PRINCE2® Combined Foundation & Practitioner Training Course

Understand The Project Management Methodology With PRINCE2® 2017

Introduction

Our 4.5 day PRINCE2® 2017 Combined Foundation & Practitioner training course will introduce you to PRINCE2® and provide you with a practical understanding of the method that you can use to manage a project and pass the PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation and PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner exams.

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In January 2017, AXELOS announced the upcoming arrival of updated PRINCE2® guidance and new Foundation and Practitioner examinations, which will be launched in the middle of the year. Together, these form the PRINCE2® 2017 update and represent the first major revision of PRINCE2® since 2009...

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Course Outline

Our PRINCE2® 2017 Combined Foundation & Practitioner training course will cover the following subjects:

Understand key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2®:

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).

Description

Our PRINCE2® 2017 Combined Foundation & Practitioner training course will give you the relevant details and knowledge to gain the PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation certificate and confirm that you understand the method well enough to work effectively with or as a member of the Project Management within a PRINCE2® environment.

Our PRINCE2® 2017 Combined Foundation & Practitioner training course uses accelerated learning techniques which will ensure the theory and techniques you learn are fully embedded and help you to feel confident going into the PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner exam.

The PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner Certificate is only one part of becoming a successful and effective Project Manager. It is important to ensure that this is supplemented with real-life experience working on projects and investing in your own professional development.

Your PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner certificate is valid for three years, at the end of which you will need to either resit the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam or you can maintain your certificate through AXELOS membership. To remain current through membership you must meet the following criteria within the three-year period:

  • Join membership within three months of passing your exam and remain in membership for the three-year period by renewing the subscription each year.
  • Maintain the PRINCE2 digital badge which will be awarded as part of membership for the three-year period. You will need to record 20 CPD points each year, in the prescribed categories, for the badge to be extended on renewal.

By satisfying the above criteria you will be issued a new certificate that is valid for a further three years.

About the Course

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Who Should Attend

Our PRINCE2® 2017 Combined Foundation & Practitioner course is aimed at Project Managers, Project Management Consultants and aspiring Project Managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects who are required, or wish, to have a greater depth of knowledge of the method, including:

  • Project Board Members
  • Senior Responsible Owners
  • Project Sponsors
  • Team Managers
  • Product Delivery Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Subject Matter Experts delivering, or providing expertise to, a project
  • Project Assurance
  • Business Change Analysts
  • Change Board Members
  • Auditors
  • Project Support
  • Project Office Support Staff
  • Programme Office Personnel

Materials Provided

  • Full Materials Including Official 'Managing Successful Project With PRINCE2®' Manual
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
  • PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation Examination
  • PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner Examination
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

  • 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.
  • Utilise 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

  • Learn how to manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognised 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 in itself.
  • 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 and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
  • Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.

Prerequisites

Please Note: To take the PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner examination you must provide proof of having passed one of the following:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation (This must be a 2009 certificate or later)
  • 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)

Private on-site training courses are delivered by Purple Griffon and are accredited through PeopleCert. Some of our public scheduled courses, dependant on location and availability, may be delivered by one of our strategic training partners, courses on this page are currently sourced from our strategic training partner, Knowledge Train. In those cases, the PRINCE2® courses on this page are offered by Knowledge Train, an ATO of AXELOS Limited.

Prereading

You will be given comprehensive pre-course reading that you will need to complete before attending our PRINCE2® Combined Foundation & Practitioner training course. There is approximately 7 hours of pre-reading.

Exam Overview

PRINCE2® 2017 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

PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner Examination:

  • Objective Testing
  • 68 Questions Per Paper
  • 38 Marks Or More Required To Pass (Out Of 68 Available): Approximately 55%
  • 2 1/2 hours’ (150 Minutes) Duration With No Additional Reading Time
  • Open Book Exam (Official PRINCE2® Manual Only)

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this PRINCE2® 2017 training session.

Qualifications

PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation & Practitioner Certificate

Next Steps

Our 3-day PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner training course will help you to understand how you can PRINCE2® and Agile Best Practice and demonstrate that you can apply and tailor PRINCE2® Agile in a scenario situation.

Conclusion

Congratulations! Once you have successfully passed the PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation and PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner examinations, you will be awarded both the PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation Certificate and PRINCE2® Practitioner Certificate which are formally recognised qualifications.

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