PRINCE2 Foundation

Duration: 
3 days
Codes: 
P2FD,PRINCE2
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Overview

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Included in this course is the Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 2017 manual and the PRINCE2 2017 Foundation Exam. On completion of the Foundation course, students will be provided supporting AXELOS membership services online.

PRINCE2 is a process-based approach for project management, providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects, across industries, both locally and internationally. The continued international development of PRINCE2 examinations, training and course material is contributing significantly to the recognition of PRINCE2 as a truly relevant and international project management standard.

Some consolidation work will be required by candidates in the evenings; 3 hours should be allowed for this on day one and day two.

By attending our 3-day PRINCE2 Foundation Course, participants will understand:

  • The 7 Principles, 7 Themes and 7 Processes that underpin the PRINCE2 project management method
  • The purpose and content of the PRINCE2 Process Map
  • Key roles and responsibilities in a PRINCE2 project
  • How to apply project management processes to effectively control the preparation, execution and closure phases of a project

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PRINCE2 2017 Foundation Certification and Examination By completing the Foundation course, participants will have sufficient knowledge to sit the PRINCE2 2017 Foundation Examination. The exam is held on day 3 of the course and results are made available immediately after the exam. Students who pass this exam are then able to attend the PRINCE2 2017 Practitioner course.

The PRINCE2 2017 Foundation Examination is:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 60 questions per paper
  • 33 marks required (out of 60 available) to pass: 55%
  • One hour (60 minutes) duration
  • Closed book

Students are strongly encouraged to attend the Practitioner course immediately after the Foundation course. This is because the Practitioner exam requires strong current knowledge of the PRINCE2 2017 book. This knowledge is gained in the Foundation course and therefore is still fresh for assisting with passing the Practitioner exam.

Industry Association Recognition

Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • Contact hours: 21 hours
  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 21 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 10 points

Audience

This course will benefit anyone working in a PRINCE2 project environment who requires a comprehensive understanding of the key PRINCE2 principles and terminology.

The Foundation Certificate is a prerequisite for the PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate. This course is therefore an ideal starting point for delegates who wish to take the Practitioner examination at a later date.

For those looking to gain both the Foundation and Practitioner certifications as soon as possible, our PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course covers all the necessary material and includes both the exams in a single five day course.

Skills Gained

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2
  • Explain the terminology that is used within PRINCE2
  • List the key roles and responsibilities that are involved in a PRINCE2 project
  • Define the purpose of the seven principles that characterise a PRINCE2 project
  • Understand the seven PRINCE2 themes that must be continually addressed
  • Explain the purpose, objectives and context of the seven PRINCE2 processes that help structure the activities required to deliver the project successfully
  • Define the purpose of a PRINCE2 management product and list its content
  • Work more effectively within a PRINCE2 environment, either as a team member or in the management of the project

Prerequisites

Important Course Information Important Course Information Requirements: Requirements:

  • There are no mandatory requirements to attend this course, however, attendees should have some knowledge and experience with projects. If you are coming to project management for the very first time, it is suggested that you consider a foundation course as a way to get to grips with practical basics. See Project Management for Software Development or Project Management: Skills for Success

There are no mandatory requirements to attend this course, however, attendees should have some knowledge and experience with projects. If you are coming to project management for the very first time, it is suggested that you consider a foundation course as a way to get to grips with practical basics. See Project Management for Software Development Project Management for Software Development or Project Management: Skills for Success Project Management: Skills for Success

Course Preparation: Course Preparation:

  • Prior to the course, we recommend 20 hours of study of the following materials that will be sent to you three weeks prior to the course:
    • PRINCE2 manual, Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
    • Study guide to help structure your reading of the manual
  • During the course, two hours of evening study each night is required

Prior to the course, we recommend 20 hours of study of the following materials that will be sent to you three weeks prior to the course:

  • PRINCE2 manual, Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
  • Study guide to help structure your reading of the manual

PRINCE2 manual, Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2

During the course, two hours of evening study each night is required Exam Information: Exam Information:

  • The PRINCE2 Foundation Exam will be given on the final day of class

Course Outline

  • Introduction to PRINCE2
  • Outlining the principles that guide obligations and good practices of PRINCE2
  • Benefits of a structured project management approach
  • Establishing the key elements of PRINCE2
  • Tailoring PRINCE2 for projects of varying sizes
  • PRINCE2 Product Descriptions

Baseline management products

  • Defining the project
  • Project Brief
  • Benefits Review
  • Project Initiation Documentation
  • PlanWork Package

Records of project progress

  • Configuration Item Records
  • Daily and Lessons Logs
  • Issue, Quality and Risk Registers

Status reports

  • Event–driven reports
  • Time–driven reports
  • Outlining the Themes within PRINCE2

Establishing the business case

  • Supporting continuous business justification
  • Developing, verifying and maintaining the business case
  • Confirming the benefits

Developing the project management organisation

  • Implementing defined roles and responsibilities
  • Selecting the project management team
  • Linking the three project interests to the four management levels

Building quality into products

  • Supporting the focus of products
  • The PRINCE2 approach to quality and quality review

Planning to deliver the product

  • Managing by stages
  • Differentiating between the three levels of planning
  • Reviewing the planning process including product–based planning

Managing risk

  • Identifying, assessing and controlling uncertainty
  • Assessing the impact of threats or opportunities
  • Implementing responses to identified risks

Defining change

  • Applying the issue and change control procedures
  • Managing the configuration of products

Monitoring and controlling progress

  • Management by exception
  • Setting and tracking tolerances
  • Reporting progress
  • Recognising the PRINCE2 Processes

Starting up a project

  • Appointing the project management team
  • Assembling the Project Brief
  • Planning the initiation stage

Directing a project

  • Authorising initiation, the project and a stage
  • Giving ad hoc direction
  • Authorising project closure

Initiating a project

  • Preparing the strategies
  • Planning the project
  • Refining the business case
  • Assembling the Project Initiation Documentation (PID)

Controlling a stage

  • Delegating work packages
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Dealing with issues

Managing product delivery

  • Accepting, executing and delivering a work package
  • Creating a Checkpoint Report

Managing a stage boundary

  • Creating the next stage plan or exception plan
  • Updating the business case and project plan
  • Reporting stage end

Closing a project

  • Preparing for closure
  • Handing over products
  • Evaluating the project
  • Preparing for and Taking the Foundation Exam
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Practising with test questions and mock papers
  • Taking the exam
  • Obtaining your Foundation exam results

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