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PRINCE2® Foundation/Practioner

Course Description

PRINCE2® (Projects IN Controlled Environments), is a widely used project management method that navigates you through all the essentials for running a successful project. PRINCE2® is a flexible method and is aimed at all types of projects. PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course will acquaint professionals with this de facto standard developed and used extensively by the UK government and used in the private sector internationally. It embodies established and proven best practices in project management. This course will prepare you for both PRINCE2® Foundation and PRINCE2® Practitioner and the benefits of obtaining this certification will far outweigh the PRINCE2® certification cost.

In this course, students will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by PRINCE2®. This course will also serve to prepare students for the PRINCE2® Foundation exam & the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam. This course includes an exam voucher.

What is the Structure of PRINCE2®?

The PRINCE2®structure is comprised of four steps namely principles, themes, processes and project environment.

The Project environment comprises of all the other three aspects i.e. principles, themes and processes.

PRINCE2® Principles – There are seven principles in all and a PRINCE2® project requires all of them to be applied.

  • Continued business justification – A justifiable reason is required to run a project.
  • Learn from experience – Analyse and learn from past experiences.
  • Defined roles and responsibilities – Involvement of right people in the right task is a must.
  • Manage by stages – Projects must be handled on a stage-by-stage basis.
  • Manage by exception – Adequate responsibilities must be assigned for efficient work.
  • Focus on products – Projects must focus on the product definition, delivery and quality requirements.
  • Tailor to suit the project environment – Projects must be customized to suit their environment, size, complexity, importance, capability and risk.

PRINCE2® Themes – The project must be managed based on these seven themes. They are set up at the beginning of a project and looked after throughout.

  • Business case – Recording business justification for a project.
  • Organization – Defining roles and responsibilities of individuals within a project.
  • Quality – Defining the quality requirements and standards.
  • Plans – Identifying the techniques and methods that must be used.
  • Risk – Figuring out the risks that may affect the project.
  • Change – Assessing and acting on changes to the project.
  • Progress – Analysing how the project should proceed further.

PRINCE2® Processes – PRINCE2®projects run on seven processes and each one is monitored by the project manager and approved by the project board.

  • Starting up a project
  • Directing a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Closing a project

Objectives

  • Learn, understand and use all aspects of the PRINCE2® method.
  • Produce detailed explanations of all principles, themes and processes and examples of all PRINCE2® products as they might be applied to address particular circumstances of a given project scenario.
  • Understand the relationships between principles, themes and processes and PRINCE2® products and apply this understanding in a practical environment.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the reasons behind the principles, themes and processes of PRINCE2®, and the principles underpinning these elements.
  • Achieve a firm grasp of knowledge required to manage and lead projects in PRINCE2® environment.
  • Describe the purpose and major content of all roles, the seven themes, the seven processes and the sub-processes, and the seven principles.
  • State which management products are input to, or output from, the seven processes.
  • State the main purpose, and key contents, of the major management products.
  • State the relationships between processes, deliverables, roles and the management dimensions of a project.
  • Understand the level of responsibility, authority and accountability held by those involved in the project.
  • Articulate the steps needed to guide the project through controlled, well- managed and visible sets of activities to achieve the desired results.
  • Demonstrate ability to tune PRINCE2® to different project circumstances.
  • Acquire the knowledge required to pass the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Exams.

Target Audience

The PRINCE2® certification will help the following professionals:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Executives
  • Project Engineers
  • Associate Project Managers
  • Software Developers
  • Software Engineers

Prerequisites

  • General Knowledge of Project Management.

Duration

  • 40 Hours

Course Outline

1 - OVERVIEW OF PRINCE2®

  • Topic A: Introduction to PRINCE2® Foundation
  • Topic B: What is a Project?
  • Topic C: Principles, Themes, Processes, and Products
  • Topic D: PRINCE2® Principles

2 - BUSINESS CASE THEME (BC)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: What is a Business Case?
  • Topic C: Outputs, Outcomes, (Dis-)Benefits
  • Topic D: Business Case in the Project Lifecycle

3 - ORGANIZATION THEME (OR)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Management
  • Topic C: The Project Board
  • Topic D: The Project Manager
  • Topic E: Organization in the Project Lifecycle

4 - STARTING UP A PROJECT (SU)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process Overview

5 - DIRECTING A PROJECT (DP)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process Overview

6 - INITIATING A PROJECT (IP)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process Overview
  • Topic C: Communication Management Strategy
  • Topic D: Project Initiation Documentation

7 - QUALITY THEME (QU)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Quality Management
  • Topic C: Project Product Description

8 - PLANS THEME (PL)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Plan Types
  • Topic C: Plans in the Project Lifecycle

9 - RISK THEME (RK)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Risk Management Procedure

10 - PROGRESS THEME (PG)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Stages
  • Topic C: Tolerances

11 - CONTROLLING A STAGE (CS)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process Overview

12 - MANAGING PRODUCT DELIVERY (MP)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process Overview

13 - MANAGING A STAGE BOUNDARY (SB)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process Overview

14 - CHANGE THEME (CH)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Issues
  • Topic C: Configuration Management

15 - CLOSING A PROJECT (CP)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process Overview

16 - EXAMINATION PREPARATION

  • Topic A: PRINCE2® Foundation Exam

17 - OVERVIEW

  • Topic A: Introduction to PRINCE2® Practitioner
  • Topic B: Principles, Themes, Processes, and Products
  • Topic C: The Project Environment

18 - BUSINESS CASE THEME (BC)

  • Topic A: What is a Business Case?
  • Topic B: Outputs, Outcomes, Benefits, and Dis-Benefits
  • Topic C: Business Case in the Project Lifecycle

19 - ORGANIZATION THEME (OR)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Management
  • Topic C: The Project Board
  • Topic D: The Project Manager
  • Topic E: Organization in the Project Lifecycle

20 - QUALITY THEME (QU)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Quality Management
  • Topic C: Project Product Description

21 - PLANS THEME (PL)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Plan Types
  • Topic C: Plans in the Project Lifecycle

22 - RISK THEME (RK)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Risk Management Procedure

23 - CHANGE THEME (CH)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Issues
  • Topic C: Configuration Management

24 - PROGRESS THEME (PG)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Stages
  • Topic C: Tolerances
  • Topic D: Progress Control

25 - STARTING UP A PROJECT (SU)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process

26 - DIRECTING A PROJECT (DP)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process

27 - INITIATING A PROJECT (IP)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process
  • Topic C: Strategies
  • Topic D: Create the Project Plan

28 - CONTROLLING A STAGE (CS)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process

29 - MANAGING PRODUCT DELIVERY (MP)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process

30 - MANAGING A STAGE BOUNDARY (SB)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process

31 - CLOSING A PROJECT (CP)

  • Topic A: Context
  • Topic B: Process

32 - EXAMINATION PREPARATION

  • Topic A: PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam

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