PRINCE2® - PM Academy Botswana


PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Course

What is it about?

PRINCE2 (projects in a controlled environment) is a structured project management method for managing projects. It helps you work out who should be involved and what they will be responsible for. It gives you a set of processes to work through and explains what information you should be gathering along the way. Good projects, which deliver quality results, on-time and within budget are dependent on the capability of people involved from Project Board down to individual members.

Candidates need to show they understand the principles and terminology of the method and exhibit the competence required for the Foundation and Practitioner certifications, and show that they can apply and tune PRINCE2 to address the needs and problems of a specific project scenario.

How and when can I attend?

This is an intensive 5 day course leading to the PRINCE2 Foundation examination on the third day. The multiple choice, closed book exam is one hour and consists of 75 questions. Five of the questions are trial questions that do not contribute toward the final mark. Delegates must therefore obtain 50% out of the 70 available marks.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner Objective Test Exam (OTE) which takes place on the final day is a multiple choice two and a half hour exam. Delegates are presented with 8 questions worth 10 marks each. Delegates must obtain 55% out of the 80 available marks. This examination is open-book allowing only for the PRINCE2 Manual to be taken into the examination.

Delegates receive the following:

  • Accredited course material
  • PRINCE2 Textbook
  • Laminated “PRINCE2 in a Nutshell” handout that explains the Principles, Themes and Processes in a student friendly manner
  • Index tabs to assist in labeling your manual
  • Two Foundation sample exam paper and answer sets of 75 questions each.
  • Two full Practitioner sample exam paper, answer and rationale sets, each to be used in class to prepare students for the examination and
  • The PRINCE2 templates (Management Products)

The project management course is delivered with a blend of classroom training interventions and practical syndicate and individual sessions, evening work is also required during the course. All our facilitators are accredited by the APMG.

The project management course may be delivered at our premises or alternatively we also tailor the course to be delivered in-house with adequate attendees.

Who should attend?

This project management course will benefit all those involved in PRINCE2 projects, including:

  • Project Managers
  • General Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Team Managers & Support Staff
  • Staff who have a defined role
  • Project Management Consultants

Do I qualify?

Depending on experience, delegates are encouraged to devote at least 30 hours of pre-course studying before attending the course. All delegates must have successfully completed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam before moving on to the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.

Delegates who successfully complete the Practitioner exam are encouraged to pursue the Managing Successful Programmes Foundation and Practitioner accreditation.

What’s in it for me?

On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Initiate, plan and deliver well defined projects using the PRINCE2 methodology.
  • Show an understanding between processes, components, techniques and PRINCE2 products and the reasoning behind these.
  • Demonstrate ability to tune PRINCE2 to different project circumstances.

What can I expect?

This project management course follows the syllabus set down by the APM Group, including:

  • The Seven Principles
  • The Seven Themes
  • Product Based Planning
  • Quality Review Meeting
  • Process Based Approach
  • Project Governance
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment
  • Product Outlines and
  • A review of the Principles, Themes, Processes and Techniques of the PRINCE2 method, consolidating understanding and addressing any areas of concern that may arise.

What’s in it for me?

On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Apply sound project administration tools and techniques throughout the life cycle of the project
  • Provide support to a Project Manager, project team or Project Support Office.

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