PRINCE2 Agile® prerequisite updated to open certification up to millions of Project Managers worldwide
30 Sep 2016 03:40 PM
- Certifications, PRINCE2 Agile, PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner, Project management, Qualifications
Based on community feedback and the results of a successful pilot, AXELOS has taken the decision to lower the prerequisite for PRINCE2 Agile to PRINCE2® Foundation level in addition to a number of other recognized project management certifications. This means the door has been opened to millions of business professionals who are now eligible to take the PRINCE2 Agile certification.
PRINCE2 Agile combines the flexibility and responsiveness of agile delivery with the established and proven best practice framework of the world’s most recognized project management method, PRINCE2. It is supported by a manual, training, an examination and a globally recognized certification.
Until today, PRINCE2 Agile was only available to Project Managers with a current PRINCE2 Practitionercertification. Following a successful pilot in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, AXELOS is extending the trial globally, meaning PRINCE2 Agile training is now open to anyone with the PRINCE2 Foundation certification. This expansion will commence from 1 October 2016 and is initially set to run until the end of 2017.
AXELOS has also opened PRINCE2 Agile up to other project management professionals who hold certifications awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA), in recognition of the level of competence and understanding demonstrated by the candidates who hold these certifications.
Therefore in order to take PRINCE2 Agile, a candidate must hold only one of the below certifications:
- PRINCE2 Foundation
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
- IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
- IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
- IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
- IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate).
Nikos Paxos, AXELOS head of product experience, said: “The challenges faced by professionals today are becoming more varied and adopting Agile techniques is a perfect fit to help address these new demands. People appreciate the flexibility and the potential to deliver results sooner, which working in an agile way brings. That is why we have seen an increasing number of PRINCE2 Practitioners apply agile concepts to their project delivery.
“We believe that the update to the prerequisite will enable more organizations and end learners to benefit from adopting a more Agile approach to their business.”
The official PRINCE2 Agile publication is available via the AXELOS Store and training courses and exams, which can be taken either in a classroom or online, can be booked now with an Accredited Training Organization via the AXELOS Training Partner Finder. To celebrate this announcement, throughout October AXELOS is running PRINCE2 Agile Month, which involves a range of activities and offers. Until 3 November 2016 AXELOS’ official publisher TSO, is offering one month’s free subscription to the online version of PRINCE2 Agile as well as 25% off the hard copy of the official guidance. To find out more about the month, please visit www.AXELOS.com/PRINCE2-Agile-Month from 3 October 2016.
See our PRINCE2 Agile section for more information.