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Course Outline

PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation

PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation

Course Contents

Understand the basic concepts of common Agile ways of working
•   Explain the differences between projects and BAU
•   Describe Agile and its common approaches, how and why Agile approaches have developed and where they are used
•   Describe the history of Agile, it’s 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 characterize Agile
•   Define the PRINCE2 Agile view of ‘Agile’
•   Describe Kanban, the Kanban method and its six general practices, including the use of
Cumulative Flow Diagrams (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 way of working
•   Describe the complementary strengths of PRINCE2 and the Agile way of working
•   Define who can benefit from using PRINCE2 Agile and in what contexts/situations
•   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
•   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 five 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
•   Define the make-up of a typical delivery team
•   Describe servant leadership, its use and importance
•   Describe how to define Working Agreements
•   Describe quality setting techniques including ‘definition of done’ and the use of acceptance
•   Describe quality testing, quality checking and management techniques
•   Describe approaches to planning and typical planning techniques
•   Describe approaches to risk and how Agile concepts mitigate many typical risks
•   Describe how blending PRINCE2 with Agile approaches controls, responds to, and minimizes the impact of change, including risk management and configuration management
•   Describe how empowered self-organizing teams handle change dynamically within set tolerances
•   Describe common feedback loops and their importance
•   Describe progress monitoring techniques including use of Work in Progress boards, burn charts, information radiators
•   Describe in detail Agile techniques that may apply to each PRINCE2 process including Cynefin
•   Describe how to flex the ‘Direct a Project’ stage and the benefits of collaborative working
•   Describe how to ‘manage by exception’ with emphasis on empowerment, quantity of
deliverables, rich information flows and value of deliverables
•   Explain why PRINCE2 ‘stages’ may not be required, including the use of timeboxes and Scrum
of scrums
•   Describe typical output mechanisms when ‘Controlling a Stage’ and ‘Managing a Stage
•   Describe the use of retrospectives and how to make them effective
•   Describe approaches to managing product delivery including Scrum and Kanban
•   Explain how to define Work Packages, Product Descriptions, quality criteria and tolerances
•   Give guidance on behaviours, risk and the frequency of releases
•   Explain how to manage Stage boundaries and the similarities between a stage and a release
•   Explain how to assess quantity, quality and benefits of stage deliverables
•   Explain how to effectively close a project, including evaluation of the use of Agile
•   Describe how to tailor PRINCE2 products, including Work Packages, Highlight Reports and
Checkpoint Reports
•   Describe in detail Agile techniques that may apply to each PRINCE2 theme including requirements, defining value and user stories
•   Describe guidance on the use of contracts
•   Describe PRINCE2 Agile delivery roles
•   Explain how to use the Health Check
•   Describe the fundamental values and principles of Agile
•   Outline tips for the PRINCE2 Agile project manager

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