PRINCE2® was originally developed in 1989 to address the issues that were commonly causing UK government IT projects to fail. Since then the method has undergone a couple of re-writes to take account of feedback from its practical use and to bring it in line with other AXELOS methods. The current version was released in 2009 and is used internationally. The foundation level qualification tests how much of the method learners have absorbed.
Who Is It For?
Anyone who has to work within a project environment and needs to understand the structure and terminology of PRINCE2® will benefit from foundation training.
What Will I Learn
The foundation course covers all of the official syllabus, which includes the following elements:
Introduction to projects and PRINCE2® – expains what makes projects different from BAU and introduces the four integrated elements of PRINCE2
The 7 Principles:
- Continued Business Justification
- Learn from Experience
- Defined Roles and Responsibilities
- Manage by Stages
- Manage by Exception
- Focus on Products
- Tailor to the Project Environment
The 7 Themes:
- Business Case –why are we investing in the project?
- Organization –who do we need to manage the project?
- Quality –what we have to deliver to ensure fit-for-purpose
- Plans –how will we deliver, when & resource requirements
- Risk –managing uncertainty
- Change –understanding implications of changing requirements
- Progress –understanding & controlling where we are against plans
The 7 Processes:
- Process Model –to explain the flow between processes
- Starting up a Project –pre-project preparation
- Directing a Project –decision making and providing resources
- Initiating a Project –developing a full and firm foundation
- Controlling a Stage –day-to-day project manager’s work
- Managing Product Delivery –day-to-day team managers work
- Managing a Stage Boundary –preparing for project board progress decisions
- Closing a Project –tidy close