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Course overview

A distinguishing feature of PRINCE2, and one of its main benefits, is that it clarifies the distinction between governing or directing a project, which is done by a Project Board, and managing the project on a day-to-day basis, which is done by the Project Manager. This also means that a critical success factor is that members of the Project Board clearly understand their roles and responsibilities when directing a PRINCE2 project.

The purpose of this course is to give members of the Project Board and other critical project stakeholders an understanding of the context, purpose, role and structure of the PRINCE2 methodology and of how PRINCE2 projects are governed and directed by the Project Board.

This course is designed for two main groups:

  • Members of the Project Board, Project Executives, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers
  • Other roles within Programmes/Projects including Project Assurance, Project Support, Business Change Managers, Programme Managers

Format

The course is designed as one-day duration and is made up of a balanced blend of presentations, supported by PowerPoint slides, as well as discussion sessions.

Topics covered include:

  • Programmes and Projects
  • The PRINCE2 Structure
  • Project Management Organisation
  • The Business Case
  • PRINCE2 Approach to Quality
  • Managing by Exception
  • Directing a Project
  • Managing Benefits

A half-day version of this course can also be tailored to your needs.

Learning outcomes

This course is instructor led, and participants undertake practical activities to ensure understanding of concepts and terminology. An understanding is gained in the following-
  • Clarification and distinction between governing/directing projects to managing
  • Clear understanding of roles and responsibilities
  • The four fundamental principles of PRINCE2
  • Quality and Quality control measures and techniques
  • Context, purpose, role and structure of PRINCE2 methodology
  • How PRINCE2 projects are governed and directed by the Project Board

Who should attend

This course is designed for two main groups:

  • Members of the Project Board, Project Executives, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers
  • Other Roles within Programmes/Projects including Project Assurance, Project Support, Business Change Managers,Programme Managers

Course contents

1. Introduction
  • Introduction to course, format and presentation
2. Programmes and Projects
  • Overview of contexts in which projects are conducted
  • The relationships between projects and programmes
  • Introduction to distinction between directing and managing projects
3. PRINCE2 Structure
  • Overview of the four fundamental aspects of PRINCE2
  • Principles, Processes, Themes and Concepts
4. Project Management Organisation
  • Roles involved in managing project
5. The Business Case
  • How PRINCE2 project is justified from beginning to end
  • How the project board are accountable
  • Ways to ensure a project is viable, achievable and desirable
6. PRINCE2 Approach to Quality
  • Customer quality expectations
  • Quality and Quality control
  • Product based planning techniques
7. Managing by Exception
  • The key to directing the project effectively
  • How to exercise control and delegating management to project manager
8. Directing a Project
  • Clarifying how the project board members direct a project
  • Summary

Course fees

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This course  does  not  lead  to  a qualification  nor  include  any  of the  PRINCE2  exams,  and  is intended  mainly  for  individuals that  need  to  understand how  to perform roles related to governing and   directing  projects  that   are being managed using the PRINCE2 methodology.