Become an Agile PRINCESS

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This course is normally run as part of our in-house agile adoption approach. If this is of interest to your organisation or you would like us to organise a public course, please get in touch for a chat about dates that suit you.

 

About the course

PRINCESS is an acronym for our two-day agile project management training course that explains the transition from traditional to agile project management. It is a pragmatic guide for participants wanting  to introduce Scrum, a highly collaborative agile framework, into the more formal PRINCE2 project management world;

Projects Run IN Collaborative Environments Supporting Scrum

A PRINCESS project creates a collaborative environment bringing together two internationally recognised frameworks, PRINCE2 and Scrum, and seamlessly mapping them to an organisation’s governance expectations.

PRINCESS answers the question - How does a "self organising" agile Scrum team work collaboratively while still providing management with visibility of project progress using formal PRINCE2 practices?

This course is designed as an extension of our Agile Fundamentals course and is intended for those participants that need to understand how to successfully manage agile projects in a traditional PRINCE2 governance environment. While there are no formal prerequisites for the course, some background in PRINCE2 is beneficial.  This could either be through experience, pre-reading of the PRINCE2 2009 Manual or PRINCE2 Foundation certification.

We take a different approach to training and use our own agilePete mind mapping app and iPads instead of powerpoint to provide course information digitally so you can personalise it as you learn.

Key takeaways

  • Scrum agile delivery: Why is there no explicit project management guidance?

  • PRINCE2 project management framework: Why is there no explicit delivery guidance?

  • The PRINCESS process: A marriage of two internationally recognised frameworks.

  • Creating a PRINCESS project team: Merging Scrum and PRINCE2 roles - where does the project manager fit in?

  • How agile can a PRINCESS project be?: Agile Readiness Assessment - the risks of using Scrum in your environment.

  • Planning a PRINCESS project: Creating an agile baseline - how to scope and estimate.

  • Managing a PRINCESS project: Reporting progress and managing variances against the agile baseline.

Note: The Scrum components of the course are based on the rules, events, and roles as described in the official Scrum Guide 2017, the acknowledged Scrum body of knowledge.

Learning support

Bring another member of your project team and you will both receive our 20% Agile Buddy discount. We have found that if you have an immediate sounding board for your new ideas you are more likely to apply what you learned in the real world context of your own project.  

If you are seeking a formal qualification this course will also prepare you to confidently sit your Professional Scrum Master exam after the course. The exam is independently certified by scrum.org.

We give everyone that completes our training course our personal commitment to support your ongoing agile learning. We are always available via email for general questions about anything agile related and by cell phone if you have an issue that needs an immediate answer. But be warned, you may become as equally passionate about agile as we are!

Don’t just take our word for it

Pete is a very high energy trainer with a huge depth of agile Scrum delivery and governance experience.
— Glenn Wilson | Senior Project Manager at ANZ