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 02/01/2020 Reading
3 days
£764
PRINCE2® Foundation 13/01/2020 Reading
3 days
£764
PRINCE2® Foundation 27/01/2020 Reading
3 days
£764
PRINCE2® Foundation 10/02/2020 Reading
3 days
£764
PRINCE2® Foundation 24/02/2020 Reading
3 days
£764
PRINCE2® Foundation 09/03/2020 Reading
3 days
£764
PRINCE2® Foundation 23/03/2020 Reading
3 days
£764
PRINCE2® Foundation 14/04/2020 Reading
3 days
£764
PRINCE2® Foundation 04/05/2020 Reading
3 days
£764
PRINCE2® Foundation 29/06/2020 Reading
3 days
£764

ABOUT Reading

Reading is a large town in Berkshire located in the Thames Valley with a population of around 162,700 recorded in 2016. The town is situated on the Thames and Kennet Rivers in southern England, and it is 42 miles west of London, 75 miles east of Bristol and 25 miles south of Oxford. The history of the town traced its roots back to 8th century. In the medieval period, the town was considered as a 10th largest town in England and served as the main trading and ecclesiastical centre.  One of the richest monasteries ‘Reading Abbey’ is also built in the town. The town was severally affected by English Civil war, and the wealth of the town declined with the major siege and loss of trade.

With the establishment of ironworks and Great Western Railway in the 18th and 19th century, the town grew rapidly and became the principal manufacturing centre. During that period, the economy of the town again flourished, and it became famous for its brewing trade. The town is crowned as leading economic area for economic success, and well-being and the factors contributing towards its growth are health, employment, and income. Due to its strategic location and establishment of information technology and insurance sector in the town, it became a major commercial and regional retail centre catering the needs of a large area of the Thames Valley.

History

The first evidence of settlement was found in the 8th century, and it is estimated that the town may date back to the Roman period. It was also referred as Readingum, the name derived from an Anglo-Saxon tribe in Old English. The first battle of the town was held in 871, and an army of Danes set up the camp and remained in the town until the end of 8th century. With the presence of six mills, Reading was explicitly known as a borough in 1086. In the 14th century, the most devastating pandemics Black Death also affected the city and lost 60% of its population.

Reading Abbey founded in 1121 was largely destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538. The town was little affected by First and Second World War compared to other towns and cities of the United Kingdom. The town centre was attacked by Luftwaffe plane machine in 1943 resulted in many causalities. The town is ranked among one of the largest urban areas of the England, but it has not granted the city status so far even after bidding for three main occasions celebrated Diamond Jubilee, a new millennium and Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. All three bids remain unsuccessful.  

Economy

Reading is a major retail and commercial centre in the Southern England. The town is home to various UK offices of foreign multinationals and British companies’ headquarters. Due to its proximity to London, it is also known as part of the London commuter belt and inward tourist destination with 30,000 inward arrivals recorded during the morning peak period. The headquarters of the major companies including Microsoft, BG Group, and Oracle Hibu is located in the town. PepsiCo, Ericsson, Commvault, and Wrigley have their offices in the town. The town centre is a major shopping centre; there are three major departmental stores, two shopping malls and three shopping arcades in the town.

Education

In 1892, the University of Reading was established. It was rated as one of the most research-intensive University of England. It is also rated among top 200 universities in the world. A large number of primary, private, independent and state secondary schools in the town provides the best education to the students.

Tourism

The town is famous for Thames Valley countryside, medieval abbey ruins, a major shopping centre and Thames and Kennet rivers. Notable places to visit in the town are Reading Abbey Ruins, Reading Museum, Basildon Park, Wellington Country Park and much more exciting locations.