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PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner

Course Details

Name PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner
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Virtual Classroom
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Price:
£1195.00 +vat
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Course ID:
467259

Overview

Learn to combine the flexibility and responsiveness of Agile with the effective governance and control of PRINCE2. Through practice exam questions, workshops, and overnight study, this training course provides the knowledge to achieve the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification, and the experience to create an environment focused on both management and delivery.

Learning Objectives

You Will Learn How To

  • Configure and tune PRINCE2 to utilise Agile frameworks
  • Implement PRINCE2 for its project direction and management
  • Apply an Agile framework for product delivery
  • Combine management control with delivery flexibility

Pre-Requisites

Requirements:

  • This PRINCE2 Agile course can be taken if you hold any of the following certifications: PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner, Project Management Professional® (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM), and IMPA Levels A,B,C, and D® (Certified Projects Director)

Course Preparation:

  • Prior to the course, we recommend 20-30 hours of study of the following materials that will be sent to you three weeks prior to the course:
    • PRINCE2® Agile manual
    • Study guide to help structure your reading of the manual
  • Evening study on day 1 will be required 

Course Content

Course Outline

What is PRINCE2 Agile?

  • Establishing the rationale of PRINCE2 Agile
  • Identifying who can use it

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
  • 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

 

Virtual

Description:

Online AnyWare™ immerses you in a dynamic online training environment where you access and participate in an actual classroom. You interact with both your instructor and your peers—just as if you were together with them in the classroom—as you master the essential knowledge and skills in today's most important IT and management topics.

With AnyWare Online Training, you can...

  • Access your course from any Internet-accessible location
  • Gain scheduling flexibility—choosing from a wide selection of course dates
  • Immerse yourself in an actual classroom experience
  • Benefit from AnyWare's unique real-time interactivity
  • Achieve the same results that you expect from an instructor-led classroom course

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the technological requirements for participating in a live, online course delivered via Online AnyWare?

To participate fully in a virtual AnyWare course, you will need the following:

  • An audio-enabled computer
  • A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768
  • An Intel Pentium® 4 computer, or equivalent, with a 2.5 GHz or faster processor; or an Intel Mac
  • A minimum of 1 GB of RAM
  • A reliable high-speed Internet connection, either via cable modem, DSL or corporate LAN (a wired Internet connection is strongly recommended)
  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher; or Mozilla Firefox 2 or higher
  • Support for Java and ActiveX within your browser with the latest version of Java installed
  • Adobe Flash version 8 or higher
  • Access to www.logmein.com
  • Ability to install the LogMeIn ActiveX control, which may require local administrative privileges
  • Learning Tree AnyWare will support a dual-monitor setup, which allows concurrent access to the classroom and the computer used for the hands-on exercises. This setup may enhance your training experience; however, it is not a requirement for full participation in any of our courses.

Do I need to install any special software?

None! All you need is a high-speed, flash-enabled Internet browser—Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 2 or higher, or Safari.

Can I participate in a course via Online AnyWare using any type of operating system?

You can participate in a class on a PC or Mac. However, the hands-on exercise material in Course 2320 and Course 984 is not compatible with the Mac operating system at this time. Please contact our AnyWare support team if you are planning to participate in either of these courses using a Mac operating system.

Do I need my own microphone, earphones and/or headset?

Prior to the course, we will provide a microphone-enabled headset for you to use during the course. The headset is yours to keep after the course.

Is the virtual classroom experience really the same quality when it's delivered over the Internet?

Absolutely! Online AnyWare is designed to provide you with the same experience you would receive in the classroom. You connect to an actual classroom where you participate online in live, instructor-led training that is facilitated either at one of our Education Centres or on site at a client's location. As an online participant, you engage with the instructor and interact with your classmates just as if you were in the actual classroom. And you perform all of the same hands-on exercises, so the knowledge you learn and the skills you gain are no different than if you were taking the course as an in-class participant.

Why is Online AnyWare so much more effective than off-the-shelf, self-paced e-learning programmes?

The most important benefit of live, instructor-led training is the ability to interact with your instructor and fellow classmates. It is through such interaction that real learning takes place. Courses taken via AnyWare offer the same benefits. In fact, over half the time spent in courses is dedicated to interactive activities—where real learning happens! You'll have your specific questions answered on the spot, receive immediate clarification of anything that is confusing, perform hands-on exercises by remotely accessing an in-class PC, and share your experiences in real time with your fellow classmates. Most importantly, you'll receive expert advice on how best to apply what you learn to your own projects.

How is the classroom experience actually delivered?

Adobe Connect is the foundation technology for our AnyWare training delivery solution used to deliver our IT and management courses. You'll acquire new skills in a safe environment—your computer's files and applications are never engaged, so there is no risk of damage. A hard copy of the course materials and a microphone-enabled headset will be shipped to you prior to the course.

Using your Internet browser, you remotely access a dedicated in-class PC so that you can participate in hands-on exercises and develop new skills just as if you were in the actual classroom where your instructor is coaching in real time.

How do I connect to the classroom?

One week prior to the class start date, you will receive a "Getting Ready" e-mail with a URL and your login credentials. We'll ask you to complete a three-step validation process prior to the class start date to test your system, two-way audio connection, and Internet connection to the classroom and to your dedicated, in-class PC on which you'll be performing your hands-on exercises.

A few days before your class starts, you'll also receive a call from one of our customer service representatives who will answer any questions you may have. When it's time for the course to begin, just log in—from anywhere—and join your classmates, live in the classroom. During your course, our AnyWare support technicians are available to assist you as needed. It's that easy!

What are the course hours?

Start and end times vary for each individual course. Please confirm the start and end times during registration, as your course may be delivered from a different time zone than your own. On the first day of class, plan to log in to your classroom 30 minutes prior to the start of the class.

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of Axelos

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs).

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