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.

About your awesome trainers

PRINCESS is delivered jointly by agilePete and Paul Sutton.

agilePete is passionate about helping you on your agile journey. He developed this training course so that he can share with you his practical knowledge and experience. He is a certified Scrum Master and certified Scrum Product Owner with 20+ years experience as an agile practitioner, trainer and coach.  He is based in Wellington and works actively with a range of major clients supporting their agile transformation journeys. He brings a wealth of practitioner experience to his training. agilePete is passionate about delivering training that can be practically used in the workplace and has developed his training courses to share his pragmatic agile, Scrum Master and Scrum coaching experience.

Details of agilePete's tremendous agile experience can be viewed in his LinkedIn profile.

Paul Sutton is the Senior Trainer and Lead Consultant for Project Results. Paul combines an in-depth process knowledge with 30 years of pragmatic hands-on experience in both business case development and project and programme management. Along with training he has an active consulting practice in the pragmatic application of project, programme and business case approaches.Paul has a broad picture focus combined with strong analytical thinking. He is an excellent communicator and a dynamic and engaging presenter.  As a result he is able to give practical application to a huge range of questions and scenarios.

Paul is a Registered Trainer in PRINCE2, MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) and BBC.  He is also a PMP (Project Management Professional) as certified by PMI (the Project Management Institute).  Along with training he has active consulting practice in the pragmatic application of these methods.
Further details of Paul’s offering and experience can be found at and in his LinkedIn profile.

Learning support

agilePete gives everyone that completes this training course his personal commitment to support your ongoing agile learning. He is 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 he is!

Paul Sutton

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