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PRINCE2® Definition

PRINCE2® 2017 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based method for effective project management. Used widely by the UK Government, PRINCE2 is also commonly recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. The PRINCE2 method is in the public domain, and offers non-proprietorial best practice guidance on project management.

Key features of PRINCE2:

  • Focus on business justification
  • Defined organisation structure for the project management team
  • Product-based planning approach
  • Emphasis on dividing the project into manageable and controllable stages
  • Flexibility that can be applied at a level appropriate to the project

PRINCE2 History

 

PRINCE was established in 1989 by CCTA (the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency), since renamed to OGC (the Office of Government Commerce). In June 2010, the Office of Government Commerce Best Practice Management functions moved into the Cabinet Office.

PRINCE was originally based on PROMPT, a project management method created by Simpact Systems Ltd in 1975, and adopted by CCTA in 1979 as the standard to be used for all Government information system projects.

When PRINCE was launched in 1989, it effectively superseded PROMPT within Government projects. PRINCE remains in the public domain and copyright is retained by the Crown. PRINCE2 was published in 1996, having been contributed to by a consortium of some 150 European organisations.

How PRINCE2 Can Benefit You or Your Organisation?

Using PRINCE2 provides you with greater control of resources, and the ability to manage business and project risk more effectively. This will benefit:

  • Individuals seeking leading project management skills and greater employment prospects
  • Project managers
  • Directors/executives (senior responsible owners) of projects, and
  • Organisations

For individuals, PRINCE2 certification is a vital asset to your career as it increases employment prospects and helps you to do your job more effectively.

For organisations, PRINCE2's formal recognition of responsibilities within a project, together with its focus on what a project is to deliver (the why, when and for whom) provides your organisation's projects with:

  • A common, consistent approach
  • A controlled and organised start, middle and end
  • Regular reviews of progress against plan
  • Assurance that the project continues to have a business justification

PRINCE2 Qualifications and Training

We offer the following PRINCE2 training: PRINCE2 Overview, PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner and PRINCE2 Re-Registrations.


 

PRINCE2 Overview

This course is aimed at delegates who require an overview of PRINCE2 project management and its methodology, and to gain an understanding of its processes and themes. The day’s course – which provides a comprehensive introduction to PRINCE2 - will cover what the method is; why use it; processes and benefits; as well as discussing and understanding the PRINCE2 themes. This is a great course to take before committing yourself to the full qualification. It does not involve any exams.

 


PRINCE2 Foundation

A great place to start, the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification covers the basic methodology and terminology of PRINCE2.

PRINCE2 Foundation introduces you to the PRINCE2 method enabling you to act as an informed member of the project team within a PRINCE2 environment.

Accredited by PeopleCert, this three day training event combines theory and practice, working around a case study to establish a sound understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology.

This event incorporates the PRINCE2 Foundation examination on the final day.

Please note: you will be required to complete pre-course work prior to your attendance to ensure you are fully prepared for this classroom course. Whilst attending, you should also be prepared to complete evening work.


 

PRINCE2 Practitioner

The PRINCE2 Practitioner is suitable for those managing projects within a PRINCE2 environment.

PRINCE2 Practitioner teaches you to apply PRINCE2 to the running and managing of a project within a PRINCE2 environment.

This fully accredited two day tutor-led Practitioner event allows delegates the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge they have acquired from studying PRINCE2 at Foundation level, by discussing and practicing the practical application of these skills in a facilitated environment.

This event incorporates the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination on the final day.

Please note: Participants must achieve a pass at Foundation level before completing the Practitioner examination. You will be required to complete pre-course work prior to your attendance to ensure you are fully prepared for this classroom course. Whilst attending you should also be prepared to complete evening work.

 


PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner

Accredited by the PeopleCert, this five day Foundation and Practitioner training event combines theory and practice, working around a case study to establish a sound understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology.

This workshop is divided into two modules: Firstly a three day Foundation course providing a solid understanding of the scope, content, terminology and processes of PRINCE2, and resulting in participants taking the Foundation examination on the final day. Secondly, a two day Practitioner course, allowing delegates the opportunity to gain a wider understanding of the application of PRINCE2 in a project context by discussing and practicing the application of these skills in a facilitated environment. This two day event provides the opportunity for participants to take the Practitioner examination.

Please note: You will be required to complete pre-course work prior to your attendance to ensure you are fully prepared for this classroom course. Whilst attending you should also be prepared to complete evening work. Participants must achieve a pass at Foundation level before commencing the Practitioner examination.

 


We also offer PRINCE2 Re-Registration and retakes.

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