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PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Certification Training - An Overview

PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner perfectly blends the Agile concepts and methodology with the world’s most popular project management approach. PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification develops much sought after expertise for combining structure, governance and control with time tested Agile techniques, methods and approaches.

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification training is a perfect blend of responsiveness and flexibility of Agile with the governance of PRINCE2. The courseware includes case studies and practical tests that prepare you to pass the PRINCE2 Agile certification exam in one go besides preparing you with right skills, knowledge and confidence to take on the more complex professional challenges.

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification training helps you demonstrate the competitive ability to apply the best practices and approaches to lead any project irrespective of its size. The unique skill of using PRINCE2 and Agile methodologies with a perfect blend helps you complete any project successfully on time with estimated profitability due to reduced cost and minimum complicacies.

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Course Objectives – Learning Scope:

During the three days instructor led virtual training, you learn diverse skills highly supportive to improve your performance and career growth prospective:     

  • Implementing PRINCE2 for project management and direction

  • Combining management control with delivery flexibility

  • Assessing Agile suitability

  • Defining requirements & user stories

  • Creating contracts while using Agile

  • Communicating effectively

  • Releasing early & frequently

For Whom PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Certification is Good to Have – Audience: 

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification is highly beneficial for the professionals engaged in a project environment. Anyone engaged with integrating the project management with successful product delivery gets an instant boost for performance and career improvement. The understanding of Agile concepts, combined in PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner course, is highly beneficial for the IT professionals with governance responsibilities for integrating project support functions.

Scope of PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Certification – The Career Benefits:

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification helps you move fast on growth oriented roadmap with high in demand job titles like IT Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Service Delivery Manager, Software Development, Program Manager IT, Technical Project Manager, Customer Project Manager, National Senior EQA Scheme Officer, Project Management Analyst, Implementation Project Manager, Service Improvement Manager, PRINCE2 Consultant, Project Delivery Manager, Innovation Delivery Manager etc.

PMI expects that the organizations worldwide will need almost 87.7 million professionals in project management-focused roles by 2027.

Organizations are expected to hire almost 2.2 million professionals for the project management-related responsibilities each year up to 2027.

More and more organizations are accepting the value of effective PRINCE2 and Agile methodologies for successfully completing the projects within budget and on time.

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Certification Course Outline

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner training course syllabus is designed by the leading PRINCE2 & Agile experts. The training is conducted by the experienced trainers to enhance your project management expertise in all the verticals. As being the leading accredited training partner of AXELOS, we at Microtek Learning follow the robust PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner curriculum aligned to the latest updates in 2017. 

What is PRINCE2 Agile?

  • Establishing the rationale of PRINCE2 Agile

  • Identifying who can use it

Reviewing the Fundamental Concepts

Introducing PRINCE2 Agile

  • Comparing projects to business as usual

  • Positioning PRINCE2 Agile for projects only

Characterizing the Meaning of Agile

  • Establishing the basics

  • Summarizing the most well-known Agile frameworks

  • Introducing behaviors, concepts & techniques

Blending PRINCE2 & Agile

  • Supporting the PRINCE2 community

  • Identifying the benefits of PRINCE2 Agile

  • Establishing when & where to apply PRINCE2 Agile

Applying Agile to the PRINCE2 Journey

  • Reviewing the constituent parts of PRINCE2

  • Clarifying the tailoring appropriate to Agile working

  • Visualizing the pre-project & the initiation stage

  • Enhancing the delivery stages

  • Simplifying the final delivery stage

Flexing & Fixing

  • Focusing on flexing what is to be delivered

  • Fixing time & cost

  • Defining the five targets; the reasons that underpin the thinking

PRINCE2 Agile Guidance, Tailoring & Techniques

Getting started with PRINCE2 Agile

  • Applying the PRINCE2 principles

  • Introducing Agile behaviors

Applying all the Seven PRINCE2 Themes

  • Establishing the most prominent thems

  • Business Case theme development

  • Organization theme extension

  • Clarifying the application of Quality theme

  • Combining Agile concepts into the Plans & Progress themes

  • Maintaining the Risk & Change themes

Tailoring the Seven PRINCE2 Processes

  • Incorporating Sprints & flow-based timeboxes

  • Maintaining clear project justification & addressing emergent thinking

  • Tailoring Controlling a Stage to an Agile environment

  • Managing the interface between Project Management & Product Delivery

  • Ensuring that Agile concepts guide the delivery

  • Confirming viability of the project with stage boundaries

  • Appropriate Closing of a project

Integrating Agile Concepts & Techniques into PRINCE2

  • Assessing project complexity with the Cynefin framework

  • Utilizing Scrum & Kanban to help with product delivery

  • Enhancing learning & managing uncertainty using the Lean Startup method

  • Applying Lean Startup to PRINCE2

Defining Areas of Focus for PRINCE2 Agile

Assessing Agile suitability with Agilometer

  • Pinpointing 6 key areas of Agile suitability

  • Determining the Agile environment of a project

  • Tailoring PRINCE2 based upon feedback on the 6 key areas

Defining requirements & user stories

  • Developing requirements so they are conducive to Agile working

  • Reviewing approaches for prioritizing requirements

  • Defining product descriptions with the right level of detail

Communicating effectively

  • Developing rich communication

  • Shifting the emphasis to enable Agile working

Releasing early & frequently

  • Realizing the benefits of frequent releases

  • Planning the project on features & requirements

  • Employing product-based planning

Creating Contracts When Using Agile

  • Collaborating to create a contract based upon outcomes

  • Driving the right behaviors

  • Structuring a contract to align with Agile working

  • The contract as a safety net

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Training Exam Prerequisites:

You are an ideal candidate for PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certificate if you have any of the following certified credentials:

PRINCE2 Foundation (or higher)

PRINCE2 Agile Foundation

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

IPMA Levels A,B,C, D (Certified Projects Director).

FAQs for PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Certification Course

Q: What is the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification exam format? 

It is an objective type exam paper having 50 questions. Each question has one mark.  To pass out the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam, you need at least 30 marks out of 50 i.e.60% marks. The duration of exam is two-and-a-half hours’ (150 minutes).

Q: What are the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification exam languages?

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification examinations are currently available in English, German and Polish languages.

Q: Can I get sample paper before finally taking on PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam?

Yes, once you get registered with AXELOS for PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam, you can download the sample paper to test your gained skills and preparedness.

Q: I am working as a project team member in an IT organization for over two years. How will PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner training help me within same organization?  

The gained project management expertise in using PRINCE2 and Agile methodologies with a perfect blend helps you perform better and compete better with an edge. PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner credential will help you advance your current role and job prospects.

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