PRINCE2 - Foundation

Course Description

This intensive three-day accredited course provides participants with a thorough grounding in PRINCE2 and comprises of three main elements. The first provides coverage of PRINCE2 principles: the need for structured project management, why pragmatic and intelligent use of methods is so important, and how PRINCE2 can be employed to achieve business-related objectives. The second element considers the method itself: what PRINCE2 looks like, how the major components & processes such as planning and control work on their own as well as together, and how the roles associated with the PRINCE2 method can be made really effective. The third element deals with the implementation of PRINCE2 and provides sound, practical advice on introducing the method into a range of different environments, always bearing in mind the need to keep bureaucracy to a minimum. Presented by skilled lecturers with extensive experience in the practical application of PRINCE2, the course includes examination coaching and practice using sample questions. All delegates will sit the PRINCE2 Foundation examination (a multiple choice paper) in the late afternoon of the third day of the course. This course is fully compliant with the latest version of PRINCE2, and carries the award of 22.5 Professional Development Units (PDU`s) for PMI re-certification. (PRINCE2 is a Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce)
3 days
€790.00

Objectives

Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities. The course has a significant aspect of syndicate work in a case study environment; to give a sound understanding of project based work according to PRINCE2. The course also prepares the candidate for the examination, which leads to the Foundation Certificate in Project Management, administered by PeopleCert & Axelos.

This is a three day course leading to the PRINCE2® Foundation Examination which takes place on the final day.

Who should attend

The PRINCE2 Foundation course is suitable for anyone who needs an in-depth understanding of the PRINCE2 method, techniques, processes and components. Delegates should ideally have some experience of team leading and basic project management principles. The Foundation exam is a necessary precursor to taking the Practitioner qualification.

This course would benefit:

Project Managers
General Managers
Programme Managers
Project Team Managers and support staff
Staff who will have a defined role
Project Management Consultants

Course Content

This course follows the syllabus set down by Axelos in order to prepare delegates to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation Paper.

Day 1:
Introduction to Project Management
Overview of PRINCE2
Starting up a project
The Project Management Team

Day 2:
Initiating a project
The Business Case
Risk and Quality Management
All aspects of Planning
Controls

Day 3:
Managing Stage Boundaries
Quality in a PE Controlling a Stage
Managing Product Delivery
Change Control
Project Closure
Foundation Exam

On completion, delegates will be able to

- understand the philosophy and structure of PRINCE2
- understand the benefits that can accrue from the implementation of a structured project management method such as PRINCE2
- explain the PRINCE2 process model and components
- use the PRINCE2 techniques
- create a Project Brief
- create a Project Organisation Structure
- initiate a project and create a Project Initiation Document
- apply progress control mechanisms
- appreciate the principles of PRINCE2 Quality Management
- apply change control mechanisms
- realise the importance of Configuration Management
- use the PRINCE2 Risk Management approach
- tune PRINCE2 for differing environments

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