PRINCE2 Foundation Course Structure – Read Me First

PRINCE2 Foundation Course Training Structure

Congratulations – you are just a few steps away from your PRINCE2 Foundation EXAM PASS!

You are now one of the few folks out there who are taking their path to the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam seriously…

If you have checked out the Official “Managing Successful Project with PRINCE2” manual, with its mind-melting 200,000 words, 87 detailed figures, 63 sets of charts and 26 management templates, then you will already be feeling vulnerable to exam failure. I too, was once in your shoes.

I have been teaching PRINCE2 to packed seminars since 1996, so I know a thing or two about PRINCE2, its syllabus, what questions the examiner can ask, and what questions he won’t…

If this was a traditional ‘book’ it would run to about 80 pages covering just the information you need for your Foundation Exam. You see, I’ve filtered out the rest, so you can fast-track to a pass!

Oh yes, and I’ve filled this study aid with 44 large full colour diagrams far better than those you will find in the official manual. But there’s more…

See, I’ve added a full strength PRINCE2 Foundation Exam with questions and answers, so you can test your proficiency. I would suggest that you have a pad of paper to take notes or capture key points if you wish.

Don’t worry about getting everything committed to memory. I would suggest 60 to 80% understanding of the material, along with a similar score in my Sample Exam, shows that you are in good shape for a First-Time Pass!

My intention is to give you an easy read system of the key PRINCE2 Foundation Exam areas that you need to know to ace your PRINCE2 Foundation Exam.

So, I honed the complex Official Managing Successful Projects Manual down to just the essential Step-By-Step PRINCE2 Foundation aspects.

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From the Desk of Dave Litten

To make your Step-By-Step learning so much easier, I have included extensive full color diagrams for your speedy pathway to success.

I’d recommend you skim through this using it almost as an aide memoire – if you find yourself not sure of a topic, then I urge you to review the material again.

If you find these focused lessons helped you to better focus on your revision, then I have achieved my objectives.

These Lessons are aligned with the official syllabus will help you on your way to achieve the PRINCE2 Foundation Status and to that goal, do let us know when you PASS!

Finally, pay special attention to my PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST information – as this tells you exactly what the Examiner can ask you – and what they can’t!

Good Luck!


Projex Academy PRINCE2 Foundation Structure

Your main learning material is the set of full-colour NINE Handbook Study Guides. These Module Handbook Study Guides will teach you PRINCE2 In Easy Bite-sized Chunks!

IMPORTANT: In addition, I have included NINE videos on the fundamental PRINCE2 areas you will need to grasp. Rather than give you access to all nine videos at the end of your study, I have instead, added one each as extra preparation for each module.

Be aware, that each video will include different topic material to each Module Handbook Study Guide. This is intentional.

Here then, is a master guide to the structure of our Projex Academy PRINCE2 Foundation Exam Masterclass:

PRINCE2 Foundation Masterclass Handbook Lessons

LESSON 1

Module ONE Handbook and Study Guide

  • The PRINCE2 Foundation Exam
  • The PRINCE2 Processes
  • PRINCE2 Introduction
  • Project performance management
  • Project and Programme differences
  • The Benefits of using PRINCE2
  • The Seven PRINCE2 Principles
  • Continued business justification
  • Learn from experience
  • Defined roles and responsibilities
  • Manage by stages
  • Manage by exception
  • Focus on products
  • Tailor to suit the project environment
  • The Process and Themes Relationship
  • Test Questions
  • PRINCE2 Management Products

VIDEO: PRINCE2 Introduction, Foundation Exam, and PRINCE2 Lifecycle

LESSON 2

Module TWO Handbook and Study Guide

  • The Project Processes
  • PRINCE2 Process Sequence
  • An Overview of the Seven PRINCE2 Processes
  • Starting up a project (SU)
  • Initiating a Project (IP)
  • The Starting Up a Project Process
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • Starting Up a Project
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • The Initiating a Project process
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • The Initiating a Project process
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • Test Questions

VIDEO: PRINCE2 Overview, Structure, and Benefits

LESSON 3

Module THREE Handbook and Study Guide

  • Directing a Project (DP)
  • Directing a Project
  • The Directing a Project process
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • The Directing a Project process
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • Controlling a Stage (CS)
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Controlling a Stage process
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • The Controlling a Stage process
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • Managing Product Delivery (MP)
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing Product Delivery process
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • The Managing Product Delivery process
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • Managing a Stage Boundary (SB)
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Managing a Stage Boundary process
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • The Managing a Stage Boundary process
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • Closing a Project (CP)
  • Closing a Project
  • Test Questions

VIDEO: PRINCE2 Project Characteristics and PRINCE2 In Context

LESSON 4

Module FOUR Handbook and Study Guide

PRINCE2 Foundation Sample Exam – Paper ONE

PRINCE2 Foundation Roadmap Handbook

  • Manage By Exception
  • Tolerance
  • PRINCE2 THEMES
  • The Business Case Theme
  • The Business Case
  • Outputs, outcomes, and benefits
  • PRINCE2 Business Benefit Reviews
  • Measuring Business Benefits
  • The Benefits Management Approach
  • The Business Case Theme
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • The Organization Theme
  • The Project Board
  • The FOUR levels of management
  • Change authority
  • Processes that use the Organization Theme
  • Project Support
  • The Communication Management Approach document
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • The Organization Theme
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • Test Questions

VIDEO: PRINCE2 Product Outlines and PRINCE2 Timeline

LESSON 5

Module FIVE Handbook and Study Guide

PRINCE2 Foundation Sample Exam – Paper TWO

  • The Progress Theme
  • The controls used by the Project Board and Project Manager
  • The Work Package
  • The Lessons Log
  • The Lessons Report
  • The Highlight Report
  • The Checkpoint Report
  • The Issue Report
  • The End Stage Report
  • The End Project Report
  • The Exception Report
  • Applying Tolerances
  • How many stages?
  • Stage cost
  • Project Manager and Team Manager/Team experience
  • Management Stages risk and complexity
  • Project Complexity
  • Product creation points
  • Duration of Management Stages
  • Business decision points
  • The Progress Theme
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • Test Questions

VIDEO: PRINCE2 Principles and Management Stages – Part ONE

LESSON 6

Module SIX Handbook and Study Guide

PRINCE2 Foundation Sample Exam – Paper THREE

  • The Risk Theme
  • Risk Theme support of the continued business justification Principle
  • Risk Response Types for Threats and Opportunities
  • The Risk Register
  • PRINCE2 Risk Management Road Map
  • Risk Management within the Stage
  • Risk Responsibilities
  • The Risk Theme
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • The Risk Theme
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • The Quality Theme
  • Project Assurance and Quality Assurance
  • The Quality Review Technique
  • The Product Description
  • The Quality Theme
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • The Quality Theme
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • Test Questions

VIDEO: PRINCE2 Principles – Part TWO

LESSON 7

Module SEVEN Handbook and Study Guide

PRINCE2 Foundation Sample Exam – Paper FOUR

  • The Plans Theme
  • The Plans Theme and the product-based planning technique
  • The three types of management product
  • PRINCE2 Principles of the Plans Theme
  • The product-based planning technique (four steps)
  • Write the Project Product Description
  • Create the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)
  • Identifying activities and dependencies
  • Prepare estimates
  • Prepare the schedule
  • Assess and assign resources
  • Level resource usage
  • Agree control points
  • Define milestones
  • Calculate total resource requirements and costs
  • Present the schedule
  • Analyze the risks
  • Document the plan
  • Product-Based Planning – design details
  • The Product Breakdown Structure
  • Product Descriptions
  • Product Flow Diagram
  • The Plans Theme
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • The Plans Theme
  • The Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • Test Exercises

VIDEO: PRINCE2 Themes

LESSON 8

Module EIGHT Handbook and Study Guide

PRINCE2 Foundation Sample Exam – Paper FIVE

  • The Change Theme
  • PRINCE2 change control – General issues
  • PRINCE2 change control – Request For Change
  • PRINCE2 change control – Off Specification
  • Change Authority
  • Management By Exception
  • Issue and Change Procedure
  • Concessions
  • The Issue Report
  • The Issue Register
  • PRINCE2 Configuration Management
  • The Product Status Account
  • Configuration Management functions
  • The Change Management Approach
  • The Configuration Item Record
  • PRINCE2 activity points using configuration management
  • Appendix A of the Official PRINCE2 Manual
  • The Change Theme
  • PRINCE2 EXAM BOOST
  • Foundation Exam learning outcomes
  • Test Questions

VIDEO: PRINCE2 Process Timeline and Management By Exception

LESSON 9

Module NINE Handbook and Study Guide

PRINCE2 Foundation EXAM SIMULATOR

The PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

The PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

Sample Foundation Exam

Sample Foundation Exam Answers

VIDEO: PRINCE2 Tailoring

BONUSES:

PRINCE2 ROADMAP VIDEO

Downloadable PRINCE2 Process and Management Product WALLCHART

Free PRINCE2 Foundation Exam – Questions and Answers