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Our hugely popular PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner course requires no prior experience in project management. This course provides successful candidates with a recognised qualification in project management, both nationally and internationally. Our courses take place at our Southampton-Solent venue (between Portsmouth and Southampton M27, Junction 9).
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 6th edition 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.
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.
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 Foundation exam: taken on the last day of the course – Friday AM/PM
PRINCE2 Practitioner exam: taken online and proctored after a short period of consolidation but no longer than two weeks from the completion of training.
You have the option to purchase Take2 before taking your first exam.
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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To become a PRINCE2 qualified Practitioner.
The key objectives of this PRINCE2 Practitioner course are:
This 4.5 day course covers the PRINCE2 Foundation & practitioner syllabus, including the following topics:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Issue and Change Control procedure; Configuration Management procedure; Configuration Management Strategy; Baseline, Handling changes; Tracking and protecting products; Change Authority; Change Budget.
Quality Defined, The Quality Audit Trial; Acceptance Criteria, Quality Criteria, Quality Management Strategy, Quality Assurance, Quality Controls and Quality Review technique.
Risk and Risk Management; Risk Management in Projects; Risk Management Strategy; Risk Management Procedure; Risk Budget.
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”.