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Objective of the Exam
practitioner level is to
The purpose of the
have achieved sufficient
confirm you
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Structure of the Exam Paper
Multiple choice objective style
Scenario based questions
2.5 hour open book exam (only officia...
Syllabus areas
-> Business Case
-> Organization theme
-> Quality theme
-> Plans theme
-> Risk theme
-> Change theme
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Project scenario
Project Scenario
Calendar Project (Note: The companies and people within the scenario are fictional.)
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Question Booklet
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Syllabus Area
Business Case Theme

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Types of Question
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2. Multiple Response -> choose two answer
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Type 1> Classic Multiple Choice
<< Choose one from a list of possible 3 or 4 options >>

Which PRINCE2 role is responsible...
Type 1> Classic Multiple Choice
<< Choose one from a list of possible 3 or 4 options >>

Which PRINCE2 role is responsible...
Type 2> Multiple Response
oose 2 correct options from a list of 5 options and both
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answers should be correct to get ...
Type 2> Multiple Response
oose 2 correct options from a list of 5 options and both
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Type 3> Matching
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Type 3> Matching
k items in one list to items in a second list. There is only
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Type 4> Sequencing
<< position events in a sequence >>
For the list of actions given in column 1, decide in which
order th...
Type 4> Sequencing
<< position events in a sequence >>
For the list of actions given in column 1, decide in which
order th...
Type 5> Assertion/Reason
Assertion
Assertion is a statement from a given
project scenario which may or may not
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Type 5> Assertion/Reason
<< each option can be used once or more than once>>
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Type 5> Assertion/Reason
<< SCENARIO: Ashish is the CEO of the company and
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Type 6> Review a PRINCE2 document
<< Using the given project scenario, answer questions
about a PRINCE2 document >>

Extra...
Extract from the Business Case (with errors)

Reasons

1. 10% of the customers have not re-ordered
2. Project will increas...
Extract from the Business Case (with errors)

Options

3. Do nothing
4. Outsource the creation of products to a supplier

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Extract from the Business Case (with errors)

Options

3. Do nothing
4. Outsource the creation of products to a supplier

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Types of Question
1. Classic Multiple choice -> choose one answer
2. Multiple Response -> choose two answer
3. Matching ->...
Practitioner Exam

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  1. 1. PRINCE2 Qualifications Guidance for PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  2. 2. About projectingIT Leading APMG ATO 5,000 + certified project managers 4.75 / 5.0 avg. feedback rating Best pass rate in the industry Blended courses > Live!, Online & Classroom Pass Guarantee or we pay your re-exam fees Presented by Ashish Dhoke, PRINCE2 trainer @ projectingIT, a PRINCE2 ATO projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of the Cabinet Office
  3. 3. Discuss Objective of Practitioner exam PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam structure Syllabus Types of questions projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  4. 4. Objective of the Exam practitioner level is to The purpose of the have achieved sufficient confirm you f how to apply and ta ilor understanding o E2 in scenario situation PRINC Back projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  5. 5. Structure of the Exam Paper Multiple choice objective style Scenario based questions 2.5 hour open book exam (only official PRINCE2 manual) 8 questions of 10 marks each Each question has 10 subquestions 44/80 to pass the exam (55%) Back projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  6. 6. Syllabus areas -> Business Case -> Organization theme -> Quality theme -> Plans theme -> Risk theme -> Change theme -> Progress theme -> Starting up a Project and Initiating a Project process -> Directing a Project, Managing a Stage Boundary, Closing a Project process -> Controlling a Stage and Managing Product Delivery process projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  7. 7. Practitioner Exam three Booklets You receive enario Booklet 1. Sc uestion Booklet 2. Q Answer Booklet 3. projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  8. 8. Scenario Booklet oject scenario: Ma in pr ation on project, ackground inform covers b , timelines, costs, ers, no. of stages stakehold e and deliverables scop rio for questions: Additional scena only to a specific ormation relevant covers inf question projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  9. 9. Project scenario Project Scenario Calendar Project (Note: The companies and people within the scenario are fictional.) There has been a reduction in the number of orders at the MNO Manufacturing Company due in part to the increased marketing activities of its competitors. To help counter this, the company has decided to create a promotional calendar for next year for all its current and prospective customers. The end product of this project will be a prepared calendar pack, ready for printing. The design of the calendar will be similar to one sent out previously, and must reflect the company image as described in the existing corporate branding standards. Another project is currently producing a new company logo which is to be printed on each page of the promotional calendar. The prepared calendar pack will consist of: ● ● ● ● ● Design for each month - correctly showing all public holidays and new company logo Selected photographs - 12 professionally-produced photographs, showing different members of staff Selected paper and selected envelope - for printing and mailing the calendar Chosen label design - a competition to design a label will be held as part of this project List of customers - names and addresses of customers to whom the calendar will be sent. The project is currently in initiation and will have two further stages: Stage 2 will include the activities to: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● create the customer list using information from the Accounts and Marketing departments confirm compliance with the Data Protection Legislation create a design for each month - this will be done by the internal creatvie team select and appoint a professional photographer gather photograph design ideas from previous project and agree photographic session schedule prepare a production cost forecast select paper and envelope. Stage 3 will include the activities to: ● ● ● produce and select the professionally-taken photographs hold the label design competition and choose the label design assemble the prepared calendar pack. A production cost forecast, based on the options and costs for the paper, envelope, printing and mailing of the calendar is to be produced in stage 2. However, the actual production and distribution of the calendars is not within the scope of this project. The product cost forecast will be reviewed by the Project Board to determine whether the project should continue. It is now 05 October and the prepared calendar pack must be delivered to the print company by 30 November, to enable printing and distribution of the calendar in time for Christmas. The cost of the activities to develop the specialist products and the cost of the project management activities are estimated to be £20,000. There is a project time tolerance of +1 week / -2 weeks and a project cost tolerance of +£6,000 / -£6,000. A change budget of £500 has been allocated but there is no risk budget. projectingIT PRINCE2-GB--FX02-V1.4 Page 3 of 9 Document Owner - Chief Examiner © The APM Group Ltd 2012. This document is not to be reproduced or re-sold without express permission from The APM Group Ltd. PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of the Cabinet Office. The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of the Cabinet Office. www.projectingIT.com Additional information Question 1: Business Case Theme - Additional Information During the initiation stage, the Project Manager met with the Marketing Director to find out more about the requirements of the promotional calendar and recorded the following notes: There has been a reduction in the number of orders at MNO Manufacturing due in part to the increased marketing activities of its competitors. 10% of customers have not re-ordered in this financial year and staff morale is poor. A number of skilled staff have left as a result and replacement staff have not been recruited due to the reduced operation. If the project is successful, a recruitment campaign will be required to fill the existing staff vacancies and there may be a requirement for additional staff. Operational costs are likely to increase because skilled staff are expensive and difficult to find. In financial terms, there were a total of 1,500 orders in the last financial year, each with an average profit of £2,000. The Marketing department believes that sending a promotional calendar to the company's current and prospective customers would increase orders by at least 10%, with a minimum of 10 further orders from the list of prospective customers within 12 months from the date of distribution. The Marketing Director will be funding the project from the business marketing budget. She believes that the effect of a good company image portrayed by a successful calendar would last into a second year. She has forecast the same increase in orders for a second year and predicts that the annual employee satisfaction survey will show a measurable improvement in staff morale. A number of alternatives were explored, including: ● ● ● ● 20% discount for all repeat customers - not cost-effective and very short term A promotional calendar as a free Christmas gift - would target current and prospective customers and the benefits would last into a second year A series of television and press advertisements - would be too expensive Creation of an internet website - would not suit all customers. The calendar is seen as the favoured option, as long as the company's competitors do not increase their marketing activity. Whilst the Marketing department wants a very high quality, glossy product, the project management team must be aware of the cost this will incur. PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  10. 10. Question Booklet Question Number 1 Syllabus Area Business Case Theme Total 8 questions estion worth 10 marks Each qu stions from themes 6 que estions from processes 2 qu Syllabus Area Business Case Theme Question Number 1 Part A Marks 6 Using the Project Scenario and the additional information provided for this question in the Scenario Booklet, answer the following questions. Each question provides a list of only true statements about the Calendar project, but only 2 statements are appropriate entries for that heading of the Business Case. Remember to select 2 answers to each question. 1 Which 2 statements should be recorded under the Reasons heading? A The Marketing department believes that sending a promotional calendar to current and prospective customers will increase orders by at least 10%. B 10% of customers have not re-ordered in this financial year. C 1,500 orders are expected, each with an average profit of £2,000. D The Marketing department believes that the effect of a good company image, portrayed by a successful calendar, will last into a second year. E MNO Manufacturing is experiencing a reduction in order numbers due in part to the increased marketing activities of its competitors. 2 Which 2 statements should be recorded under the Business options heading? A Produce a promotional calendar as a free Christmas gift to current and prospective customers. B Use a professional photographer to create the photographs for the calendar. C Create the photographs for the calendar internally. D Outsource the creation of the calendar to a professional marketing company. E Do nothing. 3 Which 2 statements should be recorded under the Expected benefits heading? A Increase orders by at least 10% with a minimum of 10 further orders from the list of prospective customers within 12 months. B The calendar will be similar to calendars sent out in previous years. C The Marketing department believes that the benefits of good company image, as portrayed by a successful calendar, will last into a second year and bring the same increase in orders. D The calendar will contain photographs of both staff and company products. E The Marketing department want a very high quality, glossy product as they believe this will be more appealing to customers. Question continues on the next page projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2-GB--FX02-V1.4 Page 4 of 27 Document Owner - Chief Examiner © The APM Group Ltd 2012. This document is not to be reproduced or re-sold without express permission from The APM Group Ltd. PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of the Cabinet Office. The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of the Cabinet Office. PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  11. 11. @ Answer Booklet @ Candidate Number + + + + + + The Practitioner Examination Answer Booklet Use an HB PENCIL and only mark the paper where directed. Enter your candidate number in the space provided at the bottom of the page and also in the 6 boxes on the right. Fill in the associated ovals next to the 6 boxes, e.g.for candidate 597, fill ovals 000597. Instructions Start of Exam Question 1 You should attempt to answer all questions. Select your answers by filling in the appropriate ovals. Ovals must be darker than the grey square at the top of the page and filled between 80% 100% as follows:  your  Answers Marking If you wish to change an answer, completely erase your original mark and place a mark in your preferred answer. B C D + + + + 1. 2. 3. 4. Part B + + + 1. All questions require one answer unless stated otherwise. Do NOT give more answers than required. If you do, the question will score zero. 2. Do NOT use the following marks as they may be ignored. Do NOT write or make marks in other areas of the booklet. 3. Part C + + + 1. 2. 3. Do NOT use coloured pens or highlighters. A Part A Do NOT use correction fluid. --> where only 1 answer is required % % 02 November 2012 where 2 answers are required --> projectingIT www.projectingIT.com A B GB-FX03- V1.2-28-A4 C Booklet 1 Page 1 Candidate Number [P2R/_________________] D E Back PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  12. 12. Types of Question 1. Classic Multiple choice -> choose one answer 2. Multiple Response -> choose two answer 3. Matching -> link items in list 1 to list 2 4. Sequencing -> position events in a sequence 5. Assertion/Reason -> evaluate two statements 6. Extract -> review a PRINCE2 document projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  13. 13. Type 1> Classic Multiple Choice << Choose one from a list of possible 3 or 4 options >> Which PRINCE2 role is responsible for specifying the project benefits? a) Project Manager b) Executive c) Senior User projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  14. 14. Type 1> Classic Multiple Choice << Choose one from a list of possible 3 or 4 options >> Which PRINCE2 role is responsible for specifying the project benefits? a) Project Manager b) Executive c) Senior User ✔ Back projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  15. 15. Type 2> Multiple Response oose 2 correct options from a list of 5 options and both << Ch answers should be correct to get 1 mark>> Which 2 statements explain why the CEO would be appropriate as the Executive for this project? a) He started the company 25 years ago b) He knows his job very well c) He restricts his visits to the engineering area d) He has the authority to commit resources as required e) He can secure funding for the project projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  16. 16. Type 2> Multiple Response oose 2 correct options from a list of 5 options and both << Ch answers should be correct to get 1 mark>> Which 2 statements explain why the CEO would be appropriate as the Executive for this project? a) He started the company 25 years ago b) He knows his job very well c) He restricts his visits to the engineering area d) He has the authority to commit resources as required ✔ e) He can secure funding for the project ✔ Back projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  17. 17. Type 3> Matching k items in one list to items in a second list. There is only << lin ponse to each question, but options from the second one correct res list may be used once, more than once or not at all >> Column 1 Column 2 1. Specify project requirements A. Executive 2. Provide specialist resources and materials B. Project Support 3. Ensure project offers value for money C. Senior Supplier 4. Provide administrative assistance to the PM projectingIT www.projectingIT.com D. Senior User E. Project Manager PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  18. 18. Type 3> Matching k items in one list to items in a second list. There is only << lin ponse to each question, but options from the second one correct res list may be used once, more than once or not at all >> Column 1 Column 2 1. Specify project requirements A. Executive 2. Provide specialist resources and materials B. Project Support 3. Ensure project offers value for money C. Senior Supplier 4. Provide administrative assistance to the PM projectingIT www.projectingIT.com D. Senior User E. Project Manager Back PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  19. 19. Type 4> Sequencing << position events in a sequence >> For the list of actions given in column 1, decide in which order the actions will be carried out Column 1 Column 2 1. Assess the impact of the RFC A. Fourth 2. Evaluate possible options B. First 3. Update the Work Package 4. Capture the RFC 5. Approve the recommended option projectingIT www.projectingIT.com C. Third D. Second E. Fifth PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  20. 20. Type 4> Sequencing << position events in a sequence >> For the list of actions given in column 1, decide in which order the actions will be carried out Column 1 Column 2 1. Assess the impact of the RFC A. Fourth 2. Evaluate possible options B. First 3. Update the Work Package 4. Capture the RFC 5. Approve the recommended option C. Third D. Second E. Fifth Back projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  21. 21. Type 5> Assertion/Reason Assertion Assertion is a statement from a given project scenario which may or may not be correct Reason Reason is one PRINCE2 concept which may or may not be correct 1. Review assertion to mark it True or False 2. Review reason and mark it True or False 3. If either of assertion or reason is False, then choose the answer from C, D or E 4. If both assertion and reason are True, then read both statements together using a “because” 5. If reason explains the assertion, it is B otherwise A projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  22. 22. Type 5> Assertion/Reason << each option can be used once or more than once>> Option Assertion Reason A TRUE TRUE AND the reason explains the assertion BUT the reason does not explain the assertion B TRUE TRUE C TRUE FALSE If assertion is True but the reason is False D FALSE TRUE If assertion is False but the reason is True E FALSE FALSE projectingIT www.projectingIT.com If both assertion and reason is False PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  23. 23. Type 5> Assertion/Reason << SCENARIO: Ashish is the CEO of the company and understands the strategic requirements and has the authority to required commit resources>> Assertion Reason Ashish should be appointed as the Executive of the project True Ashish should be appointed as the Executive of the project True Ashish should be appointed as the Executive of the project True projectingIT www.projectingIT.com C Because B Because Executive specifies the project requirements False Senior User specifies the project requirements True Executive ensures the project is strategically aligned to corporate objectives Because True A PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  24. 24. Type 6> Review a PRINCE2 document << Using the given project scenario, answer questions about a PRINCE2 document >> Extract from the Business Case (with errors) Reasons 1. 10% of the customers have not re-ordered 2. Project will increase the revenue by 18% Options 3. Do nothing 4. Outsource the creation of products to a supplier Benefits 5. Increase in orders 6. Make $50,000 in profits projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  25. 25. Extract from the Business Case (with errors) Reasons 1. 10% of the customers have not re-ordered 2. Project will increase the revenue by 18% Which statement apply to the Reasons section? a) No change to entry 1 as this explains why the project is required ✔ b) No change to entry 2 since the project’s reason is to increase the revenue c) Add “project will increase the annual profit by 10%” projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  26. 26. Extract from the Business Case (with errors) Options 3. Do nothing 4. Outsource the creation of products to a supplier Which statement apply to the Options section? a) Delete entry 1 as Do Nothing is NOT an option for this project b) No change to entry 2 as the products will be developed by a supplier c) Delete entry 4 as how the products will be delivered should be captured in the Project Approach projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  27. 27. Extract from the Business Case (with errors) Options 3. Do nothing 4. Outsource the creation of products to a supplier Which statement apply to the Options section? a) Delete entry 1 as Do Nothing is NOT an option for this project b) No change to entry 2 as the products will be developed by a supplier c) Delete entry 4 as how the products will be delivered should be captured in the Project Approach projectingIT www.projectingIT.com ✔ PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  28. 28. Types of Question 1. Classic Multiple choice -> choose one answer 2. Multiple Response -> choose two answer 3. Matching -> link items in list 1 to list 2 4. Sequencing -> position events in a sequence 5. Assertion/Reason -> evaluate two statements 6. Extract -> review a PRINCE2 document projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
  29. 29. Practitioner Exam 2 Practitioners OTE: all PRINCE N after 3-5 years need to re-register projectingIT www.projectingIT.com PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam
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