You Will Learn How To-

  •     Prepare for and take the PRINCE2 2009 Foundation Exam
  •     Work with the seven guiding principles of PRINCE2 that provide a framework of good practice
  •     Introduce key themes and processes that form the core of PRINCE2
  •     Integrate the PRINCE2 elements to visualise the method structure
  •     Improve your exam-taking techniques with PRINCE2 Foundation sample questions and papers

Workshop Activities-

  •     Practising the different exam question types: standard, negative, missing word and list
  •     Testing your familiarity with the PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes and products
  •     Taking a mock exam
  •     Taking the PRINCE2 Foundation exam

Course Content-

Introduction to PRINCE2

  •     Outlining the principles that guide obligations and good practices of PRINCE2
  •     Benefits of a structured project management approach
  •     Establishing the key elements of PRINCE2
  •     Tailoring PRINCE2 for projects of varying sizes

PRINCE2 Product Descriptions

Baseline management products

  •     Defining the project
  •     Project Brief
  •     Benefits Review
  •     Project Initiation Documentation
  •     Plan Work Package

Records of project progress

  •     Configuration Item Records
  •     Daily and Lessons Logs
  •     Issue, Quality and Risk Registers

Status reports

  •     Event-driven reports
  •     Time-driven reports

Outlining the Themes within PRINCE2

Establishing the business case

  •     Supporting continuous business justification
  •     Developing, verifying and maintaining the business case
  •     Confirming the benefits

Developing the project management organisation

  •     Implementing defined roles and responsibilities
  •     Selecting the project management team
  •     Linking the three project interests to the four management levels

Building quality into products

  •     Supporting the focus of products
  •     The PRINCE2 approach to quality and quality review

Planning to deliver the product

  •     Managing by stages
  •     Differentiating between the three levels of plan
  •     Reviewing the planning process including product-based planning

Managing risk

  •     Identifying, assessing and controlling uncertainty
  •     Assessing the impact of threats or opportunities
  •     Implementing responses to identified risks

Defining change

  •     Applying the issue and change control procedures
  •     Managing the configuration of products

Monitoring and controlling progress

  •     Management by exception
  •     Setting and tracking tolerances
  •     Reporting progress

Recognising the PRINCE2 Processes

Starting up a project

  •     Appointing the project management team
  •     Assembling the Project Brief
  •     Planning the initiation stage

Directing a project

  •     Authorising initiation, the project and a stage
  •     Giving ad hoc direction
  •     Authorising project closure

Initiating a project

  •     Preparing the strategies
  •     Planning the project
  •     Refining the business case
  •     Assembling the Project Initiation Documentation (PID)

Controlling a stage

  •     Delegating work packages
  •     Monitoring and reporting
  •     Dealing with issues

Managing product delivery

    Accepting, executing and delivering a work package
    Creating a Checkpoint Report

Managing a stage boundary

  •     Creating the next stage plan or exception plan
  •     Updating the business case and project plan
  •     Reporting stage end

Closing a project

  •     Preparing for closure
  •     Handing over products
  •     Evaluating the project

Preparing for and Taking the Foundation Exam

  •     Applying proven tips for exam success
  •     Practising with test questions and mock papers
  •     Taking the exam
  •     Obtaining your Foundation exam results