The full five day Certificate Program is designed for current or aspiring project management professionals who need to fully master the PRINCE2 framework and at the same time obtain a globally-recognised certification. This program is also ideal for anyone intending to become a Consultant or Trainer. The program includes both the Foundation and the Practitioner certificate exams.[ Register, dates and fees, full details > ]
The three day PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate course is designed for those who require an understanding of this project management methodology, while not necessarily aspiring to professional level knowledge. This could include people initiating or working on projects, business representatives, team leaders, and those with an interest in project management. If you take the Foundation module on its own you may wish to take the Practitioner module at a later date and complete the full program.[ Register, dates and fees, full details > ]
The two day PRINCE2® Practitioner Certificate course is designed for anyone who already has PRINCE2 Foundation certification and wants to upgrade their knowledge and certification to Practitioner level. The course focuses strongly on workshops, exercises and case studies, and participants will need to show they can apply and tune PRINCE2 to address the needs and problems of a specific project scenario.[ Register, dates and fees, full details > ]
PRINCE2 Agile is an extension module designed for those already benefiting from PRINCE2, who want further guidance on how to achieve optimal project management by combining the flexibility and responsiveness of Agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2®. It covers a wide range of Agile concepts, including SCRUM, Kanban and Lean Startup, and is open to those who hold current PRINCE2 Practitioner certification.[ Register, dates and fees, full details > ]
The purpose of this course is to give members of the Project Board and other critical project stakeholders an understanding of the context, purpose, role and structure of the PRINCE2 methodology, as well as how PRINCE2 projects are governed and directed by the Project Board. The course is designed as one day (or half day if required) duration, and is made up of a balanced blend of presentations supported by PowerPoint slides and discussion sessions. [ Register, dates and fees, full details > ]
Our PRINCE2 courses are offered on a regular basis in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Sydney training courses are usually held at the Grace Hotel which is easily accessible from the nearby Wynyard Station and Bus Station. Please refer to our Sydney PRINCE2 Training Schedule.
Canberra course are held at the Pacific Suites Canberra which offers complementary car-parking for delegates. Please refer to our Canberra PRINCE2 Training Schedule.
We offer the best value PRINCE2 training in Brisbane. Courses are held at the Park Regis North Quay which is just around the corner from the Roma Street Train Station. Please refer to our Brisbane PRINCE2 Training Schedule.
Melbourne courses are held at quality hotels in the CBD, currently our preferred venues are the Hotel Grand Chancellor and the Holiday Inn on Flinders. Please refer to our Melbourne PRINCE2 Training Schedule.
Perth courses are held at quality hotels in the city centre, currently we use the Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central. Please refer to our Perth PRINCE2 Training Schedule.
In addition to PRINCE2, we offer a comprehensive set of courses comprehensively addressing the PPM suite. The following courses are available:
MSP® Managing Successful Programs (5 Days)
MSP Managing Successful Programs – Foundation (3 Days)
MSP Managing Successful Programs – Practitioner (2 Days)
Managing Benefits™ – Foundation/Practitioner
MoP® Management of Portfolios – Foundation/Practitoner
P3O® Portfolio Programme and Project Offices
Directing a Portfolio of Programmes and Projects
Fundamentals of Project Management
All public schedule courses are available for in-house presentation. For further information please contact the ALC team.
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 techniques 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:
•A controlled and organised start, middle and end
•Regular reviews of progress against plan and against the Business Case
•Flexible decision points
•Automatic management control of any deviations from the plan
•The involvement of management and stakeholders at the right time and place during the project
•Good communication channels between the project, project management, and the rest of the organisation
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.