The PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation Level provides an introduction to the PRINCE2 methodology and terms. With PRINCE2 Foundation you get an introduction to the PRINCE2 method. It is designed to provide you with sufficient knowledge and understanding, to the PRINCE2 method well enough to be able to... READ MORE
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The PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation Level provides an introduction to the PRINCE2 methodology and terms.
With PRINCE2 Foundation you get an introduction to the PRINCE2 method. It is designed to provide you with sufficient knowledge and understanding, to the PRINCE2 method well enough to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2. The Foundation certification is also a prerequisite for the Practitioner certification.
Who is PRINCE2 Foundation for:
The PRINCE2® Foundation Certification is suitable for individuals who want to demonstrate they have sufficient understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology and can work effectively as part of a team or with a project management team within a PRINCE2 supporting environment.
The PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate is also a pre-requisite for individuals wishing to achieve the PRINCE2 Practitioner or the PRINCE2 Agile® certification.
A comprehensive set of tasks help provide a practical application of the method. Despite being Foundation level, there are a number of scenario-based objective-test style questions to help delegates understand how the method is applied to a project scenario. This adds further value to the course and helps delegates obtain a richer understanding of PRINCE2 and how it would be applied in a given project scenario, as well as better prepare them if they ever choose to go on to take the Practitioner exam in the future.
Delegates attending this course should expect at least 1-hour of practical evening work during the first 2 days, to help with their continuous learning and consolidation, which includes attempting sample Foundation exam questions to help test their understanding and with their preparation for the exam.
* The PRINCE2® courses on this page are offered by SPOCE Project Management ATO of AXELOS Limited.
Structured Approach to Managing Projects
An introduction to the method and the need for project management; Setting the scene for a structured approach to managing projects; Projects, project management and their organizational context; The basis of the PRINCE2® method including the integrated elements of: ‘principles’, ‘processes’, ‘themes’ and ‘project environment’. The need to tailor and embed PRINCE2®.
The Process-based Approach
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. The Process Model sets the scene for the remainder of the course.
Purpose of managing a business case; Business case content; Defining outputs, outcomes, benefits and
dis-benefits and their relationship; Developing, verifying and maintaining the business case; Reviewing and confirming the outcomes and benefits and the benefits management approach.
Purpose of managing organization; Project management team structure - the Project Board, Project Assurance, Project Manager, Team Manager, Change Authority and Project Support roles & responsibilities. Stakeholder management; Communication management approach.
Purpose of planning; Levels and content of a plan; Exception plan; The PRINCE2® planning steps and the Product-based approach to planning (project product description, product breakdown structure, product descriptions, product flow diagram); MoSCoW prioritization technique.
Purpose of managing progress; Tolerance and raising exceptions; Project Board and Project Manager controls for reviewing and reporting progress; Baselines for progress control; Capturing and reporting lessons; Event-driven and time-driven controls.
Purpose of managing change; Issue types; Change control approach; Issue register; Creating, maintaining and controlling product baselines; Issue and change control procedure technique; Change Authority; Change budget.
Purpose of managing quality; Quality management; The quality audit trail; Customer’s quality expectations and acceptance criteria; Quality criteria, Quality management approach; Quality register; Quality planning and quality control; Quality assurance; Quality review technique.
Purpose of managing risk; Risk defined; Risk management in a project context; Risk management approach; Risk register; Risk management procedure technique; Risk budget.
PRINCE2® Foundation Exam:
PRINCE2 Practitioner's Extension Course
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