The benefits of PRINCE2 Agile®
When one of the world’s most recognised project management certifications, PRINCE2®, announced its new agile sibling back in 2015 it caused quite a stir, and for good reason.
Bridging the gap between what is seen as a more ‘traditional’ project management methodology, and the techniques that make agile approaches so successful in their own right, PRINCE2 Agile® gives the best of both worlds. So what exactly are some of its benefits? Let’s break it down for you…
As it’s based on the PRINCE2 framework, PRINCE2 Agile can be applied to any project environment with ease, providing guidance that can be adapted and tailored depending on your industry sector, size of project, product type, the list goes on. It’s collaboratively built and can be used with any established agile approach, so your possibilities are well and truly endless.
It’s a good introduction to agile
If you’re already using PRINCE2 in your organisation, PRINCE2 Agile is a good way to start introducing agile techniques without, essentially, ripping everything out and starting over. Equally, there are no pre-requisites to sit the Foundation course, and if you already have PRINCE2 Practitioner then you can jump straight to the Practitioner level of PRINCE2 Agile – happy days!
It focuses on both the project and the outcome
While agile techniques are great for ensuring that you get the highest quality and best value out of your product at the delivery level, it can help to add in some structure to aid the management of the actual project itself. Ensuring that your projects adhere to the strategic objectives of your business is where PRINCE2’s framework comes in really handy.
It’s widely used
With PRINCE2 already being one of the most widely accepted project management methodologies in the world, getting a PRINCE2 Agile qualification will serve you in good stead. Whether your current organisation already uses PRINCE2, and they’re looking for a way to incorporate agile into their projects, or you’re looking for an agile certification that will help you in your future job prospects, you’re sure to reap the benefits of PRINCE2 Agile’s popularity.
You can start seeing value earlier
One of the main features that characterises agile projects is the collaborative, incremental style of delivery. Unlike some more traditional methods, where you may only be able to see the finished product or products at the end of the project, PRINCE2 Agile’s incremental delivery process allows you to start benefiting from the value of your product(s) in stages throughout the project.
It’s the perfect blend
If you wanted to, you could try to incorporate agile techniques into your projects without a qualification. However, you may find that the differing approaches often conflict with one another, having a detrimental effect on your projects. With PRINCE2 Agile, you’re taught how to get the best out of both approaches, with little to no conflict whatsoever – the dream!