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PRINCE2 Practitioner (inc exam) (PPMP2PP)

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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.

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: Overview, Principles and Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment

Difference between embedding and tailoring PRINCE2

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 Practitioner exam, you will undertake:

  • An explanation of mechanics of the Practitioner exam, including the different styles of question within the ‘Objective Test Examination’ format
  • Examination techniques
  • Mock 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.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner examination takes place at 09.30 on day three.

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 that you must have passed your PRINCE2 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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