PRINCE2 ® Combined Package
(course code PR2C5)

Overview

The Combined course blends our Foundation course and Practitioner seminar. Each participant is first provided with a solid Foundation in PRINCE2 concepts, and is then advanced to a Practitioner understanding of how to apply PRINCE2 in realistic project scenarios and adapt PRINCE2 to different project environments.

Our courses are written against the new PRINCE2:2017 release.

Course Objectives

The Foundation Course will:

  • Provide detailed explanations of PRINCE2’s integrated elements and their relationships.
  • Explain how to use the Process Model to assemble Stage Plans.
  • Provide careful and detailed preparation for the Foundation Exam.

The Practitioner Seminar will:

  • Expand the participant’s understanding of the principles and philosophies underpinning PRINCE2.
  • Provide participants with exposure to how PRINCE2 is applied in different project environments.
  • Explain how PRINCE2 can be effectively applied to address the needs and problems of a specific project scenario.
  • Provide careful and detailed preparation for the Practitioner Exam.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Project Managers who need to be able to work effectively in a PRINCE2 environment.
  • First-time and 'accidental' Project Managers in need of a method to help manage projects of different types and sizes.
  • 'Centre of excellence' staff who need a solid understanding of PRINCE2 to tailor the method for their organisations.
  • Project and programme support staff wanting to learn how to effectively operate in a PRINCE2 environment.
  • Anyone wishing to round out their resume with a formal internationally recognised project management certification.

Prerequisites

We strongly recommend that participants without hands-on experience as a project manager consider our Fundamentals of Project Management course.

Otherwise, there are no prerequisites for the course.

Course Content

The Foundation Course covers:

  • The origin of PRINCE2, where it fits, and its structure;
  • PRINCE2's Principles and how they empower the project team;
  • Its Themes, or approaches to critical aspects of project management, including:
    • Organisation;
    • Business Case;
    • Risk;
    • Plans;
    • Change;
    • Progress;
    • Quality
  • The PRINCE2 Process Model, its flow of control and information, roles involved and their activities, and how to assemble the elements of the Process Model to form Stage Plans;
  • Guidance on how to tailor PRINCE2 to suit project needs, and how to embed PRINCE2 into the organisational context of projects;
  • Hands on activities, discussions, role plays, quizzes and mind maps in every session to ensure you have absorbed PRINCE2;
  • Guidance on how to prepare for the Foundation Exam, with lots of practice.

The Practitioner Seminar is a scenario based training course focusing on the application of PRINCE2 under different project environments and scenarios. Review and revision sessions of all PRINCE2 elements are included throughout the training.

Exclusive to Inspiring Projects, we have developed a full set of Practitioner-style exam questions based on a realistic scenario, to provide even more opportunity to apply and learn PRINCE2.

Certification Exams

The Foundation Exam is a 1 hour closed book exam. There are 60 classical multiple choice questions. To pass the exam, a candidate must correctly answer 33 (55%) or more of the questions.

The Practitioner Exam is a 2½ hour, open manual, scenario based multiple choice exam. The candidate must provide responses to questions presented in the following styles:

  • Classical multiple choice
  • Yes/No
  • Matching
  • Sequencing

There are 68 questions. To pass the exam, a candidate must correctly answer 38 (55%) or more of the questions. Candidates for the Practitioner Exam must have passed the Foundation Exam.

We conduct these exams on behalf of the relevant Examination Institute, subject to their terms and conditions.
Please note: Exam candidates must bring signed photo ID (passport, driving licence, etc.) as they will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam.

Delivery Options and Fees

We offer a range of delivery styles and packages for this course. Please go to the Packages and Inclusions page to review the inclusions provided with each package.

Professional Development

Candidates who pass the Practitioner exam are entitled to style themselves as a "Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner" on CVs and business cards.

Successful completion of this course may entitle you to credits in various professional development programmes:

Anyone interested in continuing professional development and ongoing access to PRINCE2-related resources may join the MyPRINCE2 scheme offered by AXELOS. For more information check here.

Follow-on Courses

We recommend our Agile project management and MSP programme management courses.


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