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PRINCE2 Foundation (inc exam) (PPMP2F)

Detailed Course Outline

Introduction to PRINCE2

  • Outlining the principles that guide obligations and good practices of PRINCE2
  • Benefits of a structured project management approach
  • Establishing the key elements of PRINCE2
  • Tailoring PRINCE2 for projects of varying sizes

PRINCE2 Product Descriptions

  • Baseline management products
    • Defining the project
    • Project Brief
    • Benefits Review
    • Project Initiation Documentation
    • PlanWork Package
  • Records of project progress
    • Configuration Item Records
    • Daily and Lessons Logs
    • Issue, Quality and Risk Registers
  • Status reports
    • Event–driven reports
    • Time–driven reports

Outlining the Themes within PRINCE2

  • Establishing the business case
    • Supporting continuous business justification
    • Developing, verifying and maintaining the business case
    • Confirming the benefits
  • Developing the project management organisation
    • Implementing defined roles and responsibilities
    • Selecting the project management team
    • Linking the three project interests to the four management levels
  • Building quality into products
    • Supporting the focus of products
    • The PRINCE2 approach to quality and quality review
  • Planning to deliver the product
    • Managing by stages
    • Differentiating between the three levels of planning
    • Reviewing the planning process including product–based planning
  • Managing risk
    • Identifying, assessing and controlling uncertainty
    • Assessing the impact of threats or opportunities
    • Implementing responses to identified risks
  • Defining change
    • Applying the issue and change control procedures
    • Managing the configuration of products
  • Monitoring and controlling progress
    • Management by exception
    • Setting and tracking tolerances
    • Reporting progress

Recognising the PRINCE2 Processes

  • Starting up a project
    • Appointing the project management team
    • Assembling the Project Brief
    • Planning the initiation stage
  • Directing a project
    • Authorising initiation, the project and a stage
    • Giving ad hoc direction
    • Authorising project closure
  • Initiating a project
    • Preparing the strategies
    • Planning the project
    • Refining the business case
    • Assembling the Project Initiation Documentation (PID)
  • Controlling a stage
    • Delegating work packages
    • Monitoring and reporting
    • Dealing with issues
  • Managing product delivery
    • Accepting, executing and delivering a work package
    • Creating a Checkpoint Report
  • Managing a stage boundary
    • Creating the next stage plan or exception plan
    • Updating the business case and project plan
    • Reporting stage end
  • Closing a project
    • Preparing for closure
    • Handing over products
    • Evaluating the project

Preparing for and Taking the Foundation Exam

  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Practising with test questions and mock papers
  • Taking the exam
  • Obtaining your Foundation exam results
 
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