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PRINCE2 ® Foundation  

Overview

The purpose of the foundation level is to confirm delegates have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2. The foundation level is also a pre-requisite for the practitioner certification

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisite for enrolment to this course. Whilst attending the course students should be prepared to complete evening work.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • The structure and key terminology of the method
  • The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2
  • The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes
  • The PRINCE2 principles
  • The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

Who Should Attend

Project Managers, Project Administrators, Project Leaders and Project Team Members.

Price

R9000  Incl. VAT (Per Person)

R2307 Incl. VAT (Per Exam Voucher)

Includes Manual, Dataset CD

Duration

3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Why Prince2®?


Find out about the PRINCE2 project management methodology and its 7 themes, processes and principles. Project management is becoming a business-wide skill so delivering successful projects is key to most individuals' careers.

 

Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Module 1 : Principles and Overview of PRINCE2

The purpose of the first session is to introduce PRINCE2 methodology.

  • Course Objectives
  • What is PRINCE2
  • Characteristics of a Project
  • The Importance of Projects: Project Management
  • What Needs To Be Controlled?
  • The Structure of PRINCE2
  • Benefits of PRINCE2
  • Organization of PRINCE2
  • PRINCE2 Principles
  • Continued Business Justification
  • Learn From Experience
  • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage By Stages
  • Manage By Exception
  • Focus On Products
  • Tailoring PRINCE2 to Suit the Project Environment
  • PRINCE2 Theme’s
  • Applying the Theme’s
  • PRINCE2 Processes
  • Processes
  • Pre-Project
  • Initiation Stage
  • Subsequent Delivery Stages
  • Final Delivery Stage
  • Structure of Processes
  • Relationship between Processes, Activities and Actions
  • Example of a Table of Responsibilities
  • Key to Process Diagrams
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the PRINCE2 methodology

 

Module 2 : Business Case Theme

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Business Case Theme’s concepts.

  • Purpose
  • Definition and Purpose of the Business Case
  • Definitions
  • Purpose of the Benefits Review Plan
  • The PRINCE2 Approach
  • Developing the Business Case
  • Verify and Maintain the Business Case
  • Confirming the Benefits
  • Interfaces with Project Processes
  • Investment Appraisal Techniques
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the Business Case Theme’s concepts

 

Module 3: Organization Theme

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Organization Theme’s concepts.

  • Purpose
  • Definitions
  • Three Project Stakeholders and Interests
  • Four Levels of Management
  • The Project Management Team
  • The Project Board
  • Project Board Roles
  • The Project Board Duties
  • The Project Manager
  • Project Assurance
  • Change Authority
  • Team Manager
  • Project Support
  • Dealing With Changes to the Team
  • Working with the Project Team
  • Working with the Corporate Organization
  • Stakeholders
  • The Communication Management Strategy
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the Organization’s Theme’s Concepts

 

Module 4: Quality Theme

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Quality Theme’s concepts.

  • Purpose
  • Definitions
  • Quality Assurance versus Project Assurance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Planning
  • The Customer’s Quality Expectations
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Project Product Description
  • Product Description
  • Quality Register
  • Quality Management Strategy
  • Quality Control
  • Objectives of the Quality Review Technique
  • Quality Review Technique Team Roles
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the Quality Theme’s concepts

 

Module 5 : Plans Theme

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Plans Theme’s concepts.

  • Purpose
  • Definitions
  • Levels of Planning
  • Levels of Plan
  • Levels of Plan: The Project Plan
  • Levels of Plan: The Stage Plan
  • Levels of Plan: Exception Plan
  • Tasks within Product-Based Planning
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the Plans Theme’s concepts

 

Module 6: Risk Theme

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Risk Theme’s concepts.

  • Purpose
  • Definitions
  • Definitions: What is a Risk Management?
  • PRINCE2 Approach: Management of Risk Principles
  • PRINCE2 Approach: Risk Management in Projects
  • Risk Management Strategy
  • Risk Tolerance and Appetite
  • Risk Register
  • Risk Management Procedure
  • Risk Management Procedure: Identify
  • Risk Management Procedure: Assess
  • Assess: Summary Risk Profile
  • Risk Management Procedure: Plan
  • Plan: Threat and Opportunity
  • Risk Management Procedure: Implement
  • Risk Management Procedure: Communicate
  • Risk Budget
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Risk Theme’s concepts

 

Module 7: Change Theme

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Change Theme’s concepts.

  • Purpose
  • Change Defined
  • Change Defined: Three Types of Issues
  • PRINCE2 Approach: Establish Controls
  • Configuration Management Strategy
  • PRINCE2 Approach: Establish Controls
  • Configuration Management
  • Issue and Change Control Procedure
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Change Theme’s concepts

 

Module 8: Progress Theme

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Progress Theme’s concepts.

  • Purpose
  • Definitions
  • PRINCE2 Approach
  • Delegating Authority
  • Use of Management Stages for Control
  • Specialist Work Defined in Technical Stages
  • Specialist Work Crossing Management Stage Boundaries
  • Specialist Work Aligned to Management Stages
  • Event-Driven and Time-Driven Controls
  • Progress Controls
  • Progress Controls: Raising Exceptions
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the Progress Theme’s concepts

 

Module 9: Starting up a Project

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Starting up a Project Process

  • Purpose
  • Objective
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Starting up a Project Process and Activities

 

Module 10 : Directing a Project 

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Directing a Project Process.

  • Purpose
  • Objective
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Directing a Project Process and Activities

 

Module 11: Initiating a Project

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Initiating a Project Process.

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Initiating a Project Process and Activities

Module 12: Controlling a Stage

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Controlling a Stage Process.

  • Purpose
  • Objective
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Controlling a Stage Process and Activities

 

Module 13: Managing Product Delivery

The purpose of this session is to introduce Managing a Product Delivery Process

  • Purpose
  • Objective
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Managing a Project Process and Activities

 

Module 14: Managing a Stage Boundary

The purpose of this session is to present Managing a Stage Boundary Process.

  • Purpose
  • Objective
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Managing a Stage Boundary Process and Activities

 

Module 15: Closing a Project

The purpose of this session is to introduce Closing a Project Process.

  • Purpose
  • Objective
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Sample Foundation Exam Questions

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Closing a Project Process and Activities

 

Module 16: Tailoring PRINCE2 to THE Project Environment

  • The purpose of this session is to introduce PRINCE2 tailoring.
  • What is Tailoring?
  • Approach
  • Influences on the Tailoring Requirements
  • Approach to Tailoring
  • Tailoring PRINCE2
  • Commercial Customer/Supplier Environment

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Tailoring a Project in the PRINCE2 environment
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