PRINCE2 Agile 2016
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PRINCE2 Agile® is the world’s most complete project management solution, combining the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the world’s most practised project management method, PRINCE2®.

Effective project management is critical to the successful delivery of new products and services that are necessary to keep organizations competitive in a changing world. PRINCE2 has been taken up by more than 150 countries and, by its proven track record and pioneering approach, has already benefited thousands of organizations.

At AXELOS Global Best Practice we actively track the changing project management portfolio environment and promote agile ways of overcoming challenges so that organizations become more responsive and deliver products and services faster. But rapid development without good project governance can produce its own problems. However, because PRINCE2 has been designed to be tailored for different delivery environments, we are able to provide specific guidance on how to use PRINCE2 in an agile context.

By working collaboratively with practitioners, AXELOS has developed PRINCE2 Agile as an extension module to the PRINCE2 method which can be used by forward-thinking organizations and individuals. In today’s high-speed and uncertain world, this allows organizations to work with ever-evolving solutions while being confident in their ability to manage their investments.

As well as project managers working with agile development approaches, PRINCE2 Agile will be of interest to programme managers with Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) knowledge. It will help them to understand the effects of using agile in projects that contribute to the outcomes of their programmes.

The PRINCE2 Agile guidance is supported by an accredited qualification scheme. Those already familiar with PRINCE2 will find the majority of the guidance and its associated course material new. It looks at the interactions between PRINCE2 and agile, and how each can be adapted to accommodate the other. The guidance will help current and aspiring PRINCE2 project managers to successfully deliver their projects in an agile world.

I recommend this guidance to all organizations looking to get the best from combining PRINCE2 project management with agile delivery approaches, as it demonstrates how to optimize the marriage of these two approaches.

Abid Ismail
AXELOS Global Best Practice

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