Prior to attending your course, you need to provide evidence that you satisfy the prerequisite of holding the 2009 or 2017 version of the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification or one of the other suitable certifications listed on the AXELOS website (for example, PMI CAPM and PMP or an IPMA Level A-D qualification).
You will be required to bring along your own copy of the official PRINCE2 manual, ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2’. You may have received this on your Foundation course. Please ensure you bring the 2017 version, ISBN-13: 978-0113315338. Details of changes between PRINCE2:2009 and PRINCE2:2017 can be found on the AXELOS website.
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 understanding 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.
PRINCE2 2017 manual
In addition to the pre-requisites cited below, delegates attending this course must bring their copy of the PRINCE2 2017 manual.
You must provide evidence that you satisfy the prerequisite of holding the 2009 or 2017 version of the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification or one of the other suitable certifications listed on the AXELOS website (for example, PMI CAPM and PMP or an IPMA Level A-D qualification).
Acceptable forms of evidence are as follow:
A copy of the candidates examination certificate
Confirmed entry in the AXELOS Successful Candidate Register. You will need to provide the full SCR number (registration/candidate number located on your certificate)
Delegates without satisfactory evidence will NOT be permitted to sit the exam.
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Demonstrate that they can apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method to a real project
Explain and apply the PRINCE2 principles
Explain the purpose of the seven PRINCE2 themes and describe how they are applied to a project
Describe each step of the PRINCE2 journey, explaining the activities required to guide a project throughout its lifecycle
Create the recommended PRINCE2 management products which include baselines, records and reports
After a short recap of PRINCE2, the course addresses how the method might be applied and tailored on a real-life project. 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 revisited 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: Practitioner
Duration - 150 minutes
Questions (OTQ) - 68 (scenario based)
Pass mark - 55%
Use of textbook - Yes
Timing - End of day three
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. Should you have any questions regarding photographic identification, please contact email@example.com
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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Please note that this course (QAP2P) is an updated 2017 version of PPMP2PP, which will be phased out by the end of 2017.
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