PrintDURATION: 3 days
|TIME: 09:00 to 17:30 GMT|
Our popular 3-day PRINCE2 Foundation course provides candidates with an excellent introduction to project management. Our classroom courses take place at our Southampton-Solent venue (M27, junction 9) which is conveniently located between Portsmouth and Southampton.
PRINCE2 is 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 PRINCE2 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.
If you require a tried and tested project management method, that will guide you through the stages of project management, then this course is for you. Its suitable for project managers, team managers, project support and assurance staff, and managers from any discipline. 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® Foundation course is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM Group approved trainer with practical experience of project management. Delegates should spend approximately 5-10 hours studying the 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. IPSO FACTO’s flexible approach to the management of the course means that delegates can choose to continue on the course for a further two days to complete Practitioner level, or return at a later date to complete the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam if they so wish.
To understand the PRINCE2® method and pass the Foundation exam.
The key objectives of PRINCE2® Foundation course are:
This three-day course covers the PRINCE2® Foundation 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. SPOCE’s 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.
A specially written scenario runs throughout the course from start to finish. A comprehensive set of tasks help provide a practical application of the method. Many tasks are designed to help delegates link the four integrated elements of PRINCE2® – Principles, Processes, Themes and Tailoring. There are also sample exam questions for delegates to practice on before sitting the Foundation exam.