PRINCE2 is one of the world’s most widely used project management methods. Based on best-practice, the method can be applied to any project irrespective of its size, industry sector, geographic location or culture. This course provides a definitive overview of PRINCE2. We cover its four integrated components – the principles, themes, processes and project environment. We also look at management roles required in a PRINCE2 project and what management products must be created to ensure the project is delivered in a coordinated, consistent and transparent manner.
Using elements from QA’s ‘Performance Based Learning’ approach, we help you to not only know PRINCE2, but also apply and tailor it for your projects. The course has been designed by award winning instructional designers to ensure that it provides an interactive and engaging introduction to PRINCE2. Our experienced PRINCE2 experts explain the method through a wide range of individual and group exercises, case-study application, learning ‘games’ and practice exam questions.
No formal prerequisites exist for this course but delegates would benefit from some experience of working in projects prior to attendance.
Demonstrate that they understand and can recall the various components of the PRINCE2 method
Explain the PRINCE2 principles
Explain the purpose of the seven PRINCE2 themes
Describe each step of the PRINCE2 journey, listing the activities required to guide a project throughout its lifecycle
Identify the recommended PRINCE2 management products which include baselines, records and reports
The course focuses on the components of the method and how they help to structure project delivery. Delegates should note that evening work will be assigned which is not expected to exceed two hours per night.
Specific course content will include:
The structure of the method and the guide will be introduced before we discuss the context within which a PRINCE2 project operates.
The seven PRINCE2 principles provide the framework for managing the project and are built on good practice developed from successful and failed projects.
Themes and Processes
The seven PRINCE2 themes are aspects of the project that must be continually addressed and integrated as the project journeys through its life cycle.
1. Business Case
The seven PRINCE2 processes encompass the chronological activities that are required to direct, manage and deliver the project successfully. The activities include pre-project, initiation and delivery, and end with project closure.
1. Starting up a Project
2. Directing a Project
3. Initiating a Project
4. Controlling a Stage
5. Managing Product Delivery
6. Managing a Stage Boundary
7. Closing a Project
Examination Details - Foundation
Duration - 60 minutes
Questions (OTQ) - 60
Pass mark - 55%
Use of textbook - No
Timing - End of day two
Prior to sitting your examination, you are required to show photographic identification. Acceptable forms of photographic identification are:
Photo card driving licence
Failure to provide an acceptable form of photographic identification will mean you will not be able to sit your examination
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BCS Reasonable Adjustments
PRINCE2 examinations are administered by BCS. BCS allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this, please notify QA’s Exam Administration team.
At least two weeks' notice is required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy.
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If you wish to book your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner events in the same week, please do so using the combined course code QAP2FP
. The PRINCE2 Foundation exam will be provisionally marked during the course so you can then continue directly to the Practitioner event.
If you are only booking the PRINCE2 Foundation course, we recommend you do not book a Practitioner event until you have confirmation that you have successfully passed the Foundation exam; this is a mandatory prerequisite for the Practitioner exam. The marking process for the PRINCE2 Foundation exam can take anywhere between two and six weeks.