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PRINCE2 Foundation

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Abstract: 

This 3-day foundation course is aimed at individuals who need to be informed members of a project management team within an environment using PRINCE2 methodology. It is targeted towards explanation of various terminology, the purpose and benefits of the documents produced and how these can be applied to everyday project work. The various elements of PRINCE2 will be re-enforced using a sample case study.

We have partnered with Raj Khanna Associates Ltd., who is an Accredited Training Organization for APMG UK, to provide the this course. This course is based on the 2009 version of PRINCE2.

At the end of the course you will write the PRINCE2 Foundation examination.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of the course the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the principles of PRINCE2 methodology
  • Apply PRINCE2 methodology to projects within their organizations

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The PRINCE2 Foundation course is appropriate for individuals who are:

  • Managing projects and now require formal PRINCE2 training.
  • Involved in some form of project support activity.
  • Note: Participants are required to undertake preliminary study using the provided Pre-Course Workbook. Further self-study is also expected during the evenings of each course day.

 

PREREQUISITE

To gain the most from the Foundation Course we recommend that delegates should have had prior experience or awareness of projects and the project management environment, though not necessarily as a project manager. Prior to Day One of the course delegates should have completed their pre-course study pack. The course content and timing is based on the assumption that they will have done so.

MATERIALS

You will receive a course binder containing copies of presentation slides, case studies, exercises and suggested solutions.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Definition of a Project and its relationship to products/outcomes/benefits

Benefits of a structured approach to Project Management

Seven principles

  • Continued Business justification
  • Learn from experience
  • Defined roles and responsibilities
  • Focus on products
  • Manage by stages
  • Manage by exception
  • Tailoring

 

Seven Processes

  • Starting up a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project

Seven Themes

  • Business Case
  • Organization
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress

 

Two Techniques

  • Product Based Planning
  • Quality Review

 

Management Products

  • Types (e.g. Project Mandate, Project Brief, Business Case, P.I.D.)
  • Purpose
  • Key contents
  • Links (as inputs and outputs)

 

Relationships between Principles, Themes and Processes Conclusion

course info

Course ID: 1750
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 3 days

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PMI PDUs

PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 19 0 2
PgMP 19 0 2
PfMP 0 0 2
PMI-ACP 0 0 2
PMI-SP 5 0 2
PMI-RMP 2.5 0 2
PMI-PBA 2 0 2

 
The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 21CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 3 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 21 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 21 Learning Credits

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

EXAM INFORMATION

Closed book, 1-hour, 75-question multiple-choice exam. Must answer 35 (50%) questions correctly in order to pass.

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