This course is available either for individuals at ECADEMYs open public venues, or for teams at your
premises. On Site is also available for individuals and groups.
Organizations and individuals requiring a controlled approach to managing projects. Suitable for project
Managers, team managers, project support and assurance staff, and managers from any discipline, and
is particularly aimed at people who are responsible for managing projects.
The key objectives of this course are to:
Understand PRINCE2 at Foundation levels.
Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2® (principles, processes, themes and tailoring)
within a work environment.
Understand the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to project
Help delegates to operate effectively with colleagues and managers when managing projects in
a structured project management environment.
This course is offered for 1 day is a mixture of input and practical sessions teaching to syllabus,
delivered by an approved trainer with practical experience of project management. The 1 day course
incorporates the Foundation exam and includes additional focus on the application of the method using
Foundation-level tasks and objective test exam questions. Delegates should spend approximately 8
hours studying in order to be well prepared for the Exam.
Foundation: 1 hour, closed book, 75 multiple-choice questions.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER?
This One-day course covers the PRINCE2® Foundation syllabus, including the following topics:
STRUCTURED APPROACH TO MANAGING PROJECTS
Setting the scene for a structured approach to managing all projects; project success criteria; the model
of the PRINCE2® method including the integrated elements of principles, processes, themes and tailoring.
THE PROCESS-BASED APPROACH
PRINCE2 focuses on key processes needed for successful project management which must be present,
but may be ‘tailored’ to reflect the complexity, scope and risks faced by the project. PRINCE2® Process
Model will be used to help delegates understand and appreciate what should be done to manage each
project, why it should be done and when in the project lifecycle.
What is a Business Case; Outcomes, Outputs, Benefits and Dis-benefits; Developing, Verifying and
Maintaining the Business Case; confirming the benefits and the Benefits Review Plan.
Project Management Team Structure and the Project Board, Project Assurance, Project Manager,
Team Manager, Change Authority and Project Support roles & responsibilities. Stakeholder
management; Communication Management Strategy.
Levels and content of Plans; Exception Plans; Product-based approach to planning – Project
Product Description, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description, Product Flow Diagram; the
PRINCE2 planning steps.
Management and Technical Stages. Tolerance and Raising Exceptions. Project Board and Project
Manager Controls for Reviewing and Reporting Progress; Baselines for Control; Capturing and Reporting
Lessons; Event-driven and time driven controls.
Issue and Change Control procedure; Configuration Management procedure; Configuration
Management Strategy; Baseline, Handling changes; Tracking and protecting products; Change Authority;
Quality Defined, The Quality Audit Trial; Acceptance Criteria, Quality Criteria, Quality Management
Strategy, Quality Assurance, Quality Controls and Quality Review technique.
Risk and Risk Management; Risk Management in Projects; Risk Management Strategy; Risk Management
Procedure; Risk Budget.
A specially written scenario runs throughout the course from start to finish. A comprehensive set of tasks
help provide a practical application of the method. Many tasks are designed to help delegates link the
four integrated elements of PRINCE2® – Principles, Processes, Themes and Tailoring.
There are also sample exam questions for delegates to practice on before sitting the Foundation exam
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