PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course Overview

PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Training Course Outline

Module 1: Understand Key Concepts Relating to Projects and PRINCE2®

  • Concepts Related to Project Management
    • Definition of the Integrated Elements of PRINCE2®
    • Definition of a Project and Project Management
    • Aspects of Project Performance
    • Definition of Delivery Approaches
  • Describe
    • Why Project Management is Used?
    • Common Challenges Designed to Address
    • Characteristics of a Project
    • Projects in Context and Project Environment
    • Features and Benefits of PRINCE2®

Module 2: How the PRINCE2® Principles Underpin the PRINCE2® Method?

  • PRINCE2® Principles
    • Continued Business Justification
    • Learn from Experience
    • Defined Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships
    • Manage by Stages
    • Manage by Exception
    • Focus on Products
    • Tailor to Suit the Project
  • Aspects of a Project can Be Tailored, Who is Responsible, and How Tailoring Decisions are Documented?

Module 3: Importance of People in Successful Projects

  • Concepts Related to the People Element
    • Organizational Ecosystem
    • Project Ecosystem
    • Change Management
    • Stakeholder
    • Culture
    • Collaboration and Co-Creation
    • Leadership
    • Management
  • Difference Between Concepts Related to the People Element
    • People Within the Project and People Affected by the Project
    • Leadership and Management
  • Key Concepts Related to the People Element
    • Change Management and Why it is Important
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Communication
    • Effective Teams, Including Diversity, Capability, and Competence
  • Purpose of the Management Products to Support Element of Projects
    • PID: Change Management Approach
    • PID: Communication Management Approach
  • How People Aspects Integrate with Other PRINCE2® Elements?

Module 4: How PRINCE2® Practices are Applied Throughout the Project?

  • Purpose of PRINCE2® Management Products
    • Purpose of the ‘Business Case’ Practice
    • Relationships Between ‘Business Case’ Practice and Principles
    • Management Products Required to Support the ‘Business Case’ Practice
    • Concepts Related to the ‘Business Case’ Practice
    • Guidance for Effective Management of the Business Case
    • PRINCE2® Technique for the ‘Business Case’ Practice
  • Purpose of the ‘Organizing’ Practice
    • Relationships Between the ‘Organizing’ Practice and the Principles
    • Purpose of the Key Management Products
    • Key Concepts Related to the ‘Organizing’ Practice
    • Guidance for Effective Organizing
    • PRINCE2® Technique for the ‘Organizing’ Practice
  • Purpose of the ‘Plans’ Practice
    • Relationships Between the ‘Plans’ Practice and the Principles
    • Management Products Required to Support the ‘Plans’ Practice
    • Concepts Related to the ‘Plans’ Practice
    • Guidance for Effective Management of Plans
    • PRINCE2® Technique for the ‘Plans’ Practice
  • Purpose of the ‘Quality’ Practice
    • Relationships Between the ‘Quality’ Practice and the Principles
    • Management Products Required to Support the ‘Quality’ Practice
    • Concepts Related to the ‘Quality’ Practice
    • Guidance for Effective Management of Quality
    • PRINCE2® Technique for the ‘Quality’ Practice
  • Purpose of the ‘Risk’ Practice
    • Relationships Between the ‘Risk’ Practice and the Principles
    • Management Products Required to Support the ‘Risk’ Practice
    • Concepts Related to the ‘Risk’ Practice
    • Guidance for Effective Management of Risk
    • PRINCE2® Technique for the ‘Risk’ Practice
  • Purpose of the ‘Issues’ Practice
    • Relationships Between the ‘Issues’ Practice and the Principles
    • Management Products Required to Support the ‘Issues’ Practice
    • Concepts Related to the ‘Issues’ Practice
    • Guidance for Effective Management of Issues
    • PRINCE2® Technique for the ‘Issues’ Practice
  • Purpose of the ‘Progress’ Practice
    • Relationships Between the ‘Progress’ Practice and the Principles
    • Management Products Required to Support the ‘Progress’ Practice
    • Concepts Related to the ‘Progress’ Practice
    • Guidance for Effective Management of Progress
    • PRINCE2® Technique for the ‘Progress’ Practice

Module 5: PRINCE2® Processes and How They are Carried Out Throughout the Project

  • Purpose of the PRINCE2® Processes
    • Starting Up a Project
    • Directing a Project
    • Initiating a Project
    • Controlling a Stage
    • Managing Product Delivery
    • Managing a Stage Boundary
    • Closing a Project
  • Objectives of the PRINCE2® Processes
    • Starting Up a Project
    • Directing a Project
    • Initiating a Project
    • Controlling a Stage
    • Managing Product Delivery
    • Managing a Stage Boundary
    • Closing a Project
  • Context of the PRINCE2® Processes
    • Starting Up a Project
    • Directing a Project
    • Initiating a Project
    • Controlling a Stage
    • Managing Product Delivery
    • Managing a Stage Boundary
    • Closing a Project

Module 6: Apply the PRINCE2® Principles in Context

  • Application of PRINCE2® Principles in Context
    • Continued Business Justification
    • Learn from Experience
    • Define Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships
    • Manage by Stages
    • Manage by Exception
    • Focus on Products
    • Tailor to Suit the Project

Module 7: Apply Effective People Management in Successful Projects

  • Approach to Leadership and Management of Teams is Appropriate
  • Approach to Leadership and Management of Change within a Project
    • Apply the Approach
    • Communications
  • People Central to the Method
  • Apply the Key Management Products
    • Communication Management Approach
    • Change Management Approach

Module 8: Apply and Tailor Relevant Aspects of PRINCE2® Practices

  • Business Case
    • Apply the PRINCE2® Business Case Practice
    • Analyze an Approach to Business Case Practice is Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Considerations: the PRINCE2® Principles, and Effective Techniques
  • Organizing
    • Apply the PRINCE2® Organizing Practice
    • Analyze an Approach to Organizing Practice is Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Considerations: the PRINCE2® Principles, and Effective Techniques
  • Plans
    • Apply the PRINCE2® Plans Practice
    • Analyze an Approach to Plans Practice is Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Considerations: the PRINCE2® Principles, and Effective Techniques
  • Quality
    • Apply the PRINCE2® Quality Practice
    • Analyze an Approach to Quality Practice is Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Considerations: the PRINCE2® Principles, and Effective Techniques
  • Risk
    • Apply the PRINCE2® Risk Practice
    • Analyze an Approach to Risk Practice is Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Considerations: the PRINCE2® Principles, and Effective Techniques
  • Issues
    • Apply the PRINCE2® Issues Practice
    • Analyze an Approach to Issues Practice is Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Considerations: the PRINCE2® Principles, and Effective Techniques
  • Progress
    • Apply the PRINCE2® Progress Practice
    • Analyze an Approach to Progress Practice is Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Considerations: the PRINCE2® Principles, and Effective Techniques

Module 9: Apply (and Tailor) Relevant Aspects of PRINCE2® Processes

  • Starting up a Project Process
    • Activities, Inputs and Outputs
    • Roles and Responsibilities How the Practices are Applied?
  • Analyze Whether Starting up a Project Process
    • Activities
    • Roles and Responsibilities are Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Consideration: Context, PRINCE2® Principles, and Purpose and Objectives of the Process
  • Directing a Project Process
    • Activities, Inputs and Outputs
    • Roles and Responsibilities How the Practices are Applied?
  • Analyze Whether Directing a Project Process
    • Activities
    • Roles and Responsibilities are Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Consideration: Context, PRINCE2® Principles, and Purpose and Objectives of the Process
  • Initiating a Project Process
    • Activities, Inputs and Outputs
    • Roles and Responsibilities How the Practices are Applied?
  • Assess Whether Initiating a Project Process
    • Activities
    • Roles and Responsibilities are Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Consideration: Context, PRINCE2® Principles, and Purpose and Objectives of the Process
  • Controlling a Stage Process
    • Activities, Inputs and Outputs
    • Roles and Responsibilities How the Practices are Applied?
  • Assess Whether Controlling a Stage Process
    • Activities
    • Roles and Responsibilities are Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Consideration: Context, PRINCE2® Principles, and Purpose and Objectives of the Process
  • Managing Product Delivery Process
    • Activities, Inputs and Outputs
    • Roles and Responsibilities How the Practices are Applied?
  • Assess Whether Managing Product Delivery Process
    • Activities
    • Roles and Responsibilities are Effective and Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Consideration: Context, PRINCE2® Principles, and Purpose and Objectives of Process
  • Managing a Stage Boundary Process
    • Activities, Inputs and Outputs
    • Roles and Responsibilities How the Practices are Applied?
  • Assess Whether Managing a Stage Boundary Process
    • Activities
    • Roles and Responsibilities are Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Consideration: Context, PRINCE2® Principles, and the Purpose and Objectives of the Process
  • Closing a Project Process Activities
    • Activities, Inputs and Outputs
    • Roles and Responsibilities How the Practices are Applied?
  • Assess Whether Closing a Project Process
    • Activities
    • Roles and Responsibilities are Fit for Purpose
    • Taking into Consideration: Context, PRINCE2® Principles, and Purpose and Objectives of the Process

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Who should attend this PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course?

The PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course in the United States provides both a foundational and advanced understanding of the PRINCE2® project management methodology. It's suitable for:

  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Project Support Staff
  • Operational Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Change Managers and Quality Managers
  • Senior Staff and Executives
  • Consultants and Advisors
  • PMO Staff Members

Prerequisites of the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for the PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course. The PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course covers both the introductory and advanced aspects of PRINCE2. However, some familiarity with projects or project environments can be beneficial.

PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner 7th Edition Training Course Overview

The PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Training Course in the United States offered by The Knowledge Academy equips professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in project management. This comprehensive course covers the latest PRINCE2 methodologies and best practices, ensuring participants are well-prepared to manage projects efficiently and effectively.

Delegates will explore key project management concepts, such as tailoring PRINCE2 to project environments, managing project risks, and understanding the principles of project governance. With a focus on practical application, this course in the United States empowers individuals to lead projects with confidence and deliver successful outcomes. Whether you are new to project management or seeking to enhance your existing skills, this course provides the essential foundation and practitioner-level expertise required to excel in project management roles.

This course spans 5 days of intensive training in the United States, comprising both PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner modules. The first three days focus on Foundation-level concepts, while the remaining two days delve into the Practitioner-level, ensuring a thorough grasp of PRINCE2® principles and practical implementation.

Course Objectives  

  • To learn the concept of project management and PRINCE2® methodology
  • To apply PRINCE2® principles to manage projects throughout their lifecycle
  •  To assess PRINCE2® processes for successful project initiation and closure
  • To manage risks, changes, and progress using the PRINCE2® framework
  • To establish proficiency in tailoring PRINCE2® themes according to project requirements
  • To enhance project management skills and deliver projects within scope, time, and budget

After attending this PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training Course in the United States, delegates will be able to establish clear roles, responsibilities, and communication structures within project teams. They will also be able to ensure projects are aligned with business objectives and deliver expected benefits.

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

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What’s included in this PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Training Course?

  • The PRINCE2® Foundation Examination
  • The PRINCE2® Practitioner Examination
  • World-class training from experienced PRINCE2® Instructors
  • PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate
  • PRINCE2® Practitioner Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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PRINCE2® Foundation Exam Information

The PRINCE2® Foundation Exam tests your knowledge of the PRINCE2® Project Management methodology. It covers the seven principles, seven themes, and seven processes of PRINCE2®. The following information gives you an insight into the current structure of the PRINCE2® Foundation exam. 

  • Question Type: Multiple-Choice 
  • Total Questions: 60 
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 60%, or 36/60 Marks 
  • Duration: 1 Hour 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam Information

The PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam is a multiple-choice exam that tests your knowledge of how to apply PRINCE2® to real-world projects. It is the second level of certification in the PRINCE2® suite, and it is designed for Project Managers who have already passed the PRINCE2® Foundation Exam. The following information sheds light on the structure of the PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam. 

  • Question Type: Multiple-Choice  
  • Total Questions: 70 
  • Total Marks: 70 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 60%, or 42/70 Marks 
  • Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: 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.

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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Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

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PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course FAQs

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 Course is managed by AXELOS, a leading worldwide best practice methodology provider. PRINCE2 training requires a project management framework that has an organised and controlled project plan before commencing, one that maintains its structure throughout the project life cycle. The process-based project management methodology- PRINCE2, will equip you with the foundational knowledge required to succeed as a project manager.
Yes, The Knowledge Academy is the world’s largest provider of PRINCE2 courses and is fully accredited by PeopleCert, on behalf of AXELOS. We provide efficient instructor-led training certification online to innumerous individuals/students/officials, assisting them in earning their PRINCE2 Certification Online.
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 course and help you prepare to study the course material. Additionally, there will be practice questions to test your PRINCE2 course knowledge before the course.
Starting January 2023, PRINCE2 Foundation certification, and PRINCE2 Practitioner certification will need to be renewed after 3 years of their original certification dates. Delegates can choose to renew their certification be re-taking your original exam before the renewal date.
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. A typical PRINCE2 course project plan is described to have a clearly defined project lifecycle, quantifiable business products, matching set of procedures, defined collection of resources and project management organisational structure with clearly stated roles and responsibilities.
The fact that the procedure is divided into seven phases shouldn't come as a surprise! Starting the project, initiating the project, directing the project, controlling stages, managing product delivery, managing stage boundary, closing 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 online 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 lead to a better career and future. Some of its key benefits are that it helps you acquire more vital skills, utilise and customise PRINCE2 technique and also helps to boost your career.
PRINCE2® is for project managers, team members, and anyone involved in project management looking to enhance their skills and career prospects. It provides comprehensive knowledge and certification to excel in project management roles.
Our 5-day PRINCE2 course aims to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of project management methodologies. You will also learn about essential topics such as seven themes, principles, aspects, phases, project management team roles, tailoring the DP process, progress theme, embedding PRINCE2, etc. The primary target audience for this PRINCE2 course includes project managers, prospective project managers, and anyone else who oversees projects who want to establish that they have a thorough understanding of how to implement and customise the PRINCE2 methodology.
In our PRINCE2 courses, the trainer may choose a specific time duration during the training hours within which you can attend the exam. However, you are not obligated to schedule your PRINCE2 exams at this specific time. You can schedule your exams whenever it is the most suitable for you.
After registering for our PRINCE2 course, you’ll notice how it is designed for anyone who wants to gain-in-depth knowledge about Project Management methodologies. To prepare for this 5-day course these few ace tips can be helpful- last minute prep, practice, ensure you understand concepts.
As a PRINCE2 organisation, your projects will benefit from a regular and reliable method, a regulated and organised beginning, middle, and end, regular evaluations of plan progress and also in confirmation of the project's ongoing business justification. Additionally, the Pulse of the Profession study from the PMI in 2018 discovered that businesses who invest in tried-and-true project management techniques succeed more than those that don't. PRINCE2 courses have some of the following benefits- Greater decision-making latitude; Better resource management and project control; Reviewing project progress on a regular basis against business cases and plans; Higher efficiency in risk management; Early detection of potential issues.
Not necessarily. Project managers, aspiring project managers and anyone else interested in project management should attend the PRINCE2 training course. The PRINCE2 certification is open to students and those with a passion for project management. PRINCE2 course is also pertinent to other essential personnel engaged in the planning, creation, and execution of projects, such as- Project Board members like Senior Responsible Owners, Team Leaders such as Product Delivery Managers, Project Assurance, i.e., Business Change Analysts Project Assistance for instance, Project and Program Office personnel, operational staff and line managers.
The training fees for PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course certification in the United States starts from $5995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course.
Please see our PRINCE2® Training courses available in the United States
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