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The PRINCE2 project management methodology offers a level of control, communication, focus, and efficiency that has helped businesses enjoy resounding successes across a startling variety of industries and sectors. Earning a PRINCE2 certification also helps project managers enjoy outstanding networking and career progression opportunities. Kickstart your PRINCE2 training today!

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Prospective and experienced project managers and directors looking to become fully certified in PRINCE2

  • Organizations which seek to adopt PRINCE2 best practices

  • Project team members who require a comprehensive understanding of PRINCE2

  • Anyone seeking to make a career out of project management

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • The key concepts of the PRINCE2 project management methodology

  • The purpose and content of the processes, principles, themes, and project environments that make up PRINCE2, as well as the relationships between them

  • How PRINCE2 can be tailored to fit projects varying in size, industry, location and so on

  • How to apply and adapt PRINCE2 in practice

  • The confidence to be able to take on leading roles in project management teams within PRINCE2 environments

  • Everything needed to pass the official PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams

Why should you take this course?

  • PRINCE2 6th Edition (formerly PRINCE2 2017) is a leading and globally recognized project management methodology

  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider

  • The course features a practice exam simulator, regular knowledge checks, instructor-led videos, and expert tutor support to help students prepare for their examinations

  • The course content was created with help from leading PRINCE2 practitioners and subject matter experts

  • It is cheaper and more efficient to study for both PRINCE2 exams as part of a suite

  • PRINCE2 is also compatible with other methodologies and frameworks, such as PMP, Agile, and DevOps

  • We offer each student 12 months access and FREE exam vouchers, as well as a FREE resit with Exam Pledge (T&Cs apply)

  • This course is fully accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of APMG International

An Introduction to this PRINCE2 Course

Learning Objectives

This module is designed to welcome students to the PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation course. It includes a navigation video, as well as a course breakdown and lesson plan. Students will also come to understand exactly who can benefit from this course, as well as PRINCE2 in general.

Introduction to PRINCE2
Breakdown of the course
Lesson plan
Benefits of this course
Benefits of PRINCE2

Foundation Module 1: Introduction to PRINCE2 Foundation

Learning Objectives

The purpose of this module is to help students understand the features and benefits of PRINCE2.

By the end of the module, students should be able to recall the integrated elements of PRINCE2, including:

Principles
Themes
Processes
The Project Environment

Foundation Module 2: The Key Concepts of PRINCE2

Learning Objectives

This module goes into detail on the key concepts of PRINCE2. By the end of the module, students should be able to recall:

The definitions and characteristics of a 'project'
The 6 aspects of project performance to be managed
What makes a project a 'PRINCE2 project'

Students should also be able to describe the customer/supplier context on which PRINCE2 is based, including which considerations to take into account when undertaking projects in a commercial environment.

Foundation Module 3: PRINCE2 Principles

Learning Objectives

This module looks at the seven ‘Principles’ of PRINCE2. These include:

Continued Business Justification
Learn from Experience
Defined Roles and Responsibilities
Manage by Stages
Manage by Exception
Focus on Products
Tailor to Suit the Project

By the end of the module, students should be able to recall and explain the purpose of each Principle.

Foundation Module 4: Processes (Introduction to Processes and Journey Stages)

Learning Objectives

This module looks at the seven ‘Processes’ of PRINCE2. By the end of the module, students should be able to explain the purpose, objectives and context of each Process, including:

Starting up a Project (including the purpose of the 'project brief')
Directing a Project (including the purpose of the 'project initiation documentation (PID)')
Initiating a Project
Controlling a Stage
Managing Product Delivery
Managing a Stage Boundary
Closing a Project

Foundation Module 5: PRINCE2 Themes

Learning Objectives

This module is all about understanding the ‘Themes’ of PRINCE2 and how they are applied throughout a project.

Business Case - Students will be able to explain the purpose of the 'Business Case' Theme, including businesses cases and the benefits management approach. They should also be capable of describing PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Business Case Theme.

Finally, they will be able to define the key concepts related to business justification, as well as the differences between them, including:

Outputs
Outcomes
Benefits
Dis-benefits

Organization - Students will come to understand the purpose of the 'Organization' Theme, as well as the communication management approach. By the end of the section, students should be able to describe what PRINCE2 requires, as a minimum, for applying the Organization Theme.

They will also know the roles and responsibilities for the Theme (some of which may be combined), including:

Project board
Executive
Senior user
Senior supplier
Project assurance
Change authority
Project manager
Team manager
Project support

Finally, students should be able to explain the key concepts related to the Organization Theme, including the Stakeholder and the three ‘Project Interests’ (and how they are represented within the four levels of management).

Quality - Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the 'Quality' Theme, including:

The product description
The project product description
The quality management approach
The quality register

By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Quality Theme. They will also be capable of explaining the key concepts related to Quality, along with the differences between them:

Quality planning and quality control
Project assurance and quality assurance
Customer quality expectations and acceptance criteria

Plans - Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the 'Plans' Theme, including:

The project plan
The stage plan
The exception plan
The team plan

By the end of this section, students should be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Plans Theme. Students will also be able to recall the steps described in the recommended approaches for planning, defining and analyzing products. Finally, students should be able to explain which factors to consider when structuring a project into management stages.

Risk - Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the ‘Risk’ Theme, as well as:

A risk budget
The risk management approach
A risk register

By the end of this section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Theme, as well as PRINCE2’s recommended risk management procedure. They will also be able to define the key concepts related to Risk, as well as the differences between them:

Risks as ‘Threats’ or ‘Opportunities’
Recommended risk response types
Risk owners
Risk actionees
Causes, events and effects
Risk probability
Risk impact
Risk proximity

Change - Students will learn to explain the purpose of the 'Change' Theme, including the purpose of:

Change budget
Change control approach
Configuration item record
Issue register
Issue report
Product status account

By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Change Theme. They will also be able to describe the types of issues associated with the Theme, as well as the recommended issue and change control procedure.

Progress - Students will be able to explain the purpose of the ‘Progress’ Theme, as well as:

The daily log
Lessons log
Lessons report
Work package
End-stage report
End project report
Checkpoint report
Highlight report
Exception report

By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Progress Theme. They will also be able to explain key concepts relating to Progress, including:

Event-driven and time-driven controls
Tolerances and exceptions (including how tolerances are set and exceptions are reported)

Foundation Module 6: Tailoring

Learning Objectives

This module looks at the PRINCE2 practice of ‘Tailoring’. Students will learn about:

Which aspects of a project can be tailored
Who is responsible
How tailoring decisions are documented

Practice Exam Simulators

Learning Objectives

Here, we offer students the chance to put into practice what they have learned so far. These exams are designed to simulate the official PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation examination. They also provide students with the rationale behind each correct answer to help them review the key points covered in the course.

When you feel you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact Good e-Learning to request your FREE exam voucher.

Practitioner Module 1: Introduction to PRINCE2 Practitioner

Learning Objectives

This module provides an introduction to the PRINCE2 6th Edition Practitioner course. The aims and objectives of the course will be covered, and a navigation video will be provided to help students understand what they can expect from the rest of the course.

Introduction to PRINCE2 Practitioner
Breakdown of the course
Lesson plan
Benefits of this course

Practitioner Module 2: The Principles of PRINCE2

Learning Objectives

This module will address the Principles of PRINCE2 and how they are applied. By the end of the module, students will be expected to be able to analyze the application of PRINCE2 Principles in different contexts.

Practitioner Module 3: Business Case

Learning Objectives

The ‘Business Case’ Theme forms an important part of any PRINCE2 project. In this module, students will learn the requirements of the Business Case Theme. By the end, they will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of:

Key management products (the business case and the correct approach to benefits management)
The recommended roles and responsibilities defined in the Theme
The outputs, outcomes, benefits and dis-benefits

As a result of this understanding, students will be able to assess whether a given approach to applying the Business Case Theme is effective and fit for purpose, based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
Defined Roles and Responsibilities
The purpose and requirements of the Theme

Practitioner Module 4: Organization

Learning Objectives

This module focuses on the PRINCE2 Theme of ‘Organization’. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of:

The key management products (of the communication management approach)
The recommended roles and responsibilities within the Theme
The recommended project management team structure

They will also be expected to be able to effectively assess whether an approach to applying the Organization Theme is effective and fit for purpose, based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and requirements of the Theme

Practitioner Module 5: Quality

Learning Objectives

This module deals with the Theme of ‘Quality’. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of:

Key management products, including the product description, project product description, quality management approach and quality register
The recommended roles and responsibilities within the Theme
The key activities of quality planning, quality control and quality assurance

Students will also be expected to be able to assess whether an approach to applying the Quality Theme is effective and fit for purpose, based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and requirements of the Theme

Practitioner Module 6: Plans

Learning Objectives

This module deals with the ‘Plans’ Theme. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of:

The key management products, including the project plan, stage plan, exception plan and team plan
The recommended roles and responsibilities within the Theme
The recommended approach to planning, including the recommended approach for defining and analyzing the products

Based on their understanding of the Plans Theme, students will also learn to assess whether an approach to applying it is effective and fit for purpose, based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and requirements of the Theme

Practitioner Module 7: Risk

Learning Objectives

This module looks at the requirements for applying the ‘Risk’ Theme. Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

The key management products, including the risk management approach and risk register
The recommended roles and responsibilities within the Theme
The recommended risk management procedure

With their understanding of the Risk Theme, students should also be able to assess whether an approach to applying it is effective and fit for purpose, based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and requirements of the Theme

Practitioner Module 8: Change

Learning Objectives

This module will cover the ‘Change’ Theme. Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

The key management products, including the change control approach, the configuration item record, the issue register, the issue report and the product status account
The recommended roles and responsibilities within the Theme
The recommended issue and change control procedure, including types of issue

Based on their understanding of the Change Theme, students should also be able to assess whether an approach to applying it is effective and fit for purpose, taking into account:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and requirements of the Theme

Practitioner Module 9: Progress

Learning Objectives

This module looks at the ‘Progress’ Theme. Students will come to understand how to follow the PRINCE2 requirements for controlling Progress, demonstrating their understanding of:

Key management products, including the checkpoint report, daily log, end project report, end-stage report, exception report, highlight report, lessons log and work package
The recommended roles and responsibilities of the Progress Theme
Tolerances and raising exceptions

Students should also be able to use their knowledge of the Theme to assess whether a particular case of applying it is effective and fit for purpose, based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and requirements of the Theme

Practitioner Module 10: The Process Model

Learning Objectives

This module covers the PRINCE2 Process Model. Students will be expected to be able to recall the fundamentals of the Process Model, including how the seven PRINCE2 Processes interact in practice.

Practitioner Module 11: Starting up a Project

Learning Objectives

This module covers the Process of ‘Starting Up a Project (SU)’ and the associated activities. This will include a number of associated actions, including:

Appoint the executive and the project manager
Capture previous lessons
Design and appoint the project management team
Prepare the outline business case
Select the project approach and assemble the project brief
Plan the initiation management stage, demonstrating an understanding of the recommended roles and responsibilities within the Process, as well as how the Themes may be applied

Practitioner Module 12: Directing a Project

Learning Objectives

This module covers the ‘Directing a Project (DP)’ Process. Students will learn how to carry out the Process, as well as the associated actions:

Authorize initiation
Authorize the project
Authorize a stage or exception plan
Give ad hoc direction
Authorize project closure, demonstrating an understanding of the recommended roles and responsibilities within the Process, as well as how the PRINCE2 Themes may be applied

By the end of the module, students should be able to assess whether the activities, actions, roles and responsibilities associated with the Directing a Project Process are effective and fit for purpose for a given case, based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and objectives of the Process

Practitioner Module 13: Initiating a Project

Learning Objectives

The module looks at the PRINCE2 Process of ‘Initiating a Project (IP)’. Students will learn to carry out the associated Process activities and actions, including:

Agreeing on the tailoring requirements
Prepare the risk management approach
Prepare the change control approach
Prepare the quality management approach
Prepare the communication management approach
Set up the project controls
Create the project plan
Refine the business case
Assemble the project initiation document (students should be able to demonstrate their understanding of the recommended roles and responsibilities within the Process, as well as how the Themes may be applied)

Students will be expected to be able to assess whether activities, actions, roles and responsibilities associated with the Initiating a Project Process are effective and fit for purpose for a given case. This should be based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and objectives of the Process

Practitioner Module 14: Controlling a Stage

Learning Objectives

This module covers the Process of ‘Controlling a Stage (CS)’. Students will learn how to carry out the associated activities, including those relating to ‘Work packages’:

Authorizing work packages
Reviewing work package status
Receiving completed work packages

The module will also cover monitoring and reporting activities, including:

Reviewing the management stage status
Reacting to report highlights, including issues
Capturing and examining issues and risks
Escalating issues and risks
Taking corrective action and demonstrating an understanding of the recommended roles and responsibilities within the Process, as well as how the Themes may be applied

By the end of the module, students should be able to assess whether the activities, actions, roles and responsibilities associated with the Process of Controlling a Stage are effective and fit for purpose in a given case, taking into consideration:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and objectives of the Process

Practitioner Module 15: Manage Product Delivery

Learning Objectives

This module covers the Process of ‘Managing Product Delivery (MP)’. Students will develop an understanding of the process activities and associated actions, including:

Accept a work package
Execute a work package
Deliver a work package, demonstrating an understanding of the recommended roles and responsibilities within the Process and how the themes may be applied

By the end of the module, students will be expected to be able to assess whether the activities, actions, roles and responsibilities associated with the Managing Product Delivery Process are effective and fit for purpose in a given case, based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and objectives of the Process

Practitioner Module 16: Managing a Stage Boundary

Learning Objectives

This module covers the Process of ‘Managing a Stage Boundary (SB)’. Students will learn to carry out the Process activities and recommended associated actions, including:

Plan the next management stage
Update the project plan
Update the business case
Report management stage end
Produce an exception plan, demonstrating an understanding of the recommended roles and responsibilities within the Process, as well as how the Themes may be applied

By the end of the module, students should be able to assess whether the activities, actions, roles and responsibilities associated with the Managing a Stage Boundary Process are effective and fit for purpose in any given case, based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and objectives of the Process

Practitioner Module 17: Closing a Project

Learning Objectives

This module covers the Process of ‘Closing a Project (CP)’. Students will learn to carry out the Process activities and recommended associated actions, including:

Prepare planned closure
Prepare premature closure
Hand over products
Evaluate the project
Recommend project closure, demonstrating an understanding of the recommended roles and responsibilities within the Process, as well as how the Themes may be applied

By the end of the module, students should be able to assess whether the activities, actions, roles and responsibilities associated with the Closing a Project Process are effective and fit for purpose in a given case, based on:

The context
The PRINCE2 Principles
The purpose and objectives of the Process

Practice Exam Simulators

Learning Objectives

Here, we offer students the chance to put into practice what they have learned so far. These exams are designed to simulate the official PRINCE2 6th Edition Practitioner examination. They also provide students with the rationale behind each correct answer to help them review the key points covered in the course.

When you feel you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact Good e-Learning to request your FREE exam voucher.

This course is designed to fully prepare candidates to sit both the PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation and PRINCE2 6th Edition Practitioner examinations.

You can take the exam online (virtually) using a service provided by PeopleCert.

This course comes with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing, along with FREE exam vouchers. It is also eligible for Exam Pledge (a free resit on us!) - T&Cs apply. To receive your voucher, please contact the Good e-Learning support team.

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Prerequisite certifications:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation (or higher). This applies only to certificates obtained after 1 January 2009

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)

  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)

  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)

  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)

PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation exam:

  • Closed book

  • All questions are multiple-choice

  • There are 60 questions per paper (each worth one mark)

  • 33 marks are required to pass (55%)

  • Candidates will have one hour (60 minutes) to complete the exam

PRINCE2 6th Edition Practitioner exam:

  • Objective testing

  • Open book (only official hard copies of the Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 6th Edition will be allowed. Printed PDF copies and digital copies stored on electronic devices will not be permitted in exam environments)

  • Students may use annotated or tabulated hard copies in the exam. However, these copies may not contain additional loose papers or notes

  • There are 68 questions per paper (each worth one mark)

  • 38 marks are required to pass (55%)

  • Candidates will have two and a half hours (150 minutes) to complete the exam, with no additional reading time

What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 is a project management methodology owned by AXELOS. It offers a best practice framework, helping managers ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.

How does PRINCE2 work?

PRINCE2 projects have defined lifecycles and business products, corresponding activities which can achieve them, a specified amount of resources and an organizational structure with strictly defined responsibilities.

At the heart of every PRINCE2 project lies the 'business case', which must show that the benefits of the project are worth the effort and expenditure.

How valuable is a PRINCE2 certification?

According to Payscale, certified PRINCE2 users can earn between $53,000 and over $217,000 (or £26,000 and £107,000). Salaries depend on each candidate's role, level of experience, and location.

How can PRINCE2 benefit businesses?

PRINCE2 offers proven best practices for project management. Users can enjoy greater control, clarity, and focus, with improved stakeholder representation and risk management.

PRINCE2 also relies on the 'business case' of a project throughout, to ensure that the project remains viable.

What do I need to know about the PRINCE2 exams?

The PRINCE2 Foundation exam is closed-book. It features 60 multiple-choice questions and lasts 60 minutes. The pass mark is 55%.

After passing this exam, a student can then move on to the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. This is an objective testing exam featuring 68 multiple-choice questions. The exam is open-book, lasts 150 minutes, and has a pass mark of 55%.

Who can use PRINCE2?

With project management being such an essential element of modern business, PRINCE2 can be used by virtually any organization in any industry. It is also extremely useful for both experienced and prospective project managers.

What does the PRINCE2 certification path look like?

Students start with PRINCE2 Foundation. Passing this allows them to move on to PRINCE2 Practitioner. PRINCE2 Agile qualifications can also serve as prerequisites for PRINCE2 exams, and vice versa.

What is AXELOS?

AXELOS is a joint venture company that offers a number of best practice frameworks, including PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, MSP, ITIL 4, and AgileSHIFT

What other frameworks can complement PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 can be used with a number of other frameworks. It was recently used to create 'PRINCE2 Agile', and can also complement MSP and ITIL 4.

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