PRINCE2 Classroom Training

About PRINCE2®

PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management. Used extensively in UK, PRINCE2® is also widely recognized and used in the private sector also. The PRINCE2® method offers non-proprietorial best practice guidance on project management.

Key features of PRINCE2®:

  • Focus on business justification
  • Defined organization 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.

On this course you will learn about the PRINCE2® approach to projects – its principles, themes, processes, and techniques – and how to apply PRINCE2® to simple projects. You will also be well prepared to pass both the Foundation and Practitioner exams during the course.

The PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner qualification is ideal if you are taking on more project work or are moving into a project management role. If you work as part of a project team and are just looking to learn an overview of PRINCE2®, then the standalone Foundation course should be more suited to you.


PRINCE2® Foundation:

The PRINCE2® Foundation qualification will teach you the PRINCE2® principles, terminology and when qualified you will be able to act as an informed member of a project management team using the PRINCE2® methodology within a project environment supporting PRINCE2®. PRINCE2® Foundation can be studied on its own or as a prerequisite for the PRINCE2® Practitioner course.


PRINCE2® Practitioner:

The PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification will teach you to apply PRINCE2® to the running and managing of a project within an environment supporting PRINCE2®. Once qualified you will be able to apply and tune PRINCE2® to address the needs and problems of a specific project scenario. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of the relationships between the PRINCE2® principles, themes and processes and PRINCE2® products and will understand these elements

Who is this for?

Our participants come from a range of different backgrounds with varied motives behind taking up a PRINCE2® course. Industries have included manufacturing, finance, healthcare, IT/software, media, entertainment, engineering, and government agencies etc.

Generally this certification is meant for the following professionals

  • project managers
  • team managers
  • executives
  • project leaders
  • project co-ordinators
  • program and delivery managers
  • engineering managers and
  • those with responsibility of planning, executing and reporting projects.

Certification Benefits

PRINCE2® Is The International Standard Method for Project Management. It is recognized as a world-class international product, and is the standard method for project management, not least because it embodies many years of best practice in project management and provides a flexible and adaptable approach to suit all projects. It is a project management method designed to provide a framework covering the wide variety of disciplines and activities required within a project.

PRINCE2® provides a common vocabulary for all those involved in a project, which helps 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.

The development of PRINCE2® was driven by the feedback from end-users, project management specialists and thus has resulted in a generic best practice method which is flexible enough to be tailored to the specific needs of different organizations for all kind of projects

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 organization’s projects with:

  • A common, consistent approach
  • A controlled and organized start, middle and end
  • Regular reviews of progress against plan and against the Business case flexible decision points
  • Assurance that the project continues to have a business justification
  • Flexible decision points
  • Management control of any deviations from the plan
  • The involvement of management and stakeholders at the right time and place during the project
  • Good communication channels between the project, project management, and the rest of the organization
  • A means of capturing and sharing lessons learned
  • A route to increasing the project management skills and competences of the organization’s staff at all levels.

PRINCE2® provides benefits to the managers and directors of a project and to an organization, through the controllable use of resources and the ability to manage business and project risk more effectively.

PRINCE2® Exam Eligibility

PRINCE2® Foundation:
  • None
PRINCE2® Practitioner:

You must be able to provide proof of passing one of the following exams

  • PRINCE2® Foundation
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI, USA
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from PMI, USA
  • IPMA Level A, B, C, D

Exam Format

PRINCE2® Foundation Exam format:
  • Multiple choice
  • 75 questions per paper
  • 5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) - 50%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book
PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam format:
  • Objective testing
  • 8 questions - 10 question items per question, each worth one mark
  • 44 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 55%
  • Two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2® manual only)

Course Content

The course is designed to introduce the basics behind the PRINCE2® process-based method and to prepare for the test that leads to the PRINCE2® Foundation certificate.

The course begins by exploring the increasing importance of projects in today’s world before discussing what a project is, why projects fail and what the role of the project manager is. The structure of PRINCE2®, which consists of its principles, themes, processes and the idea of tailoring the method to its environment, is then introduced before each one of these elements is expanded and explained in turn.

The topics covered include:

  • Project definition
  • Key Project Failure Areas
  • Project Success Factors
  • The Project Management Triangle
  • The PRINCE2® Structured approach
  • PRINCE2® Processes, Techniques and Components
  • The Project Mandate
  • The Project Brief
  • The Organizational Component
  • The Customer/Supplier Structure
  • The Project Board
  • The Project Manager
  • The Team Manager
  • The Project Team
  • Project Support
  • Project Assurance
  • The Business Case
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Setting up the Filing System
  • Using Configuration Management
  • The Project Initiation Document
  • The Initiation Stage
  • Authorization Responsibilities
  • Stage Direction
  • Managing Stage Boundaries
  • Providing Ad-hoc Direction
  • Accepting A Work Package
  • Executing A Work Package
  • Delivering A Work Package
  • Authorising Work Packages
  • Project Issues
  • Assessing/Reviewing Progress
  • Taking Corrective Action
  • The Stage End Report
  • Next Stage Planning
  • Updating the Project Plan
  • Updating the Business Case
  • Exception Plans
  • De-commissioning the Project
  • Identifying Follow-on Actions
  • Evaluating The Project

The objectives of the workshop

This 2 day training course includes everything you need to gain thePRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner qualifications. These qualifications are widely regarded as essential for managing projects using PRINCE2®.

The course enables you to gain your Registered PRINCE2® Practitioner status which lasts for 5 years.

Our courses are designed and taught to give you the greatest chance of passing your exams.

StarPMO is a PRINCE2® Accredited Training Organization, which means you can be confident that our course conforms to the highest standards of project management training.

Workshop Deliverables

  • Highly acclaimed training program content (Hardcopy of our PPT presentation will be provided to you).
  • Online PRINCE2® Simulation Exams
  • Unlimited support from our faculty after training
  • The complete Student Kit includes classroom course material, a pen, pencil, notebook, highlighter etc.
  • A copy of Nucleus PRINCE2® Handbook.
  • Training and exam preparation from an approved PRINCE2® Trainer
  • PRINCE2® Foundation exam
  • PRINCE2® Practitioner exam
  • PRINCE2® Practitioner certificate (on passing the exams)
  • Detailed course notes
  • Full colour PRINCE2® process model wall charts
  • Sample exams
  • Guide to passing the exams

StarPMO Advantage

  • Our Training Consultants are typically Senior level Managers in MOST Top Notch Companies and provide help with Job Referrals (Unique to StarPMO).
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  • Both completely online, completely classroom or blended options available
  • Once you join us, we let you attend additional sessions for FREE (Unique to StarPMO)
  • Pioneers of the Blended model [classroom + online learning] for PRINCE2® Certification Exam Preparation
  • Training programs to suit individuals' unique learning needs and various domains
  • Self paced study material with anytime, anywhere access to user – friendly Learning Management System with great online and offline reference material