PRINCE2 is one of the world’s most widely used project management methods. Based on best practice, the method can be applied to any project irrespective of its size, industry sector, geographic location or culture.
This PRINCE2 Practitioner course provides a definitive overview of the latest version of PRINCE2, the 6th Edition. We cover its four integrated components – the principles, themes, processes and project environment. We also look at management roles required in a PRINCE2 project and what management products must be created to ensure the project is delivered in a coordinated, consistent and transparent manner.
Using elements from QA’s Performance Based Learning approach, we help you to not only know PRINCE2, but also apply and tailor it for your projects. The PRINCE2 Practitioner course has been designed by award-winning instructional designers to ensure that it provides an interactive and engaging introduction to PRINCE2. Our experienced PRINCE2 experts explain the method through a wide range of individual and group exercises, case-study application, learning games and practice exam questions.
Managing Successful Projects in PRINCE2 manual
In addition to the pre-requisites cited below, delegates attending this course must have available the latest Managing Successful Projects in PRINCE2 book (or ebook) in their vital source account.
You must provide evidence that you satisfy the prerequisite of holding the 2009 or 2017 version of the PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner qualification or one of the other suitable certifications listed on the AXELOS website (for example, PMI, CAPM and PMP or an IPMA Level A-D qualification).
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- A copy of your examination certificate
- Confirmed entry in the AXELOS Successful Candidate Register. You will need to provide the full SCR number (registration/candidate number located on your certificate)
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- Demonstrate that you can apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method to a real project.
- Explain and apply the PRINCE2 principles.
- Explain the purpose of the seven PRINCE2 themes and describe how they are applied to a project.
- Describe each step of the PRINCE2 journey, explaining the activities required to guide a project throughout its lifecycle.
- Create the recommended PRINCE2 management products which include baselines, records and reports.
After a short recap of PRINCE2, the PRINCE2 Practitioner course addresses how the method might be applied and tailored to a real-life project. Delegates should note that evening work will be assigned, which is not expected to exceed two hours per night.
Specific course content will include:
PRINCE2 Practitioner Overview
The structure of the method and the guide will be revisited before we discuss the context within which a PRINCE2 project operates.
The seven PRINCE2 principles provide the framework for managing the project and are built on good practice developed from successful and failed projects.
The seven PRINCE2 themes are aspects of the project that must be continually addressed and integrated as the project journeys through its life cycle.
- Business case
The seven PRINCE2 processes encompass the chronological activities that are required to direct, manage and deliver the project successfully. The activities include pre-project, initiation and delivery, and end with project closure.
- Starting up a Project
- Directing a Project
- Initiating a Project
- Controlling a Stage
- Managing Product Delivery
- Managing a Stage Boundary
- Closing a Project
Examination details: PRINCE2 Practitioner exam
PeopleCert exams take place remotely via PeopleCert Online Proctoring, and the afternoon of the last day of your course will continue with your learning until approximately 4.00pm. When booking your exam please ensure that it is for a time after the course has concluded and at a time convenient for you. You will be required to download and install ExamShield and conduct a compatibility test prior to sitting the exam.
- Duration: 150 minutes
- Questions (OTQ): 68 (scenario based)
- Pass mark: 55%
- Use of textbook: Yes
- Timing: End of Day 3
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