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Zindiak has recently released their eLearning course on PRINCE2 Agile™ on Udemy.

There are about 10 videos in 43 lessons in this package. Samples are available here, and the price is €263.

Management Plaza has recently released their eLearning course on PRINCE2 Agile™.

It contains about 9 hours of video in 40 lessons, with quizzes and summary information. Samples are available here, and the price is €285.

Prioritise Requirements – MoSCoW

Chapter 25 of the new PRINCE2 Agile Guide is focused on Requirements and this includes the MoSCoW which is used for prioritisation (Prioritise Requirements – MoSCoW)

This chapter describes how to define and prioritize requirements in terms that are compatible with agile ways of working.

Here is a 20 minute video explains one of the best prioritization techniques which is MoSCoW and is use to prioritise requirements. Understanding and using this technique is really helpful for IT projects, as long as other kinds of projects.

MoSCoW stands for the following priority groups:

  • M (must have) – Features you must have in the final solution and it would be useless otherwise.  (Prioritise Requirements – MoSCoW)
  • S (should have) – Features you should have in the final solution and you would get into problem otherwise. However, you can find a workaround for the problem (do it manually, use another solution in parallel, etc).
  • C (Could have) – Nice features. You won’t have any problems if you don’t have them in your final solution.
  • W (Won’t have this time) – Features that you’re not planning to deliver this time.

Besides the use of MoSCoW prioritization for management of scope, as it’s done in some Agile methods, it can also be used for prioritization of acceptance criteria, as recommended in PRINCE2.

So, hope you would enjoy this video and find it helpful:

This use of MoSCoW was first developed by Dai Clegg of Oracle UK Consulting and he subsequently donated the intellectual property rights to the Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) Consortium.

MoSCoW is often used with timeboxing, where a deadline is fixed so that the focus can be on the most important requirements. MoSCoW is also seen as a core aspect of rapid application development (RAD) software development processes and agile software development techniques.

MoSCoW is a technique used in management, business analysis, and software development to reach a common understanding with stakeholders on the importance they place on the delivery of each requirement. This is also known as MoSCoW prioritization or MoSCoW analysis.

See the PRINCE2 Agile Group on LinkedIn for more information

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PRINCE2 Agile Guide

Some good news, Axelos have given us a preview of the new PRINCE2 Agile guide. This preview also includes a simple high level overview of each chapter

So you can read the first three chapters of the PRINCE2 Agile guide and remember the publication date is 14 June 2015

Download from the AXELOS website

 

 

 

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Axelos is getting closer to the launch date of PRINCE2 agile. June 24th is the date! [read more]

AXELOS will be launching ‘PRINCE2 Agile’ within a matter of weeks. But what’s in the new product? What will it look like? A large team has been working on this for over a year, and if you would like to be one of the first to get answers to those questions then why not attend this webinar and find out?

This webinar will be presented by Keith Richards, Lead Author and Chief Examiner for PRINCE2 Agile. This is an opportunity to learn about what is in the course and how you can benefit from PRINCE2 Agile.

This session will look at:
• Why combine PRINCE2 with agile?
• What are their respective strengths?
• Where are the two approaches complimentary?
• What are the challenges when combining the two?
• How do you address the common misconceptions of agile and PRINCE2?
• Why PRINCE2 is NOT a ‘traditional’ approach to project management?
• How do you create a culture where they can operate together?
• How do you incorporate Scrum and Kanban?
• Where does the Scrum Master and Product Owner fit in?
• What are the benefits? How will it help your organisation?
• What does the new training course and examination look like?

Currently, there are many concepts that are trying to address the need to manage agile in wider context, but is this reinventing the wheel? PRINCE2 is a proven project management approach and is an industry standard that supports the principles and processes that can take agile to greater heights.

Why not attend and see if PRINCE2 Agile addresses your needs when working in agile environments? You may be surprised by the outcome!

Register now!
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5819220631918570497
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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There’s a simple FAQ by AXELOS that answers some of the frequent questions, such as:

  • Will PRINCE2 Agile™ be supported by training and a qualification?
  • When will PRINCE2 Agile™ be available?
  • Will details of candidates who pass PRINCE2 Agile™ be included on the Successful Candidates Register?
  • Why is AXELOS developing an agile product?
  • How does the product relate to PRINCE2® (and the wider PPM portfolio)?
  • Do I need PRINCE2® Foundation and/or Practitioner qualifications before I can take PRINCE2 Agile?
  • What languages will the PRINCE2 Agile™ product be delivered in at launch?
  • Will the qualification be offered through Examination Institutes (EIs)?
  • Can I get involved in the project?
  • How can ATOs get involved/engaged in the project/subsequent delivery?
  • Will there be a route in for those who do not have a PRINCE2® qualification?
  • What support will be offered to Accredited Training Organizations wishing to provide PRINCE2 Agile?
  • How much will PRINCE2 Agile™ cost and how long will it take?
  • Where does PRINCE2 Agile™ fit alongside other qualifications such as PMP and APM?
  • Will PRINCE2 Agile™ be included in AXELOS’ CPD?
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Agile delivery principles are increasingly attracting the attention of organizations looking for the most appropriate approach to help meet their project objectives.

Michelle RowlandBut, buyer beware! Agile methods alone may not supply sufficient control within projects to ensure they are meeting business needs. Therefore, organizations need to know how to combine agile with other project management methodologies.

[Read the full article at AXELOS blog]

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If you’re a training organization working with AXELOS and planning to have PRINCE2 Agile courses in the future, you can apply for a free train the trainer session.

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There would be only a PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner level exam and certification. Candidates have to be PRINCE2 Practitioner certified before taking the exam.

This might limit the exposure of this new system, since it’s harder to get certified and it might discourage some people who might have otherwise get involved. It’s also harder for companies who want to adopt it: since they could ask their team members to get the Foundation level certificate to understand the general idea and have the common language; but they can’t.

It’s the current decision. Let’s hope AXELOS revises it.