AXELOS - PRINCE2® Foundation & Agile Practitioner

Duration

Duration:

Only 3 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

26/9/2022 (Monday)

Overview

This 3-day accelerated PRINCE2 Foundation & Agile Practitioner course provides you with the skills to combine the core principles of PRINCE2 with the PRINCE2 Agile® methodology to boost the effectiveness of your projects.

You'll be immersed in the curriculum with our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, enhancing theory with real world knowledge and case studies.

Your expert instructor will take you through:

  • The seven principles, themes and processes of PRINCE2
  • Relationships between PRINCE2 processes, deliverables, roles and management
  • How to apply basic agile concepts
  • How to apply PRINCE2 principles and processes in an agile environment

During the course, you'll prepare for and sit both the PRINCE2 Foundation and Agile Practitioner exams. Don't pass the first time? Don't worry - you'll be covered by our Certification Guarantee.

Benefits

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts

Curriculum

PRINCE2 Foundation

PRINCE2 overview

  • Project definition
  • Key Project Failure Areas
  • Project Success Factors
  • The Project Management Triangle
  • The PRINCE2 Structured approach
  • PRINCE2 Processes, Techniques and
  • Components

Starting up a project

  • The Project Mandate
  • The Project Brief
  • The Organisational Component
  • The Customer/Supplier Structure
  • The Project Board
  • The Project Manager
  • The Team Manager
  • The Project Team
  • Project Support
  • Project Assurance

Initiating a project

  • The Business Case
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Setting up the Filing System
  • Using Configuration Management
  • The Project Initiation Document
  • The Initiation Stage

 Directing a project

  • Authorisation Responsibilities
  • Stage Direction
  • Managing Stage Boundaries
  • Providing Ad-hoc Direction

Managing product delivery

  • Accepting A Work Package
  • Executing A Work Package
  • Delivering A Work Package

Controlling a stage

  • Authorising Work Packages
  • Project Issues
  • Assessing/Reviewing Progress
  • Taking Corrective Action

Managing a stage boundary

  • The Stage End Report
  • Next Stage Planning
  • Updating the Project Plan
  • Updating the Business Case
  • Exception Plans

Closing a project

  • De-commissioning the Project
  • Identifying Follow-on Actions
  • Evaluating The Project

PRINCE2 Agile

Reviewing the Fundamental Concepts

Introducing PRINCE2 Agile

  • Comparing projects to business as usual
  • Positioning PRINCE2 Agile for projects only

Characterising the meaning of Agile

  • Establishing the basics
  • Summarising the most well-known agile frameworks
  • Introducing behaviours, concepts and techniques

Blending PRINCE2 and Agile

  • Supporting the PRINCE2 community
  • Identifying the benefits of PRINCE2 Agile
  • Establishing when and where to apply PRINCE2 Agile

Applying Agile to the PRINCE2 journey

  • Reviewing the constituent parts of PRINCE2
  • Clarifying the tailoring appropriate to agile working
  • Visualising the pre-project and the initiation stage
  • Enhancing the delivery stages
  • Simplifying the final delivery stage

Flexing and fixing

  • Focusing on flexing what is to be delivered
  • Fixing time and cost
  • Defining the five targets; the reasons that underpin the thinking

PRINCE2 Agile Guidance, Tailoring and Techniques

Getting started with PRINCE2 Agile

  • Applying the PRINCE2 principles
  • Introducing Agile behaviours

Applying the 7 PRINCE2 themes

  • Establishing which themes are most prominent
  • Developing the Business Case theme
  • Extending the Organisation theme
  • Clarifying the application of the Quality theme
  • Combining Agile concepts into the Plans and Progress themes
  • Maintaining the Risk and Change themes

Tailoring the 7 PRINCE2 processes

  • Incorporating Sprints and flow-based timeboxes
  • Maintaining clear project justification and addressing emergent thinking
  • Tailoring Controlling a Stage to an Agile environment
  • Managing the interface between Project Management and Product Delivery
  • Ensuring that Agile concepts guide the delivery
  • Confirming viability of the project with stage boundaries
  • Closing the project appropriately

Integrating Agile concepts and techniques into PRINCE2

  • Assessing project complexity with the Cynefin framework
  • Utilising Scrum and Kanban to help with product delivery
  • Enhancing learning and managing uncertainty using the Lean Startup method
  • Applying Lean Startup to PRINCE2
  • Enhancing learning and managing uncertainty using the Lean Startup method
  • Applying Lean Startup to PRINCE2
  • Enhancing learning and managing uncertainty using the Lean Startup method
  • Applying Lean Startup to PRINCE2

Defining Areas of Focus for PRINCE2 Agile

Assessing Agile suitability with the 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 and user stories

  • Developing requirements so they are conducive to agile working
  • Reviewing approaches for prioritising requirements
  • Defining product descriptions with the right level of detail

Communicating effectively

  • Developing rich communication
  • Shifting the emphasis to enable agile working

Releasing early and frequently

  • Realising the benefits of frequent releases
  • Planning the project on features and requirements
  • Employing product-based planning

Creating contracts when using Agile

  • Collaborating to create a contract based upon outcomes
  • Driving the right behaviours
  • Structuring a contract to align with agile working
  • The contract as a safety net

Exam Track

PRINCE2 2017 Foundation Exam

  • Format:  Multiple choice
  • Duration:  60 minutes
  • Number of questions:  60
  • Passing Score:  33/60 to pass (55%)

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam

  • Format: Open book, objective testing
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 50 questions each worth one mark
  • Passing Score: 33/50 to pass (60%)

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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