About this course

Course type Performance
Course code PPMP2PP
Duration 3 Days
Course Update

Please note that this course (PPMP2PP) has an updated 2017 version (QAP2P) and will be phased out by the end of 2017.

Click here to view the updated 2017 version of this course.

This three-day course, designed by QA's industry leading project management experts, is fully accredited by the BCS and provides you with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised PRINCE2 project management methodology.

It includes the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam and then takes you beyond the method by giving you additional tools and techniques to become a confident project leader. By working with world-class organisations, we are uniquely able to bring you a course that will give you the best opportunity to develop your project management career and deliver PRINCE2 projects confidently and competently, above and beyond just the syllabus areas.

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 in a scenario situation. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the method to a real project but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual project management expertise, complexity of the project and the support provided for the use of PRINCE2 in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the Practitioner can achieve.

At QA we don't just want you to pass your PRINCE2 exam, we want to make you a better project manager.

What's included?

  • Unique multimedia pre-course orientation and support designed to help you quickly understand the PRINCE2 method in a practical environment.
  • Three days of classroom training split into two modules:

Day 1 (Morning) - Applying PRINCE2 in the real world - an interactive trainer led session building on, and refreshing, your Foundation knowledge in how to apply PRINCE2 to your own projects

Days 1 (Afternoon), 2 and Day 3 - Experienced tutor support on the application and tailoring of the method leading to the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. Your PRINCE2 Practitioner exam will be taken on the afternoon of Day 3

Target Audience:

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 (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.

PRINCE2 Re-registration

Delegates who are active PRINCE2® Practitioners and wish to maintain their registered status are encouraged to attend QA's PRINCE2® Re-registration and Conversion course - www.qa.com/PBPP2CONV.

What’s included

QA offers more benefits. Here is what's included with this course:

Pre-Course Work

Exam(s) included

Video On Demand

12-month BCS Associate membership

Prerequisites

Prior to attending your course, you need to ensure you satisfy the pre-requisites of holding one of the following certifications:

PRINCE2 Foundation

  • Project Management Institute (PMI):
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • International Project Management Association (IPMA):
  • IPMA Level A (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C (Certified Project Manager. E.g. APM PQ)
  • IPMA Level D (Certified Project Management Associate - e.g. APMP)

Essential Prerequisites

Proof of prerequisites MUST be produced on the day of the exam to the trainer.

Acceptable forms of prerequisite confirmation are as follows:

  • A copy of the candidates 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).

Delegates without evidence of the prerequisites will NOT be permitted to sit the exam. For any queries on this please email prereqs@qa.com

Delegates whose pre-requisite was taken with BCS simply need to inform QA of this information prior to the exam event. Evidence will not need to be provided on the day of the exam.

You will be required to bring along your own copy of the official PRINCE2 manual: Managing successful projects with PRINCE2. You may have received this on your Foundation course. Please ensure you bring the latest version - ISBN 978-0-11-3310593.

You must bring photographic identification on exam days (passport, driving license or student card) as it is an examination requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in a candidate not being able to sit the exams. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact your Account Manager or the QA Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696273 or info@qa.com.

Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This evening work is an integral part of the course and you should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities.

BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team on the details below as early as possible. 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 BCS policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email exam.admin@qa.com or by phone 44(0) 1793 696162.

Pre course reading

You will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. This pre-reading is interactive eLearning and is expected to take approximately two hours to complete - this is only a guide and you may wish to spend longer on this activity to help you prepare effectively. Your learning starts with this pre-reading, so please ensure you can complete the pre-course activities in full prior to attending.

Please check that you are able to view your pre-reading correctly by verifying you meet the minimum technical system requirements. Please click here to view these technical requirements. Please also ensure that before you start your pre-reading, you read the terms and conditions in Clause 4.1.

Delegates will learn how to

By passing the Practitioner exam, candidates should be able to apply and understand how to tailor PRINCE2 effectively to a project within an organization environment supporting PRINCE2.

Specifically delegates should:

  • Understand the relationships between the roles, management products, principles, themes, techniques and processes
  • Be able to apply the principles, themes and processes to a project
  • Be able to create and assess management products.

Course Outline

Course structure

Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using PRINCE2, the course uses QA's unique multimedia case studies and accelerated learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and you feel confident in the practical application of PRINCE2.

The course will cover the following syllabus areas:

Overview, Principles and Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment

  • Difference between embedding and tailoring PRINCE2

The 7 PRINCE2 Principles

  • Continued Business Justification
  • Focus on Products
  • Manage-by-Stages
  • Manage-by-Exception
  • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
  • Learn from Experience
  • Tailor to Suit the Project Environment

The 7 PRINCE2 Processes

  • Starting up a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project

The 7 PRINCE2 Themes

  • Business Case
  • Organization
  • Quality (including the PRINCE2 Quality Review Technique)
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
  • Plans (including the PRINCE2 Product-Based Planning Technique)

Examination Preparation

  • In preparation for your PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, you will undertake:
  • An explanation of mechanics of the Practitioner exam, including the different styles of question within the 'Objective Test Examination' format
  • Examination techniques
  • Mock Practitioner questions, using official sample exam papers
  • Question and answer session
  • Revision of major topics

Applying PRINCE2 in your own projects

  • Converting knowledge to action
  • Real life application of PRINCE2
  • Tailoring
  • What's right and wrong
  • Solutions

Accreditations and exams

The PRINCE2 Practitioner examination takes place at 1pm on day three. You must bring photographic identification on exam days (passport, driving license or student card).

  • 8 questions, each worth 10 marks each. Total of 80 marks
  • 'Objective Test Examination' format - a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
  • Two-and-a-half-hours
  • You may use your official PRINCE2 manual: 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' only
  • Candidates require a minimum of 44 marks (55%) to pass

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Performance

3 Days

Duration
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Delivery Method

Delivery method

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Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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