PRINCE2 embodies established and proven best practices and governance for project management. It can be applied to any type of project and can easily be implemented alongside specialist, industry-specific models.
Because the method is widely recognized and understood, it provides a common vocabulary for all project participants – promoting effective communication. The method also provides for the explicit recognition of project responsibilities – so that participants understand each other’s roles and needs. There is a defined structure for accountability, delegation, authority and communication.
ExcelR is an APMG Accredited Training Organization (ATO) for PRINCE2.
- About the Program
Projects fail for a variety of reasons including poor planning, lack of defined quality criteria, poor understanding of the business drivers, inadequate control and lack of senior management involvement – in other words, lack of a structured best practice approach to project delivery.
PRINCE2® (2009 is the current version) is a structured, process-based approach for project management providing a methodology which can be easily tailored and scaled to suit all types of projects. It is the de facto standard for project management in the UK Government and is also used extensively in more than 150 countries worldwide with in excess of 20,000 organizations already benefitting from its powerful approach. It can be used easily in combination with PMI®’s PMBOK®Guide to provide a robust project methodology, or to augment an existing PMBOK®-based methodology with additional rigor around areas such as Quality, Organization and Benefits Realization.
The goals of this course are to take participants to the next level of understanding and application of the PRINCE2® methodology and to prepare them to sit the Practitioner exam. Using APMG provided sample exam papers and additional project case studies, participants will learn how to apply what they learned during the Foundation course and how to approach the OTE Practitioner exam, which is aimed at testing their ability to apply PRINCE2® in an actual project environment simulated via a case study provided as part of the exam.
- About the Practitioner Exam
2.5 hour open-book exam (PRINCE2® manual only – may be annotated)
Objective Testing Exam (OTE) multiple-choice questions
8 questions per paper with 10 marks available per question – all question items will be worth 1 mark, making the total number of marks available per paper 80 – pass mark is 44+ (55%)
Passing the Practitioner exam results in a Registered PRINCE2® Practitioner status which is valid for 5 years from the date of the exam
APMG requires presentation of a valid photo ID at the time of sitting the exam (e.g. Passport or photo Driving License)
APMG requires evidence of the Foundation pass before the exam can be taken (e.g. Candidate number, name, date of exam)
- Who Should Attend?
This accredited course has been especially designed for participants who already have a PRINCE2®Foundation pass. It is suitable for anyone wishing to build on their achievement in the PRINCE2® Foundation exam. The course would be of benefit to project managers and also those with project assurance roles, team members, project board members who wish to be hands-on and team members aspiring to a more senior role.
- What You Will Learn?
You’ll learn how to:
Tailor and apply the principles, themes, process structure, techniques and management products of PRINCE2® within a work environment, via carefully selected case studies
Define the PRINCE2® method at the Practitioner level
Prepare for and take the Practitioner exam.