PRINCE2® is the most commonly used project management approach in the world today and is increasingly being used in conjunction with Agile practices. As more and more organisations adopt and embed Agile, the need for specific guidance on how to use PRINCE2 in the context of Agile has become important.
PRINCE2 and Agile each have their own strengths and when combined they complement each other and create a holistic approach to managing projects in an Agile way. The strength of PRINCE2 lies in areas of project direction and project management, while Agile has a very strong focus on product delivery. Combining PRINCE2 and Agile delivers an integrated and seamless approach to managing and delivering modern projects.
PRINCE2 Agile® describes how to configure and tune PRINCE2 so that it can be used in the most effective way when combining it with Agile behaviours, concepts, frameworks and techniques.
PRINCE2 Agile does not favour one Agile approach over any other, it engages with Agile in all of its many forms to provide a holistic project management approach that can be tailored to suit a wide variety of project conditions.
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation Certification and Examination
By completing the Foundation course, participants will have sufficient knowledge to sit the PRINCE2 Foundation Examination. The exam is held on day 3 of the course and results are made available immediately after the exam. Students who pass this exam are then able to attend the PRINCE2 Practitioner course.
The PRINCE2 Foundation Examination is:
- Multiple choice questions
- 60 questions per paper
- 33 marks required (out of 60 available) to pass: 55%
- One hour (60 minutes) duration
- Closed book
Students are strongly encouraged to attend the Practitioner course immediately after the Foundation course. This is because the Practitioner exam requires strong current knowledge of the PRINCE2 6th edition manual. This knowledge is gained in the Foundation course and therefore is still fresh for assisting with passing the Practitioner exam.