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PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner 6th Edition Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Projects and the PRINCE2® Methodology

  • PRINCE2® "Project" Definition
  • Project Characteristics
  • Project Management
  • What is PRINCE2®?
  • Four Integrated Elements
  • What PRINCE2® Does Not Provide
  • What Makes a Project a PRINCE2® Project?

Module 2: Project Manager Activities

  • Customer/Supplier Environment
  • Projects in Context
  • Commercial Environment
  • Applying PRINCE2®
  • Delivery Approaches
  • Measuring Success
  • Organisational Capability
  • Seven Processes

Module 3: Seven Themes

  • Business Case
  • Organisation
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress

Module 4: Seven Principles

  • Continued Business Justification
  • Learn from Experience
  • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage by Stages
  • Manage by Exception
  • Focus on Products
  • Tailor to Suit the Project

Module 5: Organisation Theme

  • Four Levels of Management
  • PRINCE2® Organisation Requirements
  • Project Management Team
  • Project Management Team Roles
  • Project Board
  • Project Assurance
  • Change Authority
  • Project Support
  • Communication Management Approach

Module 6: Starting Up a Project (SU)

  • Process Overview
  • Feasibility Study and Mandate
  • Appoint the Executive and the Project Manager
  • Capture Previous Lessons
  • Design and Appoint the Project Management Team
  • Prepare the Outline Business Case
  • Project Product Description
  • Select the Project Approach and Assemble the Project Brief
  • Plan the Initiation Stage
  • Tailoring the SU Process

Module 7: Directing a Project (DP)

  • Authorise Initiation
  • Authorise the Project
  • Authorise a Stage or Exception Plan
  • Authorise Project Closure
  • Give Ad Hoc Direction
  • Tailoring the DP Process
  • Theme Overview
  • Balance of Justification
  • Continued Business Justification
  • PRINCE2® Requirements
  • Contents of a Business Case
  • Business Case Development
  • Benefits Management Approach
  • Key Responsibilities

Module 8: Initiating a Project (IP)

  • Agree to the Tailoring Requirements
  • Prepare the Risk Management Approach
  • Prepare the Change Control Approach
  • Prepare the Quality Management Approach
  • Prepare the Communication Management Approach
  • Set up the Project Controls
  • Create the Project Plan
  • Prepare the Benefits Management Approach
  • Assemble the Project Initiation Documentation
  • Tailoring the IP Process

Module 9: Risk Theme

  • Risk Definition
  • Effective Risk Management
  • PRINCE2® Risk Requirements
  • Risk Management Approach
  • Probability/Impact Grid
  • Risk Register
  • Risk Management Procedure
  • Identify Step
  • Risk Budget
  • Key Responsibilities

Module 10: Quality Theme

  • Quality Definitions
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Planning and Control
  • What is Quality Assurance?
  • PRINCE2® Quality Requirements
  • PRINCE2® Quality Documentation Requirements
  • Quality Management Approach
  • Quality Audit Trail
  • Project Product Description
  • Product Description
  • Quality Review Technique
  • Quality Review Roles/Responsibilities
  • Quality Review Meeting
  • Off-Specifications and Concessions
  • Review Follow-Up
  • Quality Review Benefits
  • Key Responsibilities
  • Communication Management Approach

Module 11: Plans Theme

  • Dealing with the Planning Horizon
  • PRINCE2® Planning Requirements
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Project and Stage Plans
  • Team Plans and Work Packages
  • Plans Relationship
  • What is in a Plan?
  • PRINCE2® Approach to Plans
  • Designing a Plan
  • Delivery Approaches
  • Defining and Analysing the Products
  • Product Breakdown Structures
  • Product Description
  • Product Flow Diagram
  • Identify the Activities and Dependencies
  • Preparing Estimates
  • Preparing a Schedule
  • Documenting the Plan
  • Analysing Risks to a Plan
  • Gantt Chart and Tailoring
  • Key Responsibilities

Module 12: Progress Theme

  • Progress Definition
  • PRINCE2® Requirements
  • Progress Control
  • Management by Exception
  • Delegating Tolerances and Reporting Actual and Forecast Progress
  • Types of Control
  • Management Products and Progress Control

Module 13: Change Theme

  • Issue Definition
  • PRINCE2® Approach to Change
  • PRINCE2® Change Documentation
  • Issue Register
  • Change Control Approach
  • Change Budget
  • Issue and Change Control Procedure
  • Issue Report
  • Exception Report

Module 14: Controlling a Stage (CS)

  • Activity Breakdown
  • Authorise a Work Package
  • Work Package
  • Review Work Package Status
  • Receive Completed Work Packages
  • Review the Management Stage Status
  • Report Highlights
  • Highlight Report
  • Capture and Assess Issues and Risks
  • Escalate Issues and Risks
  • Take Corrective Action
  • Tailoring CS

Module 15: Managing Product Delivery (MP)

  • Accept a Work Package
  • Execute a Work Package
  • Checkpoint Report
  • Deliver a Work Package
  • Tailoring MP

Module 16: Managing a Stage Boundary (SB)

  • Plan the Next Management Stage
  • What is in a Plan?
  • Update the Project Plan
  • Update the Business Case
  • Report the Management Stage End
  • End-Stage Report
  • Produce an Exception Plan
  • Tailoring SB

Module 17: Closing a Project (CP)

  • Prepare Planned Closure
  • Hand Over Products
  • Evaluate the Project
  • End Project Report
  • Recommend Project Closure
  • Tailoring CP

Module 18: Considerations for Organisational Adoption

  • Creating a PRINCE2® Based Project Management Method
  • Creating Tailoring Rules and Guidelines
  • Rating the Complexity of Projects
  • Embedding PRINCE2®
  • Tailoring
  • What Should Be Tailored?
  • Tailoring Constraints and Influences
  • Creating an Organisation's Method

PRINCE2® Exam Preparation Workbook

Our exam preparation workbook ensures and validates that you have the knowledge and confidence to pass your exam.

The exam preparation workbook comprises of mock questions, applicable scenario-based projects, and is known to further elevate pass marks. Please note that this exam preparation workbook and instructions of how to book your exam can be found in your Joining Instructions, received upon enrolment. Completion of the workbook prior to sitting the exam is highly recommended to maximise your chances of passing.

PRINCE2® Online Exams

*After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your PRINCE2® Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience, to prepare you to take and pass your PRINCE2® Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of PRINCE2® online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Sit your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Prerequisites

In this PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course, there are no formal prerequisites.

Audience

This PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner is designed for anyone who wants to gain in-depth knowledge about project management methodologies. However, this course is more beneficial for:

  • Project Managers
  • Aspiring Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Directors
  • Senior Responsible Owners

PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner 6th Edition​ Training Course Overview

PRINCE2® (Projects in Controlled Environments) is one of the world's most popular project management methodologies. PRINCE2® is a credible and prominent methodology that concentrates on boosting productivity and extracting the best from resources. Many organisations prefer PRINCE2® because its entire framework is flexible and can be incorporated into any project. Holding PRINCE2® project management methodology's knowledge can help learners to boost organisational productivity and enhance resources effectively. Also, the individuals who have PRINCE2® certification explore more high positioned job opportunities.

Our 5-day PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course aim to provide delegates with a comprehensive knowledge of project management methodologies. This extensive course will enable candidates to apply and tailor the PRINCE® principles, themes, and processes to enhance projects' productivity and operational functioning. They will also learn about various essential topics such as delivery approaches, seven themes, project management team roles, project product description, tailoring the DP process, embedding PRINCE2®, and many more. Our highly professional trainer with years of experience in teaching such courses will conduct this training course and will help you get a complete understanding of this course.

This training will also cover the following concepts:

  • Project management
  • Levels of management
  • Authorise initiation
  • Tailoring the IP process
  • Project and stage plans
  • Analysing risks to a plan
  • Escalate issues and risks

At the end of this PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course, delegates will be able to delegate tolerances and report actual and forecast progress effectively. They will also be able to quickly prepare the risk management, change control, quality management, and communication management approaches.

Attaining this PRINCE2® certification enables candidates to demonstrate and enhance their project management proficiency - contributing to elevated business acumen and career prospects.

PRINCE2® Foundation Training

This introductory PRINCE2® certification will help candidates understand the fundamentals of the PRINCE2® project management methodology and develop an appreciation of the constituents that contribute to a project’s success - underpinned by the PRINCE2® principles, processes, and themes. The foundation element of the combined course lasts for 3 days. During the course, candidates will gain a basic understanding of how to work in part of a PRINCE2® team.

PRINCE2® Practitioner Training

The PRINCE2® Practitioner element of the combined course forms the final part of the training where the candidate learns to apply their acquired knowledge. Candidates will be educated on how to apply the methodology to a set of scenarios and how to efficaciously lead a project. 

Included within our PRINCE2® Practitioner Training Course is a detailed workbook for candidates to complete, which will enhance their knowledge acquisition and ability to apply PRINCE2® to their organisation. This additional PRINCE2® training material will improve a candidate's chances of passing the examination and having a successful PRINCE2® career. This self-study workbook will take 10 hours to complete and will walk you through a full PRINCE2® project.

 

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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What's Included in this PRINCE2® Training Course?

The following is included in this PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course:

  • The PRINCE2® Foundation Examination
  • The PRINCE2® Practitioner Examination
  • Pre-course material
  • PRINCE2® Workbook
  • PDUs
  • Experienced PRINCE2® Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments
  • PRINCE2 Homework - Set by your PRINCE2 Instructor at the end of each day.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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PRINCE2® Training Exam Information

The following information gives you an insight into the current structure of the PRINCE2® Foundation exam.

PRINCE2® Foundation Exam:

The PRINCE2® Foundation examination Focuses on knowledge of PRINCE2® as a methodology.

  • Type of Questions: Multiple choice.
  • Total Questions: 60.
  • Number of marks: 60 marks, each question is worth 1 mark.
  • Pass mark: 55%, or 33/60.
  • Duration: 60 Minutes.
  • Material allowed: No, this is a ‘closed book’ exam.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

 

PRINCE2® Training Exam Information

The following information gives you an insight into the current structure of the PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam.

PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam:

The PRINCE2® Practitioner examination Focuses on the ability to apply PRINCE2® to an example scenario.

  • Material allowed: This PRINCE2® practitioner exam is an ‘Open Book’. The Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 publication, 2017 edition, should be used. No other material is allowed.
  • Exam duration: 2 hours 30 Minutes.
  • Number of Marks: 68 marks, each online question is worth 1 mark.
  • Pass mark: 38 marks, 55%.
  • Type of Questions: Objective testing, a type of multiple choice.

*After completing 1 day of classroom training and successfully passing your PRINCE2® Foundation Exam, the second day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience in order to prepare you to take and pass your PRINCE2® Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of PRINCE2® online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready

PRINCE2® Exam Preparation Workbook

Our exam preparation workbook ensures and validates that you have the knowledge and confidence to pass your exam.

The exam preparation workbook comprises of mock questions and applicable scenario based projects. This exam workbook, along with instructions of how to book your exam, can be found in your Joining Instructions which are received upon enrolment. Completion of this workbook prior to taking the exam is highly recommended to maximise your chances of passing.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience

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This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.

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Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.

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FAQ's

PRINCE2® (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based methodology for project management. As 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® training is managed by AXELOS, a leading worldwide best practice methodology provider.
Yes, it is accredited by PeopleCert, on behalf of AXELOS.
This PRINCE2® course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites.
We will send a pre-course workbook of reading and exercises to complete before the course begins. This will introduce you to the main concepts of the PRINCE2® and help you prepare to study the course material. Additionally, there will be practice questions to test your PRINCE2® knowledge before the course.
The PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation certification has no defined validity period and will never expire. However, if your Foundation certificate is from before 2009 then you will need to update your knowledge by taking the current Foundation exam. The PRINCE2® Practitioner certification has a 3 year expiry period.
We provide you with the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams. Also included is The Knowledge Academy’s courseware folder, which has all of the slides used during training, mock exams, workbook, exercises, and pre-course reading material.
PRINCE2® is a process-based method for effective project management that will provide you with the comprehensive knowledge of fundamental skills necessary to become a successful project manager.
Startup the project, initiate the project, direct the project, control stages, manage product delivery, manage stage boundary, close the project are seven steps of the process of PRINCE2®.
Our PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner training course requires you to complete work at home. This will be set by your PRINCE2 training instructor at the end of each day.
PRINCE2® certification is a benchmark for many jobs. Passing PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner certification and holding the knowledge of its flexible methods will guide you through the process for managing successful projects and demonstrate you as a professional in the project management field and leads to a better career and future.
Our 5-day PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course aims to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of project management methodologies. You will also learn about essential topics such as seven themes, project management team roles, tailoring the DP process, progress theme, embedding PRINCE2®, etc.
The price for PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner.
Please see our PRINCE2® Training courses available in the United Kingdom

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