During the course we introduce the basic concepts of common agile ways of working, discuss the purpose and context for combing PRINCE2 and the agile way of working, evaluate the focus areas to a project in an agile context, fix and flex the six aspects of a project in an agile context, and be able to apply or tailor the PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes and management products to a project in an agile context.
The PRINCE2 Agile course uses a combination of theory, discussion and practical exercises to ensure delegates feel confident in the application of the concepts. Additional evening work will be required in the form of consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend approximately 2.5 hours on these activities.
The course will cover the following learning outcomes:
Understand the basic concepts of common agile ways of working
Explain the differences between projects and BAU (Business as Usual)
Describe agile and its common approaches, how and why agile approaches have developed and where they are used.
Describe the history of agile, its contrast to the waterfall way of working and how the agile manifesto fits in
Describe the different levels of agile maturity and well-known agile frameworks
Describe behaviours, concepts and techniques that characterise agile
Define the PRINCE2 Agile view of 'agile'
Describe Kanban, the Kanban method and its six general practices, including the use of Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFDs)
Describe the core concepts of Lean start-up
Describe the use of workshops
Describe how to transition to agile
Define Scrum theory and explain the nature of the Scrum team, Scrum events, Scrum artefacts and Sprints
Understand the purpose and context for combining PRINCE2 and the agile ways of working
Describe the complementary strengths of PRINCE2 and the agile ways of working
Define who can benefit from using PRINCE2 Agile and in what contexts/situation
Define the make-up of PRINCE2 Agile (frameworks, behaviours, concepts, techniques, focus areas)
Explain the eight 'guidance points'
Explain how PRINCE2 controls and governance can enable agile to be used in many environments
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Describe what a typical PRINCE2 'project journey' looks like in an agile context
Be able to apply and evaluate the focus areas to a project in an agile context
Explain the purpose and use of the Agilometer throughout a project
Describe the six sliders used on the Agilometer, explain their significance and how to improve them
Describe in detail requirements terminology, decomposition and prioritization, including MoSCoW and Ordering
Explain how requirements prioritization is used
Explain the rich communication focus area, its importance and its key techniques
Explain how to manage frequent releases and the benefits of 'failing fast'
Be able to fix and flex the six aspects of a project in an agile context
Describe how to use the 'hexagon' in relation to the six aspects of project performance
Explain the use of tolerances in terms of what to 'fix' and what to 'flex' in relation to the six aspects of project performance
Describe in detail each of the five targets that underpin the use of the hexagon
Explain why the 'fix and flex' approach is good for the customer
Be able to tailor the PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes and management products to a project in an agile context
Describe in detail the 5 PRINCE2 Agile behaviours (Transparency, Collaboration, Rich Communication, Self-Organization, Exploration)
Explain that agile needs to be incorporated in all seven PRINCE2 processes and all seven themes but that the amount appropriate to each will vary depending on the project context
Describe the two common Organization roles of Scrum master and Product owner
Explain how to adjust roles, including the use of specialist roles, and the options for team organization in a project
Describe the make-up of a typical delivery team
Describe servant leadership, its use and importance
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