Enhance Your Chances of Project Success to Achieve Excellence

PRINCE2® is a structured and process-based methodology for project management for providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects. The method is the de-facto standard for project management in the UK and is practiced worldwide. It is based on a wealth of experience drawn from thousands of projects undertaken in organisations around the world.

PRINCE2® is a flexible method that guides you through the essential for running a successful project regardless of project type or scale. PRINCE2® can be tailored to meet your organsation or industry-specific requirements.

With a strong focus on business justification, PRINCE2® provides a framework covering the wide variety of disciplines and activities required within a project.

Adopting PRINCE2® provides your organisations’ projects with:

• A common, consistent approach
• A controlled and organized start, middle and end
• Regular reviews and assurance of progress against the plan and business case
• Involvement of management and stakeholders at the right points during the project
• Good communication channels between the project and relevant business areas
• A means of capturing and sharing lessons learned.

One of PRINCE2®’s greatest strengths is that it is truly generic; the method can be applied to all types of projects regardless of scale, industry, sector and geography.

What is the PRINCE2® certification?

PEOPLECERT PRINCE2 ATO LogoThe PRINCE2® is a part of the AXELOS Global Best Practice portfolio. The PRINCE2® certification has Foundation and Practitioner levels, and provides a basis for accreditation of people involved in PRINCE2® project environments and helping them make informed decisions about the risks that affect their strategic, programme, project and operational objectives.

Target Audience

The PRINCE2® certification is designed for candidates:

  • who are Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owner);
  • who are Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers);
  • who are Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts);
  • who are Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel);
  • who are operational line managers or team members;
  • who are key team members in the design, development and delivery of projects.

Course Outline

Area 1: PRINCE2® Overview and Principles

  • Definition and Characteristics of a Project
  • 6 Aspects of Project Performance
  • 4 Integrated Elements in a PRINCE2® environment
  • 7 Principles, 7 Themes and 7 Processes
  • Customer/Supplier Context of a PRINCE2® Project
  • Benefits of using PRINCE2®
  • Difference between Embedding and Tailoring PRINCE2®

Area 2: Business Case Theme

  • Purpose of the Business Case Theme
  • Definition of a Project Output, an Outcome, a Benefit and a Dis-Benefit
  • Business Case and Benefits Review Plan
  • Relationship between a Programme’s Business Case and a Project’s Business Case

Area 3: Organization Theme

  • Purpose of the Organization Theme
  • Roles within the Organization Theme
  • Project Board, Project Manager, Project Assurance, Change Authority, Team Manager, and Project Support
  • Definition of Stakeholders
  • Communication Management Strategy
  • 4 Levels of Project Management Structure

Area 4: Quality Theme

  • Purpose of the Quality Theme
  • Quality Review Team Roles
  • Quality Review Technique
  • Quality Planning, Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Difference between Customer’s Quality Expectations and Acceptance Criteria
  • Difference between Quality Assurance and Project Assurance
  • Project Product Description, Product Description, Quality Register, and Quality Management Strategy
  • PRINCE2® Approach to Quality – Quality Audit Trail

Area 5: Plans Theme

  • Purpose of the Plans Theme
  • Levels of Plan recommended by PRINCE2®
  • Product-based Planning Technique
  • Project Plan, Stage Plans, Team Plans, and Exception Plans

Area 6: Risk Theme

  • Purpose of the Risk Theme
  • Definition of a Risk
  • Difference between a Threat and an Opportunity
  • Difference between a Risk Owner and a Risk Actionee
  • Recommended Risk Response Types
  • Definitions of Risk Budget, Risk Probability, Risk Impact and Risk Proximity
  • Difference between Cause, Event and Effect
  • Risk Management Strategy and Risk Register
  • Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance
  • Inherent Risk, Secondary Risk, and Residual Risk

Area 7: Change Theme

  • Purpose of the Change Theme
  • 3 Types of Issues: Request for Change, Off-Specification, and Problem/Concern
  • 5 Typical Activities of Configuration Management
  • Change Budget
  • Configuration Management Strategy and Configuration Item Record
  • Issue Report and Issue Register
  • Product Status Account
  • Issue and Change Control Procedure

Area 8: Progress Theme

  • Purpose of the Progress Theme
  • Lines of Authority and Report between the 4 Levels of Management
  • Difference between Event-Driven and Time-Driven Controls
  • Management Stages
  • Factors to consider in identifying Management Stages
  • Varieties of Tolerances
  • Daily Log, Lessons Log and Work Package
  • End Stage Report, End Project Report, and Lessons Report
  • Checkpoint Report, Highlight Report, and Exception Report
  • Work Package

Areas 9-14: PRINCE2 Seven Processes

  • Starting Up a Project (SU) Process
  • Initiating a Project (IP) Process
  • Controlling a Stage (CS) Process
  • Managing Product Delivery (MP) Process
  • Managing a Stage Boundary (SB) Process
  • Closing a Project (CP) Process
  • Purpose, Objective and Context of all seven processes
  • Activities and Responsibilities within the seven processes

PRINCE2® Exam Format

 PRINCE2® FoundationPRINCE2® PractitionerPRINCE2® Re-Registration
Question TypeMultiple ChoiceMultiple Choice;
objective testing based on a case-study scenario
Multiple Choice;
objective testing based on a case-study scenario
No. of Questions75 (5 trial and unscored)80 (4 main questions,
each subdivided to 20)
30 (3 main questions,
each subdivided to 10)
Duration60 minutes2.5 hours1 hour
Passing Score (%)35 out of 70 (50%)44 out of 80 (55%)17 out of 30 (55%)
Exam StyleClosed-bookRestricted open book
– only the Official Manual
may be used
Restricted open book
– only the Official Manual
may be used

"The whole is more than the sum of its parts."

~ Aristotle