PRINCE2® Foundation (AXELOS Accredited)

Pass the PRINCE2® Foundation examination first time and gain a real in depth understanding of PRINCE2®.
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  • Length 10 hours
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a widely used project management method that navigates you through all the essentials for running a successful project. PRINCE2® is a flexible method and is aimed at all types of projects.

Companies and organizations often have difficulty organizing projects efficiently, resulting in increased costs, delays and failures. The time constraints, risks and complexity of many projects puts pressure on project managers and team members. PRINCE2® (Projects in Controlled Environments), the default standard for project management, is the solution to take projects to a higher level.

This course is accredited by EXIN on behalf of AXELOS

The course consists of:

  • 45 video lessons, lasting 8 hours 50 minutes
  • 2 sample foundation exam papers (1 hour each)
  • 7 Case Studies
  • 3 White Papers

The course covers the entire foundation exam syllabus including:

  • seven PRINCE2 Principles
  • seven PRINCE2 Processes
  • seven PRINCE2 Themes

Better prospects for the professional and the organization

A PRINCE2 certificate from AXELOS proves the professional has the required skills, knowledge and competence to successfully manage projects. That's why more and more companies around the world demand project managers who have a PRINCE2 certificate. An AXELOS certificate for PRINCE2 takes the skills of professionals to a higher level, thereby strengthening the organization he or she works for.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

Copyright © Zindiak Limited and AXELOS Limited 2015. All rights reserved.

Material in this course has been sourced from Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® manual 2009 Edition

What are the requirements?

  • There are no formal prerequisites for this course
  • We recommend that students purchase the official AXELOS manual "Managing Successful Project with PRINCE2® 2009 Edition" prior to taking the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Pass the AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation Certification Examination
  • Know the characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2®.
  • Understand the PRINCE2® principles.
  • Understand the purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2® processes.
  • Understand the purpose of the PRINCE2® roles, management products and themes.

What is the target audience?

  • Aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers. Also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects including: Project Board members, Team Managers, Project Assurance, Project Support and operational line managers/staff.
  • PRINCE2® Foundation is part of the Best Management Practice portfolio and a prerequisite for the PRINCE2® Practitioner.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and Essential Reading
05:25

This lecture provides an introduction to the course, including:

  • Introduction to your trainer
  • Details of the PRINCE2® Foundation Examination
  • An outline of the structure of the course


3 pages

This document provides an introduction to the course materials.

Our evaluation form is included in the additional resources, we should be grateful if you would complete it and return it to your instructor upon completion of the course.

Section 2: Introduction to PRINCE2®
10:50

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The Importance of Projects
  • What makes project different?
14:15

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • Why have a Project Management Method
  • What a Project Manager does
  • What is it we wish to control
17:09

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The structure of PRINCE2®
  • What PRINCE2® does NOT provide
  • The benefits of PRINCE2®
  • Where PRINCE2® fits into Best Management Practice
  • The Customer/Supplier Context
Introduction to PRINCE2®
6 questions
Section 3: Introduction to Processes and Themes
10:07

This lecture provides a brief introduction to:

  • the seven PRINCE2 Processes
  • the seven PRINCE2 Themes

We cover all the Processes and Themes in much more detail later in the course but it will help your understanding to gain an overview of them early on.

Section 4: PRINCE2® Principles
14:07

This lecture covers the first four of the seven PRINCE2 Principles:

  • Continued business justification
  • Learn from experience
  • Defined roles and responsibilities
  • Manage by stages
18:38

This lecture covers the remaining three PRINCE2 Principles:

  • Manage by exception
  • Focus on products
  • Tailor to suit the environment
PRINCE2® Principles
7 questions
Section 5: Starting up a Project Process (SU)
08:40

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the SU process
  • The objectives of the SU process
  • The context of the SU process
  • The purpose of a Project Brief
04:19

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the DP process
  • The first part of:
    • the objectives of the DP process
    • the context of the DP process
Starting up a Project (SU)
4 questions
Section 6: Initiating a Project Process (IP)
17:30

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the IP process
  • The objectives of the IP process
  • The context of the IP process
  • The purpose of a Project Initiation Documentation (PID)
02:52

When you have completed this lecture you will understand the second part of:

  • the objectives of the DP process
  • the context of the DP process
6 questions

6 sample examination questions to test your knowledge of the Initiating a Project process.

Section 7: Controlling a Stage Process (CS)
15:21

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the CS process
  • The objectives of the CS process
  • The context of the CS process
04:04

When you have completed this lecture you will understand the third part of:

  • the objectives of the DP process
  • the context of the DP process
Controlling a Stage (CS)
3 questions
Section 8: Managing Product Delivery Process (CS)
13:12

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the MP process
  • The objectives of the MP process
  • The context of the MP process
Managing Product Delivery (MP)
3 questions
Section 9: Managing a Stage Boundary Process (SB)
10:29

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the SB process
11:17

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The objectives of the SB process
09:18

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The context of the SB process
Managing a Stage Boundary (SB)
4 questions
Section 10: Closing a Project Process (CP)
02:11

When you have completed this lecture you will understand the fourth part of:

  • the objectives of the DP process
  • the context of the DP process
14:10

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the CP process
  • The objectives of the CP process
15:01

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The context of the CP process
Closing a Project (CP)
3 questions
03:15

When you have completed this lecture you will understand the fifth part of:

  • the objectives of the DP process
  • the context of the DP process
Directing a Project (DP)
2 questions
Section 11: Business Case Theme (BC)
11:22

When you have completed this lecture you will understand and be able to define a project:

  • output
  • outcome
  • benefit
  • dis-benefit
07:40

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the Business Case theme
  • The purpose of a:
    • Business Case
    • Benefits Review Plan
Business Case (BC)
3 questions
Section 12: Organization Theme (OR)
15:00

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the Organization theme
  • The three project interests and how these are represented within the three levels of the project management team structure
14:26

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • Roles within the Organization theme
  • The responsibilities and characteristics of the role of the:
    • Project Board
    • Project Manager
15:52

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The responsibilities and characteristics of the role of the:
    • Project Assurance
    • Change Authority
    • Team Manager
    • Project Support
  • What a stakeholder is
  • The purpose of the Communication Management Strategy
Organization (OR)
8 questions
Section 13: Quality Theme (QU)
12:44

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the Quality theme
  • The difference between quality assurance and Project Assurance
  • The objectives of the quality review technique

You will also be able to recall the recommended quality review team roles.

10:01

When you have completed this lecture and the next you will understand:

  • The difference between quality planning, quality control and quality assurance
11:50

When you have completed this lecture and the previous lecture you will understand:

  • The difference between quality planning, quality control and quality assurance

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The difference between customer’s quality expectations and acceptance criteria
  • The purpose of a:
    • Project Product Description
    • Product Description
    • Quality Register
    • Quality Management Strategy
Quality (QU)
9 questions
Section 14: Plans Theme (PL)
10:36

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the Plans theme
  • The Levels of plan recommended by PRINCE2
10:14

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the Project Plan
  • The purpose of a Stage Plan
12:05

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of Team Plans
  • The purpose of an Exception Plan
  • The tasks within the product-based planning technique
09:05

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The benefits of product-based planning
Plans (PL)
7 questions
Section 15: Risk Theme (RK)
17:04

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the Risk theme
  • The definition of a risk
  • The difference between a threat and an opportunity
  • What Risk Management is
17:24

When you have completed this lecture you will know the five steps of the recommended risk management procedure:

  • Identify (context and risks)
  • Assess (Estimate and Evaluate)
  • Plan
  • Implement
  • Communicate

You will also understand the following steps in detail:

  • Identify (context and risks)
  • Assess (Estimate)

When you have completed this lecture you will also understand:

  • The difference between cause, event and effect when expressing a risk
  • The risk probability, risk impact and risk proximity
15:18

When you have completed this lecture you will understand the following steps of the risk management procedure in detail:

  • Assess (Evaluate)
  • Plan

When you have completed this lecture you will also understand:

  • The recommended risk response types and whether they are used to respond to a threat or an opportunity.
08:46

When you have completed this lecture you will understand the following steps of the risk management procedure in detail:

  • Implement
  • Communicate

When you have completed this lecture you will also understand:

  • The difference between a risk owner and a risk actionee
  • The purpose of a risk budget
13:42

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of a:
    • Risk Management Strategy
    • Risk Register
  • The concept of risk appetite and risk tolerance
Risk (RK)
11 questions
Section 16: Change Theme (CH)
14:55

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • Change
  • The three types of issue
  • The five typical activities of configuration management
17:08

When you have completed this lecture you will understand the purpose of:

  • the Change Theme
  • a Change Authority
  • a Change Budget
  • the Daily Log:
  • the Configuration Management Strategy
  • a Configuration Item Record
  • an Issue Report
12:08

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of:
    • an Issue Register
    • a Product Status Account
  • The steps in the recommended issue and change control procedure:
    • Capture
    • Examine
    • Propose
    • Decide
    • Implement
Change (CH)
11 questions
Section 17: Progress Theme (PG)
15:12

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The purpose of the Progress theme
  • The concept of management stages and the difference between management and technical stages
  • The factors to consider in identifying management stages
12:40

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • The difference between event-driven and time-driven controls
  • Tolerance(s):
    • when and how tolerances are set and exceptions reported,
    • in which management products tolerances are documented and
    • how management by exception applies to the different levels of management
16:02

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • Lines of authority and reporting between the four levels of management
  • The purpose of a:
    • Daily Log
    • Lessons Log
    • Work Package
    • End Stage Report
    • End Project Report
    • Lessons Report
    • Checkpoint Report
    • Highlight Report
    • Exception Report
Progress (PG)
9 questions
Section 18: Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project
06:44

Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment isn't on the Foundation syllabus.

However, there may be an odd question on the exam that refers to it and it is one of the four integrated elements of PRINCE2, so this lecture provides a brief overview.

When you have completed this lecture you will understand:

  • the difference between Tailoring and Embedding
Section 19: Sample Examination Papers
Sample Exam Paper 1
27 pages
Sample Exam Paper 2
27 pages
Section 20: Case Studies and White Papers
Case Studies
6 pages
14 pages

This lecture provides 3 PRINCE2 white papers for you to download and read.

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Instructor Biography

Zindiak Limited, Best Management Practice - Training and Consultancy

Zindiak Limited

We are a Training and Consultancy company focused on the AXELOS Best Management Practice Products.

AXELOS’ qualifications are globally recognized and highly sought after by potential employers. They can help you to quickly improve your skills and capabilities across a number of key business disciplines, in turn driving strong business performance.

We provide training in all their well-known and highly regarded certifications including ITIL® for IT Service Management, PRINCE2® for Project Management, RESILIA™ for Cyber Resilience and M_o_R® for Risk Management.

All Zindiak Training Courses are accredited by EXIN on Behalf of AXELOS. This is your guarantee that this course meets the strict quality criteria defined by AXELOS.

Zindiak is a Certified AXELOS Global Partner.

Matt Trigg (Trainer)

Over 25 years' experience delivering business benefits to organizations in the public and private sectors.

PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile™, M_o_R® and RESILIA AXELOS Accredited Trainer.

MoP®, MSP®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile™, M_o_R®, MoV®, P3O®, RESILIA Practitioner.

Matt has passed 27 AXELOS certification examinations and will teach you exactly what you need to know in order to pass your certification exam first time.

ITIL®, PRINCE2®, MSP®, M_o_R®, MoP®, MoV® and P3O® are Registered Trade Marks of AXELOS Limited.

PRINCE2 Agile™ and Resilia™ are Trade Marks of AXELOS Limited.

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