This 3 day course looks at the methodology used to run a successful projects. The workshop is designed for project managers, team members, project support staff, quality managers and project stakeholders. It will prepare participants to sit an exam at the end of the course
This 2 day course allows participants to put into practice the terms, methodologies and processes learned in the foundation course. It also embeds the learning process so that participants are confident in its application in the workplace
What is PRINCE2?
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management. It is used extensively by the UK government and is widely recognised 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.
What are the 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
What are the benefits of PRINCE2 to you or your organisation?
PRINCE2 provides the user with greater control of resources and the ability to manage business and project risk more effectively. This benefits individuals seeking project management skills and great employment prospects, as well as directors/executives of projects and organisations as a whole.
PRINCE2 certification is an invaluable asset to an individual’s career, helping you to be more effective in your job and increasing your employment prospects.
Organisations benefit from PRINCE2 due to its common, consistent approach; having a controlled and organised start, middle and end; regular reviews of progress against plan; and an assurance that the project continues to have a business justification.
What are the origins of PRINCE2?
The original PRINCE was established by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) in 1989, since renamed the Office of Government Commerce (OGC). The OGC Best Practice Management functions moved into the Cabinet Office in 2010.
PRINCE was based originally on PROMPT, Simpact Systems Ltd’s project management method created in 1975 and adopted by CCTA in 1979 as the standard used for all Government information system projects.
PRINCE effectively superseded PROMPT within Government projects and remains in the public domain, its copyright retained by the Crown. PRINCE2 was published in 1996, having been contributed to by a consortium of 150 European organisations.