PRINCE2® Foundation

Course#: BSPM2036

About this Course

Course Type Course Code Duration
Project Management BSPM2036 3 Days

PRINCE2 provides an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects. This method is the de facto standard for Project Management and is practiced worldwide. PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) provides common processes, management products, roles, and language for use throughout an organization’s projects.

 

Bright Solutions 3 days PRINCE2® Foundation course (based on PRINCE2:2009) provides an optimal mix of classroom lectures, interactive case studies, assignments, additional reading materials, and exam preparation material. You will enjoy learning about the PRINCE2 methodology, and will concurrently learn the skills needed to practically apply this knowledge in real life.

Why Attend this Course?

  • Attain the required information and working-level understanding of structured Project Management, as presented in PRINCE2
  • Attain the relevant knowledge for working on the projects on daily basis and manage a project
  • Have the required knowledge to pass the Axelos PRINCE2 Foundation examination

What Makes this Course Stand Apart?

The course is supplemented by hands-on labs that help attendees reinforce their theoretical knowledge of the learned material.

What you will Learn?

At the end of this course, you will understand:

  • The principles of the PRINCE2 Project Management method
  • How to start, control, and close projects
  • How to manage quality
  • How to manage risk
  • How to deliver projects on time, within budget, and to the specified business case
  • How to tailor PRINCE2 to different project environments

Audience

  • Those considering adopting PRINCE2
  • Project managers
  • Project team managers and leaders
  • Project coordinators
  • Project support staff
  • Project officers
  • Consultants and contractors

Prerequisites

There are no specific prerequisites.

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview

  • 1.1 Summarizing Foundation Concepts
  • 1.1.1 The Four Integrated Elements
  • 1.1.2 The Seven Principles
  • 1.1.3 The Seven Themes
  • 1.1.4 The Seven Processes
  • 1.1.5 Tailoring to the project environment
  • 1.2 Technique
  • 1.2.1 Product-Based Planning
  • 1.3 Techniques
  • 1.3.1 Quality Review
  • 1.4 Management Products
  • 1.4.1 Baseline, records, and Reports
  • 1.5 Embedding versus Tailoring
  • 1.5.1 Difference
  • 1.6 Projects and Programs
  • 1.6.1 Description
  • 1.7 Overview
  • 1.7.1 OTE Questions
  • 1.8 Module Summary

Module 2: Organisation

  • 2.1 Project Management
  • 2.1.1 The Four Levels
  • 2.1.2 The Three Layers of the Project Management Team
  • 2.2 Communication Management Strategy
  • 2.2.1 Composition
  • 2.2.2 Responsible Roles and Processes
  • 2.3 Organization Theme
  • 2.3.1 The Use of the Theme in the Processes
  • 2.3.2 Responsibilities Relevant to the Theme
  • 2.3.3 Tailoring the Theme
  • 2.4 Exam Requirements
  • 2.5 Module Summary

Module 3: Business case

  • 3.1 Measuring the Project’s Viability
  • 3.2 Composition of the Business Case and Benefits Review Plan
  • 3.3 Development Path of the Business Case
  • 3.4 The use of the theme in the processes
  • 3.5 Responsibilities Relevant to the Theme
  • 3.6 Tailoring the Theme
  • 3.7 Exam Requirement
  • 3.8 Module Summary

Module 4: Risk

  • 4.1 Risk
  • 4.1.1 The Use of the Theme in the Processes
  • 4.2 The Management Products
  • 4.2.1 Risk Management Strategy and Risk Register
  • 4.3 Types of Risk
  • 4.3.1 Inherent, Secondary, and Residual Risks
  • 4.4 Risk Theme
  • 4.4.1 Responsibilities Relevant to the Theme
  • 4.4.2 How to Tailor the Theme
  • 4.5 Exam Requirements
  • 4.6 Module Summary

 

Module 5: Plans

  • 5.1 Management Documents
  • 5.1.1 Composition
  • 5.1.2 Composition of the Management Document Plan
  • 5.1.3 Composition of the Management Document Project Product Description
  • 5.1.4 Composition of the Management Document Product Description
  • 5.2 Plans Theme and Processes
  • 5.2.1 Use of the Plans Theme in the Processes
  • 5.3 Producing a PRINCE2 Plan
  • 5.3.1 Steps – Design the Plan
  • 5.3.2 Steps – Define and analyze the products
  • 5.3.3 Steps – Identify activities and dependencies
  • 5.3.4 Steps – Prepare estimates
  • 5.3.5 Steps – Prepare the schedule
  • 5.3.6 Steps – Analyze the Risks
  • 5.3.7 Steps – Document the Plan
  • 5.4 Product-based Planning
  • 5.4.1 Applying
  • 5.4.2 Project Product Description
  • 5.4.3 Product Breakdown Structure
  • 5.4.4 Product Descriptions
  • 5.4.5 Product Flow Diagram
  • 5.5 Plans Theme
  • 5.5.1 Responsibilities Relevant to the Theme
  • 5.5.2 Responsibilities Relevant to the Theme (Contd.)
  • 5.5.3 Tailoring the Theme
  • 5.6 Exam Requirements
  • 5.7 Module Summary

 

Module 6: Quality

  • 6.1 Management Products
  • 6.1.1 Composition
  • 6.2 Quality Theme
  • 6.2.1 The PRINCE2 Approach to Quality
  • 6.2.2 The Use of the Theme in the Processes
  • 6.2.3 Responsibilities Relevant to the Theme
  • 6.2.4 Tailoring the theme
  • 6.3 Exam Requirements
  • 6.4 Module Summary

 

Module 7: Change

  • 7.1 Change
  • 7.1.1 The Use of the Change Theme in the Processes
  • 7.2 Management Products
  • 7.2.1 Composition
  • 7.2.2 Configuration Management Strategy
  • 7.2.3 Configuration Item Records
  • 7.2.4 Issue Register and Issue Report
  • 7.2.5 Product Status Account
  • 7.3 Change Theme
  • 7.3.1 Responsibilities Relevant to the Theme
  • 7.3.2 How to Tailor the Theme
  • 7.4 Exam Requirements
  • 7.5 Module Summary

 

Module 8: Progress

  • 8.1 Progress
  • 8.1.1 The Use of the Theme in the Processes
  • 8.2 Exceptions and Tolerances
  • 8.2.1 The Tolerance Levels by Area
  • 8.3 Management Products
  • 8.3.1 Composition
  • 8.3.2. Work Package
  • 8.3.3 Lessons Log
  • 8.3.4 Checkpoint Report
  • 8.3.5 Highlight Report
  • 8.3.6 End Stage Report
  • 8.3.7 End Project Report
  • 8.3.8 Exception Report
  • 8.3.9 Lessons Report
  • 8.4 Progress Theme
  • 8.4.1 Tailoring the Theme
  • 8.4.2 Exam Requirement
  • 8.4.3 Module Summary

Module 9: Starting Up a Project

  • 9.1 Responsibilities for Each Activity in Starting up a Project
  • 9.1.1 Appoint the Executive and Project Manager
  • 9.1.2 Capture Previous Lessons
  • 9.1.3 Design and Appoint the Project Management Team
  • 9.1.4 Prepare the Outline Business Case
  • 9.1.5 Select the Project Approach and Assemble the Project Brief
  • 9.1.6 Plan the Initiation Stage
  • 9.2 Management Products
  • 9.2.1 Project Mandate
  • 9.2.2 Project Brief
  • 9.3 Starting up a Project Process
  • 9.3.1 Applying the Themes
  • 9.4 Exam Requirements
  • 9.5 Module Summary

 

Module 10: Directing a Project

  • 10.1 Responsibilities for Each Activity in Directing a Project
  • 10.1.1 Authorize Initiation
  • 10.1.2 Authorize the Project
  • 10.1.3 Authorize a Stage or Exception Plan
  • 10.1.4 Give Ad-Hoc Direction
  • 10.1.5 Authorize Project Closure
  • 10.2 Directing a Project Process
  • 10.2.1 Applying the Themes
  • 10.3 Exam Requirements
  • 10.4 Module Summary

 

Module 11: Initiating a Project

  • 11.1 Responsibilities for Each Activity in Initiating a Project
  • 11.1.1 Prepare the Risk Management Strategy
  • 11.1.2 Prepare the Configuration Management Strategy
  • 11.1.3 Prepare the Quality Management Strategy
  • 11.1.4 Prepare the Communication Management Strategy
  • 11.1.5 Set up the Project Controls
  • 11.1.6 Create the Project Plan
  • 11.1.7 Refine the Business Case
  • 11.1.8 Assemble the Project Initiation Documentation
  • 11.2 Management products
  • 11.2.1 Project Initiation Documentation
  • 11.2.2 Benefits Review Plan
  • 11.3 Initiating a Project Process
  • 11.3.1 Applying the Themes
  • 11.4 Exam Requirements
  • 11.5 Module Summary

 

Module 12: Controlling a Stage

  • 12.1 Responsibilities for Each Activity in Controlling a Stage
  • 12.1.1 Authorize the Work Package
  • 12.1.2 Review Work Package Status
  • 12.1.3 Receive Completed Work Packages
  • 12.1.4 Review Stage Status
  • 12.1.5 Reporting Highlights
  • 12.1.6 Capture and Examine Issues and Risks
  • 12.1.7 Escalate Issues and Risks
  • 12.1.8 Take Corrective Actions
  • 12.2 Controlling a Stage Process
  • 12.2.1 Applying the Themes
  • 12.3 Exam Requirements
  • 12.4 Module Summary

 

Module 13: Managing Product Delivery

  • 13.1 Responsibilities for Each Activity in Managing Product Delivery
  • 13.1.1 Accept a Work Package
  • 13.1.2 Execute a Work Package
  • 13.1.3 Deliver a Work Package
  • 13.2 Managing Product Delivery Process
  • 13.2.1 Applying the Themes
  • 13.3 Exam Requirements
  • 13.4 Module Summary

 

Module 14: Managing a Stage Boundary

  • 14.1 Responsibilities per Activity in Managing a Stage Boundary
  • 14.1.1 Plan the Next Stage
  • 14.1.2 Update the Project Plan
  • 14.1.3 Produce an Exception Plan
  • 14.1.4 Update the Business Case
  • 14.1.5 End Stage Report
  • 14.2 Managing a Stage Boundary Process
  • 14.2.1 Applying the Themes
  • 14.3 Exam Requirements
  • 14.4 Module Summary

 

Module 15: Closing a Project

  • 15.1 Responsibilities per Activity in Closing a Project
  • 15.1.1 Prepare Planned Closure
  • 15.1.2 Prepare Premature Closure
  • 15.1.3 Hand Over Products
  • 15.1.4 Evaluate the Project
  • 15.1.5 Recommend Project Closure
  • 15.2 Closing a Project Process
  • 15.2.1 Applying the Themes
  • 15.3 Exam Requirements
  • 15.4 Module Summary

 

Module 16: Exam Preparation Guide

  • 16.1 Practitioner Exams
  • 16.1.1 Objectives
  • 16.1.2 OTE Principles
  • 16.1.3 Structure
  • 16.1.4 Syllabus area
  • 16.1.5 Types of Questions
  • 16.1.6 Re-registration examination

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