PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner

 

PRINCE2® ( PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based approach for project management providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects. The method is the de-facto standard for project management.

The continued international development of PRINCE2 examinations, training and course material is contributing significantly to the recognition of PRINCE2 as a truly international standard. More and more people are having the opportunity to benefit from the training courses and certifications that are available worldwide.

Organizations using PRINCE2 benefit from a shared and thoroughly understood language and approach to reporting which will save time and effort. They also report increase staff awareness of their roles and responsibilities in the project management lifecycle

PRINCE2 is an invaluable diagnostic tool, facilitating the assurance and assessment of project work, troubleshooting and audits.

 

 

PRINCE2 Training

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This course is a combined foundation and practitioner course and the format was chosen to ensure that candidates builds higher level skills on a solid foundation while PRINCE2 roles, products, themes and principles are still top-of-mind.

Learn how to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognized project management method. Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives. 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.

The course is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff 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 Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.

The foundation level content ensures that candidates have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2.

The practitioner level content aims to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 in a scenario situation.

A successful practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the method to a real project but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual project management expertise, complexity of the project and the support provided for the use of PRINCE2 in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the practitioner can achieve.

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PRINCE2 Foundation - 3 days

PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner Fast track - 5 days

The formal course is based on a set of lectures supported by slides, student handbooks, exercises and sample examination questions. This course consists of two student manuals that expand on the topics covered in the lectures. Students should use this material to prepare for the exam.

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Candidates should however hold the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification before they can attempt to write the practitioner examination.

Foundation

  • 75 questions
  • 1 hour multiple choice
  • 35 or more correct to pass

Practitioner

  • 8 questions worth 10 marks each (giving a maximum of 80 marks in the exam)
  • 2.5-hour scenario based, objective examination
  • Pass mark is 55% (44 marks)