PRINCE2® Package – Foundation + Agile® Practitioner
Learn how to adapt PRINCE2® to agile processes of development.
For you, who wish to gain a deeper understanding of how PRINCE2® is adaptable to agile principles, tools and methods.
You will learn…
✔ The principles and processes of effective project management.
✔ The themes that permeate/infiltrate the entire life span of the project.
✔ About the process of the project.
✔ How Agile affects your role and the allocation of responsibilities.
✔ To scale the project to identify business needs, without compromising in regards to the organization’s need for management and leadership.
Why does this package make sense?
This package is the world’s most complete collection of agile project management methods and it gives you the ability to focus on both management and delivery and it works with any kind of established flexible approach. This certification is an answer to the increasing demand from user groups for scalable, agile methods. The method provides structure and control when working with agile concepts, methods and techniques. The course is designed to provide a general overview and to help you in your everyday work with project management.
You have to have passed PRINCE2 Foundation, before PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner.
The PRINCE2 theory is based upon experiences from thousands of projects and contributions from project managers project sponsors, teachers and consultants of project management. Organizations who use the method ensure all project participants are speaking the same language, understand each other’s roles and responsibilities and use the same model to complete the project. This will increase the success rate of the project while also improving the final result. The certification is an internationally recognized certificate you can use all over the world to document your competences within project management.
PRINCE2 Agile is a course for further development, intended for individuals and businesses who are already familiar with the PRINCE2 method. The method illustrates how to apply the agile mindset in a PRINCE2 context, which is the most frequently used project framework. PRINCE2 Agile is developed to be able to function on its own on a practitioner level. The purpose of the exam is for you to demonstrate that you understand and can use PRINCE2 Agile in different situations.
The first part of the education is called PRINCE2 Foundation. Here you will be taught the fundamental terms, elements and context.
In addition, we offer the complimentary module, PRINCE2 Agile, that combines agile project management methods with PRINCE2.
Aims of the courses
PRINCE2® Foundation will provide you with the necessary tools for you to complete your project, irrespective of the size and type of project you are responsible for. Understand the principles and processes of good project management and the themes that permeate/infiltrate the entire life span of the project. Learn how to manage a project by using the PRINCE2® method, a method that ensures all participants use the same model and are on the same page during the project work.
The purpose of PRINCE2 Agile is to make you capable of using Agile compatibly with the principles of PRINCE2 and to identify the behavior necessary for successful projects when combining PRINCE2 and Agile.
Method 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 in whichever 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 teachers
Kenny Munck, accredited teacher in PRINCE2®, MSP®, MoP® m.m.
Kenny has taken part in many different projects and on almost all levels from team manager, project manager and programme manager to being a member of steering groups and program committees.
He is known as an engaging and inspiring speaker who can help participants see possibilities instead of limitations.
Amongst others, he teaches PRINCE2®, MSP®, MoP®, P3O® and MoR®.
Thomas Pulawski, accredited teacher of PRINCE2® & 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. Primarily teaches Change Management and PRINCE2 PRINCE2®.
11 hours of video
159 supplementary materials
50-60 hours estimated study time
12 month access
Computer, tablet and mobile
2 online exams
2 official manuals
Proof of your 2 certifications
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PRINCE2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands of projects – and from the contributions of countless project sponsors, Project Managers, project teams, academics, trainers and consultants. PRINCE2 is a non-proprietary method and has emerged worldwide as one of the most widely accepted methods for managing projects. This is largely due to the fact that PRINCE2 is truly generic: it can be applied to any project regardless of project scale, type, organization, geography or culture.
1 video – 7 min.
One aim of PRINCE2 is to make the right information available at the right time for the right people to make the right decisions about the project. Those decisions include whether to take corrective action or implement measures to improve performance.
1 video – 10 min.
The principles are the guiding obligations and good practices which determine whether the project is genuinely being managed using PRINCE2. There are seven principles and unless all of them are applied, it is not a PRINCE2 project. The PRINCE2 principles are described in Chapter 3. PRINCE2 is a flexible framework and one of the principles is that it can readily be tailored to any type or size of project. Chapter 4 describes, how PRINCE2 is adapted to make it suitable for the project.
1 video – 5 min.
The PRINCE2 method is designed to be adapted. The adaption does not consist of omitting parts of PRINCE2 as this will weaken the project management for the entire project.
Tailoring relates to the proper use of PRINCE2 on any given project to ensure the right amount of governance, planning and control in accordance with the principles of PRINCE2.
Adopting PRINCE2 involves two processes:
- Tailoring PRINCE2 to develop the organization’s own method
- Embedding the new method into the organization, so that people understand and use it appropriately.
These activities will be introduced in the following sections.
3 videos – 12 min.
The themes describe aspects of project management that must be addressed continually and in parallel throughout the project. The seven themes explain the specific treatment required by PRINCE2 for various project management disciplines and why they are necessary.
29 videos – 135 min.
The seven processes describe the entire progress – from starting up a project, when the project goes through the different phases in the project lifecycle to the final closing of a project. Each process includes checklists of recommended activities, products and associated responsibilities.
23 videos – 106 min.
This chapter provides a more detailed guide to the organizations, who want to implement PRINCE2 and, in particular, what is important to consider when:
- Adaptation of PRINCE2 to create the organization method
- Embedding the adapted method into the organization’s workflow and ensuring widespread use
Each session offers a mini quiz to test your knowledge on the topics covered. It is recommended that you take all mini quizzes as you meet them on your way through the course. You can see your development under “statistics”.
In the end you will get a practical test. All test are in Danish or English.
These are additional test and you can look at them as exam training.
You get a glossary that you can use while reading and listening to the videos.
Get to know the phrases used throughout the course and in the real world.
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 question 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 the subsequent purchases, in which you can purchase agile coaching lessons.
By Jesper Hansen, Agile instructor.
2 videos – 47 min.
For whom are these courses intended?
You can have a few or many years of experience in PRINCE2 or project management. This course is relevant to anyone working on projects.
PRINCE2 Agile® practitioner is relevant to you if you have previous experience with combining project methods – either as a project manager or team manager, Scrum Master or Product Owner. Having a basic certification in project management – PRINCE2 Foundation, IPMA or PMP – is a prerequisite for this course.