PRINCE2®

PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environments) is a process-based methodology that provides the essentials for project management. PRINCE2 is widely used internationally and is the de-facto project management standard for public projects in the UK. It is a generic best practice tool that can be tailored to the needs of any organisation and can be used for the management of projects of any type and scale.

PRINCE2® Certifications

The PRINCE2® qualification comprises different levels of certification:
PRINCE2® Foundation
PRINCE2® Practitioner

PRINCE2® Foundation

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
The PRINCE2® Foundation exam aims to measure whether a candidate would be able to act as an informed member of a project management team using the PRINCE2® method within a project environment supporting PRINCE2®.
To this end they need to show they understand the principles and terminology of the PRINCE2® method.

PRINCE2® Foundation exam candidates must be able to
• Describe the purpose and major content of all PRINCE2® roles, the eight components, the eight processes and the sub-processes, and the techniques.
• State which project management products are input to, and output from the eight processes.
• State the main purpose, and key contents, of the major management products.
• State the relationships between processes, deliverables, roles and the management dimensions of a project.

Who Should Attend?
• People seeking a career in project support
• Project team members or managers who will work on PRINCE2® projects
• Project Office/support roles who will support PRINCE2® projects
• No prior experience is necessary

COURSE DETAILS DELIVERABLES
Process Model
Overview of the 7 PRINCE2® processes and how they are used throughout the lifecycle of the project:
Starting Up a Project - define the project; create business case; identify customer’s quality expectations
Directing a Project - authorize the project and stage plans; decide how to deal with issues
Initiating a Project - identify the products that will be produced; plan the project; set up controls and files
Controlling a Stage - activities performed by the project manager on a day to day basis to manage a stage
Managing Product Delivery - products are developed and quality is reviewed
Managing Stage Boundaries - create all stage and exception plans
Closing a Project - formal customer sign off; capture outstanding issues for future reference

PRINCE2® themes
Each of the 7 PRINCE2® themes of a project and how they are used by the PRINCE2® processes:
Business Case- A PRINCE2 Business Case drives all decision-making in the project.
Organization - The Organization theme defines and establishes project roles and responsibilities for a PRINCE2 project.
Quality - In PRINCE2, quality focuses on ensuring that the project’s products are fit for purpose.
Plans - Plans are the vehicle used to define how, where and by whom the project’s products will be delivered.
Risk - PRINCE2 looks at risks relative to the project’s objectives.
Change - The Change theme in PRINCE2 encompasses configuration management, issue management and change control.
Progress - Progress refers to the mechanisms used to monitor and compare the actual project progress and performance against the planned values.

PRINCE2® Practitioner

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
The PRINCE2® Practitioner exam is aiming to measure whether a candidate would be able to apply PRINCE2® to the running and managing of a project within an environment supporting PRINCE2®. To this end they need to exhibit the competence required for the PRINCE2® Foundation qualification, and show that they can apply and tune PRINCE2® to address the needs and problems of a specific project scenario.
In the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam candidates must be able to…
• Produce detailed explanations of all processes, components and techniques, and worked examples of all PRINCE2® products as they might be applied to address the particular circumstances of a given project scenario.
• Show they understand the relationships between processes, components, techniques and PRINCE2® products and can apply this understanding.
• Demonstrate that they understand the reasons behind the processes, components and techniques of PRINCE2®, and that they understand the principles underpinning these elements.
• Demonstrate their ability to tune PRINCE2® to different project circumstances.

Who Should Attend?
• Project Managers
• General Managers
• Program Managers
• Team Managers and support staff
• Staff who will have a defined role
• Project Management Consultants

Eligibility:
PRINCE2® Foundation Certification
COURSE DETAILS DELIVERABLES

Course Outline:
Introduction
• Benefits of using PRINCE2®
• Why projects fail
• Project Lifecycle

PRINCE2® Process Model
Overview of the 7 PRINCE2® processes and how they are used throughout the lifecycle of the project:
Starting Up a Project - define the project; create business case; identify customer’s quality expectations.
Directing a Project - authorize the project and stage plans; decide how to deal with issues.
Initiating a Project - identify the products that will be produced; plan the project; set up controls and files.
Controlling a Stage - activities performed by the project manager on a day to day basis to manage a stage.
Managing Product Delivery - products are developed and quality is reviewed.
Managing Stage Boundaries - create all stage and exception plans.
Closing a Project - formal customer sign off; capture outstanding issues for future reference.

PRINCE2® themes
Each of the 7 PRINCE2® themes of a project and how they are used by the PRINCE2® processes:
Business Case- A PRINCE2 Business Case drives all decision-making in the project.
Organization - The Organization theme defines and establishes project roles and responsibilities for a PRINCE2 project.
Quality - In PRINCE2, quality focuses on ensuring that the project’s products are fit for purpose.
Plans - Plans are the vehicle used to define how, where and by whom the project’s products will be delivered.
Risk - PRINCE2 looks at risks relative to the project’s objectives.
Change - The Change theme in PRINCE2 encompasses configuration management, issue management and change control.
Progress - Progress refers to the mechanisms used to monitor and compare the actual project progress and performance against the planned values.

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