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PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Evening Class

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 – the principles, themes, processes and 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.

Using elements from our ‘Performance Based Learning’ approach, we help you to not only know PRINCE2, but also apply and tailor it for your projects. The course has been designed by award winning instructional designers to ensure that it provides an interactive and engaging introduction to PRINCE2. Our experienced PRINCE2 experts explain the method through a wide range of individual and group exercises, case-study application, learning ‘games’ and practice exam questions.

Learning Objectives

  •   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.

Minimum Technical System Requirements for electronic pre-reading:

Sound card

Activated (headphones are required for most content)

RAM

4GB

Screen resolution

1024 x 768

Windows operating system

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (Desktop mode only, Tablet mode is not supported)

Apple operating system

Mac OSX (10.4) with Firefox or Chrome

Internet Explorer

9 or higher

Firefox

Latest version

Chrome

Latest version

Opera

Latest version

Browser Popup blocker

Disabled

Cookies and JavaScript

Enabled

Adobe Flash Player

10 or higher

PDF plugin

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Course Content

Evening classes run between 18.30pm and 21.30pm. Your course will consist of 10 modules with two modules being delivered each week.

Modules 1-5 of the course focus on the components of the method and culminate with the Foundation exam. Modules 6-10 address how the method might be applied and tailored on a real-life project, finishing with the Practitioner exam. Delegates should note that directed self-study will be assigned between each module which is not expected to exceed two hours.

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 and Processes

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

  1.   Business Case
  2.   Organization
  3.   Quality
  4.   Plans
  5.   Risk
  6.   Change
  7.   Progress

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.

  1.   Starting up a Project
  2.   Directing a Project
  3.   Initiating a Project
  4.   Controlling a Stage
  5.   Managing Product Delivery
  6.   Managing a Stage Boundary
  7.   Closing a Project

Photographic Identification

Prior to sitting your examinations, you are required to show photographic identification. Acceptable forms of photographic identification are:

  •   Passport
  •   Photo card driving licence
  •   Work Badge

Failure to provide an acceptable form of photographic identification will mean you will not be able to sit your examinations.

BCS Reasonable Adjustments

PRINCE2 examinations are administered by BCS. BCS allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website.

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)

Pre-Reading

Access is provided to an interactive video-based learning that will help you prepare for the course. The video-based learning is expected to take approximately six hours to complete (although delegates may wish to spend longer on this activity to help them prepare more effectively).

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