About this course

Course type Performance
Course code QAP2FP
Duration 5 Days
Course Update

Please note that this course (QAP2FP) is an updated 2017 version of PBPP2FP, which will be phased out by the end of 2017.

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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 course provides a definitive understanding of PRINCE2. 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 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.

What’s included

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Pre-Course Reading

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12-month subscription to Project Manager Today

Prerequisites

No formal prerequisites exist for this course but delegates would benefit from some experience of working in projects prior to attendance.
Pre-Course Reading

Proof of identification

If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate's exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

Reasonable Adjustments Policy

The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Ful details and how to apply can be found here www.qa.com/axelosexams. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email exam.admin@qa.com or by phone +44(0)1793 696162.

Delegates will learn how to

  • At Foundation level, demonstrate that they understand and can recall the various components of the PRINCE2 method
  • At Practitioner level, demonstrate that they 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

Course Outline

Days one and two of the course focus on the components of the method with days three to five addressing how the method might be applied and tailored on a real-life project. Delegates should note that evening work will be assigned which is not expected to exceed three hours per night.
Specific course content will include:
PRINCE2 Overview
The structure of the method and the guide will be introduced before we discuss the context within which a PRINCE2 project operates.
Principles
The seven PRINCE2 principles provide the framework for managing the project and are built on good practice developed from successful and failed projects.
Themes and Processes
Themes
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
  • Organization
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
Processes
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
  • Duration - 60 minutes (Foundation) 150 minutes (Practitioner)
  • Questions (OTQ) - 60 (Foundation) 68 (Practitioner - scenario based)
  • Pass mark - 55% (Foundation and Practitioner)
  • Use of textbook - No (Foundation) Yes (Practitioner)
  • Timing - End of day two (Foundation) End of day five (Practitioner)
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Performance

5 Days

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Delivery method

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