PRINCE2 Agile Foundation is a newly developed certification level to support PRINCE2 Agile. The new qualification, will fit within the existing content scheme and is intended as another route for candidates to take PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner. The introduction of PRINCE2 Agile Foundation will enable a wider audience to benefit from the positively received guidance on delivering, managing or working within agile projects and project teams, without the need for any prior knowledge of PRINCE2.

Target Audience

Everyone delivering, managing or working within agile projects and project teams, will benefit from the PRINCE2 Agile method without the need for any prior knowledge of PRINCE2.

The PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certificate and training course is targeted at anyone who is working in the above environments (project manager or otherwise) who currently has not received any training or certification in PRINCE2.

Typical roles could include:

  • Project manager
  • Project support
  • Other PMO roles include
  • PMO Officer
  • Head of PMO
  • Other roles in support of delivery teams

PRINCE2 Agile Foundation is also targeted at professionals working in an agile environment who are seeking more structure and governance to their current delivery work.

Typical roles could include:

  • Scrum Master/Agile Coach
  • Delivery Team member (e.g. Developer)
  • Product Owner
  • Product Manager

PRINCE2 Agile Examination - key information

Foundation

  • Objective testing
  • One-hour multiple-choice paper
  • 50 questions with a pass mark of 55%
  • Closed book exam

Whilst there are no formal prerequisites for this course, you will be required to complete the pre-course reading material to gain a basic level of knowledge of PRINCE2.

Proof of identification

If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate's exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

Why take/what are the benefits for individuals looking to take the course?

The benefits of PRINCE2 Agile Foundation include:

  • Accessible to any professional who wants to deliver agile projects or is part of a wider agile project delivery team
  • Achieve a world-renowned agile project management certification
  • Learn the basics of PRINCE2 and understand how to tailor the method in an agile context
  • Gain a broad range of knowledge of agile concepts and techniques including: Scrum, Kanban, Lean Start-up and Cynefin

What are the organizational benefits of adopting PRINCE2 Agile?

Some of the benefits for organization adopting PRINCE2 Agile include:

  • Deliver demonstrable value earlier within projects
  • Enable disciplined flexibility
  • Reduce the risk of poor quality products through incremental and iterative delivery
  • Promote transparent working practices throughout the project team.

This course uses a combination of theory, discussion and practical exercises to ensure delegates feel confident in the application of the concepts. The initial mandate for the project will be developed into a project plan. This plan will be used to control the project from feasibility through to closure, using Agile techniques to deliver the project on-time, on-budget.

The course will cover the following topics:

Part one

  • An overview of PRINCE2
  • An introduction to agile
  • Blending PRINCE2 and agile
  • What to fix and what to flex

Part two

  • Agile behaviours and the PRINCE2 principles
  • Agile and the PRINCE2 themes
  • Agile and the PRINCE2 processes

Part three

  • Focus areas

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