PRINCE2 is a de facto standard developed and used extensively by the UK government and is widely recognized and used in the private sector all over the globe. It embodies established and proven best practice in project management.
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments), is a widely used project management method that navigates you through all the essentials for running a successful project.
The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2. The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification.
PRINCE's key strength is it's constant reference to the business case at the start and close of every stage, ensuring project validity and that the projects appetite for benefit vs risks are delivered to the requirement of the business case. PRINCE2 is also strong in governance and stakeholder management.
Most importantly of all PRINCE2 can be tailored to suit the need of the project, it can be scaled up or scaled down to suit the size, complexity and risk involved in successfully delivering a project that is fit for purpose.
Course and Learning Objectives:
By passing the Foundation exam, candidates should understand the structure and key terminology of the method. Specifically, the candidate should understand:
The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2
The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes
The PRINCE2 principles
The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.
Participants will learn the principles and core elements along with the processes and themes of PRINCE2. An interactive approach is used combining lecture, discussion and case study experience to prepare participants for the PRINCE2 Foundation certification exam as well as providing valuable practical knowledge that can be rapidly applied in the workplace. The IPSC integrated case study deepens the participant’s appreciation of how PRINCE2 best practices can be applied in order to improve project management performance. Practical assignments are used throughout the course to enhance the learning experience.
Course Student Material
Students will receive a PRINCE2 Foundation classroom workbook containing all of the presentation materials, course notes, case study and sample exams.
Classroom, Virtual Classroom or Self-paced E-learning
Project Management Institute –Professional Development Units (PDUs) = 21
PRINCE2 is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: Project Board members, Team Managers, Project Assurance, Project Support and operational line managers/staff.
Prerequisites For Examination
No pre-requisites are necessary for this course, however, you would benefit from having some basic project management experience prior to attending.
About the Examination
The PRINCE2 Foundation exam consists of:
75 multiple choice questions (5 questions will be trial questions and not marked)
Candidates require a minimum of 35 out of 70 correct answers (50%) to pass.