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PRINCE2® Achieving Foundation Certification



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PRINCE2 is one of the most widely-used methods for managing projects in the world. It is a standardised, proven project management method that provides a best-practice approach for managing projects regardless of project scale, type, organization, geography, or culture. Through practice exams, workshops, and overnight study, this PRINCE2 certification training course provides the knowledge required to prepare for and take the PRINCE2 Foundation in project management exam.

You Will Learn How To

  • Prepare for and take the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam
  • Apply the structure of PRINCE2
  • Define a project organization
  • Learn from experience
  • Manage by stages
  • Manage by exception
  • Focus on products
  • Tailor to suit the project environment

Important Course Information

  • Requirements

  • 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
  • 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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Training Hours

Days 1 - 2 class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Day 3 Class Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
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Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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