Course Outline:   PRINCE2™ Practitioner

Duration:  5 days

Provider:  Parity Training

The event covers the processes, components and techniques included in the PRINCE2™ Project Management Method. The course prepares delegates for the Association of Project Management Group (APMG) exams (included in the course) and maximizes their prospect of being awarded the qualification of Registered PRINCE2™ Practitioner.
Course fee includes pre-course reading, official PRINCE2™ reference manual, Foundation and Practitioner examination and registration fees - Total value over £250

Course Objectives

To provide delegates with a complete and practical understanding of the PRINCE2™ project management method. To prepare delegates for both the Foundation and Practitioner Certificate examinations in PRINCE2™.
What skills will the delegate gain?

This course will enable delegates to:
  • Understand the need for project management and how PRINCE2™ meets that requirement.
  • Understand the PRINCE2™ process model.
  • Apply the PRINCE2™ processes.
  • Prepare project plans using product based planning techniques.
  • Undertake risk analysis and management for the project.
  • Prepare information for inclusion in a Project Initiation Document.
  • Understand and apply techniques for the management of product development, quality control and change control.
Course Content

Introduction to PRINCE2™
The background, objectives, benefits, scope and structure of the method.
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
Programme management and the relationships with projects.
Purpose and importance of the planning components
Types of plan
Product identification and specification
Determining stages
Planning techniques
Product based planning
The steps in planning.
Project control
Work package authorisation
Stage assessments
Establishing project and stage tolerance
Highlight reports
Handling exception situations,
Project issues
Project reporting.
Risk management
Types of business and project risk
Risk analysis and management
The risk log.
Ensuring quality
Quality planning,
Relationship with ISO9000
Product descriptions
Quality control
Quality review.
Change Control and Configuration Management
Change control steps
Authority levels.
Analysing the impact
Configuration management.
Starting up a project
Directing a project
Initiating a project
Managing stage boundaries
Controlling a stage
Managing product delivery
Closing a project
PRINCE2™ in practice
Tailoring PRINCE2™ for different business environments, scaling PRINCE2™ for use with projects of different type and/or size, implementing PRINCE2™, project documentation and filing

Who will the course benefit?

Staff who will undertake a PRINCE® role in a project, in particular Project Managers, Team Managers/Leaders, Project Assurance or Project Support roles. This course is also suitable for those who wish to undertake the examinations in PRINCE2™ administered by the APMG.

There are no prerequisites other than a basic awareness of project work in the delegates own business environment.

The examination scheme is administered by the Association for Project Management Group Ltd. The examinations consist of the Foundation examination, which is a one-hour, 75 questions, multi-choice paper and the Practitioners examination, which consists of three questions, based on a case study, lasting for three hours.
Additional Notes

What's Included ?
The course fee includes 4 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch, evening meal  and exam fees.A free copy of the PRINCE2™ manual published by TSO will be provided to all delegates (normal price £55.00).

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

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