Course: PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner eLearning Course

Section: General concepts

Lesson 02: What is Agile? The overall idea

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Based on AXELOS PRINCE2 Agile® material. Reproduced under licence from AXELOS. All rights reserved.

PRINCE2® 6th edition update:
1. "Benefits Review Plan" is now called "Benefits Management Approach"
2. all "_____ Management Strategy"'s are now called "_____ Management Approach".


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  1. Which of the following are projects, and which are programs, based on AXELOS definition?
  1. Both Agile and Waterfall have plans. The difference is only in the amount of planning. (True/False)
  2. Why do we need to have self-organizing teams in Agile?
  3. Is it possible to have self-organizing teams in predictive systems?
  4. “We’re using an Agile methodology. We create increments of product and demonstrate it. We follow everything in our system, and to make it even better, create all the iteration plans in the beginning. Doing that, we’re sure what we’re going to do in our project and everything is disciplined.” Is this system OK?