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PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner

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PRINCE2 Agile® combines the governance of PRINCE2® with the flexibility of Agile to provide a comprehensive agile project management solution. It provides structure, governance, and control while working with agile and tailoring management controls. That way, practitioners can focus on management and delivery, incorporate any agile method, achieve deadlines consistently, and increase stakeholder confidence.

Designed for PRINCE2® or PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation certification holders, PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner is a credential which verifies your ability to practically apply the method to real-life scenarios. Practitioners with this credential can effectively combine structure, governance and control with agile methods, techniques, and approaches.

Learning Objectives

In addition to preparing you for the certification examination, this course will help you achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand the basic concepts of common agile ways of working 
  • Understand the purpose and context for combining PRINCE2® and the agile way of working 
  • Be able to apply and evaluate the focus areas to a project in an agile context 
  • Be able to fix and flex the six aspects of a project in an agile context 
  • Be able to apply or tailor the PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes and management products to a project in an agile context 

Who Should Attend this Training

  • Professionals working in a project environment 
  • Staff involved with integrating project management with product delivery
  • Professionals with governance responsibilities
  • Professionals involved with programme and project support


To be eligible for the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification examination, candidates should hold one of the following certifications:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation or PRINCE2® Practitioner 
  • PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation
  • Project Management Qualification® (PMQ)*
  • Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM)*
  • IPMA Levels A, B, C and D® (Certified Projects Director)

Examination Format

  • Objective testing
  • 50 multiple choice questions, each worth one (1) mark
  • 2.5 hours duration
  • Passing criteria is 60%, i.e. 30 out of 50 marks
  • Open book exam

What’s Next?

The Practitioner certification is the highest level in the PRINCE2 Agile certification scheme. That said, you can expand your project management knowledge and skill with other project management certifications such as PMI-RMP® or PMP®.

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  • Complementary strengths of PRINCE2 and the agile way of working
  • Parties who benefit from PRINCE2 Agile and in which contexts/situations 
  • Make-up of Prince2 Agile (frameworks, behaviors, concepts, techniques, and focus areas) 
  • Eight guidance points 
  • Use of PRINCE2 controls and governance to enable agile in different environments
  • Description of a typical PRINCE2 ‘project journey’ in an agile context

  • Purpose and use of the Agilometer throughout a project
  • Six sliders used on the Agiloeter, their significance, and how to improve them 
  • Requirements terminology, decomposition, and prioritization 
  • Use of requirements prioritization 
  • Rich communication focus area, its importance, and its key techniques
  • Management of frequent releases and the benefits of ‘failing fast’

  • Use of the ‘hexagon’ in relation to the six aspects of project performance
  • Use of tolerance in terms of what to ‘fix’ and what to ‘flex’ 
  • Five targets that underpin the use of the hexagon 
  • Reasons why the ‘fix and flex’ approach is good for the customer 

  • Five PRINCE2 Agile behaviors – Transparency, Collaboration, Rich Communication, Self-Organization, and Exploration
  • The need of incorporating agile in all seven PRINCE2 processes and themes 
  • Organization roles of Scrum master and Product owner 
  • Adjusting roles and the options for team organization is a project 
  • Make-up of a typical delivery team
  • Servant leadership, its use, and importance
  • How to define Working Agreements
  • Quality setting techniques
  • Quality testing, quality checking, and management techniques
  • Approaches to planning and typical planning techniques 
  • Approaches to risk and how agile concepts mitigate typical risks
  • Benefits of blending PRINCE2 with agile approaches for change
  • How empowered self-organizing teams dynamically handle change within set tolerances
  • Common feedback loops and their importance
  • Progress monitoring techniques
  • Agile techniques that may apply to each PRINCE2 process
  • Flexing the ‘Direct a Project’ stage and the benefits of collaborative working
  • ‘Manage by exception’ with emphasis on empowerment, quantity of deliverables, rich information flows and value of deliverables
  • Use of timeboxes and Scrum of scrums as well as why PRINCE2 ‘stages’ may not be required
  • Typical output mechanisms when ‘Controlling a Stage’ and ‘Managing a Stage Boundary’
  • Use of retrospectives and how to make them effective
  • Approaches to managing product delivery
  • Work Packages, Product Descriptions, quality criteria, and tolerances
  • Guidance on behaviors, risk, and the frequency of releases
  • Managing stage boundaries and the similarities between a stage and a release
  • Assessing quantity, quality and benefits of stage deliverable
  • Effectively closing a project
  • Tailoring PRINCE2 products including Work Packages and Checkpoint Reports
  • Agile techniques which apply to each PRINCE2 theme
  • Guidance on the use of contracts
  • PRINCE2 Agile delivery roles
  • Use of the Health Check
  • Fundamental values and principles of agile
  • Tips for the PRINCE2 Agile project manager

Exam & Certification FAQs

Is training mandatory?

No, training is not mandatory. However, AXELOS strongly recommends attending an accredited PRINCE2 Agile course before attempting the examination.


What is the format of the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner examination?

The exam is scenario based. This means you will attempt questions related to a vase study. You will find examples of these questions in the Scenario Booklet as well as sample papers offered by AXELOS.


What is the breakdown of the exam?

According to AXELOS, the following are the exam sections you will need to attempt:

    • 6 multiple choice questions based on the first and second learning outcome
    • 12 multiple choice questions using the scenario and one set of additional information based on the third learning outcome 
    • 8 multiple choice questions using the scenario and one set of additional information based on the fourth learning outcome
    • 24 multiple choice questions using the scenario and one set of additional information based on the fifth learning outcome


How long will it take to receive my exam results?

Candidates may receive examination results immediately after the web-based examination. Final results and the certificate are sent via email within two to three working days.


Is the exam offered only in English?

No. You can also opt to attempt the exam in Dutch, German, or Polish.


When will my PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Certification expire?

The certification will expire in three years. To maintain your qualification, you need to either retake the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam before the expiry date or follow the CPD points and digital badge route. For the latter, you need to subscribe to MY PRINCE2.

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