile in your work. The result of the exercise is not what is important. If you need help moving on from here, we would recommend looking at purchasing agile coaching lessons.
By Jesper Hansen, Agile instructor
2 videos – 47 min.
For whom are these courses intended?
Scrum Master Certified is intended for you, who has to handle clearing obstacles for and coaching the development team, and who has to make sure that all the processes are adhered to.
AgilePM is a suitable project method for both dynamic organisations, but also for older, more hierarchically built organisations who wish to work more flexibly and move away from the classic waterfall methods.
PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner is relevant to you, who already has experience in combining project methods – either as a project or team manager, Scrum Master or Product Owner. A prerequisite for this course is a basic certification in project management – either PRINCE2 Foundation, IPMA or PMP.