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PRINCE2 Agile courses

PRINCE2 Agile courses teach you the PRINCE2 Agile approach of how to combine PRINCE2 with agile. Courses are suitable for students working in an agile environment who are either new to, or are experienced with, PRINCE2.

Each PRINCE2 Agile course includes exams taken as part of the course.

Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
Certification Certificate: PRINCE2 Agile Foundation/Practitioner
classroom Format: Live or virtual classroom.

Price from £899 £999

AXELOS Peoplecert accredited training organisation for PRINCE2 Agile.

PRINCE2 Agile course online

Coming soon! These PRINCE2 Agile online courses are for students wanting to learn the PRINCE2 Agile way of managing and delivering projects, but who prefer to study at their own pace.

Each PRINCE2 Agile online course includes exams taken as part of the course.

Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
Certification Certificate: PRINCE2 Agile Foundation/Practitioner
self-paced Format: Self-paced online

Price from £449 £799

AXELOS Peoplecert accredited training organisation for PRINCE2 Agile.

PRINCE2 Agile certification

Click to read more details about PRINCE2 Agile certification, including the increasingly popular PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certifications.

PRINCE2 Agile certification is for people working in an agile environment wanting to learn to blend PRINCE2 with agile ways of working.

Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
Certification Certificate: PRINCE2 Agile Foundation/Practitioner

Price from £499 £699

AXELOS Peoplecert accredited training organisation for PRINCE2 Agile.

More about PRINCE2 Agile

What is PRINCE2 Agile?

PRINCE2 Agile is an agile project management solution which combines the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the governance of PRINCE2.

AXELOS launched the PRINCE2 Agile framework in 2015 in response to demands from the user community. PRINCE2 Agile exists at the boundary between project management and agile product delivery.

PRINCE2 Agile is composed of the official guidance (PRINCE 2 Agile), and a certification scheme.

The certification scheme offers the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner qualifications.

PRINCE2

Since 1996, PRINCE2 has become the most popular generic project management methodology anywhere in the world. It is used by many organizations and governments because it provides clear guidance about effective project control and governance.

People usually consider PRINCE2 to not being part of the agile community because it originated within a traditional project management environment.

PRINCE2 is usually described as a ‘predictive’ approach – one which relies upon planning by a project manager, and delegation of authority from a higher management level to lower levels, usually through something known as ‘tolerance’.

PRINCE2 strengths and weaknesses

A key strength of PRINCE2 is its focus on the business justification. A PRINCE2 project is funded based upon a cost-benefit analysis to determine whether the project should continue or not.

Another strength of PRINCE2 is its project governance. PRINCE2 defines controls which enable senior management to gain visibility about project progress, and to take effective, informed decisions about the project.

PRINCE2 is not a development method however, and there is nothing intrinsically agile nor non-agile about PRINCE2. It can be used both in agile and non-agile ways.

Agile

Agile approaches were born in the 1990’s in the software industry as a response to a long-term trend of software projects being delivered late, over budget and with quality problems.

We will use the term ‘agile approaches’ to refer to all of the many development practices, methods, techniques and frameworks which subscribe to the values in the Agile Manifesto. Some of the most common methods include Scrum, Kanban and XP.

Agile strengths and weaknesses

The strengths of agile approaches rest in their ability to deliver value to the customer early and often. Agile approaches are iterative and incremental. Agile teams focus on only doing the work prioritized with the customer in the current iteration and avoiding wasted effort.

Agile is well-suited to projects where customer requirements are not known at the start, or are likely to change, or where the project environment is subject to external changes. Agile enables changes to be made quickly, when compared with more traditional waterfall approaches.

Agile approaches are designed to enable teams to deliver value quickly and frequently but neglect the business justification for the project. Because agile approaches are not project management methods, they miss seeing the bigger picture about why the project is being delivered.

Combining PRINCE2 with agile

To answer the question ‘why combine PRINCE2 with agile?’, it is important to consider the strengths and weaknesses of both PRINCE2 and agile.

Whilst on their own, both PRINCE2 and agile approaches are perfectly good in and of themselves, they can both be even more valuable when combined. That is the rationale behind the creation of PRINCE 2 Agile.

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Strengths

·      Decisions based upon business justification.

·      Project governance.

·        Ability to deliver early and often.

·        Good for projects where requirements are unknown or subject to change.

Weaknesses

·      Not specifically agile.

·      Is not a development approach.

·        No business justification.

·        Is not a project management methodology.

PRINCE2 Agile benefits

PRINCE2 Agile offers the following benefits:

  • It allows practitioners to focus on both project management and product delivery
  • It works with any established agile approach
  • It enables on-time delivery using time-boxing
  • It encourages collaboratively on projects whilst being corporate-friendly
  • It is easily scalable
  • It increases stakeholder confidence
  • It provides tools to manage and react to changing requirements.

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