Integrating Agile into PRINCE2 (v2)

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Agile methods and frameworks are increasing in popularity as organizations and individuals seek increased flexibility when managing change initiatives. …

Agile methods and frameworks are increasing in popularity as organizations and individuals seek increased flexibility when managing change initiatives.

Agile approaches are often seen as rivals to waterfall methods including PRINCE2, when in reality they complement each other.

This webinar shows how the speed of delivery from Agile and the quality of project definition from PRINCE2 satisfies those seeking excellence and flexibility in project deliver, whilst maintaining strong project governance. The session:-

- Defines what agile working means and how this has been captured in the APMG Agile Project Management qualification scheme
- Uses the PRINCE2 process model to explain how agile project management can govern development, with PRINCE2 governing the overall project.

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  • 1. www.apmg- international.com APMG-International Webinar Integrating Agile into PRINCE2 Thursday 15 August 2013 / 13:00 BST Presented by Melanie Franklin, Agile Change Management Ltd www.APMG-International.com ®
  • 2. Agenda • Welcome & introduction – Mark Constable, Marketing Executive APMG-International • Integrating Agile into PRINCE2 – Melanie Franklin • Q&A • More Information • Close ®
  • 3. About APMG-International • Global Examination & Accreditation Institute • Official accreditation/qualification body for Best Management Practice PPM portfolio • Extensive portfolio of professional management qualifications • 350+ Accredit training (ATO) and consulting (ACO) organizations with 1800+ approved trainers and consultants • Certify examination candidates; 18000+ exams per month • HQ in UK; operational offices or formal representation in 12 countries • Full details at www.APMG-International.com
  • 4. Presenter Melanie Franklin has a track record of excellence in project, programme and portfolio planning and delivery. She is the author of 6 books about project and change management and is writing her 7th book for newly appointed change managers. 4agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 Moderator Mark Constable is a Marketing Executive at APMG-International with over 7 years experience at the company.
  • 5. Objectives Define what agile working means and how this has been captured in the APMG Agile Project Management qualification scheme Use the PRINCE2 process model to explain how agile project management can govern development, with PRINCE2 governing the overall project agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 5
  • 6. What is agile? agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 6 Waterfall: Agile:
  • 7. Main players agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 7
  • 8. Benefits of Agile Project Management agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 8 Governance: - Documentation - Formal decision making - Progress reporting Collaboration with users and early delivery of business value
  • 9. What is agile? agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 9 Comprehensive documentation Processes and tools Contract negotiation Following a plan over over over over People and interactions Working software Customer collaboration Responding to change Focus on the business need Collaborate Build incrementally from firm foundations Develop iteratively Communicate clearly and continuously Never compromise quality Deliver on time Demonstrate control
  • 10. Differences agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 10 Solution defined in detail All features are promised Time and budget can flex PM plans in detail and delegates work Command & control structure Solution evolves Features are prioritised Time and budget are fixed Self directed team, PM removes barriers to progress Collaborative working Vs Vs Vs Vs Vs Agile Project ManagementPRINCE2 ®
  • 11. Style of working agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 11 Waterfall: Project Board Business Users Project Manager Team Agile: Project Board Business Users Project Manager Team
  • 12. Waterfall versus Agile lifecycles agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 12 Analyse Plan Design Build Waterfall: Test Correct Test Deploy Analyse Plan Design Build Test Deploy Analyse Plan Deploy Design Build Test Agile:
  • 13. Agile lifecycle agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 13 Feasibility Foundations Deployment Engineering Exploration Post-Project Pre-Project
  • 14. Controlling time not requirements agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 14 Project Pre- Project Post- project IncrementFeasibility Foundations Increment Time box Time box Deploy Time box Time box Deploy
  • 15. Timeboxes agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 15 Time box Deploy Increment Time box Priorities Results MusthaveShouldhaveCouldhave • Agreed design for home page • Agreed design for each page type • First draft of content for home page • First draft of content for company information • First draft of content for each of the services pages • Links to social media platforms   Priorities Results MusthaveShouldhaveCouldhave • Mechanism for transferring content from existing site • High level plan of pages on new site • Summary of how content on each page links to other places on the site • Agreed design for home page • Agreed design for each page type • First draft of content for home page • First draft of content for company information • First draft of content for each of the services pages • Links to social media platforms   
  • 16. Agile and PRINCE2 lifecycles Feasibility Foundations Deployment Engineering Exploration Post-Project Pre-Project Project Brief Business case Terms of Reference Project Mandate Post-Project Review Benefits Assessment Completed Work Package Deployed Solution Project Initiation Document Business Foundations & Prioritised Requirements List
  • 17. Roles agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 17 Business Sponsor Technical Coordinator Project Manager Business Visionary Technical Advisor Business Advisor Business Analyst Business Ambassador Team Leader Solution Developer Solution Tester Team Members Project Manager Project Support Corporate or Program Management Team Manager(s) Steering Group Senior SupplierSponsor Senior User
  • 18. Why is Agile so important? agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 18 Increased productivity Improved project visibility Improved team morale Enhanced software quality Reduce risk Faster time-to-market Better alignment between IT & Business Objectives Simplify development process Ability to manage changing projects Got better Got worseNo benefit 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 4% 9% 13% 14% 13% 17% 18% 19% 20% 20% 90% 85% 84% 81% 80% 79% 79% 76% 84% Data courtesy of 7th Annual State of Agile Development Survey 2012 – www.versionone.com
  • 19. Popularity of Agile Project Management agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 19 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 Year 1 (1996) Year 2 (1997) Year 3 (1998) 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 Year 1 (2011) Year 2 (2012) Year 3 (2013)
  • 20. Structure of the qualification Foundation: 1 hour multiple choice paper 60 questions, 30 correct answers (50%) are required for a pass Closed book exam Practitioner: 2 hour objective based testing exam 4 questions with 15 marks per question 30 marks (50%) of the marks are required for a pass Open book (can use hand book to research your answers) agilechangemanagement.co.uk © 2013 20
  • 21. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
  • 22. Check out the Agile Business Conference! The UK’s No.1 event for all things Agile Dates: 9-10 October 2013 Venue: Inmarsat Conference Centre, LONDON Find out more and register at: www.agileconference.org
  • 23. More Information • APMG-International website: – www.APMG-International.com • PRINCE2 Official Website: – www.prince-officialsite.com • APMG’s Agile Project Management – http://www.apmg-international.com/en/qualifications/agile-pm • Agile Change Management Limited – www.agilechangemanagement.co.uk – Email Melanie at melanie@agilechangemanagement.co.uk http://www.linkedin.com/company/apmg-international @APMG_Inter