PRINCE2 Agile2021-09-15T14:10:06+10:00

Agile Project Management Best Practice: PRINCE2 Agile®

What is PRINCE2 Agile?

PRINCE2 Agile® is the world’s most complete agile project management solution, combining the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the governance of PRINCE2®.

Developed in response to growing demand from project professionals to incorporate agile ways of working into their projects, PRINCE2 Agile blends the structure and governance of PRINCE2 with popular agile approaches, methods and techniques. PRINCE2 Agile is built upon the solid foundations of PRINCE2 and offers in-depth guidance in how to tailor the method to use in an agile project environment.

PRINCE2 Agile is the most up to date and broadest agile project management certification and training available today.

Whether you are looking to adapt your current use of PRINCE2 to incorporate more agile or adopt a new agile project management approach, Tanner James has extensive experience in working with APS departments to successfully embed PRINCE2 Agile within their operations.

As with PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile is owned and maintained by AXELOS Global Best Practice.

The benefits of using PRINCE2 Agile

Further information

The PRINCE2 Agile method can be used by many organisations who are looking to deliver products and services which lend themselves to an agile approach. Tanner James, with the help of PRINCE2 Agile, can help you to determine how you could benefit from adopting an agile approach. Our experienced team will also be able to guide your organisation to integrate an appropriate level of agile within your own project management framework.

Tanner James has supported the implementation of PRINCE2 Agile in a range of settings and contexts. This includes the:

  • Design, development and implementation of a new Website,
  • Identification, procurement and configuration of a new Data Warehouse facility,
  • Embedding of agile approaches within the existing programme and project management frameworks of several large APS departments as an outcome of a Best Practice Review.
  • Implementation of the transition of agencies from owned investments in infrastructure to various Cloud Solutions.
  • Use of SCRUM and Kanban to facilitate sprints focussing upon the monitoring of third party investment proposal development and submission.
  • Coaching of Project Executives to understand the use of agile approaches to delivery of work packages within a PRINCE2 Governance framework as an outcome of a Best Practice Review.

The PRINCE2 Agile certification and training scheme has been designed for any professional working in (or wanting to work in) a agile project environment. Depending on the level of involvement in the day-to-day management of the project there are various options as detailed below. It is though important that anyone working in a PRINCE2 Agile project environment understands the basic language and workings of both PRINCE2 and popular agile frameworks in order to avoid confusion and miss-use of the method.

There are a number of different certification and training options to cater for each organisation and individual need.

PRINCE2 Agile is comprised of two main certification levels; Foundation and Practitioner.

Foundation is typically offered as a 3-day course and Practitioner as a 2-day offering. Both are typically offered within the same week, with those who take and pass the Foundation examination progress to the Practitioner level.

The Foundation exam is comprised of:

  • 50 multiple choice questions per paper
  • 28 marks required (out of 60 available) to pass: 55%
  • One hour’s (60 minutes) duration
  • Closed book.

The Practitioner exam is comprised of:

  • Objective testing
  • 50 multiple choice questions per paper
  • 30 marks or more required to pass (out of 68 available): approximately 60%
  • Two-and-a-half hours’ (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book. Only the official printed hard copy of the PRINCE2 Agile is allowed.

In order to take the Practitioner exam you must have passed either the PRINCE2 Foundation or PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam or obtained one of the below;

  • Project Management Professional® (PMP)*
  • Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM)*
  • IPMA Levels A,B,C and D® (Certified Projects Director).

Tanner James offers PRINCE2 Agile coaching and consulting services to support organisation who wish to;

  • Apply and embed elements of agile method into their existing PRINCE2 project framework
  • Or are looking to adopt a new agile project management method to successfully deliver products, services or policy implementation.

Tanner James coaches work alongside your staff to building their capability to effectively leverage the method.

Tanner James is an official AXELOS Consulting Partner (ACP) and has extensive experience in successfully helping the APS to embed best practice in their department.

Visit our services page to find out more.

The PRINCE2 Agile guide contains a detailed description of the method and strongly recommended to be taken into the Practitioner exam as support.

Tanner James provides a copy of the guide as part of the training price to all delegates in a PRINCE2 Agile training course.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the PRINCE2 Agile guide, you can do so by contacting us for a quote.

Tanner James offers public training courses in PRINCE2 Agile every in both Foundation and Practitioner regularly.

Participants do not have to take the exam at the same time as training, as Tanner James offers flexible exam options.

View our training calendar for the next available dates.

Tanner James offers clients the ability to run an in-house training course for both PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner. We would highly recommend the in-house delivery if you are considering investing in more than six staff members taking the course.

In-house training enables Tanner James to provide organisation specific examples, to really bring PRINCE2 Agile to life in the classroom.

Each in-house delivery also includes;

  • A free workplace implementation pack
  • A free executive briefing.

To find out more about Tanner James in-house training delivery, visit our in-house delivery page.

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