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PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner

PRINCE2 is one of the world’s most widely used project management methods. Based on best-practice, the method can be applied to any project irrespective of its size, industry sector, geographic location or culture. This course provides a definitive understanding of PRINCE2. We cover its four integrated components:

Principles
Themes
Processes
Project environment
We also look at management roles required in a PRINCE2 project and what management products must be created to ensure the project is delivered in a coordinated, consistent and transparent manner.

Target Audience

Project Managers, Team Leaders, and anyone aspiring to such a role.

Learning Objectives

On this course attendees will learn how to:

At Foundation level, demonstrate that they understand and can recall the various components of the PRINCE2 method
At Practitioner level, demonstrate that they can apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method to a real project
Explain and apply the PRINCE2 principles
Explain the purpose of the seven PRINCE2 themes and describe how they are applied to a project
Describe each step of the PRINCE2 journey, explaining the activities required to guide a project throughout its lifecycle
Create the recommended PRINCE2 management products which include baselines, records and reports

Pre-Requisites

No formal prerequisites exist for this course but delegates would benefit from some experience of working in projects prior to attendance.


  • Course content

    Delegates should note that evening work will be assigned which is not expected to exceed three hours per night.

    Specific course content will include:

    PRINCE2 Overview

    The structure of the method and the guide will be introduced before we discuss the context within which a PRINCE2 project operates.

    Principles

    The seven PRINCE2 principles provide the framework for managing the project and are built on good practice developed from successful and failed projects.

    Themes

    The seven PRINCE2 themes are aspects of the project that must be continually addressed and integrated as the project journeys through its life cycle.

    Business Case
    Organization
    Quality
    Plans
    Risk
    Change
    Progress

    Processes

    The seven PRINCE2 processes encompass the chronological activities that are required to direct, manage and deliver the project successfully. The activities include pre-project, initiation and delivery, and end with project closure.

    Starting up a Project
    Directing a Project
    Initiating a Project
    Controlling a Stage
    Managing Product Delivery
    Managing a Stage Boundary
    Closing a Project

    Exams & Certification

    Examination Details

    Duration – 60 minutes (Foundation) 150 minutes (Practitioner)
    Questions (OTQ) – 60 (Foundation) 68 (Practitioner – scenario based)
    Pass mark – 55% (Foundation and Practitioner)
    Use of textbook – No (Foundation) Yes (Practitioner)

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    Proof of identification

    If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate’s exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

    Reasonable Adjustments Policy

    The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. At least two weeks’ notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise us and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the policy.

    Follow on Courses

    Project Planning and Control Foundation & Practitioner

    Pre-Reading

    From 2 to 15 hours pre-course reading will be required.

    Our accredited delivery partners recommend differing levels of pre-course reading so please check the specific course outline for your preferred course date & location.

Duration: 5 days
Price: £895 + VAT

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