PRINCE2 Agile® FAQs

By Simon Buehring on 25 Sep 2018

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PRINCE2 Agile® combines the project governance and methodology of PRINCE2 with the flexibility of agile. Read on to answer your FAQs about PRINCE2 Agile®.

Is PRINCE2 Agile worth it?

Like any qualification, a student must weigh up the pros and cons of spending the money to study for PRINCE2 Agile. Whilst not as popular as PRINCE2 itself, if you are involved in managing agile projects, you will find PRINCE2 Agile extremely useful. Indeed, in the UK, the only other comparable qualification is AgilePM from the Agile Business Consortium. Candidates holding either of these qualifications will fare better than candidates without these qualifications.

What’s PRINCE2 Agile?

PRINCE2 Agile brings together the project governance and methodology of PRINCE2 and combines it with the responsiveness of agile. Because agile methods are not project management methods (they are development methods) projects which run on agile alone run the risk of becoming misaligned with corporate strategies and governance. Such projects lack the ability to judge whether the investment is worthwhile.

What’s PRINCE2 Agile certification?

PRINCE2 Agile certification is a qualification from AXELOS. It is a blend of the governance and methodology of PRINCE2 with the flexibility of agile methods. PRINCE2 Agile certification exists at 2 levels:

  • Foundation - for individuals who are new to PRINCE2 and are working on agile projects
  • Practitioner - for those who are already certified in either PRINCE2 or PRINCE2 Agile Foundation levels.

What's the PRINCE2 Agile exams?

There are 2 PRINCE2 Agile exams:

  • PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam - a 1-hour, closed-book, multiple-choice exam consisting of 50 questions. The pass mark is 55%. This is for people who are new to PRINCE2 and are working on agile projects.
  • PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam - a 2.5-hour, open-book, multiple-choice exam consisting of 50 questions. The pass mark is 60%. This is for people who are already certified in either PRINCE2 or PRINCE2 Agile Foundation levels and want to understand how to apply the PRINCE2 Agile method to real-world scenarios.

What's the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation?

PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification is a qualification from AXELOS. It is a blend of the governance and methodology of PRINCE2 with the flexibility of agile methods. PRINCE2 Agile Foundation is aimed at individuals who are new to PRINCE2 and are working on agile projects. The PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam is a 1-hour, closed-book, multiple-choice exam consisting of 50 questions. The pass mark is 55%.

What's the PRINCE2 Agile methodology?

The PRINCE2 Agile methodology is an agile project management methodology. It's a blend of the governance and methodology of PRINCE2 with the flexibility of agile methods. At its heart is the world's most popular project management methodology - PRINCE2. PRINCE2 Agile is a form of PRINCE2 tailored specifically to suit the needs of agile projects.

What's the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner?

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification is a qualification from AXELOS. It is a blend of the governance and methodology of PRINCE2 with the flexibility of agile methods. PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner is aimed at individuals who are already certified in either PRINCE2 or PRINCE2 Agile Foundation levels and want to understand how to apply the PRINCE2 Agile method to real-world scenarios.

The PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam is a 2.5-hour, open-book, multiple-choice exam consisting of 50 questions. The pass mark is 60%.

Why do PRINCE2 Agile?

You should do PRINCE2 Agile if you work on Agile projects and require an agile project management methodology to work alongside the agile methods (such as Scrum) which your project is using. You should also do PRINCE2 Agile if you are seeking an agile project management qualification for your CV.

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