PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation

Certification:  PRINCE2® Foundation 2017
Accreditor: PEOPLECERT on behalf of AXELOS
Duration:  3 Weeks
Delivery: Classroom
Domain: Project Management
Course Description
PRINCE2 provides an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects. This method is the de facto standard for Project Management and is practiced worldwide. PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) provides common processes, management products, roles, and language for use throughout an organization’s projects.
This 3-day introductory PRINCE2 Foundation course designed to give candidates a comprehensive overview of the PRINCE2@ methodology, whilst ensuring that they are fully equipped to pass the examination.
This course delineates the fundamental constituents of the PRINCE2 2017 methodology, including the processes, themes, and principles that underpin proficient project management. Whilst learning how to increase productivity and functionality of a project, this popular PRINCE2 2017 training course will help candidates appreciate that a project must remain worthwhile and of business value throughout its lifecycle, in order to be deemed a success.
The PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation course will be of interest to:
  • Those considering adopting PRINCE2
  • Project managers and aspiring project managers
  • Project team managers and leaders
  • Project coordinators
  • Project support staff
  • Project officers
  • Consultants and contractors
  • Senior responsible owners
  • Board members


Learning Objectives:
On completing this course, the participants will gain competencies in:
  • Understand key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2 2017 edition ●   Understand how the PRINCE2 principles underpin the PRINCE2 method
  • Understand the PRINCE2 themes and how they are applied throughout the project
  • Understand the PRINCE2 processes and how they are carried out throughout the project ●   How to start, control, and close projects.
  • How to manage quality, risk, change, plans, benefits, etc..
  • How to deliver projects on time, within budget, and to the specified business case.
  • How to tailor PRINCE2 to fit the environment
There are no formal prerequisites.
International Exam Information
The purpose of PRINCE2 Foundation: 2017 examination is to assess whether the participant can demonstrate sufficient recall and understanding of the PRINCE2 project management method, as described in the PRINCE2 Foundation: 2017 syllabus.
Online/Paper based
Closed Book
Web/In-class proctored
60 minutes + 15 minutes extra for candidates who take the exam in a language that is not their native
60 minutes + 15 minutes extra for candidates who take the exam in a language that is not their native
Number of questions
60 multiple-choice questions
Pass Grade
55% (33 marks or above)


There are no formal prerequisites for taking the PRINCE2 Foundation exam.
Course Agenda:
Course Overview and Key Concepts
History of PRINCE2
Define the characteristics of a project
Six aspects of project performance
Integrated elements of PRINCE2
Understand the key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2
Benefits of PRINCE2
What makes a project a PRINCE2 project
Customer Supplier context of PRINCE2
PRINCE2 Principles
Understand how the PRINCE2 principles provide a framework that underpins good practice.
The seven PRINCE2 principles are:
  1. Continued business justification
  2. Learn from experience
  3. Defined roles and responsibilities
  4. Manage by stages
  5. Manage by exception
  6. Focus on products
  7. Tailor to suit the project.
Tailoring PRINCE2 to suit different projects
Business Case Theme
Purpose of the business case theme
Purpose of the business case
Purpose of Benefits management approach
Minimum requirements to apply the business case theme
Key concepts to Business justification
Organization Theme
Purpose of the organization theme
Purpose of the communication management approach
Roles and responsibilities of the project management team
Minimum requirements to apply the organization theme
key concepts to related to organization stakeholders
Key concepts related to project three prime interests
Quality Theme
Purpose of quality theme and quality management products
Minimum requirements to apply the quality theme
Explain key concepts related to quality and the difference between:
  1. Quality planning and quality control
  2. Project assurance and quality assurance
  3. Customer quality expectations and acceptance criteria
Plans Theme
Purpose of plans theme and Type of plans
Minimum requirements to apply the plans theme
Recommended approach to planning and defining analyzing products
The factors to consider when structuring the project into management stages
Review of evening work
Risk Theme
Purpose of risk theme and risk budget
Purpose of risk management approach and risk register
Minimum requirements to apply the risk theme
Key concepts related to risk types, descriptions, responses, roles and values
Recommended risk management procedure
Change Theme
Purpose of the change theme and change budget
Purpose of change control approach, issue register, issue report, etc..
Minimum requirements to apply the change theme
Define types of issue
Recommended issue and change control procedure
Progress Theme
Purpose of the progress theme, daily log, lessons log, lessons report, work package etc
Minimum requirements to apply the progress theme
Key concepts related controls, tolerances and exceptions
Purpose, Objectives and Context for:
Starting up a project process
Directing a project process
Initiating a project process
Controlling a stage process
Managing product delivery process
Managing stage boundary process
Closing a project process
Course Recap
International Exam Review/Practice
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