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PRINCE2® (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based methodology for project management.It is flexible enough to be tailored to any project or any organisation. It covers the management, control and organization of a project. Used extensively by the HM Treasury of the United Kingdom, PRINCE2® is widely recognized as a well-known project management methodology in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and worldwide.

Since its introduction in 1989 as a government standard for IT project management, PRINCE2® has been taken on by both the public and private sectors and is now recognized as a de facto standard for project management and is practiced worldwide.

This foundation PRINCE2® certification will help candidates understand the fundamentals of the PRINCE2® project management methodology and will qualify candidates to apply and tailor the PRINCE2® principles, themes, and processes, to enhance productivity and operational functioning of projects. The Foundation course is a 3-day course. Participants are eligible to claim 21 PMI® PDUs upon attending this course.

Who should aim for this course?

This course is intended for organizations and individuals who seek to understand how PRINCE2® controlled approach in managing project to deliver result to the project stakeholders. This course is suitable for project managers, team managers, project support, assurance staff and managers from any discipline.

The PRINCE2® method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of project, and offers an excellent management foundation for any member of staff.


The PRINCE2® Foundation examination will lead to Foundation certification. The format of the examination is as follows:-

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 75 questions per paper
  • 5 questions are trial questions and will not be considered in the final score
  • 35 marks required (out of 70 available) to pass – 50%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book

The PRINCE2® Foundation certification is a pre-requisite for the PRINCE2® Practitioner examination.


There are no pre-requisites for the course and examination. However, some experience and awareness of project work would be advantageous

Course Curriculum

  • What is PRINCE2
  • History of PRINCE2
  • PRINCE2 benefits
  • Qualifications of PRINCE2
  • Taking the foundation exam
  • Project Organization
  • What is a Project?
  • Characteristics of a project
  • What is a Programme?
  • Organization roles
  • PRINCE2 Integrated environment
  • Embedding and Tailoring
  • Quiz

  • Introduction to the PRINCE2 process model diagram
  • Four Management levels
  • Processes
  • Principles
  • Themes
  • Quiz

  • Starting Up a project
    • Purpose
    • Project mandate
    • Objectives
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Project brief
  • Initiating a project
    • Purpose
    • Objectives
    • Activities performed during this process
      i. Prepare risk management strategy
      ii. Prepare configuration management strategy
      iii. Prepare Quality management strategy
      iv. Prepare communication management strategy
      v. Set up project controls
    • Roles and responsibilities
  • Controlling a Stage
    • Purpose
    • Objectives
    • Authorize the work package
    • Receive completed work package
    • Review stage status
    • Capture and examine risks and issues
    • Escalate issues and risks
    • Take corrective action
  • Quiz

  • Managing Product delivery process
    • Purpose
    • Objectives
    • Key activities
      i. Accept a work package
      ii. Execute a work package
      iii. Deliver a work package
  • Managing a Stage boundary process
    • Purpose
    • Objectives
    • Activities performed
  • Closing a Project
    • Purpose
    • Objectives
    • Key activities
      i. Planned closure
      ii. Premature closure
  • Directing a Project
    • Purpose
    • Objectives
    • Key activities
  • Quiz

  • Business Case
    • Programme Vs Business case
    • Benefits Review plan
    • Responsibilities
  • Organization
    • Three levels in project team
    • Team structure
    • Three project interests
    • Roles and responsibilities
  • Quality
    • Purpose
    • Quality planning
    • Quality control
      i. Quality methods
      ii. Quality register
    • Quality assurance
    • Quality review
    • Roles and responsibilities
  • Plan
    • Purpose
    • Three levels of plan
    • Management by exception
    • Planning procedure
    • Product based planning technique
    • Estimation methods
    • Project network diagrams
    • Risk analysis
    • Roles and responsibilities
  • Quiz

  • Risk
    • Purpose
    • Risk management procedure
      i. Probability and impact matrix
      ii. Qualitative risk analysis
      iii. Negative and Positive risks
    • Residual and Secondary risks
    • Risk budget
    • Risk tolerance and risk appetite
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Change
      • Purpose
      • Change types
      • Change authority and change budget
      • Baseline management products
      • Records and reports
      • Configuration management and change control prodedure
      • Roles and responsibilities
      • Progress
        • Purpose
        • Tolerances
        • Four controls
        • Number of stages
        • Roles and responsibilities
        • Quiz