PRINCE2® Foundation

Managing Projects with PRINCE®

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

In an organisation when projects fail to meet the deadlines specified the end result is a product with poor quality. This is an indication of project team’s failure to handle the project. This can be attributed either to  an unstructured approach or no approach being followed at all for project management. In 1989 CCTA adopted a version of PROMPT II (Project Resource Organisation Management Planning Techniques) for project management. The CCTA called it PRINCE (PRompt II IN the CCTA Environment). This was later renamed to  Projects IN Controlled Environment. PRINCE2® delivers better projects and project outputs using the best process based structured approach. This approach helps the organisation to keep track of the project status at various stages continuously. The PRINCE2® Foundation course provides delegates with the fundamentals of project management using PRINCE2®. PRINCE2® has two levels which a delegate can certify  - The Foundation and the Practitioner. Only after clearing the Foundation exam can the delegate sit for the Practitioner course. While PRINCE2® Foundation provides the delegates with the fundamentals of project management in a controlled environment, the PRINCE2® Practitioner course goes into further details of what is learnt in the Foundation part.

  • Now with PRINCE2® 2017 update

  • Learn the basics of Project Management using PRINCE2®

  • Know how to meet your project deadlines using the PRINCE2® methodology

  • Understand the 7 themes, processes and principles of PRINCE2®

  • Certified and Experienced Faculty to train the candidates

  • Train with Global Training Provider

WHAT'S INCLUDED ?

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Tutor Support

A dedicated tutor will be at your disposal throughout the training to guide you through any issues.

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Key Learning Points

Clear and concise objectives to guide delegates through the course.

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Exam(s) included

Exams are provided, as part of the course. Obtaining certification is dependant on passing these exams

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Certification

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Pre Course Material

It provides some basic knowledge about the course before training.

PREREQUISITES

Even though there are no prerequisites required for PRINCE2® Foundation course, it is good if the delegates have a basic understanding of project management and its terminologies.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The PRINCE2® Foundation course is for all those want to manage projects as per the guidelines laid down by PRINCE2®. The PRINCE2® Foundation course is best for those who are new to project management. Professionals who are eager to become Project Managers or who want to improve upon their project management skills can join this course. Following mentioned delegates can enrol into this course:

  • Product Managers
  • Business Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Engineering Leads
  • Business Analysts
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Leaders
  • Team Members

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Using PRINCE2® fulfil the organisation’s needs
  • Know about the basics of PRINCE2®
  • Get an understanding of PRINCE2® processes, techniques, components, structure and elements
  • Understand how PRINCE2® processes can be used in an organisation
  • Break down the larger projects into small parts to manage effectively
  • Enhance your project management skills
  • Learn to communicat with the organisations teams and tem members PRINCE2® methodology
  • Understand the importance of stakeholder management during the project
  • Know about the roles and responsibilities of team members

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The PRINCE2® methodology helps project managers to work with their projects in a controlled environment. PRINCE2® Foundation lays the basis of project management for the delegates. At MSP Training the delegates during the PRINCE2® Foundation course get the knowledge and skills to handle projects and risks associated with them while maintaining quality as well. The delegates learn the advantages of using PRINCE2® methodologies along with the knowledge and skills required to get through the Foundation Certification Exam. The course teaches the delegates a the PRINCE2® principles and terminology. The course also helps the delegates to develop their communication between the project team and other members of the organisation. By applying the concepts of PRINCE2®, delegates, who are would be project managers, are able to save both time and money and also deliver their projects in the stipulated time. The most recent update of PRINCE2® is the PRINCE2® 2017. AXELOS felt the need to update PRINCE2® so that the delegates could focus more on the implementation of PRINCE2® rather than just cramming the theory to get through the certification.

Examination

AXELOS has removed the configuration management topic from PRINCE2® starting with PRINCE2® 2017 update. Exam questions now focus more on the implementation of PRINCE2® on the projects rather than just on the theory part. The number of questions in the new update of PRINCE2® have also been reduced. In the new update of PRINCE2®, the reasoning questions have also been removed.

 


PROGRAM CONTENT

  • Introduction
    • Overview of Project Management
    • PRINCE2® Terminology
    • Introduction to PRINCE2®
    • Link between PRINCE2® themes, principles and processes
    • Adapt PRINCE2® in the project environment
    • Project Lifecycle
    • Product Lifecycle
  • PRINCE2® Principles
    • Overview of PRINCE2® principles
    • Benefits and objectives
    • Management Stages
  • PRINCE2® Themes
    • Overview of PRINCE2® themes
  • Business case
    • What is the business case?
    • Outcomes and outputs
    • Benefits and disadvantages
    • Developing and Verifying
    • Maintain Business Case
    • Benefits Review Plan
  • Organisation
    • Project Team and Project Board structure
    • Project Manager
    • Team Manager
    • Change authority
    • Project support responsibilities and roles
    • Communication management strategy
    • Stakeholder management
  • Plans
    • Overview of plans
    • Levels of plans
    • Exception plans
    • Product-based approach
    • Product breakdown structure
    • Product flow diagram
    • PRINCE2® Planning steps
    • Product description
  • Progress
    • Management Stages
    • Technical stages
    • Tolerance and raising exceptions
    • Project manager controls for reviewing
    • Project manager controls for reporting progress
    • Baselines for control
    • Capture and report lessons
    • Event-driven
    • Time-driven controls
  • Change
    • Issue and change control procedure
    • Baseline
    • Handling changes
    • Tracking and protecting products
    • Change budget
    • Change authority
  • Quality
    • Definition of Quality
    • Quality Audit trial
    • Acceptance criteria
    • Quality assurance
    • Quality criteria
    • Quality management strategy
    • Quality controls
    • Quality review techniques
  • Risk
    • Risk management in projects
    • Plan for risk management
    • Procedure of Risk management
    • Risk budget

PRINCE2® Principles

  • Starting up a project
    • Purpose of starting a project
    • Appointing executive and a project manager
    • Design project management team
  • Directing a project
    • Purpose
  • Initiating a project
    • Purpose
    • Activities in beginning a project
    • Set project controls
  • Controlling a stage
    • Purpose
    • Authorize work package
    • Review stage status
  • Manage product delivery
    • Purpose
    • Accept work package
  • Managing stage boundary
    • Overview
    • Objectives
    • Plan for next stage
  • Closing a project
    • Purpose
    • Prepare plan closure
  • Tailor PRINCE2® in the project environment
  • PRINCE2® Foundation exam

 

DATES, PRICES AND EVENTS

Course Name Dates Duration Price
PRINCE2® Foundation 04/02/2019 Chorley
3 days
£2695
PRINCE2® Foundation 15/04/2019 Chorley
3 days
£2695
PRINCE2® Foundation 23/04/2019 Chorley
3 days
£2695
PRINCE2® Foundation 07/05/2019 Chorley
3 days
£2695
PRINCE2® Foundation 28/05/2019 Chorley
3 days
£2695
PRINCE2® Foundation 27/08/2019 Chorley
3 days
£2695
PRINCE2® Foundation 25/11/2019 Chorley
3 days
£2695

ABOUT Chorley

A market town in England known for its cotton industry, Chorley is located around 20 miles North West of Manchester. In the 1970’s the town was home to a large number of factories which have now been demolished.  A few that remain from the said period are Morrison’s chimney and some mill buildings. Chorley finds the origin of its name in two Anglo-Saxon words ‘Ceori’ and ‘ley’ where the former stands for a person of some status and the latter refer to a place name.

Education

Chorley has a number of primary schools which are supported both by the council as well as the church. There are six high schools in Chorley as listed below:

  • Parklands High School
  • Michael's CE High School
  • Southlands High School
  • Albany Academy
  • Holy Cross Catholic High School
  • Bishop Rawstorne CE Academy

Some of the privately owned schools also run just outside the borough. Children also go to the Runshaw College for further studies which have expanded now into the administration site of ROF Chorley. Another college in Chorley is the Lancashire College that also offers adult education. The Lancashire College also provides exhaustive residential courses to its students. The Chorley Training College (also known as the College Day Training College since 1960) was another college for Chorley based students that functioned till 1981.

Media

There are two local newspapers that serve the citizens of Chorley - the weekly Chorley Guardian and the free Chorley Citizen. Chorley’s radio station, the Chorley FM, is a famous radio station having been cited in the  British comedy show on the television Phoenix Nights. The radio station got a full license to broadcast only in 2005. Earlier, the broadcasts took place for a few weeks.

A comedy series by Dave Spikey, Dead Man Weds, was based in Chorley. Most of the characters in Steve Pemberton’s The League of Gentlemen were taken from Adlington, located in Chorley.

Seal Films, which operates from Higher Wheelton, and is a film production company, was nominated for a short film in 2001 for a Royal Television Society Award.

Economy

The first industry that appeared in Chorley was mining.This can be seen today even as there is evidence of abandoned quarries today even in the outskirts of Chorley. The mining industry eventually gave way to the cotton mills.

The technology to manufacture trucks was borrowed from a neighbouring town, Leyland. Today even we can see trucks plying with the name Leyland imprinted on them in various parts of the world. During the Second World War, a large factory that was located on Pilling Lane was responsible for producing military vehicles and tanks.

During the latter half of the twentieth century, Chorley saw a decline in its manufacturing products as due to the Second World War. The losses occurred in important industries such as textiles, coal, motor vehicles and armaments industries.

Leyland Trucks and BAE Systems happen to be the biggest employers in Central Lancashire.

The companies which make their presence felt in Chorley are the BAE Systems, Telnet, FedEx, North West depot, CSC, Multipart Solutions Limited,  Porter Lancastrian, and Merlin Cycles.

The initiative “Choose Chorley” launched by the Chorley Council in 2011 encouraged the small scale and large scale enterprises to invest in Chorley. The council also launched a website for the same purpose in 2014 at www.choosechorley.co.uk. The website provides introductions to important personalities of Edinburgh people in the town, financial incentives and tailored support for business growth to those who wish to invest in Chorley.

Transport

Chorley connects to the rest of the United Kingdom and the world through its ever busy transport system which includes:

Road

The A6 Roman road bisects Chorley straight through the town centre. The M61 also serves Chorley at Junction 6 and 8. also the M6 motorway connects to the west of Chorley with Junction 27. Also located on the M6 are the Charnock Richard services in Chorley Borough.

Bus

The following bus services connect Chorley to various parts of England

  • Stagecoach North West
  • Blackburn Bus Company
  • National Express

Rail

Chorley railway station is the main central railway station in Chorley. The following rail services are running through the Chorley railway station:

  • TransPennine Express – Services are offered to connect Manchester Airport and Windermere as also to Scotland without changing any rails in between.
  • Chorley is connected to Bolton, Preston and Manchester through the Northern Manchester to Preston Line.
  • Wigan-Blackburn Railway Line – Served Chorley up until 1960 when it was closed.

 There are other railway stations also that are located within the borough

  • on the Ormskirk Branch Line at Croston
  • on the Wigan–Preston line at Euxton
  • on the Manchester–Preston line at Adlington and Buckshaw Village

Waterways

 Chorley has the Leeds and Liverpool Canals running in parallel to it.In the Chorley area, there are a number of marinas and locks that serve the citizens of Chorley by providing waterway services. They include:

  • Cowling Launch, Chorley
  • Riley Green, Hoghton
  • Botany Bay Boatyard
  • Top Lock, Whittle
  • Botany Brow