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EXINs offering on

Agile and Scrum

July, 2015

EXINs offering on Agile and Scrum


1. Agile

2. Scrum

3. Benefits

4. Professional Development

5. Qualifications

6. EXIN Agile Scrum

7. PRINCE2 AgileTM Practitioner

8. EXIN Agile Scrum and PRINCE2 Agile compared

EXINs offering on Agile and Scrum

Is your IT project failing? Is it too expensive? Have you lost all focus and control? Or are you not getting the results you
require? Then Agile Scrum could be the answer you are looking for.

1. Agile
In a changing world, new approaches for Project Management, Software Development and Business Change Management
are sought after, as budgets overrun, requirements are changing during the project and timelines shift out of control.
The new approaches should enable increased flexibility, dialogue and the ability to process new information quickly. As a
result, Agile methods in particular are coming to the fore and growing in popularity.
Some main characteristics of Agile:
Iterative, incremental and evolutionary
Efficient and face-to-face communication
Very short feedback loop and adaptation cycle

2. Scrum
Within the Agile methodologies, Scrum has become especially popular. Scrum basically defines roles (like Product Owner,
Scrum Master and Scrum team member), events (like Sprint Planning and daily Scrum) and artifacts (like Product backlog
and Sprint backlog). Using these Scrum techniques and methods enables flexibility and a quick reaction to emerging
changes during a project.

3. Benefits
Various research studies have indicated that projects using the Agile approach are much more successful than those
using traditional approaches with lower agility. For example, a recent study1 by The Project Management Institute found
that projects with a high level of agility scored higher on all of the main project success metrics, including more than 30%
higher in terms of meeting or exceeding ROI.
1 Project Success Metrics by Level of Agility, Project Management Institute, quoted in The Agile Business, Raconteur, 14th October 2014 or see: http://raconteur.

EXINs offering on Agile and Scrum

4. Professional Development
ICT professionals with knowledge of more traditional approaches to Project Management, Software Development or
Business Change Management, need to adapt by updating their current knowledge and skills with relevant training and
certification on Agile and Scrum. This will ensure they have right competences to cope with the fast changing project
environment of today.

5. Qualifications
EXIN has responded to this changing world by developing the EXIN Agile Scrum qualification program, a unique
combination of Agile methodologies and Scrum practices. EXIN has also added the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner
certification to the product portfolio.

EXIN A gile Scrum M aster

PRINCE2 Practitioner

EXIN A gile Scrum


PRINCE2 Foundation

PRINCE2 A gile

EXINs offering on Agile and Scrum

6. EXIN Agile Scrum

This qualification program consists of a Foundation exam and an exam on advanced level, EXIN Agile Scrum Master.
It is intended for all ICT professionals, mainly those leading or participating in projects. In particular, the certifications are
suitable for professionals working in the areas of Project Management, Software Development, IT Service Management
and Business Management.
EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation validates a professionals knowledge in Agile methodologies and Scrum practices. EXIN
Agile Scrum Master also validates skills of Agile Planning and Monitoring and of the Scrum Master role. Practical
assignments are included to guarantee that the candidate demonstrated the ability to perform tasks, thereby increasing
the practical value of the qualification.

7. PRINCE2 AgileTM Practitioner

PRINCE2 Agile is being offered as an extension qualification for those who already have a good understanding of
PRINCE2, the worlds leading project management framework. PRINCE2 Practitioner is a prerequisite for this
The target group for PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner are the PRINCE2 Practitioners, who learn how to apply or tailor
PRINCE2 principles, themes and processes to a project in an agile context.

8. EXIN Agile Scrum and PRINCE2 Agile compared

EXIN Agile Scrum

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner

Project Management themes and processes
combined with Agile ways of working


Agile thinking and Scrum Practices

Agile content

Substantially covered by the program Substantially covered by the program

Scrum content

Substantially covered by the program Only superficially covered in the program

Target group

All who lead or participate in



Qualification program consisting of

Extension to PRINCE2 qualification program
Foundation (entry level) and Master
on practitioner level
certifications (advanced level)

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PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 AgileTM are Registered Trade Marks of AXELOS Limited.

PRINCE2 Practitioners