Lesson 11: Fix or Flex
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".
- Is the whole project timeboxed in PRINCE2 Agile?
- Should we fix quality?
- Is it OK to have a fixed-price, fixed-scope contract in PRINCE2 Agile?
- How can we have a flexible scope in PRINCE2 Agile, when the price is fixed?
- The scope of the project is completely flexible in PRINCE2 Agile. (true/false)
- What about risks? Should they be fixed or “flexed”?
- The developers have selected 25 user stories for the Sprint. What happens if they forecast, in the middle of the Sprint, that they cannot deliver more than 12 user stories?
- What are tolerances in PRINCE2? How are they used? What are they used for?
- How does PRINCE2 Agile considers tolerances? What are they used for?
- Yes, PRINCE2 Agile uses the same approach as DSDM, in which time and cost are fixed for the whole project.
- Well, some parts of it are fixed (the must-have quality criteria), and some parts are not (should-have and could-have criteria). However, PRINCE2 Agile usually says that quality is fixed, when doesn’t go into details. To put it simply, we never compromise quality in Agile.
- Fixed-price is OK, but the scope is not fixed.
- Good question. Let’s talk about it in the “contract” lesson.
- No. The scope is prioritized using MoSCoW. The must-have items in the scope are fixed, and the rest is flexible. However, PRINCE2 Agile says that the scope is flexible when it doesn’t want to go into details.
- It’s up to you to decide, based on your project.
- Nothing. They proceed, and deliver as much as they can.
- PRINCE2 tolerances are used in the Manage by Exception concept to define who should decide on any issue/deviation.
- When PRINCE2 Agile says something is fixed, it expects it to have a zero tolerance, and vice versa. Not compatible with PRINCE2.
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