PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation eLearning
This course offers an excellent introduction to PRINCE2 2017. Students will become familiar with the PRINCE2 project management principles and practices and how they can be applied to real-world companies. They will also be able to reinforce their new knowledge via practice quizzes while receiving on-demand support from our in-house team of experienced tutors.
Over the last several years, PRINCE2 has evolved into one of the world’s most popular project management methodologies. Originally created based on the experience and insight of 150 European organizations, it has since been updated to keep it relevant in the rapidly evolving environment of modern business. When it comes to managing important projects, having an established methodology is essential for avoiding expensive delays. PRojects IN Controlled Environments 2 (PRINCE2) offers a product-based planning approach that divides projects into more manageable and controllable stages. Not only can this provide invaluable flexibility, but it also makes it easier to ensure that projects remain justifiable in relation to business goals. PRINCE2 allows users to outline the responsibilities within a project, what the project is expected to deliver and how it can proceed in a way that remains in line with essential business goals. The approach is practical yet flexible, allowing users to adapt it to suit virtually any organization or industry. This has led to PRINCE2 becoming one of the world’s most widely adopted project management methodologies.
At the end of this course, students can request a FREE exam voucher to sit the official PRINCE2 Foundation exam. To become fully certified in PRINCE2, students must pass both Foundation and Practitioner exams.
This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit the PRINCE2 2017 Foundation examination. Successfully passing the exam will also entitle students to sit the PRINCE2 2017 Practitioner examination. You can take the exam online (virtually) at any time using a service provided by PeopleCert.
The course comes complete with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing. Once you are ready to sit the exam, please contact us to request a FREE exam voucher. You will be able to receive one per-exam.
Before booking your exam, it will be a good idea to make sure that your device meets the technical requirements. You can do so via this online test. This test will examine the suitability of your webcam, microphone and internet connection. Please visit the PeopleCert website for more information and guidance.
- The key concepts and principles of the PRINCE2 project management methodology
- How PRINCE2 is applied throughout a project’s lifecycle
- How PRINCE2 can be adapted to suit different projects, businesses and industries
- Everything needed to pass the official PRINCE2 Foundation exam
The purpose of this module is to help students understand the features and benefits of PRINCE2.
By the end of the module, students should be able to recall the integrated elements of PRINCE2, including:
- The Project Environment
This module goes into detail on the key concepts of PRINCE2. By the end of the module, students should be able to recall:
- The definitions and characteristics of a 'project'
- The 6 aspects of project performance to be managed
- What makes a project a 'PRINCE2 project'
Students should also be able to describe the customer/supplier context on which PRINCE2 is based, including which considerations to take into account when undertaking projects in a commercial environment.
This module looks at the seven ‘Principles’ of PRINCE2. These include:
- Continued Business Justification
- Learn from Experience
- Defined Roles and Responsibilities
- Manage by Stages
- Manage by Exception
- Focus on Products
- Tailor to Suit the Project
By the end of the module, students should be able to recall and explain the purpose of each Principle.
This module looks at the seven ‘Processes’ of PRINCE2. By the end of the module, students should be able to explain the purpose, objectives and context of each Process, including:
- Starting up a Project (including the purpose of the 'project brief')
- Directing a Project (including the purpose of the 'project initiation documentation (PID)')
- Initiating a Project
- Controlling a Stage
- Managing Product Delivery
- Managing a Stage Boundary
- Closing a Project
This module is all about understanding the ‘Themes’ of PRINCE2 and how they are applied throughout a project.
Business Case - Students will be able to explain the purpose of the 'Business Case' Theme, including businesses cases and the benefits management approach. They should also be capable of describing PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Business Case Theme.
Finally, they will be able to define the key concepts related to business justification, as well as the differences between them, including:
Organization - Students will come to understand the purpose of the 'Organization' Theme, as well as the communication management approach. By the end of the section, students should be able to describe what PRINCE2 requires, as a minimum, for applying the Organization Theme.
They will also know the roles and responsibilities for the Theme (some of which may be combined), including:
- Project board
- Senior user
- Senior supplier
- Project assurance
- Change authority
- Project manager
- Team manager
- Project support
Finally, students should be able to explain the key concepts related to the Organization Theme, including the Stakeholder and the three ‘Project Interests’ (and how they are represented within the four levels of management).
Quality - Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the 'Quality' Theme, including:
- The product description
- The project product description
- The quality management approach
- The quality register
By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Quality Theme. They will also be capable of explaining the key concepts related to Quality, along with the differences between them:
- Quality planning and quality control
- Project assurance and quality assurance
- Customer quality expectations and acceptance criteria
Plans - Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the 'Plans' Theme, including:
- The project plan
- The stage plan
- The exception plan
- The team plan
By the end of this section, students should be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Plans Theme. Students will also be able to recall the steps described in the recommended approaches for planning, defining and analyzing products. Finally, students should be able to explain which factors to consider when structuring a project into management stages.
Risk - Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the ‘Risk’ Theme, as well as:
- A risk budget
- The risk management approach
- A risk register
By the end of this section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Theme, as well as PRINCE2’s recommended risk management procedure. They will also be able to define the key concepts related to Risk, as well as the differences between them:
- Risks as ‘Threats’ or ‘Opportunities’
- Recommended risk response types
- Risk owners
- Risk actionees
- Causes, events and effects
- Risk probability
- Risk impact
- Risk proximity
Change - Students will learn to explain the purpose of the 'Change' Theme, including the purpose of:
- Change budget
- Change control approach
- Configuration item record
- Issue register
- Issue report
- Product status account
By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Change Theme. They will also be able to describe the types of issues associated with the Theme, as well as the recommended issue and change control procedure.
Progress - Students will be able to explain the purpose of the ‘Progress’ Theme, as well as:
- The daily log
- Lessons log
- Lessons report
- Work package
- End-stage report
- End project report
- Checkpoint report
- Highlight report
- Exception report
By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Progress Theme. They will also be able to explain key concepts relating to Progress, including:
- Event-driven and time-driven controls
- Tolerances and exceptions (including how tolerances are set and exceptions are reported)
This module looks at the PRINCE2 practice of ‘Tailoring’. Students will learn about:
- Which aspects of a project can be tailored
- Who is responsible
- How tailoring decisions are documented
Practice exam simulators
Here, we offer students the chance to put into practice what they have learned so far. These exams are designed to simulate the official PRINCE2 2017 Foundation examination and offer students the questions with rationale to review the key points covered.
When you feel you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact us to request your FREE exam voucher.