Kick-off orientation. This module will provide the introduction to the course, instructor and participants.
Module 1: Overview of PRINCE2/Project Start-Up (week one)
This module will review the pre-course work carried out by the candidates and then review the principles, themes and processes of PRINCE2 and the PRINCE2 process model. It will go on to explain the key considerations when starting a project. This module will focus on what to consider when starting a project and the process of initiating a project.
- Understand the principles and processes of the PRINCE2 approach
- Describe, at a high level, the PRINCE2 project lifecycle
- Know the start-up activities and what to include in project brief
- Describe the project product description
- Consider the organizational needs of a project
- Understand the role and value of the business case for a project
Module 2: Project Initiation Part I (week one)
This module will focus on what to consider when initiating a project. It will also review the element of risk and quality in a project and how to plan a communication and change strategy.
- Know the steps in initiating a project
- Understand the element of risk in project management
- Describe the risk management procedure
- Know how quality supports the PRINCE2 principles
- Be familiar with the quality planning steps
- Understand how change is managed within a project
Module 3: Project Initiation Part II (week two)
This module will introduce PRINCE2 approach to planning and how plans are created at different levels to reflect at different levels of management (project, stage, team).
- Know the different levels of plans that can be created
- Describe the activities that constitute the PRINCE2 approach to planning
- Understand the different steps in project planning
Module 4: Specialist Products Creation (week two)
This module will introduce the activities involved in controlling a stage.
- Know the PRINCE2 way to monitor and control
- Describe managing product delivery process
- Know what the project manager is there to do on day-to-day basis
- Know how to enable the Project Board to be accountable for the project's success
Module 5: Progress (week three)
This module will introduce the progress theme and how it relates to monitoring and controlling a project.
- Understand how to review the ongoing success of a project
- Review types of progress controls
- Describe how to manage the stage boundary process
- Know the Project Board can authorize an exception plan
Module 6: Closing a Project (week three)
This module will present the process of closing a project. It will also provide a final opportunity to prepare to take the Foundation exam.
- Know the key activities and actions required in closing the project down
Exam week (week four)
During week 4 you will be scheduled to take your first exam, PRINCE2 Foundation. The PRINCE2 Foundation exam consists of:
- 75 multiple choice questions (5 questions will be trial questions and not marked)
- 1 hour
- Candidates require a minimum of 35 correct answers (50%) to pass.
Please note: You must bring signed photo ID with you on any BCS exam (passport, driving licence, student card) as you will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam.
Please note that candidates must pass the Foundation exam before attempting the Practitioner exam. Following the PRINCE2 Foundation examination you will cover PRINCE2 Practitioner during week 5 followed by the Practitioner examination in week 6.
Module 7: Sample Practitioner Paper EX02 (week five)
This module will check for areas that need additional learning to help prepare participants to pass the Practitioner exam.
- Know what is areas they need more study on
- Be assigned an area of study to work on with another delegate
Module 8: Sample Practitioner Paper EX03 (week five)
This module will provide additional opportunities to check knowledge and readiness to pass the Practitioner Exam.
- Be able to teach others on an assigned topic
- Feel ready to take the Practitioner Exam
Exam week (week six)
During week 6 you will be scheduled to take your second exam, PRINCE2 Practitioner. The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam consists of:
- 8 questions, each worth 10 marks. Total of 80 marks
- 'Objective Test Examination' format - a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
- 21/2 hours
- You may use your official PRINCE2 manual: 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' only
- Candidates require a minimum of 44 marks (55%) to pass
In order to sit your examination, please ensure you have the correct identification as described above.
By successfully passing the Practitioner exam, delegates attain 'Registered Practitioner' status which is recognition of recency of knowledge, competency in the PRINCE2 methodology and commitment to continuing professional development.
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