The course is designed to provide you with a working understanding of the PRINCE2™ structured project management method, to a level where you can use it to undertake many of the PRINCE2™ roles within a project and pass the APMG PRINCE2™ Foundation examination.
You will be provided with a copy of the PRINCE2™ Manual, along with pre-course study materials, in advance of the course. You should plan to do up to eight hours of study on those materials prior to attending the course, depending upon your background and prior experience.
The course covers the full Practitioner syllabus of PRINCE2™. The Foundation examination is taken about one week after the course. We are well known for our success in balancing exam success against the need for skills-transfer during the course.
Who will benefit?
If you are experienced in project management and require training in the PRINCE2™ structured project management method to the Foundation level, this is the course for you.
You might be already managing a project, or preparing to do so.
This course is also for those required to play a role in a project conducted in accordance with PRINCE2™ and who wish to do so fully and responsibly.
Anyone with responsibility to manage a Project Support Office will find this a useful course
On completion of the course, you will be able to
- Explain how the PRINCE2™ process model fits together
- Explain the context and main function of each process
- Explain the main ideas underlying each component
- Explain the uses of each component
- Use the techniques described in PRINCE2™
You will be encouraged and assisted to recognise, understand and adopt the proven good project management practice embodied in PRINCE2™.
- Business & Projects
- Project Management
- Overview of PRINCE2™ Processes and Components
- Project Start-up
- Organisation Component
- Business Case Component
- Project Scenarios
- Product-Based Planning
- Plans Component
- The Planning Component
- Management of Risk Component
- Initiating a Project
- Configuration Management Component
- Controls Component
- Controlling a Stage, Managing Product Delivery and Managing Stage Boundaries
- Change Control Component
- Quality in a Project Environment Component
- Closing a Project
- Benefits of PRINCE2™
- Foundation Examination
If you do not already have experience of managing a project, and/or of PRINCE2™, you should first attend at least an Overview course. Whatever your background and experience, you should spend at up to ten hours studying the pre-course materials that is supplied
The course blends formal presentation with practical exercises. Amberwing trainers are renowned for their individual experience, which enables them to illustrate and put into context the material you will be covering. Of the practical exercises, some are carried out in syndicate, where you will benefit from the experience and views of other delegates. Other exercises are undertaken individually, preparing you for the examination. Ample time is provided for discussion and clarification of anything you find difficult
The course is a three-day classroom event. During the first morning, a mock Foundation examination will assess your pre-course work. The course is non-residential, but evening work is mandatory
After the course you will have a study break of about a week. During this time you will be expected to undertake distance learning using materials we provide. About a week after the end of the course you will take the Foundation Examination (in which you should by now be in a position to score at least 80%)
During the course you will be studying alongside those preparing to take their Practitioner's examination. If, at any time during the course, you want to change your option and take your Practitioner Examination you may exercise that right by contacting Amberwing and making the appropriate arrangements.
Three days, plus Foundation examination
After a period of time working in a PRINCE2™ environment you should consider taking the PRINCE2™ Foundation to Practitioner Upgrade course.
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