Agile Project Management - PRINCE2 Agile

PRINCE2 Agile® is the world’s most complete agile project management solution, combining the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2®.

It is an extension module tailored for forward-thinking organizations and individuals already benefiting from PRINCE2 and provides further guidance on how to apply agile methods to the world’s most recognized project management method.

PRINCE2 Agile is supported by an exam and formal certification and delivered by our accredited training providers. As with PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile can be applied to any type of project within any industry sector.

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Update to PRINCE2 Best practice Guidance

To reflect changes in business practices, AXELOS is currently revising our PRINCE2 guidance, which may also affect the content of PRINCE2 Agile. The new version of PRINCE2 will be launched in mid-2017 and we will update this website with more information in due course.

See our PRINCE2 2017 page for more information.

Why PRINCE2 Agile?

Our 2016 research found two major trends within the agile space. The first was a disconnect between the high value practitioners placed on agile techniques and how they saw that being reciprocated at an organizational level. The second was that although there was a great appetite from practitioners to adopt agile, very few Project Managers had any formal training. By blending the flexibility of agile, with the governance of PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile equips practitioners with the ability to:

  • Be on time and hit deadlines
  • Protect the level of quality
  • Embrace and adapt to change
  • Keep project teams stable
  • Manage stakeholder expectation so that they accept that they don’t need everything.

As of 1 October 2016 PRINCE2 Agile is available to those who hold PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner, Project Management Professional® (PMP)*, Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM)*, and IMPA Levels A,B,C and D® (Certified Projects Director) certifications. This is an extension of the previous prerequisites for PRINCE2 Agile and will initially run until 31 December 2017.

The majority of PRINCE2 Agile guidance is new material and examines how PRINCE2 and agile methods can interact and be adapted to accommodate each other in order to benefit overall management of projects. To find out more, see our PRINCE2 Agile certification page.

For more information, see our PRINCE2 Agile FAQs.

*'PMP' and 'CAPM' are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI is not affiliated with AXELOS. PMI does not endorse any AXELOS Qualifications.