PRINCE2® stands for PRoject IN Controlled Environment version 2. PRINCE2® provides a methodology for efficient project management practices by addressing the various aspects of project management such as: quality management, control and organisation of a project so as to achieve goals and values of the performing organisation.
There are 4 integrated elements for the PRINCE2® methodology, namely: Seven principles, Seven themes, Seven processes and Tailoring PRINCE2® to the project environment. And this is what the PRINCE2® Foundation Certification Exam would be about. The PRINCE2® Foundation Certification Exam would be mainly about the understanding and memorisation of these key principles, themes and processes while the PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam would be largely about the application of these.
Important: The new PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner exams (PRINCE2® 2017) are available from 10 July 2017 (details of the changes here).
*Statistics given in this video are taken from AXELOS’ 2016 PRINCE2 Report.
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- 7 Principles
- 7 Themes
- Business Case Theme
- Organization Theme
- Quality Theme
- Plans Theme
- Risk Theme
- Change Theme
- Progress Theme
- 7 Processes
- Starting Up a Project Process
- Directing a Project Process
- Initiating a Project Process
- Controlling a Stage Process
- Managing Product Delivery Process
- Managing a Stage Boundary Process
- Closing a Project Process
- Tailoring PRINCE2 to Project Environment