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An Introduction toPRINCE2® 2009 Training         presented forThales Training and Consultancy        by Tony Perks tony.pe...
What is PRINCE2®?     PRojects     IN     Controlled     Environments2           © tony.perks@aims4change.com
Why PRINCE2?    • Non-proprietary global standard    • Generic – can be applied to any project    • Focuses on the managem...
In the 2009 edition - Less is More!4           © tony.perks@aims4change.com
Structure of PRINCE2    PRINCE2 Integrates 4 Elements    • 7 Principles – guiding obligations and good practices    • 7 Th...
The Principles    • Continued business justification            The Principles are:    • Learn from experience            ...
The Themes    • Business Case – Why?                    The Themes must be    • Organization – Who?                     ta...
PRINCE2 Structure                PROJECT ENVIRONMENT                           Business               Progress     Case   ...
Tailoring PRINCE2    • PRINCE2 can be used whatever the    project scale, complexity, geography or    culture, or whether ...
PRINCE2 - relationship with APM     • PRINCE2 is an integrated project management     method providing a set of processes ...
PRINCE2 – APM ComparisonPRINCE2 – What to Do        APM – How to do it• A Method                  • A broad collection of ...
PRINCE2 Foundation and PractitionerCourse Objectives     •   To provide delegates with a detailed knowledge of the        ...
The PRINCE2 Foundation Examination     •   Tests understanding of the PRINCE2 principles,         processes and themes    ...
The PRINCE2 Practitioner Examination     •   Tests the application of PRINCE2 to a specific         project scenario     •...
PRINCE2 examinations are available in thefollowing languages:     –   Arabic (Foundation only)     –   Brazilian Portugues...
The PRINCE2 manual is currently available inthe following languages:     –   English     –   Danish     –   Dutch     –   ...
PWC Global Survey on Project Management -Key Findings*     • Project Management is closely linked to project       perform...
Our Learning Approach             “I forget what I was taught,                               I only             remember w...
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Guide to PRINCE2®

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Guide to PRINCE2®

  1. 1. An Introduction toPRINCE2® 2009 Training presented forThales Training and Consultancy by Tony Perks tony.perks@aims4change.com
  2. 2. What is PRINCE2®? PRojects IN Controlled Environments2 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  3. 3. Why PRINCE2? • Non-proprietary global standard • Generic – can be applied to any project • Focuses on the management aspects of project work • Based on proven principles • Assists in improving organizational capability and maturity across multiple areas of business activity3 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  4. 4. In the 2009 edition - Less is More!4 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  5. 5. Structure of PRINCE2 PRINCE2 Integrates 4 Elements • 7 Principles – guiding obligations and good practices • 7 Themes – aspects of project management that must be addressed continually throughout the project • 7 Processes – describe steps through the project lifecycle • Project Environment – tailoring advice5 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  6. 6. The Principles • Continued business justification The Principles are: • Learn from experience Universal • Defined roles and responsibilities Self-validating • Manage by stages Empowering • Manage by exception Applying the Principles • Focus on products Means using PRINCE2 • Tailor to suit the project environment6 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  7. 7. The Themes • Business Case – Why? The Themes must be • Organization – Who? tailored, integrated and applied continually • Quality – What? throughout the project • Plans – How? How much? When? • Risk – What if? • Change – What’s the impact? • Progress – Where are we now? Where are we going? Should we carry on?7 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  8. 8. PRINCE2 Structure PROJECT ENVIRONMENT Business Progress Case Organization Change PRINCE2 PROCESSES Quality Risk Plans PRINCE2 THEMES PRINCE2 PRINCIPLES8 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  9. 9. Tailoring PRINCE2 • PRINCE2 can be used whatever the project scale, complexity, geography or culture, or whether its is part of a programme or is being managed as a ‘stand alone’ project • Adopt the Principles • Adapt the Themes, Language, Products, Roles and Processes9 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  10. 10. PRINCE2 - relationship with APM • PRINCE2 is an integrated project management method providing a set of processes and themes that can be applied to manage a project from start to finish • APM is based on a ‘Body of Knowledge’ (BoK) that covers the broad spectrum of project management competencies and techniques that project managers may need to apply • Complementary approaches10 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  11. 11. PRINCE2 – APM ComparisonPRINCE2 – What to Do APM – How to do it• A Method • A broad collection of ‘good• Integrated set of practices’ processes and • Each topic area can be themes referred to in isolation• Covers all project • Targeted at project management roles managers only• Does nor cover • Covers interpersonal skills interpersonal skills • Describes techniques• Makes reference to techniques © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  12. 12. PRINCE2 Foundation and PractitionerCourse Objectives • To provide delegates with a detailed knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management method and an ability to tailor and apply it to different project environments • To prepare them to sit the PRINCE2® Foundation (3day event) and Practitioner (2day event) examinations • 5-Day event that can be attended as two modules • Accredited by APMG; Exams taken within the course • In-House and Tailored Events, including Overviews, can be arranged12 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  13. 13. The PRINCE2 Foundation Examination • Tests understanding of the PRINCE2 principles, processes and themes • 75 Classic Multiple Choice Questions including 5 ‘trial’ questions that do not score • Score of 35 out of 70 required to pass – 50% • 1 hour duration • No reference material allowed • Approximately 500,000 Foundation exams have been taken worldwide13 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  14. 14. The PRINCE2 Practitioner Examination • Tests the application of PRINCE2 to a specific project scenario • 9 ‘objective testing’ type questions • Each question worth 12 marks – 108 marks available • Score of 59 out of 108 required to pass – 55% • 2.5 hour duration • Use of PRINCE2 Manual allowed • Approximately 280,000 Practitioner exams have been taken worldwide14 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  15. 15. PRINCE2 examinations are available in thefollowing languages: – Arabic (Foundation only) – Brazilian Portuguese (Foundation only) – Chinese (Mandarin) – Czech (Foundation only) – Danish – Dutch – English With more in prospect – French and underway – German – Italian – Norwegian – Polish – Slovak (Foundation only) – Spanish15 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  16. 16. The PRINCE2 manual is currently available inthe following languages: – English – Danish – Dutch – German – Polish With more in prospect – French and underway – Spanish – Mandarin Chinese – Norwegian16 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  17. 17. PWC Global Survey on Project Management -Key Findings* • Project Management is closely linked to project performance • Investing in staff development can pay off • Project Management Certification has links to high-performing projects • Using a project management methodology increases the likelihood of high-performing *Insights and Trends: Current Programme and projects Project Management Practices - PricewaterhouseCoopers17 © tony.perks@aims4change.com
  18. 18. Our Learning Approach “I forget what I was taught, I only remember what I learned” Patrick White 1912-1990 Australian Author 1973 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature18 © tony.perks@aims4change.com

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