PRINCE2 Practitioner Training Course

Course Overview

This course will provide delegates with a complete and practical understanding of how to apply the PRINCE2™ methodology in any number of different scenarios. It includes the preparation for, and the sitting of the examination leading to the PRINCE2™ Practitioner Certificate, which is highly prized among employers and project managers alike.

Attention will be given to practical participation in case study encompassing the most essential elements of a PRINCE2™ project.

Participants will explore the relationship between the Business Case and the project and develop specific PRINCE2™ products during the course. The final day of the course will include the Practitioners examination. Some pre-workshop study expected of the candidates’ prior to attending the course. The course is accredited through OGC (formerly CCTA) and based on the 2009 version of the PRINCE2™ manual. 

Course Content

The following is covered during the course:

  • Relationship between the Business Case, programmes and the project
  • PRINCE2™ Principles - Continued business justification, Learn from experience, Defined roles and responsibilities, Manage by stages, manage by exception, Focus on products and Tailor to suit the needs of the project environment.
  • PRINCE2™ processes - Starting up a project, Initiating a project, Directing a project, Controlling a stage, Managing Product Delivery, Managing Stage Boundaries and Closing a Project.
  • PRINCE2™ Themes-Business Case, Organisation, Quality, Plans, Risk, Change and Progress.
  • Examination technique for the exam.

Educational Objectives

Following the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe and apply all facets of the PRINCE2™ Principles, Themes, Processes and tailor each to a specific project
  • Setup and manage complex projects
  • Identify and control risks throughout the project
  • Ensure a focus on quality is maintained throughout the project
  • Monitor the objectives of a project and the essential adjustments needed to respond to changes in the environment

Prerequisites

Project Management experience and experience workingin project teams. Some pre-read material is provided prior to the event, which is expected to be fully read and studied before attending the course. The Foundation exam must have been passed if attending the final two days of the course.

The Examination

The PRINCE2™ Practitioner examination is a 2.5 hour multiple choice objective test examination consisting of nine questions based on a given scenario. Each question is worth 12 marks (108 marks in total) and tests your knowledge in terms of application of the methodology to the scenario and in general. As from 6th July 2009 the pass mark for the examination is 55% (60marks)

Who Should Attend?

Project managers, project consultants, team managers, project planners, project estimators, project support staff, project assurance staff or any one with an interest in the practical management of a project.

Please note that APM requires every candidate’s identification to be verified by the examination invigilator. You may be required to produce some photographic identification before being allowed to take the exam.