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PRINCE2® Foundation Training Course

Start Your Career in Project Management with PRINCE2 Foundation Certification

Introduction

Introduction To The PRINCE2 Foundation Course

Our 2-day PRINCE2 Foundation course is a key component in our portfolio of accredited Project Management courses. The course is in its 6th generation and is the starting point for developing an ongoing career in project management.

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In January 2017, AXELOS Global Best Practice announced the arrival of PRINCE2 guidance with new PRINCE2 Foundation and practitioner examinations. Together, these form the 6th edition of PRINCE2 and represent its first major revision since the 5th edition in 2009.

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2 Days
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Course Outline

PRINCE2 Foundation Training Course Outline

The PRINCE2 Foundation training course will cover the following subjects:

Recall:

  • the definition and characteristics of a project
  • the six aspects of project performance to be managed
  • the integrated elements of PRINCE2®: principles, themes, processes and the project environment
  • what makes a project a PRINCE2® project

Describe:

  • the features and benefits of PRINCE2®
  • the customer/supplier context on which PRINCE2® is based

Understand how the PRINCE2® principles underpin the PRINCE2® method:

Explain the PRINCE2® principles:

  • continued business justification
  • learn from experience
  • defined roles and responsibilities
  • manage by stages
  • manage by exception
  • focus on products
  • tailor to suit the project

Explain which aspects of a project can be tailored, who is responsible, and how tailoring decisions are documented.

Understand the PRINCE2® themes and how they are applied throughout the project:

Explain the purpose of:

  • the business case theme
  • business case, benefits management approach

Describe PRINCE2®’s minimum requirements for applying the business case theme.

Define key concepts related to business justification, and the differences between them: outputs, outcomes, benefits & dis-benefits.

Explain the purpose of:

  • the organisation theme
  • communication management approach

Describe what PRINCE2® requires, as a minimum, for applying the organisation theme.

Describe the role and responsibilities of:

  • project board
  • executive
  • senior user
  • senior supplier
  • project assurance
  • change authority
  • project manager
  • team manager
  • project

Explain key concepts related to organisation:

  • stakeholder
  • the three project interests and how these are represented within the four levels of management

Explain the purpose of:

  • the quality theme
  • product description, project product description, quality management approach, quality register

Describe PRINCE2®’s minimum requirements for applying the quality theme.

Explain key concepts related to quality, and the differences between them:

  • quality planning and quality control
  • project assurance and quality assurance
  • customer quality expectations and acceptance criteria

Explain the purpose of:

  • the plans theme
  • project plan, stage plan, exception plan, team plan

Describe PRINCE2®’s minimum requirements for applying the plans theme.

Recall the steps in:

  • the recommended approach to planning, including
  • the recommended approach to defining and analysing the products and explain:
    • the factors to consider when structuring the project into management stages

Explain the purpose of:

  • the risk theme, including the purpose of a risk budget
  • risk management approach, risk register

Describe PRINCE2®’s minimum requirements for applying the risk theme.

Define key concepts related to risk, and the differences between them:

  • a risk: threat or opportunity
  • recommended risk response types
  • risk owner and risk actionee
  • cause, event and effect
  • risk probability, risk impact and risk proximity

Describe the recommended risk management procedure.

Explain the purpose of:

  • the change theme, including the purpose of a change budget
  • change control approach, configuration item record, issue register, issue report, product status account

Describe PRINCE2®’s minimum requirements for applying the change theme.

Describe:

  • types of issue
  • the recommended issue and change control procedure.

Explain the purpose of:

  • the progress theme
  • the daily log, lessons log, lessons report, work package, end stage report, end project report, checkpoint report, highlight report , exception report .

Describe PRINCE2®’s minimum requirements for applying the progress theme.

Explain key concepts related to progress:

  • event-driven and time-driven controls
  • tolerances and exceptions, including how tolerances are set and exceptions are reported

Understand the PRINCE2® processes and how they are carried out throughout the project.

Explain the purpose of the PRINCE2® processes:

  • starting up a project, including the purpose of the project brief,
  • directing a project, including the purpose of the project initiation documentation (PID),
  • initiating a project,
  • controlling a stage,
  • managing product delivery,
  • managing a stage boundary,
  • closing a project.

Explain the objectives of the PRINCE2® processes (as above, excluding the PID and project brief).

Explain the context of the PRINCE2® processes (as above, excluding the PID and project brief).

Apply the PRINCE2® principles in context:

Analyse the application of PRINCE2® principles in context.

Apply and tailor relevant aspects of PRINCE2® themes in context:

Apply the PRINCE2® requirements for the business case theme, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • benefits management approach & business case
  • the recommended roles and responsibilities
  • outputs, outcomes, benefits and dis-benefits

Assess whether an approach to applying the business case theme is effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and requirements of the theme.

Apply the PRINCE2® requirements for the organisation theme, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • communication management approach
  • the recommended roles and responsibilities
  • the recommended project management team structure

Assess whether an approach to applying the organisation theme is effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and requirements of the theme.

Apply the PRINCE2® requirements for the quality theme, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • product description, project product description, quality management approach, quality register
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • quality planning, quality control, quality assurance

Assess whether an approach to applying the quality theme is effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and requirements of the theme.

Apply the PRINCE2® requirements for applying the plans theme, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • project plan, stage plan, exception plan, team plan
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • the recommended approach to planning, including the recommended approach to defining and analysing the products

Assess whether an approach to applying the plans theme is effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and requirements of the theme.

Apply the PRINCE2® requirements for applying the risk theme, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • risk management approach, risk register
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • the recommended risk management procedure

Assess whether an approach to applying the risk theme is effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and requirements of the theme.

Apply the PRINCE2® requirements for applying the change theme, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • change control approach, configuration item record, issue register, issue report, product status account
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • the recommended issue and change control procedure

Assess whether an approach to applying the change theme is effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and requirements of the theme

Apply the PRINCE2® requirements for controlling progress, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • checkpoint report, daily log, end project report, end stage report, exception report, highlight report, lessons log, work package
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • tolerances and raising exceptions

Assess whether an approach to applying the progress theme is effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and requirements of the theme.

Apply (and tailor) relevant aspects of PRINCE2® processes in context:

Carry out the starting up a project process activities, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • the recommended associated actions
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • how the themes may be applied

Assess whether starting up a project process activities/actions, roles and responsibilities are effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and objectives of the process.

Carry out the directing a project process activities, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • the recommended associated actions
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • how the themes may be applied

Assess whether directing a project process activities/actions, roles and responsibilities are effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and objectives of the process.

Carry out the initiating a project process activities, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • the recommended associated actions
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • how the themes may be applied

Assess whether initiating a project process activities/actions, roles and responsibilities are effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and objectives of the process.

Carry out the controlling a stage process activities, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • the recommended associated actions
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • how the themes may be applied

Assess whether controlling a stage process activities/actions, roles and responsibilities are effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and objectives of the process.

Carry out the managing product delivery process activities, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • the recommended associated actions
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • how the themes may be applied

Assess whether managing product delivery process activities/actions, roles and responsibilities are effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and objectives of the process.

Carry out the managing a stage boundary process activities, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • the recommended associated actions
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • how the themes may be applied

Assess whether managing a stage boundary process activities/actions, roles and responsibilities are effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and objectives of the process.

Carry out the closing a project process activities, demonstrating an understanding of:

  • the recommended associated actions
  • recommended roles and responsibilities
  • how the themes may be applied

Assess whether closing a project process activities/actions, roles and responsibilities and actions are effective and fit for purpose, taking into consideration: the context, the PRINCE2® principles, and the purpose and objectives of the process.

Description

Description Of The PRINCE2 Foundation Training Course

The 6th Edition PRINCE2 Foundation training course introduces the PRINCE2 method and upon completion delivers an official certificate proving your understanding. Once received, you will be able to work effectively with or as a member of a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2.

About the Course

Additional PRINCE2 Foundation Course Information

Project management has become a business-wide skill necessary for successful completion and delivery of projects. The PRINCE2 Foundation solidifies this concept with training that’s meant to help you understand the necessities of project management and how you can implement them into your business or career.


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend The PRINCE2 Foundation Course

The PRINCE2 training course has been created for current or aspiring project managers or professionals who manage projects. It is also relevant to other members of an organization involved in the design, development, and delivery of projects including:

  • Project Board Members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners)
  • Team Managers (e.g., Product Delivery Managers)
  • Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts)
  • Project Support (e.g. Project and Program Office Personnel)
  • Operational Line Managers/Staff

Materials Provided

Materials Provided For The PRINCE2 Foundation Course

  • All materials are provided, including the official 'Managing Successful Project with PRINCE2' manual
  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable tutors
  • PRINCE2 Foundation examination
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

Organizational Benefits After Receiving The PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate

  • Benefit from a shared and thoroughly understood language and approach to reporting which will save time and effort.
  • Increase staff awareness of their roles and responsibilities in the Project Management Lifecycle.
  • Utilize an invaluable diagnostic tool, facilitating the assurance and assessment of project work, troubleshooting and audits.
  • Ensure stakeholders (including sponsors and resource providers) are properly represented in planning and decision-making.
  • Enable more effective engagement of stakeholders in the process of project approval and management.

Individual Benefits

Individual Benefits After Receiving The PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate

  • Learn how to manage projects or to work in a project environment using the highest internationally recognized project management method.
  • Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end.
  • Promote consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.
  • Design plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and project board, improving communication and control.
  • Mitigate perceived problems or issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
  • Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.

Prerequisites

PRINCE2 Foundation Course Prerequisites

Some experience in a project management environment is beneficial before attending our PRINCE2 Foundation course, but it is not essential.

Private on-site courses are delivered by Purple Griffon and are accredited through PeopleCert. Some of our publicly scheduled courses—depending on location and availability—may be delivered by one of our strategic training partners, sourced from our strategic training partner, Knowledge Train.

Prereading

Prereading For The PRINCE2 Course

You will be given comprehensive pre-course reading that is required to be completed before attending our PRINCE2 Foundation training course. The pre-reading will take approximately 7 hours.

Exam Overview

PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Exam Overview

6th Edition PRINCE2 Foundation Examination:

  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Questions per Paper
  • 33 Marks or More Required to Pass (Out of 60 Available): Approximately 55%
  • 1 Hour (60 Minute) Duration
  • Closed-Book Exam

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this PRINCE2 course.

Qualifications

Qualifications Upon Completion of the PRINCE2 Foundation Training Course: 6th Edition PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate

Next Steps

The 2-day 6th Edition PRINCE2 - 6th Edition Practitioner training course is for anyone managing projects. This could be as part of a formal project management function or a role in which project management is an inherent part of day-to-day work.

Conclusion

Congratulations! Once you have successfully passed the PRINCE2 Foundation examination, you will be awarded the PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate which is a formally recognized qualification.

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