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PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner

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Name PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner
DescriptionOfficially launched in October 1996 and updated in June 2009, PRINCE2 is the method used for planning and managing projects in the public and private sectors.  The method is used for a wide variety and size of projects. PRINCE2® is universally accepted as best practice project management. DESIGNED FOR  Organisations and individuals requiring a controlled approach to managing projects e.g project managers, team managers, project support and assurance staff, and managers from any discipline.  The PRINCE2 method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of project, and offers an excellent management foundation for any member of staff. Test your Skills -  3 Prince2 Practitioner Quizzes Download the FREE Focus Guide  - Prince2 Explained
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PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a structured project management method that can be applied regardless of project scale, type, organisation, geography or culture. It is an integrated framework of processes and themes which address the planning, delegation, monitoring and control of the six variables (aspects of project performance) involved in any project, those of: 'Costs', 'Timescales', 'Quality', 'Scope', 'Risk' and 'Benefits'.

Designed for

Everyone needing a controlled approach to managing projects. Suitable for project managers, team managers, project support and assurance staff, and managers from any discipline. It is particularly aimed at people who are responsible for managing projects.

This is the 5 day Foundation and Practitioner course and is a mixture of input and practical sessions teaching to both the 'Foundation' and 'Pracitioner' AXELOS Ltd Syllabus levels, delivered by a Peoplecert approved trainer with practical experience of project management. The course prepares delegates for and incorporates both the Foundation and Practitioner exams and includes additional focus on the application of the method using Practitioner-level tasks and 'objective test' style exam questions throughout the course.

Benefits of Method

The benefits of using this method include:

  • Established & proven international best management practice and governance for project management
  • Business case focus with emphasis on project viability
  • Promotes learning from experience and continuous improvement in organizations
  • Gives explicit recognition of project responsibilities
  • Improves project communication and control
  • Focuses on delivering quality products that meet business expectations and enable the benefits
  • Can be applied to any size and type of project in any environment

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the PRINCE2 method of Foundation and Practitioner levels
  • Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2 (principles, processes, themes and project environment)
  • Understand the tailoring aspects of PRINCE2 and how the method is applied to different project environments
  • Understand the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to project management
  • Help delegates to operate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured project management environment
  • Prepare for and take the Foundation and Practitioner qualification exams

Course Content

Structured Approach to Managing Projects

An introduction to the method and the need for project management; Setting the scene for a structured approach to managing projects; Projects, project management and their organizational context; The basis of the PRINCE2 method including the integrated elements of: 'principles', 'processes', 'themes' and 'project environment'. The need to tailor and embed PRINCE2.

The Process-based Approach

PRINCE2 focuses on key processes needed for successful project management which must be present, but may be 'tailored' to reflect the complexity, scope and risks faced by the project. The Process Model will be used to help delegates understand and appreciate what should be done to manage each project, why it should be done and when in the project lifecycle. The Process Model sets the scene for the remainder of the course.

Business Case - What is a Business Case; Outcomes, Outputs, Benefits and Dis-benefits; Developing, Verifying and Maintaining the Business Case; Confirming the benefits and the Benefits Review Plan.

Organisation - Project Management Team Structure and the Project Board, Project Assurance, Project Manager, Team Manager, Change Authority and Project Support roles & responsibilities. Stakeholder management; Communication Management Strategy.

Plans - Levels and content of Plans; Exception Plans; Product-based approach to planning – Project Product Description, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description, Product Flow Diagram; the PRINCE2 planning steps.

Progress - Management and Technical Stages. Tolerance and Raising Exceptions. Project Board and Project Manager Controls for Reviewing and Reporting Progress; Baselines for Control; Capturing and Reporting Lessons; Event-driven and time-driven controls.

Change - Issue and Change Control procedure; Configuration Management procedure; Configuration Management Strategy; Baseline, Handling changes; Tracking and protecting products; Change Authority; Change Budget.

Quality - Quality Defined, The Quality Audit Trial; Acceptance Criteria, Quality Criteria, Quality Management Strategy, Quality Assurance, Quality Controls and Quality Review technique.

Risk - Risk and Risk Management; Risk Management in Projects; Risk Management Strategy; Risk Management Procedure; Risk Budget.

Practical Work - A specially written scenario runs throughout the course from start to finish. A comprehensive set of tasks help provide a practical application of the method. Many tasks are designed to help delegates link the four integrated elements of PRINCE2® - Principles, Processes, Themes and Tailoring. There are a number of scenario-based 'objective test' style questions to help delegates understand how the method is applied to a project scenario. This variety of practical work also helps delegates prepare for both the Foundation and Practitioner exams.

Delegates attending this course should expect at least 1 hour of practical evening work each day to help with their continuous learning and consolidation.

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Online event preparation material. including hundreds of sample exam questions, plus a detailed Pre-course Workbook.

We recommend that delegates should spend approximately 10-15 hours studying this pre-course material in order to be well prepared for the course.

Foundation: 1 hour, 'closed book', 60 multiple-choice questions

Practitioner: 2 1/2 hours, 'open book' (official PRINCE2 manual only), 68 scenario-based objective test questions

Passing the exams will provide you with internationally recognised professional qualifications.

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