Course Duration: 5 Days

Course Category: Project Management

 

PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Course and Certification

 

What’s PRINCE2®?

PRINCE2 means PRojects IN Controlled Environment. PRINCE2 is a process-based approach for project management providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects.

 

PRINCE2 is a flexible method that guides you through the essentials for running a successful project regardless of project type or scale. PRINCE2 can be tailored to meet your organization or industry specific requirement.

 

What’s PRINCE2®?

PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based approach for project management providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects.
 
PRINCE2 is a flexible method that guides you through the essentials for running a successful project regardless of project type or scale. PRINCE2 can be tailored to meet your organization or industry specific requirement.
 

Strengths of PRINCE2
  • Structured method providing a standard approach to the management of projects, embodying proven and established good practices in project management.
  • Being widely recognized and understood it provides a common language for project participants.
  • Provides control in use of resources and to manage risk.
  • Enables projects to have: 

     

     

     

    • Controlled and organized start, middle and end;
    • Regular reviews of progress to plan and to Business Case;
    • Flexible decision points;
    • Automatic managerial control of any deviations from plan;
    • Involvement of management and stakeholders at appropriate points;
    • Encourages communication channels between the project, project management, and stakeholders.
  • Brings benefits to individual projects, including: 

     

     

     

    • Definition of roles and responsibilities at each level;
    • Reduced meetings and bureaucracy, through management by exception;
    • Appropriate levels of planning from high level long-term to low-level immediate term;
    • Separation of management activities from technical activities;
    • A better appreciation of project risks by all concerned;
    • Ways of managing changes, to reduce risk.
What You will Learn?
  • Understand the PRINCE2 method at Foundation level & Practitioner level
  • Understand the PRINCE2 Method and Framework
  • What are Projects, Characteristics of Projects
  • The Structure of PRINCE2
  • Understand the Four Integrated Elements of PRINCE2
  • Understand the 7 PRINCE2 Principles and their Purpose
  • Learn the 7 PRINCE2 Themes and their Purpose
  • Learn the 7 PRINCE2 Processes, their Purpose, Objectives, Activities and Outputs
  • Understand the PRINCE2 Project Management team Roles and their Responsibilities
  • Key PRINCE2 Project Management Products and why and where they are created
Why become APMG PRINCE2® Project Manager?
  • Widely recognized Project Certification across the world
  • Demonstrates your understanding of Project Management
  • Certification increases your Marketability
  • Approval of your knowledge of Project Management
  • Proof of Professional Achievement
  • Improves the way you manage your Projects 
Pre-Requisites

Foundation Course & Certification
There are no pre-requisites to attending the course or taking the foundation certification exam.

Practitioner Course & Certification
A candidate aspiring to take the PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification must have successfully completed one of the following certifications:

PRINCE2 Foundation  Certification

Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or,
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

International Project Management Association (IPMA)

  • IPMA Level A (Certified Projects Director) or,
  • IPMA Level B (Certified Senior Project Manager) or,
  • IPMA Level C (Certified Project Manager) or,
  • IPMA Level D (Certified Project Management Associate)
Training and Exam Duration

Training: 5 days 
The course material shall be issued on the first day of the course during registration.

Exam:  Paper based exam to be held at the end of Foundation and Practitioner courses 

Foundation (60 minutes duration)
Practitioner (150 minutes duration)    

 

Exam Pattern

Foundation: Multiple choice format
60 questions per paper
33 marks required (out of 60 available) to pass – 55%

Practitioner: Scenario based questions 
10 question items per question, each worth one mark
The candidate must achieve at least 55% (44 marks out of 80) of the total score possible.

 

Who Should Attend

The target audience for the program are professionals interested in pursuing the APMG PRINCE2® Project Management Certification Examination including anyone, who wants to take up project management including Project Managers, Team Managers, Executives, Project Leaders, Project Co-ordinators, Program and Delivery Managers, Quality Staff (Testing and Quality Assurance), PMP, Testers and Project Controller (PMO Office).

 

Course outline

Structured Approach to Managing Projects
Setting the scene for a structured approach to managing all projects, project success criteria, the model of the PRINCE2® method including the integrated elements of principles, processes, themes and tailoring.

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. PRINCE2® 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.

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

Project Organisation and Governance
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.

Project Controls and Tolearances 
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 Control and Configuration Management
Issue and Change Control procedure, Configuration Management procedure, Configuration Management Strategy, Baseline, Handling changes, Tracking and protecting products, Change Authority and Change Budget.

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

Risk Management
Risk and Risk Management, Risk Management in Projects, Risk Management Strategy, Risk Management Procedure and Risk Budget.

Hands-on
A project 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 also sample exam questions for delegates to practice on before sitting the exam.

 

PRINCE2 is a Registered Trade Mark of AXELOS Limited.

The Swirl logo is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

Processworks is an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) for Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner Course through PeopleCert

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