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.
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 (eg developer)
- Product owner
- Product manager
PRINCE2 Agile Examination: key information
- Objective testing
- One-hour multiple-choice paper
- 75 questions with a pass mark of 55%
- Closed-book exam
While 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, you are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature eg a driving licence, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting your exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in your exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, your exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.
What are the benefits for individuals looking to take the course?
The benefits of PRINCE2 Agile Foundation include:
- It's 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 organisational benefits of adopting PRINCE2 Agile?
Some of the benefits for organisation adopting PRINCE2 Agile:
- 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:
- An overview of PRINCE2
- An introduction to agile
- Blending PRINCE2 and agile
- What to fix and what to flex
- Agile behaviours and the PRINCE2 principles
- Agile and the PRINCE2 themes
- Agile and the PRINCE2 processes
- Focus areas
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