PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner (inc exams)


Please note

Exam and finishing times

  • The Practitioner examination takes place at 13:00 on the last
    day and will last for 2 1/2 hours.
  • The class is expected to finish at 16:00.

Residential costs

  • The fee does not include residential costs. Residential courses
    are normally held in Bournemouth

Overview

This five-day accredited course provides participants with a
thorough grounding in PRINCE2:2009® and is comprised of three main
elements. The first provides

  • Coverage of PRINCE2:2009 principles
  • The need for structured project management
  • Why pragmatic and intelligent use of methods is so
    important
  • How PRINCE2:2009 can be employed to achieve business-related
    objectives.

The second element considers the method itself:

  • The structure of PRINCE2:2009
  • How the major themes and processes work on their own as well as
    together. the themes are examined in detail as are the processes
    and their related activities
  • How the roles associated with the PRINCE2:2009 method can be
    made really effective.

The third element deals with the tailoring of PRINCE2:2009 and
explores the need for tailoring the method when introducing it into
a different environments and using it in different sizes of
project, always bearing in mind the need to keep bureaucracy to a
minimum.

Presented by skilled lecturers with extensive experience in the
practical application of project management, the course includes
examination coaching and practice using sample questions.

During the course you will asked to provide
written permission which enables QA to pass on your pass mark to
your employer.

All delegates will sit the PRINCE2:2009 Foundation examination
(a multiple choice paper) in the late afternoon of the third day of
the course. Delegates who wish to appear on the central register
for qualified PRINCE2:2009 Practitioners may sit the Practitioner
examination on the afternoon of the fifth day of the course. Photo
ID is required to take these exams.

Flexibility is a key issue within the PRINCE2:2009 examination,
therefore delegates can either take the examination on the final
day of the course or at a later date when they are feeling more
confident of their understanding of the method and its application.
Delegates choosing to take the examination at a later date will
attend the first 3 days of the course and return to attend the
final 2 days, taking the examination on the afternoon of the second
day. When making your booking please advise of your attendance
preference, as the option to take the exam at a later date involves
two separate bookings.   Delegates must book Course codes
PBPP2F and PBPP2PP.

Please be aware, this course also provides 35 Hours of Contact
Education/Professional Development Units towards PMI
PMP certification/re-certification

Prerequisites

Please note: You must bring signed photo ID with you on exam
days (passport, driving license, student card) as you will be asked
to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam.

The PRINCE2 Practitioners course is intended for managers and
potential PRINCE2:2009 practitioners who require hands-on
experience of the method, themes, processes and activities.
Delegates are likely to have experience of team leading, project
management, project assurance/support or user management.
Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading by
email prior to attending the course. The success on the course
will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading
materials. It is recommended that candidates spend 10
hours working through the pre-reading.

If you have not received your pre-reading material prior to
attending your course, please call Exam Admin on 01793 696273. It
is with regret that, owing to the requirement to complete the
recommended 10 hours of pre-course reading, QA is unable to allow
late bookings on this course.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Understand the philosophy and structure of PRINCE2:2009
  • Understand the benefits that can accrue from the implementation of a structured project management method such as PRINCE2:2009
  • Explain the PRINCE2:2009 process model
  • Understand the PRINCE2:2009 themes
  • Create a Project Brief
  • Create a Project Organisation Structure
  • Initiate a project and create Project Initiation Documentation
  • Appreciate the use of PRINCE2:2009 products and plans
  • Apply progress control mechanisms
  • Appreciate the principles of PRINCE2:2009 Quality Management
  • Apply change control mechanisms
  • Realise the importance of Configuration Managementuse the PRINCE2:2009 Risk Management approach
  • Tune PRINCE2:2009 for differing environments

Outline

PRINCE2:2009 Philosophy

  • What PRINCE2:2009 is and what it is not; PRINCE2:2009- links
    with other project/programme management standards. How it enhances
    the possibilities of Project Success. Overview of Tailoring
    PRINCE2:2009 ; The PRINCE2:2009 Principles

The Structure of PRINCE2:2009

  • Relationship between the PRINCE2:2009 Processes, Activities and
    Themes; High level PRINCE2:2009 Process map

Project Start Up and Organisation

  • How PRINCE2:2009 endeavours to answer the question, ‘Do we have
    a viable and worthwhile Project?’; How PRINCE2:2009 ensures that
    the right people are involved with a clearly defined set of
    responsibilities

Project Initiation and the PID

  • The PRINCE2:2009 approach to successfully initiating a project
    and creating the PID, or Project Baseline

PRINCE2:2009 Themes

  • Setting up the Project Management Team using the Organisation
    theme
  • The importance of the business case. How the business case is
    created and maintained.
  • Planning the project, stage, team activities and exceptions.
    The PRINCE2:2009 unique product-based framework; Product Based
    Planning. Staging the project plan
  • The approach to risk/opportunity analysis using the Risk
    theme.
  • Ensuring the delivery of a quality product using the quality
    theme.
  • Monitoring & controlling progress. The PRINCE2:2009 control
    mechanisms that ensure that the project is producing the required
    products which meet the defined quality criteria, is on schedule
    and remains viable against its business case
  • Dealing with changes

Practitioner Preparation and Application of
PRINCE2:2009

  • Explanation of mechanics of Practitioner examination; Examination techniques; Samples of Practitioner questions on the application of PRINCE2:2009®; Question and answer session; Revision of major topics

PRINCE2:2009 Foundation and Practitioner
Examinations

All delegates will sit the PRINCE2:2009 Foundation examination
(a multiple choice paper) in the late afternoon of the third day of
the course. Delegates who wish to appear on the central register
for qualified PRINCE2:2009 Practitioners may sit the PRINCE2:2009
Practitioner examination on the fifth day of the course

Please Note: The last day (Day 5) will finish by 4pm
after the conclusion of the Practitioner exam

The training provider reserves the right to improve the specification and format of
its courses for the benefit of its customers without notice to the
customer.

PRINCE2® is a Registered Trade Mark of the Office of Government
Commerce in the United Kingdom and other countries. 

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