The practical use of PRINCE 2 methodology in projects management.

Effective project management is the best test for the efficiency of use of resources and achievement of objectives. The training techniques and tools will be applied in the management at each stage of the life cycle of the project, under established organizational and financial conditions and with optimal use of the project team.

Purpose of training:

  • Gain knowledge of skills in the use of PRINCE2 methodology, as one of the standards of project management.
  • Understanding and mastering the key principles and techniques relating to planning and actions that must be taken to implement this methodology - knowledge of methodology on the level of the PRINCE2 Foundation certification exam.
  • Presentation and explanation of the constituent elements of PRINCE 2 methodology on specific examples and comparing them to other standards of project management.
  • Understanding and mastering in practice the rules resulting from the difference between the process approach and design approach.
  • Acquirement of the skills for exact determination of relationships and boundaries between the project and the business context of the project activities.
  • Preparing trainees for practical use of knowledge acquired during training on the methodology PRINCE2.

After the training the student should be able to:

  • start a new project,
  • match the aims and objectives of the project to the explicit needs of the project environment,
  • develop and implement a reliable design control system,
  • establish a work timetable,
  • define the project resources and assign tasks.

The program is designed for workers, professionals and middle to high skills management staff. The training program, including tests and exercises will be adapted to the profile of participants.

The work methods used during the training:

Training is conducted with the use of active methods of case studies, team work and real projects. Classes will be held in the form of presentation with the discussions on key problem issues. During the course there will be provided answers to questions from participants and discussion on case studies. Depending on demand, there are practical workshops available in all aspects of training. In supplement of such methods there will be individual and group exercises, tests and moderated discussions.

The training program:

Agenda is universal and can be tailored to specific customer expectations, after a conversation with him setting out these expectations (e.g, description and development techniques in the methodology for a particular type of project or a specific project, which intends to pursue the client). The days in agenda are only the sample and may be modified according to your needs.

Day one

  • The basic definitions of projects management (enterprises).
  • Characteristics and the definition of the project and classification of types of projects; examples.
  • Basics of project management and project constraints.
  • Myths about the methodologies of project management and the, so called, common sense.
  • Exercise I: review of the test questions (the questions for certification exam).
  • The analysis of the project - PRINCE 2 approach in comparison to other standards.
  • Identifying successes and failures of projects.
  • Problem analysis and project aims - business.justification.
  • Exercise II: review of the test questions (the questions for certification exam).
  • The role and tasks of the project manager - a comparison of standards.
  • The qualifications and characteristics of the project manager.
  • Definition of roles in the project.
  • Construction of the Project Management Team - the rules, procedures, pitfalls.
  • Summary of the day.

Day two

  • Technology, Components, Processes.
  • General discussion of the processes.
  • Business justification.
  • Exercise III: review of the test questions (the questions for certification exam).
  • Initiating the Project.
  • Kilman Test.
  • Structure of the project: the definition of products.
  • PRINCE2 - planning technique based on the products.
  • Diagram of implications.
  • Analysis of cost-effectiveness of investment in relation to the business justification.
  • Scheduling of work.
  • Monitoring of the project.
  • Deviation from the baseline.
  • Exercise IV: review of the test questions (the questions for certification exam).
  • Risk management and design changes in the project.
  • Definition and valuation of risk.
  • Identification and analysis of risk.
  • Planning response to the risk.
  • Risk monitoring.
  • Summary of the day.

Day three

  • Phase control (SE).
  • Identification and control of the responsibility of the Project Manager.
  • The Steering Committee and the changes in the project.
  • Strategic Project Management (ZS).
  • Exercise V: review of the test questions (the questions for certification exam).
  • Production management (WP).
  • The management of the stage (ZE).
  • Stages planning.
  • Emergency Plan.
  • Managing Change in the PRINCE2 methodology.
  • Exercise VI: review of the test questions (the questions for certification exam).
  • Final report of the project.
  • Reports of experience.
  • Review of project evaluation.
  • Follow-ups.
  • Withdrawal plans.
  • Secure closure.
  • Knowledge consolidation of the PRINCE2 methodology.
  • Customer - supplier environment.
  • The final test - a summary.
  • Completion of training, the actual handing over of certificates.