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PRINCE 2 Practitioner

Duration: 5 days
Course Code: PMTP2C
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PRINCE2™ is the recognised standard project management method, being used extensively both in the UK and internationally.
This PRINCE2™ Combined Foundation & Practitioner course will provide you with the necessary skills to apply PRINCE2™ to a range of project types in both the IT and non IT business context:-
  • A 5-day course including Foundation and Practitioner examinations.
  • Accredited by the APM Group Ltd.
  • Delivered by an accredited PRINCE2™ training organisation
  • Course fee includes:
    • Pre-course reading pack
    • PRINCE2™ manual
    • Registration & examination
    • Total value over £250

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Arrow Southampton - Regus Centre, Southampton Airport, Southampton 25 September 2006 £1,300
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WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE
The workshop has the following objectives:
� Understand the benefits PRINCE2 brings to an organisation’s project management environment.
� Understand the application of the PRINCE2 methodology.
� Identify organisation challenges of implementing PRINCE2.
� Use of PRINCE2 to streamline project deployment.
� Address and manage project risks, complexity and issues using PRINCE2.
� Understand PRINCE2 terminology and standards as compared with other project management guides eg PMBOK.

TARGET AUDIENCE
This workshop is designed for:
� Project Managers
� Team Leaders
� Project Support Staff
� Quality Managers
� Project Stakeholders

LEARNING OUTCOMES & FACILITATION
Successful completion of this workshop will enable participants to:
� Understand the need for project management and how PRINCE2 meets that requirement
� Understand the components and main processes of PRINCE2
� Apply the processes of Controlling a Stage and Managing Product Delivery
� Prepare project plans using product-based planning techniques
� Undertake risk analysis and risk management for the project
� Prepare information for inclusion in a Project Initiation Document
� Understand and apply the techniques for product based planning, quality control and change control
� Prepare for and take the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Examinations

Facilitators of this workshop are highly qualified and experienced within the area of project management and methodology development & implementation, and hold all relevant certifications with leading bodies.

PRE-REQUISITES
Participants should:
� Be Project Managers or Team Leaders or have had involvement in a project environment.
� Ideally have completed a project management fundamentals course
� Have approximately 12 months project involvement/experience

PRE-COURSE WORK
There is currently some pre-course work for this programme and evening work during the course

EXAMINATION & CERTIFICATION
By completing the Foundation Workshop (3 days), the participant will have sufficient knowledge to sit the APM Group PRINCE2 Foundation
Examination. The Foundation examination is a one hour, 75 question multiple-choice paper. The pass mark is 50%.
By completing the Practitioner Workshop (2 days), the participant will have sufficient knowledge to sit the APM Group PRINCE2 Practitioner
Examination.

Please note a Foundation pass is a pre-requisite to sitting the Practitioner examination.
The Practitioner examination is 3 hours and contains three questions based on a project scenario. Each question is worth 50 marks. The
pass mark is 50%, distributed over the three questions. Please note: Examinations are taken on the final day of each
workshop.

The Association for Project Management Group Ltd (UK) administers the PRINCE2 examination scheme.

Workshop Content Summary
� INTRODUCTION TO PRINCE2
The background, objectives, benefits, scope and structure of the method. Tailoring PRINCE2 for
different environments and scaling PRINCE2 for use with projects of different types/size.
� PROCESSES
Starting up a Project, Directing a Project, Initiating a project, Managing Stage Boundaries,
Controlling a Stage, Managing Product Delivery, Closing a Project and Planning.
� PROJECT ORGANISATION
Organisational Structure, Roles and Responsibilities, the Project Management Team including the
Project Board, Project and Team Management. The roles of Project Assurance and Project
Support, handling relationships with Suppliers and Programme Management.
� PLANNING
Purpose and Importance of the Planning Components, Types of Plan, Product Identification and
Specification, Determining Stages, Product Based Planning, and the Steps in Planning.
� PROJECT CONTROL
Work Package Authorisation, Stage Assessments, Establishing Project and Stage Tolerance,
Checkpoint Reports, Highlight Reports, Handling Exception situations and Project Issues.
� RISK MANAGEMENT
Types of Business and Project Risk, Risk Analysis and Management, the Risk Log.
� QUALITY
Ensuring Quality, Quality Planning, Relationship with ISO9000, Product Descriptions, Quality Control, and Quality Review Technique.
� CHANGE CONTROL AND CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
Change Control procedure and Configuration Management to ensure controlled and traceable product evolution.



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