The Knowledge Academy PRINCE2® Training day course covers the following topics:
This PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course lasts 5 days and is designed to prepare delegates to successfully pass the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams. The course is fully BCS-accredited and includes both exams.
Successfully passing PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be part of a successful PRINCE2 project management team.
There are some exercises that it is recommended you complete before starting the course. These are:
- Reading 3 chapters from the official PRINCE2 manual, “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®”
- Completing a pre-course workbook
- 70 multiple choice questions designed to test PRINCE2 knowledge
This course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites.
Who Should Attend?
This course is recommended for anybody interested in the field of project management.
- Five days, with a two-part structure
- In the first three days, you will prepare for and take the Foundation exam
- The remaining two days will be to prepare for and take the Practitioner exam
The course covers the following topics:
- Principles of PRINCE2®
- Business Case Theme
- Organisation Theme
- Quality Theme
- Plans Theme
- Risk Theme
- Change Theme
- Progress Theme
- Starting up a Project Process
- Directing a Project Process
- Initiating a Project Process
- Controlling a Stage Process
- Managing Product Delivery Process
- Managing a Stage Boundary Process
- Closing a Project Process
- Tailoring PRINCE2® to the project environment
PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Examinations
- Focuses on knowledge of PRINCE2
- Multiple choice
- 75 questions
- 1 hour
- Pass mark is 50%
- Focuses on ability to apply PRINCE2 to an example scenario
- Objective testing, a type of multiple choice
- 8 questions, 10 items per question
- Two-and-a-half hours
- Pass mark is 55%
Why choose The Knowledge Academy?
- We provide you with the official Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 Manual
- Also includes The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, which has all presentation slides used during training
- We make the learning experience enjoyable
- We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
- We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
- All of our training is hands-on, using real world examples
- As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
- Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
- We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
- We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
- We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide
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What is PRINCE2?
PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based methodology for project management. Because it is generic, it is flexible enough to be tailored to any project or any organisation, and because it is a best practice solution, it has been proven to work.
PRINCE2 is managed by AXELOS, a leading worldwide best practice methodology provider. It is used extensively by the UK government, as well as in private businesses such as the telecommunications company Orange.
PRINCE2 has been successfully used in a project to expand the port of Rotterdam.
In the 2000s, the port of Rotterdam was one of the busiest ports in the world and was running out of space. The answer was to expand the port outwards towards the North Sea, in a project called “Maasvlakte 2”.
A project management consultancy called Ambition Group, led by Dr Richard Moret, recommended PRINCE2 as a method of managing the project, but the board were unsuitable of its suitability for a project of Maasvlakte’s size. The Project Director decided to test PRINCE2 by using it in the first stage of the project: the project initiation.
Initially, PRINCE2 was met by resistance from those staff who felt they already knew how to do project management. By meeting with them weekly and working with them closely, Dr Moret managed to smoothly introduce PRINCE2, and everyone quickly started to understand the benefits of PRINCE2.
By the end of the project in 2012, everyone involved was fully supportive of PRINCE2, and it was used to manage the entire project. The project was delivered on time and within budget thanks to the rigorous governance provided by the PRINCE2 methodology.
How to become a Business Analyst
Business analysis is the task of understanding business change needs – Assessing the business impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery with relevant stakeholders. The Business Analyst is someone who is a part of the business operation and works with IT to improve the quality if the services being delivered.
Businesses need to adapt continually if they are to be successful. The business analyst is the catalyst of these changes, working closely with the business to create innovative solutions to business problems.
The typical deliverables of a Business Analyst could very between; business and functional/non-functional requirements as well as as-is and to-be processes including a business case.
The Business Analyst records requirements a form of management tool, whether it be simple spreadsheet or a complex application.
Areas of business analysis:
- Strategic planning - To identify the organisation's business needs
- Business model analysis - To define the organisation's policies and market approaches
- Process design - To standardise the organisation's workflows
- Systems analysis - The interpretation of business rules and requirements for technical systems
You could find yourself in a variation of industries, some including; finance, banking, insurance, telecoms, utilities, software services etc.
To gain a Diploma, candidates must pass four one-hour written examinations on a number of business topics.
There is a combination of core and specialist modules and an oral examination.
There are two types of core modules in the Diploma, these can be gained in any order. You can choose from either “BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice” or “BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering”.
Candidates must also choose one “knowledge-based” module and one “practitioner” module to complete their certificates. You make your choice depending on your own background and preferences. As well as what your organisation requires and the nature of your role(s).
Finally you must sit an oral examination (this lasts for just under an hour). The candidate is required to demonstrate that they can put the competences gained in the written exams into coherent context.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a Business Analyst?