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 27/08/2019 Coventry
3 days
£2695
PRINCE2® Foundation 25/11/2019 Coventry
3 days
£2695

ABOUT Coventry

Coventry is a metropolitan borough in the central England and second largest city in the West Midlands, England. It is the 12th largest city in the United Kingdom with a population of around 345,385 recorded in 2015. The city is located 11 miles north of Warwick, 24 miles southwest of Leicester and 19 miles east-southeast of Birmingham. It is considered among historic counties of England and lies 95 miles northwest of central London.  In 1940, the 14th-century cathedral church was demolished by the German Wehrmacht military forces in 1940 and Coventry Cathedral was built in the city. The motor companies of the city played a significant role in the growth of the British motor industry. The two major universities in the city include the University of Warwick and Coventry University located on the southern outskirts and city centre respectively.

History

The civil parish in the Warwick district, known as Baginton was founded by the Romans and a Saxon nunnery was established by St Osburga in AD 700. Later on, King Canute attacked the Danish Army and the Anglo-Saxon nunnery was left in ruins in the 10th century. The Benedictine monastery was established by the Leofric of Mercia in 1043 and the settlement grew with the establishment of the market at the abbey gates. The 4th captain of Chester Ranulf de Gernon established a Coventry Castle in the early 12th century, known as bailey castle in the city. The first usage of the castle came to light after the Robert Marmion discharged the monks from the adjacent priory of Saint Mary. Later on, the castle was converted into a fortress and became a battle site against the Earl.

The city was considered as the most important city of England and also served as a major centre of the cloth trade during the 14th century. The city also became one of the three major centres of the clock and watch manufacturing in 18th and 19th century. The clock industry declined due to competition from Swiss clock manufacturers and the focus shifted to bicycle and motorbike manufacture along with machine tool and aircraft industries. The city flourished as a leading centre of bicycle manufacturing in the late 19th century. Later on, the bicycle manufacturing was expanded to production of motors and the city became the principal centre of the British motor industry. The Jaguar’s design headquarters is established at the Whitley plant.

The city was the prime target of German bombers during the Second World War and suffered massive air raids occurred on the evening of 14 November 1940 destroyed more than 4000 houses. The Germans named it operation moonlight sonata. The severe bombing raids killed more than 800 people and damaged three-quarters of the industrial plants of the city made thousand people unemployed and homeless. During the Luftwaffe attacks, the city suffered colossal damage in comparison with other cities of the England. The huge firestorms damaged most of the city centre due to the presence of large armaments, aircraft and aero-engine plants.

Education

The city is served by two central universities: Coventry University and the University of Warwick. For further education, the city has three main colleges such as City College, Hereward College and Henley College. The most secondary schools of the city are specialist colleges including Finham Park School, Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College, Woodlands School and Caludon Castle School. The two oldest secondary schools in the city are Sidney Stringer Academy and President Kennedy School and Community College.

Economy

The city remained as the most important seat of ribbon-making in the United Kingdom and competed internationally with France and locally with cities of Leicester and Norwich. The city is home to various cycle and motor manufacturing companies including The Great Horseless Carriage Company, Triumph motorcycle, Coventry Motette and Swift Motor Company. The major sectors including agricultural machinery, telecommunications equipment, machine tools and aerospace components contributed towards the growth of the economy. Recently, the focus has moved towards the finance, research and development as well as logistics and entertainment.