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PRINCE2 Training Courses for Structured Project Management

~ By Robert Norton

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If you are new to project management, or want to improve your project management skills, PRINCE2 training courses is for you. PRINCE2 is a project management method that covers the organisation and management of projects.

This article will define project management; briefly discuss the history of PRINCE2, what is involved in PRINCE2 training courses, and how it will benefit both you and your company. Project management is the process of planning, organising, staffing, giving direction, and controlling the production of a system using knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques. A structured project management method is the written description of a logical and organised approach, and PRINCE2 is a structured project management method that can be tailored for use on any type or size of project.

PRINCE (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) was established in 1989 by CCTA (Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency), now renamed the OGC (Office of Government Commerce). PRINCE was later developed into PRINCE2 by a group of project management specialists. Over 150 public and private sector organisations were involved in reviewing the quality of the method as it was produced, and it was released in October 1996. PRINCE2 is seen as the generic, best practice approach to meet the needs of business. It is widely used in the public and private sector and is the "de-facto" standard for project management within the UK and internationally. With such an impressive history, it is no wonder that PRINCE2 training courses are in demand.

PRINCE2 training explains the series of processes that cover all the activities needed for a project from the beginning to the end. The training focuses on business justification and demonstrates how its flexibility is applied to any project. It gives a defined organisation structure for the project management team, and shows how a structured management project should operate with an organised and controlled start, middle and end.

If you haven't had any PRINCE2 training there are two options - first option is the PRINCE2 Foundation training course. Second option is the PRINCE2 Foundation training course in conjunction with PRINCE2 Practitioner training course that allows you to become a fully qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner. The PRINCE2 Foundation training course aims to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to PRINCE2 and to prepare you for the PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate examination. The course objectives include:

  • To recognise the factors that enable successful projects to be delivered on time, within budget and according to expectations.
  • Describe the PRINCE2 components, processes, and techniques.
  • Recognise and use the main PRINCE2 terminology.
  • Prepare for and take the PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate examination.

The benefits of undertaking PRINCE2 Foundation training is being able to understand a structured approach to project management; enhance your CV and increase your career prospects.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner training course enables you to become a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner. The PRINCE2 Practitioner course covers the processes, components, and techniques included in the PRINCE2 Project Management Method. The course prepares you for the APM Group examinations, and includes instructor led tuition, individual exercises, and case studies. The course objectives include:

  • How to tailor the PRINCE2 method to different projects.
  • Identify the terminology used in PRINCE2.
  • Apply PRINCE2 to a given scenario.
  • Prepare for and sit the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination.

The benefits of undertaking PRINCE2 Practitioner course will boost your confidence in managing or participating in projects, gain experience of the main PRINCE2 techniques, and become a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner, which in turn will boost your career prospects.

In conclusion, PRINCE2 is excellent for people who are involved with project management, and individuals who have taken a PRINCE2 training course have said how valuable the training has been for themselves and their organisation.


Robert Norton wrote the article 'PRINCE2 Training Courses for Structured Project Management' and recommends you visit the International Institute for Learning for more information on PRINCE2 training courses.


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