The PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification is intended for project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: project board members (e.g. senior responsible owners), team managers (e.g. product delivery managers), project assurance (e.g. business change analysts), project support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel), and operational line managers/staff.
The PRINCE2® Practitioner examination is intended to assess whether a candidate can apply and tailor the PRINCE2® project management method (as described in the syllabus below). A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the method to a real project but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual project management expertise, complexity of the project and the support provided for the use of PRINCE2® in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the Practitioner can achieve.
PRINCE2® Practitioner, 6th edition 2-day course objectives are as follows:
- Comprehensive understanding of PRINCE2® core methodologies at Practitioner levels
- Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2® (principles, processes, themes and tailoring) methodology with reference to actual work environments
- Understand the benefits and principles inherent in structured approaches to project management
- Apply PRINCE2® structured processes in any work environment and how to tailor the core methodologies to organizational needs and requirements
- Prepare delegates for the Axelos/Peoplecert PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam
The two day training programme covers the following core foundations of project management and includes the following areas of focus:
Structured approaches to project management; project success criteria; the model of the PRINCE2® method including the integrated elements of principles, processes, themes and tailoring.
The Process-based Approach – PRINCE2® provides a structured focus on key processes needed for successful project management. Students will learn how to tailor these processes and pipelines to reflect the complexity, scope and risks faced by each project. The PRINCE2® Process Model will be used to help students understand and appreciate the what, when and why of each decision during the timeline of a project.
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.
Organization- Project Management Team Structure and the Project Board, Project Assurance, Project Manager, Team Manager, Change Authority and Project Support roles and responsibilities. Stakeholder management; Communication Management Approach.
Project Planning – Levels and content of Plans; Exception Plans; Product-based approach to planning the Project Product Description, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description, Product Flow Diagram; the PRINCE2® planning steps.
Monitoring and Controlling 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 Control Approach – Issue and Change Control procedure; Configuration Management procedure; Baseline, Handling changes; Tracking and protecting products; Change Authority; Change Budget.
Quality – Quality Defined, The Quality Audit Trial; Acceptance Criteria, Quality Criteria, Quality Management Approach, Quality Assurance, Quality Controls and Quality Review technique.
Risk- Risk and Risk Management; Risk Management in Projects; Risk Management Approach; Risk Register; Risk Budget.