PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Course

Summary

 

PRINCE2® (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a globally recognised best practice project management methodology and is widely adopted on many projects around the world. It is the standard method used by the UK Government and is also utilised extensively in both the public and private sectors.

Why it’s important

For individuals, PRINCE2® training and certification demonstrates to existing or new employers an understanding of the approach and how PRINCE2®can be applied. Implementing PRINCE2® methodology firmly in your business practices will promote smoother working relationships with other like-minded companies and keep your projects under control when working with organisations that use alternative business practises from your own.

Certify your ability to:

  • Manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognised project management method
  • Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives, rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end in itself.
  • Promote consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.
  • Design plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and project board, improving communication and control.
  • Mitigate perceived problems and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
  • Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.

Foundation

Who is foundation for?

Project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: project board members (e.g. senior responsible owners), team managers (e.g. product delivery managers), project assurance (e.g. business change analysts), project support (e.g. project and programme office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.

What are the key things you will learn?

  • 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

Practitioner

What is required?

  • Proof that you have passed one of the following:
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • 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)

Who is practitioner for?

Project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: project board members (e.g. senior responsible owners), team managers (e.g. product delivery managers), project assurance (e.g. business change analysts), project support (e.g. project and programme office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.

What are the key things you will learn?

  • The relationships between the roles, management products, principles, themes, techniques and processes
  • Applying the principles, themes and processes to a project
  • How to create and assess management products

Practitioner re-registration

All PRINCE2® practitioners should be re-registered within three to five calendar years of their original certification. If you have taken the PRINCE2® practitioner certification since October 2000 you have agreed, or are agreeing, to this requirement as part of your initial application and so are now designated as registered practitioners.

I was PRINCE2® practitioner certified before October 2000:
Practitioners certified prior to October 2000* have the opportunity to take the re-registration examination in order to demonstrate their commitment to professional development.

Please note:

The date applicable to practitioners via our Benelux office is 1st May 2008. Practitioners certified prior to May 2008 have the opportunity to take the re-registration examination.

The date applicable to Australian practitioners is 1st January 2010. Practitioners certified prior to January 2010 have the opportunity to take the re-registration examination.