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PRINCE2® FOUNDATION AND PRACTITIONER

In partnership with Trainings Direct Ltd U.K

OVERVIEW

What does the 40 hour module cover:

  • Exhaustive learning of PRINCE2®

  • Daily Q&A session

  • Chapter end question discussion

  • Foundation and Practitioner Mock exam discussion (candidates take the mocks offline)

  • Special Exam oriented Revision

When to take exam?

  • We recommend taking exam within within 2-3 days of course completion

How much should I study?

  • Sincerely attend all sessions. In case you miss one go through the recording before the next session

  • Spend about 2 hours every alternate day (days on which we don't have a session) to revise

This would suffice!

Pricing:

  • Published/Quoted prices are for training only

  • Exam cost is standard as set by Peoplecert®. You have the option of booking exam from any ATO or Peoplecert® directly. We are affiliated to Trainings Direct LTD (ATO) and have negotiated pricing. You need to directly pay exam fees to Trainings Direct LTD, we will coordinate exam booking, alternately you can book exam with a local ATO.

  • The exam price would vary depending on whether it’s online proctored or paper based. Contact us for exam pricing details. If you want 

Deliverables:

  • Detailed courseware – this is enough to clear exams

  • Session recording – Don’t worry if you missed a session, go through recording and ask queries next day

  • Mock exams (available from AXELOS®)  

  • We do NOT provide official PRINCE2® manual, you may purchase this on your own.

Why pmshala PRINCE2 Training?

  • Unlike most other training programs that focus on passing exam alone, attendees of our program carry a solid understanding of PRINCE2® which they can put to practical use.

  • We our so confident of our training, that we provide NO questions asked 100% money back guarantee - Step out after attending 30% if it’s not helping you

WHAT’S NEW IN THE NEW VERSION OF PRINCE2®

  • Guidance on adopting PRINCE2® in Agile

  • Additional guidance on Tailoring

  • More practical considerations for organizational adoption

  • Greater clarification on the linkage between Themes and Principles

  • Change Theme now focuses on change management only, guidance on configuration management has been dropped

  • There is recognition that projects can be commissioned by customer as well as opposed to Corporate/Program alone (as noted in previous versions

EXAM PATTERN

There are two levels to the qualification:

  • Foundation Level

  • Practitioner Level

The Foundation Level is the first qualification that is required to become a PRINCE2® Practitioner.This level is appropriate for those working as a member in the Project Management Team To this end they need to show they understand the core of the PRINCE2® method. The Foundation Exam Format is an hour of multiple choice questions (Closed book). 36 out of 60 (55%) correct answers are required to pass.


The Practitioner Level Candidates must pass the Foundation exam (or be a certified PMP®) before proceeding to the Practitioner level. The Practitioner Level aims to measure whether the candidate is able to apply PRINCE2® method in a given Project. They need to show that they are able to tailor PRINCE2® to different project circumstances and understand the relationship between processes, themes and principles.

The Practitioner Exam is a “Scenario based” examination lasting Two and Half hours. This is an open . There are 35 standard classic and 11 matching (each carrying 3 question items) OTQs carrying 68 marks in total. A candidate needs to get at least 55% (38/68) marks to pass

DURATION

40 Hours available in different combinations

Covers both Foundation & Practitioner

Can join for Foundation only - 28 hours

PROGRAM OUTLINE & CONTENTS

OVERVIEW

  • Characteristics of a PRINCE2® Project

  • What is Project Management

  • Project Management Method

  • Benefits of using PRINCE2®

  • The six variables in a Project

  • The 4 elements in PRINCE2®

  • PRINCE2® Exam format

  • Quiz.

PRINCE2® PRINCIPLES

  • What are principles in PRINCE2®

  • Characteristics of PRINCE2® Principles

  • The seven principles in PRINCE2®

  • Continued Business Justification

  • Learn from Experience

  • Defined Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage by Stages

  • Manage by Exception

  • Focus on Products

  • Tailor to suit Project Environment

  • Quiz

BUSSINESS CASE THEME

  • Purpose of Business Case Theme

  • Outputs, Outcomes and Benefits

  • Outputs linkage with Organizational Strategic objectives

  • PRINCE2® approach to Business Case

  • Business case Development

  • Contents of Business Case

  • Business Case progression through Project life cycle

  • Benefits Management Strategy

  • Maintain the Benefits Management Approach

  • Responsibilities in Business Case theme

  • Quiz

ORGANIZATION THEME

  • Purpose of Organization theme

  • Projects and Program

  • The three areas of interest in a PRINCE2® project

  • Business, User and Supplier

  • The four levels of Management in PRINCE2®

  • PRINCE2® Project Management Team Structure

  • Project Board responsibilities

  • Executive responsibilities

  • Senior User responsibilities

  • Senior Supplier responsibilities

  • Project Assurance composition and responsibilities

  • Change Authority and its responsibilities

  • Project Manager Role

  • Various Roles of Project Manager

  • Team Manager responsibilities

  • Project Support responsibilities

  • Center of Excellence responsibilities

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Communication Management Approach

  • Quiz

QUALITY THEME

  • Purpose of Quality Theme

  • Quality Assurance/Planning/Control

  • Quality Audit Trail

  • Defining Customer’s Quality Expectations and Acceptance Criteria

  • Project Product Description and it’s use

  • Formulating the Quality Management Approach

  • Product Descriptions

  • Setting up the Quality Register

  • Quality Control in PRINCE2®

  • Quality Review Technique

  • Responsibilities in Quality Theme

  • Quiz

PLANS THEME

  • Purpose of Plans Theme

  • Levels of Plan in PRINCE2®

  • The Project Plan

  • Stage Plans

  • Team Plans

  • Exception Plans

  • PRINCE2® Approach to Plans

  • Designing the Plan

  • Management stages

  • Defining and analyzing Products

  • Product Breakdown Structure

  • Product Flow Diagram

  • Identify activities and dependencies

  • Prepare Estimates

  • Prepare the Schedule

  • Analyze risks

  • Cost elements in PRINCE2® Plans

  • Responsibilities in Plans Theme

  • Quiz

RISK THEME

  • Definition of Risk

  • Cause, Event and Effect

  • Risk Management in Projects

  • Risk Management Approach

  • Risk Register contents

  • Risk Management Procedure

  • Identify Context

  • Identify Risks

  • Assess Risks – Estimate

  • Assess Risks – Evaluate

  • Project Risk Profile

  • Plan step

  • Risk Response types – Threats

  • Risk Response types – Opportunities

  • Implement step

  • Communicating Risks

  • Responsibilities in Risk Theme

  • Quiz

CHANGE THEME

  • Purpose of Change Theme

  • Configuration Management in Projects

  • Types of Issues

  • PRINCE2® Approach to Change

  • Change control Approach

  • Configuration Item Records

  • Product Status Account

  • Daily Log

  • Issue Register and Issue Reports

  • Use of Change Authority and Change Budget

  • Configuration Management Procedure

  • Issue and Change Control Procedure’

  • Project Board response on escalated changes

  • Responsibilities in Change Theme

  • Quiz

PROGRESS THEME

  • Purpose of Progress theme

  • Progress Controls

  • Exceptions and Tolerances

  • Six areas of Tolerance

  • PRINCE2® Approach to Progress

  • Delegating Authority and setting tolerance

  • Project Board Controls

  • Project Manager Controls

  • Use of Management stages for control

  • Event and Time driven Controls

  • Reviewing Progress

  • Capturing and acting on Lessons

  • Lessons Log and Lessons Report

  • Reporting Progress

  • Raising Exceptions

  • Exception Report

  • Aligning Controls

  • Responsibilities in Progress theme

  • Quiz

STARTING UP A PROJECT (SU)

  • Overview of SU Process

  • Activities in SU Process

  • Appoint the Executive and Project Manager

  • Capture previous Lessons

  • Prepare the Outline Business Case

  • Design and Appoint the Project Management Team

  • Select Project Approach and assemble Project Brief

  • Plan next Stage

  • Responsibilities in SU Process

  • Tailoring SU Process

  • Quiz

DIRECTING A PROJECT PROCESS (DP)

  • Overview of Directing a Project Process

  • Authorize Initiation Activity

  • Authorize the Project

  • Authorize a stage or Exception Plan

  • Give ad-hoc direction

  • Authorize Project Closure

  • Responsibilities in DP Process

  • Tailoring DP Process

  • Quiz

INITIATING A PROJECT (IP)

  • Overview of IP

  • Agree Tailoring Requirements

  • Prepare Risk Management Approach

  • Prepare Change Control Approach

  • Prepare Quality Management Approach

  • Prepare Communication Management Approach

  • Set up Project Controls

  • Create Project Plan

  • Refine Business Case

  • Assemble Project Initiation Document

  • Responsibilities in IP Process

  • Tailoring IP

  • Quiz

CONTROLLING A STAGE (CS)

  • Overview of Controlling a Stage

  • Authorize a Work Package

  • Review Work Package Status

  • Receive Completed Work Package

  • Review the Management Stage status

  • Report Highlights

  • Capture and Examine Issues and Risks

  • Escalate Issues and Risks

  • Take Corrective action

  • Responsibilities in CS Process

  • Tailoring CS Process

  • Quiz

MANAGING PRODUCT DELIVERY (MPD)

  • Overview of MPD

  • Accept a Work Package

  • Execute a Work Package

  • Deliver a Work Package

  • Responsibilities in MPD Process

  • Tailoring MPD Process

  • Quiz

MANAGING A STAGE BOUNDARY (MSB)

  • Overview of MSB

  • Plan next Stage

  • Update Project Plan

  • Update Business Case

  • Report End Stage

  • Produce Exception Plan

  • Responsibilities in MSB Process

  • Tailoring MSB

  • Quiz

CLOSING A PROJECT (CP)

  • Overview of CP process

  • Prepare Planned Closure

  • Prepare pre-mature closure

  • Hand over Products

  • Evaluate the Project

  • Recommend Project Closure

  • Responsibilities in CP Process

  • Tailoring CP Process

  • Quiz

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • General Approach to Tailoring

  • Projects in a Programme environment

  • Integration between Project and Programme Management teams

  • Simple Projects

  • Projects in a Customer/Supplier environment

  • Multi-organization projects

  • Project Types

  • Sector differences

MOCK EXAMS/FINAL EXAM

  • Foundation Exam Simulation

  • Review answers and scoring

  • Q&A

  • Final Foundation Exam

  • Practitioner Exam Simulation

  • Review answers and scoring

  • Q&A

  • Final Practitioner Exam

  • Feedback and Valedictory

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