PRINCE2® 6th Edition – Formerly known as PRINCE2® 2017
(Official Name Change as per AXELOS, effective 1 January, 2020)
PRINCE2® is a preferred project management methodology of both business and government around the world. It provides a proven best practice model that ensures project delivery is on time, on budget and of high quality.
This course provides a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the PRINCE2 methodology and prepares participants for the Foundation and/or Practitioner exams.
The 5-day PRINCE2 program comprises a 3-day Foundation Module followed by the 2-day Practitioner Module, which can be taken together or separately. Through practice exams, workshops and overnight study, you gain the knowledge and skills required to first of all take the Foundation Exam on Day 3 and then the Practitioner Exam on Day 5 of the program.
The full 5-day PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate Program is designed for current or aspiring project management professionals who need to fully master this leading PM method and at the same time obtain a globally-recognised certification. This program is also ideal for anyone intending to become a PRINCE2 Consultant or PRINCE2 Trainer. The course provides a very comprehensive coverage of PRINCE2 including the 7 PRINCIPLES, 7 THEMES, 7 PROCESSES as well as full preparation for the Foundation and Practitioner Certificate exams.
The PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate Course taken on its own is designed for those who are not necessarily aspiring for professional level knowledge but who nevertheless require a sufficient understanding of this project management methodology – such as people working in projects, people initiating projects, business representatives, team leaders, those with an interest in project management or who are considering moving into that field.
If you take the Foundation module on its own you may at a later date take the Practitioner module and complete the full program.
The Foundation module ensures that participants acquire the skills and knowledge to be able to act as an informed member of a project management team using the PRINCE2 method within a project environment supporting PRINCE2. Through practice exams, workshops and evening study, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to take both the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams.
The Practitioner module is designed to provide the in-depth knowledge and understanding necessary to ensure you are able to apply PRINCE2 to the running and managing of a project within an environment supporting PRINCE2.
The full 5-day PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate Program is designed for current or aspiring project management professionals who need to fully master this leading PM method and at the same time obtain a globally-recognised certification.
This program is also ideal for anyone intending to become a PRINCE2 Consultant or PRINCE2 Trainer.
This module provides a comprehensive coverage of the key principles and terminology of the PRINCE2 method. The Foundation exam is held at the end of Day 3.
The PRINCE2 Practitioner Level Course is designed to provide the in-depth knowledge and understanding necessary to ensure you are able to apply PRINCE2 to the running and managing of a project within an environment supporting PRINCE2. To this end, Participants need to exhibit the competence required for the Foundation qualification, and show that they can apply and tune PRINCE2 to address the needs and problems of a specific project scenario.
The course comprises an intensive 2-day format of lectures, workshops and exercises. The Practitioner exam is held at the end of the last day.
Face-to-face classroom training
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner – Course & Exam (5 days)
PRINCE2® Foundation – Course & Exam (3 days)
PRINCE2® Practitioner – Course & Exam (2 days)
The Foundation Certificate exam is normally held at the end of Day 3. The exam format is:
The Practitioner Certificate exam is normally held in the afternoon on Day 5. The exam format is:
Note – Re-certification is required 3-5 years after original certification
The Foundation Certificate is a mandatory pre-requisite to undertake the Practitioners exam.
PRINCE2 is a structured project management methodology developed by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), UK and now owned and administered by Axelos Limited, a joint venture between the Capita Group and the UK Government.
PRINCE2 is a proven methodology with recognised professional certification. It offers a clearly defined technique to manage a project from start to finish. It is a process-based approach for project management, providing an easily tailored and scaleable method for the management of all types of projects.
PRINCE2 was developed as a non-proprietary ‘best practice’ project management methodology and with growing popularity, is evolving into an international de facto standard. The method describes how a project is divided into manageable stages enabling efficient control of resources, regular progress monitoring and decision points throughout the project. The various roles and responsibilities for managing a project are fully described and are adaptable to suit the size and complexity of the project, and the skills of the organisation.
A PRINCE2 project is driven by the project’s business case which describes the organisation’s justification, commitment and rationale for the deliverables or outcomes. The business case is regularly reviewed during the project to ensure the business objectives, which often change during the lifecycle of the project, are still being met.
Using a standard ‘best practice’ approach, PRINCE2 ensures that a quality solution can be delivered and enables projects to have:
Project failures are all too common – some make the headlines, the vast majority are either forgotten or are swept under the carpet. Either way, there is always a cost. Sometimes this cost is critical. In many if not most cases it could have been readily avoided.
Projects underperform when those who commission it, those who manage it and those who work on it have different ideas about how things should be organised and when the different aspects of the project should be completed. A project management method is a way of ensuring that all key players are operating with the same rules and guidelines. Without a project management method, projects will rarely be completed on time and within acceptable cost – this is especially true of large projects. A good project management method will guide the project through a controlled, well-managed, visible set of activities to achieve the desired results.
There are many project management methods available. Ultimately all are based on common sense and sound management procedures.
PRINCE2 is one of the most widely adopted project management methods in the world today.