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PRINCE2® Foundation + Practitioner Certification

Master PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2) and achieve PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications.

GK# 2458

Course Overview

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The PRINCE2® Foundation portion of this combination course will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the PRINCE2® project management method, and help participants prepare for the PRINCE2® Foundation examination. 

The PRINCE2® Practitioner portion of this combination course will provide learners with an in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of the PRINCE2®project management method, as well as help participants prepare for the PRINCE2® Practitioner examination. 

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

About the Exams

The PRINCE2® Foundation exam will be offered on the third day of class. It is a closed book exam consisting of 75 multiple-choice questions, five of which are marked as trial and not counted in your score. To pass, you must receive a score of 50% (35 out of 70). 

The PRINCE2® Practitioner exam will be offered on the fifth day of class. It is an open-book exam and is based on an objective-testing format. You will have two and a half hours to complete eight questions. Ten marks are available per question for a total score of 80. In order to pass the exam, you must receive a score of 55% (44 out of 80 correct answers). The manual that can be referenced during the Practitioner exam is Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2: 2009 Edition, ISBN: 0113310595, which is provided with the courseware materials.

What You'll Learn

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PRINCE2® Foundation:

  • Understand the need for project management and how PRINCE2® meets that requirement
  • Understand the PRINCE2® process model
  • Prepare project plans using product based planning techniques and undertake risk analysis and management for the project
  • Prepare information for inclusion in a Project Initiation Document
  • Understand techniques for the management of product development, quality control & change control
  • Take the PRINCE2® Foundation examination paper

PRINCE2® Practitioner:

  • Understand the need for project management and how PRINCE2® meets that requirement in the life cycle of a project
  • Understand the PRINCE2® process model and apply the PRINCE2® processes
  • Design a robust and appropriate project organization
  • Apply appropriate controls at different levels and at different points
  • Take the PRINCE2® Practitioner examination paper

Outline

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Classroom Live Outline

PRINCE2® Foundation: Days 1–3

1. PRINCE2®

  • Background & Objectives
  • Benefits
  • Scope
  • Structure

2. Project Organization

  • Organizational structure
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The project board
  • The project manager
  • Team management
  • Project assurance
  • Project support
  • Supplier relationships

3. Planning

  • Purpose and importance
  • Components & types of plan
  • Planning techniques
  • Product based planning
  • The steps in planning

4. Project Control

  • Work package authorization
  • Stage assessments
  • Establishing project & stage tolerance
  • Checkpoints & highlight reports
  • Handling exception situations
  • Project issues
  • Project reporting

5. Risk Management

  • Types of business and project risk
  • Risk analysis and management
  • The risk log

6. Quality

  • Ensuring quality
  • Quality planning
  • Product descriptions
  • Quality control and quality review

7. Change Control and Configuration Management

  • Change control steps
  • Authority levels
  • Analyzing the impact Configuration management

8. Processes

  • Starting up and initiating a project
  • Directing a project
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Closing a project
  • Planning


PRINCE2® Practitioner: Days 4–5

9. PRINCE2®

  • Background & Objectives
  • Benefits
  • Scope
  • Structure

10. Project Organization

  • Organizational structure
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The project board
  • The project manager
  • Team management
  • Project assurance
  • Project support
  • Supplier relationships

11. Planning

  • Purpose and importance
  • Components & types of plan
  • Planning techniques
  • Product based planning
  • The steps in planning

12. Project Control

  • Work package authorization
  • Stage assessments
  • Establish project & stage tolerance
  • Checkpoints & highlight reports
  • Handling exception situations
  • Project issues
  • Project reporting

13. Risk Management

  • Categories of risk
  • Risk analysis and management
  • The risk log

14. Quality

  • Ensuring quality
  • Quality planning
  • Product descriptions
  • Quality control and quality review

15. Change Control and Configuration Management

  • Change control steps
  • Authority levels
  • Analyzing the impact
  • Configuration management Processes
  • Starting up and Initiating a project
  • Directing a project
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Closing a project
  • Planning

16. PRINCE2® in Practice

  • Tailoring PRINCE2® for different business environments
  • Scaling PRINCE2® for use with projects of different type and/or size
  • Implementing PRINCE2®
  • Project documentation and filing

Prerequisites

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PRINCE2® Foundation:

There is no formal requirement for attending this course, although it would be beneficial to have some understanding of project management.

Participants will be given access to a PRINCE2® pre-course e-learning module two weeks prior to the start of the class (subject to booking conditions).

It is important that participants complete the pre-course work prior to attending as the content covers items essential to the successful running of the program. It will also enhance the learning experience for all participants.

 

PRINCE2® Practitioner:

PRINCE2® Foundation certification OR one of the following PMI or IPMA certifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)

Who Should Attend

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  • Those considering adopting PRINCE2
  • Project managers
  • Project team managers and leaders
  • Project coordinators
  • Project support staff
  • Project officers
  • Consultants and contractors
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

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