PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation

Learn the fundamentals of this methodology and how it can be used to make project management both collaborative and adaptable
Overview

PRINCE2 is the best practice framework for Project Management from AXELOS. This intensive 3 day course will take you through the PRINCE2 2017 methodology including the Foundation examination, giving you the chance to gain an internationally recognised qualification. A copy of the text book ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2’ 2017 edition will be issued to you on day one of the course.

Course Code
PRI173FND
Duration
3 Days
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Public or Private
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

The course thoroughly explains the PRINCE2 project management method and language. It will teach you how to tailor this methodology to suit your working environment and control your projects, regardless of size as PRINCE2 is fully scalable, bringing them in on time, within budget and quality requirements.

Who is this course for

The course will benefit project managers, team managers/leaders, project and quality assurance or support staff who wish to gain the Foundation qualification in PRINCE2 2017. It is also suitable for those wishing to gain a formal qualification after a couple of years of project management experience.

You will learn how to
  • Apply the PRINCE2 project management method
  • Understand the language of PRINCE2 and how the method should be suitably applied to differently-sized projects
  • Appreciate the roles involved in making project management a collaborative effort
  • Apply the PRINCE2 method to a given scenario in a way that demonstrates understanding and application of the method
  • Use PRINCE2 processes and themes appropriately in a particular circumstance
  • Critique PRINCE2 documents to demonstrate how they should be written in a project
Benefits for your organisation

Attendees should gain a good appreciation of the advantages to using a structured method such as PRINCE2. They will learn the distinct roles involved in a project management team and their individual responsibilities. They will learn how to proactively manage risk, change, progress, business case, plans and quality considerations, as well as understanding the minimum requirements of a PRINCE2 project in order to tailor it appropriately to suit their needs.

Benefits for you as an individual

The course prepares you for the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams; these qualifications are widely recognised in all industry sectors. Attendees should feel as if they understand the process advocated by the PRINCE2 method and the use of the included document templates.

Introducing PRINCE2
  • Definition and characteristics of a project
  • Integrated elements of PRINCE2 – themes, processes, principles and the project environment
  • What makes a project a PRINCE2 project
  • Features and benefits of PRINCE2
  • PRINCE2 manual and terminology
Organisation
  • Need for project environment organisation structure
  • Roles and responsibilities

Starting Up and Initiating a Project
  • Pre-project elements
  • Baseline documentation

Quality
  • Defining quality
  • Quality planning
  • Quality control
  • Quality responsibilities

Progress
  • Managing by stages
  • Advocated progress controls
  • Use of tolerances

Change Control
  • Endemic nature of change
  • Types of issue
  • PRINCE2 approach to change

Risk
  • PRINCE2 approach to risk management
  • Risk identification, assessment, planning and implementation
  • Risk responses
  • Risk monitoring

Plans
  • The PRINCE2 planning process
  • Scoping a project: the product-based planning technique

Product delivery
  • How work packages are agreed, undertaken and delivered
  • Handling serious plan deviations
  • Managing stages
  • Handling issues

Closing a project
  • Final acceptance testing
  • Important closure activities

Tailoring
  • Minimum requirements of themes and processes
  • Tailoring PRINCE2 to suit your learning environment
Prerequisites

You should ideally have some experience of working with or as part of a project team, as well as a basic understanding of project management tools and techniques, such as those covered within our PFQ and PMQ courses.

Pre-course work required
15 hours of pre-course preparation is required. Pre-course material will be sent to you 4-6 weeks before the start of the course. Please note that you will be expected to complete approximately 2 hours of homework each evening during the course.
 
Pre-course reading and post-course support is on Quanta Learn, our e-learning portal.
More about the exam
The Foundation exam is a 1 hour, closed book, multiple choice exam at the end of day 3 of the course. 33 marks out of 60 are required to pass (55%).
 
Exam Fee
£143.00

About the Lead Trainer

Brian is one of Quanta's Project and Programme Management trainers. With 28 years delivering projects, programmes and portfolios of varying complexity in numerous countries, industries and companies, he has the battle scars to ground his training in reality.

Out of work, he is a keen photographer and has been known to use his management skills in organising photo shoots.