Prince2 is a project management methodology that has gained enormous popularity in the UK, Europe, and Australia, and has recently sparked interest in China, India and Middle East. It originated from work done at the CCTA (Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency) in the UK in 1989.
Prince2 stands for Projects IN Controlled Environments. The 2 denotes that it is an updated version of the methodology from 1996 and 2005. Originally used for IT projects, it has been revised to become a set of generic principles that can be applied to all projects. Prince2 has become the standard project management approach for government projects whilst also becoming the de facto standard for general project management in the UK for non-government projects.
Many FTSE100 companies had adopted PRINCE2 as the standard. To be a globally recognised project manager there is no alternative to gain skills in PRINCE2 (although North American standard is PMBOK).
This course will primarily provide a focus on basics of project management, which is intended to refresh the knowledge of practicing project managers and also will work as a starter for the participants new to project management, as well as an in-depth look on the PRINCE2 methodology.
At the end of the day the participants will be able to –
• Understand the core concepts of project management including project planning, implementation, control and deliver;
• Know about various project management methodologies;
• Understand the usage of PRINCE2 in real business environment;
• Understand the components and processes of PRINCE2 methodology;
• Develop skills on implementing PRINCE2 in real life project environment.
The programme will be delivered using formal lectures combined with practical and interactive case studies and exercises. There will be a great emphasis on gaining practical experiences.
Contents of Training:
SESSION 1: DEVELOPING CORE PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS
STARTING THE PROJECT
What is project management?
Defining the project
PLANNING THE PROJECT
Planning for Quality: Work Breakdown, Precise Specifications, Job Specifications, Review)
Planning for Time: Schedule, Charting Time, GANTT Charts, PERT Diagrams, Review)
Planning for Cost: The Budget, Cost Components, Benefits of Careful Budgeting, Summary Worksheet
IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
SESSION 2:INTRODUCTION TO PRINCE2 AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Characteristics of project management
Project and product life cycles
History of PRINCE2
Overview of methodology
Building a business case
Project Management structure
Benefits of PRINCE2
INTRODUCTION TO PRINCE2 COMPONENTS
Project Organisation - Establish the Project Organisation with the necessary stakeholders
Change Control - Ensure that changes within the project are closely controlled
Configuration Management - Tracking the components of a final product and their versions for release is covered under configuration management
Quality Control - Establishing a Quality Approach to ensure the customers quality expectations are met
Risk Management - Ensure that risks are identified, evaluated and suitable management as well as action is taken
Plans - Creating a consist approach to all levels of planning with a project
Business Case - Defining the business case which justifies the start up and continuation of the project
Controls - Establish the control mechanisms to keep the project on track based on the risk, size and complexity of the project
SESSION 3: INTRODUCTION TO PRINCE2 PROCESSES
Starting a project
Initiating a project
Planning a project
Controlling a stage
Managing Stage Boundaries
Managing Product Delivery
Directing a project
Closing a Project
SESSION 4: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Integrating knowledge of project management with PRINCE2
Using computer software for project management (a brief introduction to Microsoft Project 2007)
Study on real life business cases.