PRINCE2 ® Foundation, Practitioner v2017

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Price (exc vat): £1299
PrintDURATION: 4.5 days
TIME: 09:00 to 17:30 GMT

IPSO FACTO is based in the Solent Business Park, Whiteley, (Southampton-Solent) and we have over 20+ years experience in successfully delivering PRINCE2® courses. Our courses include: pre-course materials, Official PRINCE2 manual, course handbooks, exam fees, refreshments, lunch and PRINCE2 membership. Read our excellent, independent reviews by clicking the reviews.co.uk button below.

About PRINCE2 ® Foundation, Practitioner v2017

PRINCE2 training courses Southampton

PRINCE2 ® Project Management

PRINCE2 is widely considered the leading project management method. Many companies and governmental organisations are using the method to deliver change and develop new products or services. PRINCE2 provides a tried and tested method from which organisations and their project team can benefit.

The latest update to version 2017 will help organisations understand how the fundamental principles of PRINCE2 provide the basis of good project management. It also emphasizes how the method can be tailored to give an appropriate fit to a multitude of project sizes, types and environments.

Many projects today involve collaboration across organisational or even national boundaries. PRINCE2 provides a universal language that unites the project team with external suppliers and colleagues in other countries. In such environments a common understanding of what the project is trying to achieve, why the project is being undertaken and the benefits to be delivered, who is responsible for doing what, and what the project timescales are, are crucial to project success.

Target Audience

Organisations and individuals requiring a controlled approach to managing projects. Suitable for project managers, team managers, project support and assurance staff, and managers from any discipline, and is particularly aimed at people who are responsible for managing projects. The PRINCE2 ® method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of project, and offers an excellent management foundation for any member of staff.

Course approach

The PRINCE2 Practitioner course is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM Group approved trainer with practical experience of project management. Our highly acclaimed online event preparation is available to everyone attending this event. Delegates should spend approximately 10 hours studying this pre-course material in order to be well prepared for the course. Due to the intense nature of this course, delegates should plan to commit approximately 1 hour each evening during the course for study and review.

Our flexible approach to the management of the course means that delegates can attend the whole 4.5 day  Foundation & Practitioner event or attend the 3 day Foundation event only and return at a later date to complete the Practitioner elements and exam if they so wish.

PRINCE2 training options

  • PRINCE2 Classroom public/open scheduled courses
  • PRINCE2 In-house training where we come to you
  • PRINCE2 Online learning and PRINCE2 distance learning

PRINCE2 new 2017 updates (first course starts 9th Oct 2017)

Watch this short video about changes to the PRINCE2 course, exams and materials.

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

  • 1 hour
  • closed book exam
  • 75 multiple-choice questions

PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam

  • 2½ hours
  • open book (PRINCE2® manual only)
  • 8 scenario based objective test questions

PRINCE2 Practitioner Re-Registration Exam (v09 only)

  • 1 hour
  • open book (PRINCE2® manual only)
  • 3 scenario-based objective test questions

To maintain your PRINCE2 Practitioner Qualification you will need to sit and pass a PRINCE2 Re-Registration exam within 5 years of passing your original examination.


This course includes the following:

  • Lunch/Refreshments – Southampton – please advise us of any special dietary needs.
  • Official PRINCE2 manual
  • Pre-course materials
  • Course materials
  • Exams fees
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • PRINCE2 membership

PRINCE2 Online, eLearning training

We also offer an PRINCE2 online training option.


Professional Development Units (PDU’s)

This PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course has approximately 32 hours training with 32 PDU’s. Click on the link for more information about PMI PDU’s.


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Aim & Objectives

Aim

To become a PRINCE2 qualified Practitioner.

Course Objectives

 The key objectives of this PRINCE2 Practitioner course are:

  • Understand the PRINCE2 method at Foundation and Practitioner levels
  • Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2 (principles, processes, themes & tailoring) in a work environment
  • Understand the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to project management
  • Help delegates to operate effectively with colleagues and managers when managing projects in a structured project management environment

Course Content

PRINCE2 training courses Southampton

This 4.5 day course covers the PRINCE2 Foundation & practitioner syllabus, including the following topics:

Structured Approach to Managing Projects

Setting the scene for a structured approach to managing all projects; project success criteria; the model of the PRINCE2 method including the integrated elements of principles, processes, themes and tailoring.

The Process-based Approach

PRINCE2 focuses on key processes needed for successful project management which must be present, but may be ‘tailored’ to reflect the complexity, scope and risks faced by the project. Our PRINCE2 Process Model will be used to help delegates understand and appreciate what should be done to manage each project, why it should be done and when in the project lifecycle.

Business Case

What is a Business Case; Outcomes, Outputs, Benefits and Dis-benefits; Developing, Verifying and Maintaining the Business Case; Confirming the benefits and the Benefits Review Plan.

Organisation

Project Management Team Structure and the Project Board, Project Assurance, Project Manager, Team Manager, Change Authority and Project Support roles & responsibilities. Stakeholder management; Communication Management Strategy.

Plans

Levels and content of Plans; Exception Plans; Product-based approach to planning – Project Product Description, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description, Product Flow Diagram; the PRINCE2 planning steps.

Progress

Management and Technical Stages. Tolerance and Raising Exceptions. Project Board and Project Manager Controls for Reviewing and Reporting Progress; Baselines for Control; Capturing and Reporting Lessons; Event-driven and time-driven controls.

Change

Issue and Change Control procedure; Configuration Management procedure; Configuration Management Strategy; Baseline, Handling changes; Tracking and protecting products; Change Authority; Change Budget.

Quality

Quality Defined, The Quality Audit Trial; Acceptance Criteria, Quality Criteria, Quality Management Strategy, Quality Assurance, Quality Controls and Quality Review technique.

Risk

Risk and Risk Management; Risk Management in Projects; Risk Management Strategy; Risk Management Procedure; Risk Budget.

Practical Work

Specially written scenarios and comprehensive sets of related tasks help provide a practical application of the method. Practical work includes creating process models, completing tasks related to specific elements of the method such as how the PRINCE2 themes help to apply the PRINCE2 principles as well as a variety of objective test questions. Many tasks are designed to help delegates ‘link’ the four integrated elements of PRINCE2®; “principles”, “processes”, “themes” and “tailoring”.

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  • Name: Chelsea B.Company: More on Reviews.co.uk

    APM PFQ (Introductory Certificate) course review

    The PFQ (APM IC) was for me a good introduction into understanding the ‘Project Management’ world better. It helped me to identify areas and processes that I am not yet familiar with but I now have more confidence in tackling. Passing this course has further confirmed that I do want to go on to study for the APMP qualification. Chelsea B.

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    I attended the project management qualification in December (having already attended the PRINCE2 course in November). Although a challenging subject, I found that the training was engaging because there was adequate time to not only listen but to also give examples and hear examples from other individuals from the class. This aids to help people’s understanding or misunderstanding in some cases and help breakdown the subject into easier chunks. It also helps that IPSO FACTO have in my opinion some of the most experienced instructors in the country, meaning that if you just don’t get something they bring their personal experience into the story to help your understanding. Simon M.

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  • Name: Rebecca SCompany: More on Reviews.co.uk

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    I just wanted to write and say how much I enjoyed the PRINCE2 course last week. The whole Ipso-Facto experience was brilliant, from your prompt help in providing information to determine whether the course was going to be right for me and arranging for Tim to call me, through registration and the quality of the preparation materials sent out, to starting the course with Julia Gosse. Julia is a fantastic trainer who not only clearly has bags of experience in project and business management but is also a very highly skilled trainer. Whilst there was a huge amount to learn, she made it easy to absorb and tolerated enormous amounts of questions with patience and kindness.

    The venue was easy to get to and we definitely appreciated the surroundings including the lovely cafe for lunch and the lake. I will definitely recommend Ipso-Facto as a local training provider and will come to you first if you are running courses I am interested in for the future.

    Oh and I passed both foundation and practitioner exams! [Rebecca S]

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    I attended the two-day Microsoft Project Level Introduction/Intermediate. The course was delivered very professionally with plenty of time to recap and understand each aspect. The environment and facilities were also of a high standard. [Andy]

    I attended the course for two days and Tim was a great trainer, clear explanation of concepts. I have learned some good techniques for better time management and using of resources. Highly recommended. [Daniel C]

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    I completed the PMQ course through IPSO FACTO and they were a pleasure to work with from the moment I first made an enquiry. Every piece of course administration was made simple for me and the classroom facilities were just perfect. The course instructor was professional, knew the subject very well and focused our learning in a practical way to help put it into perspective. Overall, a very professional experience and I would recommend IPSO FACTO as a quality training company. Thank you. [Scott Sellars]

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    The Excel Level 2 course was brilliant. Having not had much experience of using Excel, I wasn’t sure how much I’d learn but Tim the course tutor was great and went at a good pace, making sure I understood as we went along. I learnt things I wouldn’t have had a clue about before including; Conditional Formatting, Range Names, Pivot Tables, IF Functions, Vlookups and a range of shortcuts to make daily tasks much quicker. I’m looking forward to putting It into practice. Would definitely recommend!  Kirsty R.

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