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PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner (inc exams) (PBPP2FP)

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Detailed Course Outline

Course structure

Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using PRINCE2, the course uses unique multimedia case studies and accelerated learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and you feel confident in the practical application of PRINCE2.

You will be presented with the official PRINCE2 manual: ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2’ on the first day of the course. Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This evening work is an integral part of the course and you should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities.

The course will cover the following syllabus areas:

PRINCE2 Philosophy

  • What PRINCE2 is and what it is not
  • PRINCE2 links with other project/programme management standards.
  • How it enhances the possibilities of Project Success.
  • Overview of Tailoring PRINCE2

The Structure of PRINCE2

  • Relationship between the PRINCE2 Processes, Activities and Themes.
  • High level PRINCE2 Process map

The 7 PRINCE2 Principles

  • Continued Business Justification
  • Focus on Products
  • Manage-by-Stages
  • Manage-by-Exception
  • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
  • Learn from Experience
  • Tailor to Suit the Project Environment

The 7 PRINCE2 Processes

  • Starting up a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project

The 7 PRINCE2 Themes

  • Business Case
  • Organization
  • Quality (including the PRINCE2 Quality Review Technique)
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
  • Plans (including the PRINCE2 Product-Based Planning Technique)

Examination Preparation In preparation for your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams, you will undertake:

  • An explanation of mechanics of the Foundation and Practitioner exam, including the different styles of question within the
  • Practitioner ‘Objective Test Examination’ format
  • Examination techniques
  • Mock Foundation and Practitioner questions, using official sample exam papers
  • Question and answer session
  • Revision of major topics

Leading and Managing Projects Using PRINCE2

  • Project and organizational context
  • Teamwork and roles – Tuckman and Belbin
  • Motivational theory – Maslow and Hertzberg
  • Leadership models – Situational Leadership and Action Centred Leadership
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Critical Path Analysis, Estimating, Levelling and Smoothing
  • Earned Value Management
  • Conflict Management methods – Thomas and Kilmann
  • Negotiation
  • Communication

Accreditations and exams

You must bring photographic identification on exam days (passport, driving license or student card) as it is an examination requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in a candidate not being able to sit the exams. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact your Account Manager.

You will sit the PRINCE2 Foundation examination in the late afternoon of the second day of the course.

The PRINCE2 Foundation exam consists of:

  • 75 multiple choice questions (5 questions will be trial questions and not marked)
  • 1 hour
  • Closed-book
  • Candidates require a minimum of 35 correct answers (50%) to pass.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner examination takes place at 14:00 on day four.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam consists of:

  • 9 questions, each worth 12 marks each. Total of 108 marks
  • ‘Objective Test Examination’ format – a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
  • 2½ hours
  • You may use your official PRINCE2 manual: ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2’ only
  • Candidates require a minimum of 59 marks (55%) to pass

Please note: you must pass your Foundation exam before attempting your Practitioner exam. By successfully passing your Practitioner exam, you attain ‘Registered Practitioner’ status which is recognition of knowledge, competency in the PRINCE2 methodology, and commitment to continuing professional development.


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