PRINCE2® 6th Edition Foundation
About this Course?
Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2®) is a widely used and applied Project Management best practice that stands out due to its ability to offer a complete structured method that can be personalized for a specific context in order to successfully manage projects. They are able to work as a member of a project team, conducted according to the PRINCE2® method.
The PRINCE2® Foundation course is aimed at project managers or those who aspire to such a role. It is also interesting for anyone who is involved in the conception, creation and delivery of a project: members of the project board, project team managers, projects auditors, project support (PMO) and other resources.
- PRINCE2 enables the candidates to understand how projects need to be managed.
- To understand the specific aspects of Project Management methodology, including the Principles, Processes and Theme
- To understand the management products to support the execution o the projects
- To understand the ways and means of tailoring the project management methods to match the specific organizational & project requirements
Why should you take this course?
- PRINCE2 6th Edition (formerly PRINCE2 2017) is a leading and globally recognized project management methodology
- The course features a practice exam simulator, regular knowledge checks, instructor-led videos, and expert tutor support to help students prepare for their examinations
- The course content was created with help from leading PRINCE2 practitioners and subject matter experts
- It is cheaper and more efficient to study for both PRINCE2 exams as part of a suite
- PRINCE2 is also compatible with other methodologies and frameworks, such as PMP, Agile, and DevOps
- We offer each student 12 months access and FREE exam vouchers, as well as a FREE resit with Exam Pledge (T&C apply)
- This course is fully accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of APMG International
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Section 1 Introduction
This section is designed to welcome students to the PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation course. It includes a navigation video, as well as a course breakdown and lesson plan. Students will also come to understand exactly who can benefit from this course, as well as PRINCE2 in general.
- Introduction to PRINCE2
- Breakdown of the course
- Lesson plan
- Benefits of this course
- Benefits of PRINCE2
Section 2 The Key Concepts of PRINCE2
This section goes into detail on the key concepts of PRINCE2. By the end of the module, students should be able to recall:
- The definitions and characteristics of a ‘project’
- The 6 aspects of project performance to be managed
- What makes a project a ‘PRINCE2 project’
Students should also be able to describe the customer/supplier context on which PRINCE2 is based, including which considerations to take into account when undertaking projects in a commercial environment.
Section 3 Principles
This section looks at the seven ‘Principles’ of PRINCE2. These include:
- Continued Business Justification
- Learn from Experience
- Defined Roles and Responsibilities
- Manage by Stages
- Manage by Exception
- Focus on Products
- Tailor to Suit the Project
Section 4 Themes
Business Case – Students will be able to explain the purpose of the ‘Business Case’ Theme, including businesses cases and the benefits management approach. They should also be capable of describing PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Business Case Theme. Finally, they will be able to define the key concepts related to business justification, as well as the differences between them, including:
Organization – Students will come to understand the purpose of the ‘Organization’ Theme, as well as the communication management approach. By the end of the section, students should be able to describe what PRINCE2 requires, as a minimum, for applying the Organization Theme.They will also know the roles and responsibilities for the Theme (some of which may be combined), including:
- Project board
- Senior user
- Senior supplier
- Project assurance
- Change authority
- Project manager
- Team manager
- Project support
Finally, students should be able to explain the key concepts related to the Organization Theme, including the Stakeholder and the three ‘Project Interests’ (and how they are represented within the four levels of management).
Quality – Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the ‘Quality’ Theme, including:
- The product description
- The project product description
- The quality management approach
- The quality register
By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Quality Theme. They will also be capable of explaining the key concepts related to Quality, along with the differences between them:
- Quality planning and quality control
- Project assurance and quality assurance
- Customer quality expectations and acceptance criteria
Plans – Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the ‘Plans’ Theme, including:
- The project plan
- The stage plan
- The exception plan
- The team plan
By the end of this section, students should be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Plans Theme. Students will also be able to recall the steps described in the recommended approaches for planning, defining and analyzing products. Finally, students should be able to explain which factors to consider when structuring a project into management stages.
Risk – Students will be able to explain the purpose and contents of the ‘Risk’ Theme, as well as:
- A risk budget
- The risk management approach
- A risk register
By the end of this section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Theme, as well as PRINCE2’s recommended risk management procedure. They will also be able to define the key concepts related to Risk, as well as the differences between them:
- Risks as ‘Threats’ or ‘Opportunities’
- Recommended risk response types
- Risk owners
- Risk actionees
- Causes, events and effects
- Risk probability
- Risk impact
- Risk proximity
Change – Students will learn to explain the purpose of the ‘Change’ Theme, including the purpose of:
- Change budget
- Change control approach
- Configuration item record
- Issue register
- Issue report
- Product status account
By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Change Theme. They will also be able to describe the types of issues associated with the Theme, as well as the recommended issue and change control procedure.
Progress – Students will be able to explain the purpose of the ‘Progress’ Theme, as well as:
- The daily log
- Lessons log
- Lessons report
- Work package
- End-stage report
- End project report
- Checkpoint report
- Highlight report
- Exception report
By the end of the section, students will be able to describe PRINCE2’s minimum requirements for applying the Progress Theme. They will also be able to explain key concepts relating to Progress, including:
Section 5 Processes
This section looks at the seven ‘Processes’ of PRINCE2. By the end of the module, students should be able to explain the purpose, objectives and context of each Process, including:
- Starting up a Project (including the purpose of the ‘project brief’)
- Directing a Project (including the purpose of the ‘project initiation documentation (PID)’)
- Initiating a Project
- Controlling a Stage
- Managing Product Delivery
- Managing a Stage Boundary
- Closing a Project
Section 6 Case study
- Case study
section 7 Tailoring PRINCE2® to Project Environment
This section looks at the PRINCE2 practice of ‘Tailoring’. Students will learn about:
- Which aspects of a project can be tailored
- Who is responsible
- How tailoring decisions are documented
section 8 Practice Exam Simulators
Here, we offer students the chance to put into practice what they have learned so far on managing successful projects with PRINCE2. These practice exams are designed to simulate the official PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation examination. They also outline the rationale behind correct answers and how they relate to the key points covered in the course. When you feel you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact 4PA to request your FREE exam voucher.
section 9 Brochure
This course is designed to fully prepare candidates to sit both the PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation and PRINCE2 6th Edition Practitioner examinations. You can take the exam online (virtually) using a service provided by PeopleCert.
This course comes with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing, along with FREE exam vouchers. It is also eligible for Exam Pledge (a free resit on us!) – T&Cs apply. To receive your voucher, please contact the 4PA support team.
You can take your exam online (virtually) at any time using the service provided by PeopleCert. You are advised to take this online test to ensure that your microphone, webcam and internet connection are suitable for PeopleCert online exams.
PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation exam
- Closed book
- All questions are multiple choice
- There are 60 questions per paper (each worth one mark)
- 33 marks are required to pass (55%)
- Candidates will have one hour (60 minutes) to complete the exam
Online Exam Detail
What is PRINCE2?
PRINCE2 is a project management methodology owned by AXELOS. It offers a best practice framework, helping managers ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.
How does PRINCE2 work?
PRINCE2 projects have defined lifecycles and business products, corresponding activities which can achieve them, a specified amount of resources and an organizational structure with strictly defined responsibilities.
At the heart of every PRINCE2 project lies the ‘business case’, which must show that the benefits of the project are worth the effort and expenditure.
How valuable is a PRINCE2 certification?
According to Payscale, certified PRINCE2 users can earn between $53,000 and over $217,000 (or £26,000 and £107,000). Salaries depend on each candidate’s role, level of experience, and location.
How can PRINCE2 benefit businesses?
PRINCE2 offers proven best practices for project management. Users can enjoy greater control, clarity, and focus, with improved stakeholder representation and risk management.
PRINCE2 also relies on the ‘business case’ of a project throughout, to ensure that the project remains viable.
What do I need to know about the PRINCE2 exams?
The PRINCE2 Foundation exam is closed-book. It features 60 multiple-choice questions and lasts 60 minutes. The pass mark is 55%.
After passing this exam, a student can then move on to the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. This is an objective testing exam featuring 68 multiple-choice questions. The exam is open-book, lasts 150 minutes, and has a pass mark of 55%.
Who can use PRINCE2?
With project management being such an essential element of modern business, PRINCE2 can be used by virtually any organization in any industry. It is also extremely useful for both experienced and prospective project managers.
What does the PRINCE2 certification path look like?
Students start with PRINCE2 Foundation. Passing this allows them to move on to PRINCE2 Practitioner. PRINCE2 Agile qualifications can also serve as prerequisites for PRINCE2 exams, and vice versa.
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