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PRINCE 2 Foundation

Duration: 3 days
Course Code: IQDP2F
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This is an examination based course leading to accreditation at PRINCE2 Foundation level.

Delegates will learn the key principles of the PRINCE2 project management method.

The course will cover each of the 8 Processes, 8 Components and 3 Techniques described in the PRINCE2 manual. Key areas covered are planning, controls, risk management and quality management. Also examined will be the management information necessary for successful projects. Practical exercises will be given.

During the course delegates will gain the knowledge to pass the Foundation exam and will leave with a sound structure within which they can more successfully manage projects.


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Arrow Leeds - Pavilion Business Park, Leeds 25 September 2006 £995
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Full
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Notes:
 
PRE_REQUISITES

None
 
PRE-COURSE STUDY
 
There are approximately 20 hours of pre-course reading.

SKILLS

To understand the key principles of the PRINCE2 project management method.
To provide an opportunity to ask questions about the use or implementation of PRINCE2.
To prepare delegates to pass both the Foundation exam.

INTRODUCTION

Defining a project
Identifying reasons for project failure
Identifying how PRINCE2 can help avoid project failure

THE PROCESS MODEL

A general overview of all 8 processes and how they interface to provide management of the lifecycle of a project.

THE 8 PROCESSES

Starting Up A Project pre-project preparation to give decision makers information to decide on viability of project.
Initiating A Project setting up and planning the project in detail, developing the documentation for the Project Initiation Document.
Directing A Project decision-making, authorisation and approval from the Project Board.
Controlling A Stage day-to-day management and control of the project by the Project Manager.
Managing Product Delivery creation and quality checking of products made by the supplier, work managed by the Team Manager.
Managing Stage Boundaries preparation of plans for next stage activities and reporting on performance of current stage.
Closing A Project bringing the project to a controlled close rather than drift into operational use.
Planning the creation or revision of all plans using the product-based planning technique.

THE EIGHT COMPONENTS

Business Case developing a viable Business Case.
Organisation defining the roles and responsibilities for the Project Management Team.
Plans what levels of plan are used, what element should a plan contain, the importance of replanning
Controls describing the controls available in PRINCE2 and how they are used.
Management of risk the steps involved in Risk Analysis and Risk Management.
Quality in a project environment describing how the elements of quality management are applied in the PRINCE2 environment.
Configuration Management the importance of identifying, tracking and protecting products.
Change Control why its important to handle changes within project issue management.

THE 3 TECHNIQUES

Product-based Planning describing the 3 steps involved; creating a Product Breakdown Structure, writing Product Descriptions and producing a Product Flow Diagram.
Quality Review one possible way of quality checking products, especially suited to documentation.
Change Control Approach steps to follow when managing project issues.
 

COURSE TIMING & PRE-COURSE READING

PLEASE NOTE: THAT THERE IS AT LEAST 20 HOURS OF PRE-READING TO UNDERTAKE BEFORE THIS COURSE STARTS AND ALSO DELEGATES WILL RECEIVE HOMEWORK EACH NIGHT. THIS COURSE ALSO STARTS AT THE EARLIER TIME OF 9AM AND ENDS AT 5.30PM.

EXAMINATION 

The Foundation exam will be taken at the end of the last day and is a 1 hour, 75 question multiple choice exam, testing knowledge of the principles and terminology of PRINCE2.

NB: Exam - 1 hour multiple choice exam taken at the end of the 3rd day

 
 

PRINCE2™ is a Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce   



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