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PRINCE2 Foundation

Course Details

Name PRINCE2 Foundation
DescriptionOfficially launched in October 1996 and updated in June 2009, PRINCE2 is the method used for planning and managing projects in the public and private sectors.  The method is used for a wide variety and size of projects. PRINCE2 is universally accepted as best practice project management.   DESIGNED FOR  Organisations and individuals requiring a controlled approach to managing projects.  SPOCE offers a range of classroom based courses suitable for project managers, team managers, project support and assurance staff, and managers from any discipline.   The PRINCE2 method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of project, and offers an excellent management foundation for any member of staff. Test your Skills - Prince2 Foundation Quiz Download the FREE Focus Guide  - Prince2 Explained
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London - City
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£799.00 +vat
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453053

Overview

PRINCE2® 2017 is the method used for planning and managing projects in the public and private sectors. The method is used for a wide variety and size of projects. PRINCE2® is universally accepted as best practice project management.

Learning Objectives

The key objectives of PRINCE2 Foundation course are:

  • Understand the PRINCE2® method at Foundation level
  • Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2® (principles, processes, themes and tailoring) within a work environment
  • Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models for projects and project management.
  • Use critical path analysis techniques and manage resource conflicts.
  • Understand the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to project management
  • Help delegates to operate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured project management environment.

Course Content

This three-day course covers the PRINCE2 Foundation syllabus, including the following topics:

Structured Approach to Managing Projects - Setting the scene for a structured approach to managing all projects; project success criteria; the model of the PRINCE2 method including the integrated elements of principles, processes, themes and tailoring.

The Process-based Approach - PRINCE2 focuses on key processes needed for successful project management which must be present, but may be ‘tailored’ to reflect the complexity, scope and risks faced by the project. SPOCE’s PRINCE2 Process Model will be used to help delegates understand and appreciate what should be done to manage each project, why it should be done and when in the project lifecycle.

Business Case - What is a Business Case; Outcomes, Outputs, Benefits and Dis-benefits; Developing, Verifying and Maintaining the Business Case; Confirming the benefits and the Benefits Review Plan.

Organisation - Project Management Team Structure and the Project Board, Project Assurance, Project Manager, Team Manager, Change Authority and Project Support roles & responsibilities. Stakeholder management; Communication Management Strategy.

Plans - Levels and content of Plans; Exception Plans; Product-based approach to planning – Project Product Description, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description, Product Flow Diagram; the PRINCE2 planning steps.

Progress - Management and Technical Stages. Tolerance and Raising Exceptions. Project Board and Project Manager Controls for Reviewing and Reporting Progress; Baselines for Control; Capturing and Reporting Lessons; Event-driven and time-driven controls.

Change - Issue and Change Control procedure; Configuration Management procedure; Configuration Management Strategy; Baseline, Handling changes; Tracking and protecting products; Change Authority; Change Budget.

Quality - Quality Defined, The Quality Audit Trial; Acceptance Criteria, Quality Criteria, Quality Management Strategy, Quality Assurance, Quality Controls and Quality Review technique.

Risk -Risk and Risk Management; Risk Management in Projects; Risk Management Strategy; Risk Management Procedure; Risk Budget.

Practical Work - A specially written scenario runs throughout the course from start to finish. A comprehensive set of tasks help provide a practical application of the method. Many tasks are designed to help delegates link the four integrated elements of PRINCE2® - Principles, Processes, Themes and Tailoring. There are also sample exam questions for delegates to practice on before sitting the Foundation exam.

London - New London House

Description:

This venue is subject to change. Please confirm venue location before you book.

Located in the heart of the City of London, the office space is close to London Lloyd’s Building and four minutes’ walk from St Mary’s Axe, also known as the ‘Gherkin’. This part of the City and nearby Leadenhall is home to major insurance and financial services companies, and walking distance from famous institutions such as the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange. The office space is located conveniently close to many amenities, including public transport. It is close to two train/Underground stations (Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street, serving commuters from Southend, Shoeburyness and other stations in Essex) and lies 55 minutes from London City Airport. The City of London, known as the Square Mile, is the beating heart of financial services in the UK. It is home to nearly 2,480 financial and insurance enterprises.

See more at: http://www.regus.co.uk/locations/office-space/london-fenchurch-street-station#sthash.kPelPIZz.dpuf

Location:

2nd Floor
New London House
6 London Street
London
EC3R 7LP

 

Directions:

London Wall Buildings are situated on London Wall (A1211) between Circus Place and Blomfield St directly opposite Hawes and Curtis outfitters. Enter the building by entrance No.2, turn right opposite the security desk and the training room is on your right-hand side.

By Road: 
From London Paddington Station

  • Head southeast on London St toward Winsland Mews.
  • Take the 2nd left onto Praed St/A4205.
  • Turn right onto A5.
  • Entering toll zone in 0.4 mi at Stourcliffe St.
  • Leaving toll zone in 0.4 mi at Upper Berkeley St.
  • Turn left onto Marble Arch.
  • Slight right onto Oxford St.
  • Continue onto Park Ln .
  • Entering toll zone in 0.2 mi at Culross St.
  • Leaving toll zone in 0.2 mi at Upper Grosvenor St
  • Entering toll zone in 0.5 mi. Leaving toll zone in 0.5 mi.
  • Turn left onto Piccadilly.
  • Take the 1st right onto Duke of Wellington Pl.
  • Slight left onto Constitution Hill. Entering toll zone.
  • Turn left onto The Mall.
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Northumberland Ave/A400
  • Turn left onto Victoria Embankment/A3211.
  • Continue to follow A3211.
  • Leaving toll zone in 0.9 m.
  • Turn left onto Puddle Dock. Entering toll zone
  • Turn right onto Queen Victoria St
  • Turn right onto Cannon St.
  • Slight right onto King William St.
  • Continue onto Eastcheap/A1213.
  • Continue to follow A1213.
  • Turn right onto Fenchurch St
  • Turn right onto Fenchurch Pl.
  • Fenchurch Pl turns slightly right and becomes London St.
  • Destination will be on the left

By Air:

  • LONDON City Airport is approx 55mins away

By Public Transport:

  • Nearest train stations are Towerhill and Fenchurch Street. Buses149, 344, 35, 40, 47, 48, N35
- See more at: http://www.regus.co.uk/locations/office-space/london-fenchurch-street-station#sthash.kPelPIZz.dpuf

Online event preparation materials is available to everyone attending this event. Delegates should spend approximately 5-10 hours studying the pre-course material in order to be well prepared for the course.

Due to the intense nature of this course, delegates should plan to commit approximately 1 hour each evening during the course for study and review.

The PRINCE2 Foundation course is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by a PeopleCert approved trainer with practical experience of project management.

Foundation exam at the end of day 3

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam: 1 hour, closed book exam consisting of 60 multiple-choice questions.

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