PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Package
Become an expert PRINCE2® certified project manager of the highest calibre with the PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Package from e-Careers. This low-cost package contains courseware for both Foundation and Practitioner level exams, helping students quickly become subject experts in the PRINCE2® project management methodology.
This course is best suited to:
- Project managers who need to extend their skills or to master the PRINCE2® methodology.
- Project managers who need to formalise their experience and earn the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner qualifications.
- Project team members who want to better understand the PRINCE2® framework and its application.
- Consultants and contractors who will be working with organisations that use the PRINCE2® framework.
- Individuals looking to cross-train for a new role in project management and who need an industry-recognised qualification.
Covering every aspect of project management, PRINCE2® is designed to help organisations unify high level management, control and organisation of a project using a single, effective framework. PRINCE2® is particularly popular with enterprise-class businesses and public sector bodies who often have extremely large projects to manage.
The ultimate goal of this course is to prepare students for both Foundation and Practitioner level PRINCE2® qualifications.
Using a series of instructor led videos and self-study manuals, the PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Package course delivers 12 modules worth of training online via the e-Careers learning platform. The e-Careers platform provides students with 24x7 access to content so they can study whenever and wherever is most convenient for their needs.
A series of quizzes and flash cards allow learners to test their understanding as they progress, and a number of practical scenarios in each module can be used to practice common responses, or to see how the PRINCE2® framework applies to real world scenarios. End of unit tests and quizzes ensure students have fully grasped the concepts behind PRINCE2® project management before allowing them to move on to the next task. The e-Careers social network also allows students to discuss course content with their peers, providing a valuable outlet for sharing experience and improving knowledge and skills.
Key Learning Points
The PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Package course is designed for project managers of all skill levels, from absolute beginner to those with several years of practical experience. As such, the course is divided into two halves, covering the basics in the Foundation modules, and more advanced topics in the Practitioner section.
Once initial familiarisation with the high level concepts has been completed, focus then shifts to:
- The 7 Principles, Themes and Processes that underpin PRINCE2®.
- The Start Up (SU) process and associated activities that need to be completed to initiate a project.
- The Initiating a Project (IP) process which captures the information needed to govern the rest of the project.
- Controlling a Stage (CS) to help manage each section of the project.
- Managing Product Delivery (MP) that helps to ensure deliverables are completed on time and to agreed standards.
- Directing a Project (DP) helps to support the seven PRINCE2® principles by ensuring that responsibilities are properly delegated and assessments are completed accurately and on time.
- Managing a Stage Boundary (SB) to produce progress reports, obtain sign off and create a lessons report to inform future projects.
- Closing a Project (CP) during which final sign-off is sought, an end project report is written and the benefits of the project are properly reviewed.
Having mastered the seven PRINCE2® principles, course focus then shifts to the seven themes associated with the methodology:
- The Organisation structure that helps define roles and responsibilities for the project board and appoints the project management team.
- The Business Case theme that clarifies expected outputs, outcomes and benefits and how they will each be achieved.
- The Risk theme which seeks to identify and manage risks that could affect project success.
- The Plans theme which defines projects stages, scheduling, resources and financing.
- The Quality theme which is used to define customer expectations of quality and how those standards will be met.
- The Change theme that is used to control issues and changes to prevent scope creep or unplanned changes.
- The Progress theme that helps ensure the project continues moving forward through each stage to final delivery and sign off.
Advantages of this course
Upon completion of the courseware students can sit Foundation and Practitioner exam simulators that will clearly indicate their readiness to sit the real thing. This bundle also ensures that students have mastered both Foundational and Practitioner concepts, readying them for senior project management roles.
Learners who complete the PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Package will benefit from:
- Foundational and advanced understanding of PRINCE2® readying them for the associated exams.
- The ability to lead and deliver a successful project that is managed using PRINCE2® methodologies.
- Improved performance in PRINCE2® project management teams.
- The opportunity to earn a globally-recognised project management qualification.
- Improved employment prospects as the holder of one of the most prestigious project management qualifications available.
The PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Package course is an essential step towards PRINCE2® Practitioner status. This course is also a cost-effective choice for would-be project managers who want to study the Foundation and Practitioner level materials concurrently.
Upon completion project management courses you can apply to gain your PDU points.
All PRINCE2® eLearning are offered through PRINCE2® ATO (Accredited Training Organisation) SPOCE Project Management Ltd.
PRINCE2® is a Registered Trade Mark of AXELOS Limited
What content does the e-Learning cover?
Getting Started What is a project?
Projects vs Programmes; What is Project Management?
Reasons why Projects Fail; Addressing Project Failure.
Introduction to PRINCE2®
Structure; The 7 Principles, Themes and Processes.
Processes SU and IP
Starting Up a Project (SU) Activities and Management Products including the Daily Log, Lessons Log, Project Brief, Project Product Description and Outline Business Case.
Initiating a Project (IP) Activities and Management Products including the Management Strategies, Business Case, Product Descriptions, Risk, Issue and Quality Registers and the PID.
Processes CS and MP
Controlling a Stage (CS) Activities and Management Products including the Issue Report, Checkpoint Report, Plans, Product Descriptions, Configuration Item Record, Product Status Account, Lessons Log, Highlight Report and Work Packages.
Managing Product Delivery (MP) Activities and Management Products including the Work Package, Checkpoint Reports, Quality Register and Team Plan.
Processes DP, SB and CP
The objectives and context of the Directing a Project (DP) process; How the DP process supports the seven PRINCE2®principles; The responsibilities within the activities of the DP process; The activities within the DP process including End Stage Assessments and Exception Assessments.
Managing a Stage Boundary (SB) Activities and Management Products including Stage Plan, End Stage Report, Exception Plan, Product Status Account, Lessons Report.
Closing a Project (CP) Activities and Management Products including End Project Report, Lessons Report, Benefits Review Plan.
Organisation Structure, Roles and Responsibilities for Project Board, Project Assurance, Change Authority, Project Manager, Team Manager, Project Support
Business Case Theme
Outputs, Outcomes and Benefits; Types of Business Case; Benefits Review Plan; Links with the processes.
Risk Management Strategy; Risk Register, Appetite and Tolerances; Risk Responses; Risk Management; Risk Budget. Links with the processes.
Project, Stage and Team Plans; Product Based Planning; Estimating; Scheduling; Links with the processes.
Customer Quality Expectations and Acceptance Criteria, Quality Management Strategy; Quality Audit Trail; Project Assurance vs Quality Assurance; Quality Control, Links with the processes.
Issue and Change Control Procedure; Types of Issues; Change Budget; Change Authority; Configuration Management Strategy.
Tolerances and Delegating Authority; Management Stages; Project Controls; Event-based and Time-based controls; Reviewing and Reporting Progress, Escalating Issues and Exceptions.
Hints and tips on exam approach; Style of questions; Full Foundation and Practitioner exam simulation with references to the Manual and interactive adaptive reasoning feedback.
This Course has a PDU (Professional Development Units) Value of 30.
Outline of the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements.
Category B – Continuing Education offered by a University/college/training organisation not registered with PMI Category C – Self-Directed Learning
How long do PDUs last?
To maintain your qualification, you will need to claim your PDUs in the three-year cycle in which they were earned.
What proof might PMI need of my PDUs?
PMI spot-check entries for their CCRS program and so may check that you are eligible for the PDUs claimed. PMI may check up to 18 months after the end of your CCRS cycle. You should retain the following as proof of your course attendance: Course Brochure/Outline, Registration/Joins letter, Certifications earned, Training Organisation details and Trainer qualifications.
How many PDUs do I need?
Depending on the PMI qualification you are supporting, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP and PMI-SP require 30 PDUs. PMP has a limitation in that only 30 PDUS per cycle may be claimed for Self-Directed Learning.
How else can I earn PDUs?
PDUs can be claimed for other areas such as, Creating New PM Knowledge, Volunteer Service and even Working as a PM Professional. There are limitations. Please see https://ccrs.pmi.org/ for up-to-date information.
Use the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS) website at https://ccrs.pmi.org/ to register your PDU’s. Log-in using your PMI credentials and register your PDU's gained under the following categories which E-career’s courses are aligned to:
Education: Category C - Self-Directed Learning (via e-learning) *Restricted to a maximum of 30 PDU’s per 3-year certification cycle)
The PMI’s scheme requirements state that each hour of professional development undertaken is equivalent to one PDU. The activity should also be relevant to the area of expertise covered in the PMP certification.
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