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PRINCE2® Study Guide

Book Description

Everything you need to be fully prepared to take the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exam

As an internationally recognized certification which focuses on the Foundation and Practitioner levels along with being recommended by the Project Management Institute, the PRINCE2 accreditation gives a bolster to any resume.

The author, David Hinde, has trained hundreds of individuals from many different backgrounds to prepare for the PRINCE2 exams. The book provides explanations of all parts of the PRINCE2 approach, lots of practical examples, and a whole range of mock examination questions to test your knowledge.

  • Explains all the PRINCE2 themes, processes, principles, roles and management products for the very latest version of PRINCE2 (PRINCE2 2009 Edition)

  • Features full coverage of all Foundation and Practitioner level exam objectives

  • Presents real–world scenarios, showing how the method is used in business and the public sector

  • Includes challenging review questions and electronic flashcards to sharpen your knowledge

  • Covers tips and techniques for tackling the PRINCE2 accreditation examinations and shows you how and where to take the exams

  • Incorporates over 300 sample Foundation-level and over 100 sample Practitioner-level questions, with answers and full explanations

  • Contains a glossary of all PRINCE2 terminology and a quick reference to all the PRINCE2 management products

  • Gives a web link to a set of on-line tools with more bonus exams

PRINCE2 Study Guide covers all the necessary topics you need to know in order to confidently take the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Introduction
  9. Assessment Test
  10. Chapter 1: Overview of PRINCE2
    1. Project Work
    2. Introducing PRINCE2
    3. PRINCE2 Principles
    4. An End-to-End Walk-through of PRINCE2
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 2: Starting a Project Successfully with PRINCE2
    1. Beginning a PRINCE2 Project
    2. Starting up a Project Process
    3. Authorizing Initiation
    4. Initiating a Project
    5. Authorizing the Project and Authorizing the Stage
    6. Themes Used to Start a Project Successfully
    7. Using the PRINCE2 Principles to Successfully Start a Project
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 3: Organization Theme
    1. Common Project Organizational Challenges
    2. The Three Project Interests
    3. The Four Levels of Management
    4. The Project Management Team
    5. Other Stakeholders
    6. The Customer/Supplier Environment
    7. Communication Management Strategy
    8. Other Management Products Used by the Organization Theme
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 4: Business Case Theme
    1. What Is the Business Case Theme?
    2. Outputs, Outcomes, and Benefits
    3. Business Cases Where Money Isn’t the Motivation
    4. Using the Business Case Theme
    5. The Business Case Management Product
    6. The Benefits Review Plan
    7. Business Case Responsibilities
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 5: Plans Theme
    1. Levels of Plans
    2. The Plan Management Product
    3. PRINCE2 Approach to Plans
    4. Product-Based Planning Technique
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 6: Quality Theme
    1. What Is Quality?
    2. What Is Scope?
    3. What Is Quality Management?
    4. Quality Assurance and Project Assurance
    5. Quality Planning
    6. Quality Control
    7. Application of the Quality Theme in a Project
    8. The Quality Management Strategy
    9. The Quality Review Technique
    10. Roles Involved with the Quality Theme
    11. Summary
    12. Exam Essentials
    13. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 7: Risk Theme
    1. Why Are Projects So Risky?
    2. The PRINCE2 Approach to Risk
    3. How Does PRINCE2 Use the Word Risk?
    4. Planning How to Manage Risk on the Project
    5. The Risk Management Procedure
    6. Roles Involved with the Risk Theme
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 8: Change Theme
    1. Change Theme Terminology
    2. Types of Issues
    3. Change Authority
    4. Change Budget
    5. Issue and Change Control Procedure
    6. Configuration Management Procedure
    7. Configuration Management Strategy
    8. Roles Involved with the Change Theme
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 9: Progress Theme
    1. Purpose of the Progress Theme
    2. Tolerances and Exceptions
    3. PRINCE2 Controls
    4. Using Stages to Control a Project
    5. Roles Involved with the Progress Theme
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 10: Managing the Middle of a Project Successfully with PRINCE2
    1. Overview of the Middle of a PRINCE2 Project
    2. The Controlling a Stage and Managing Product Delivery Processes
    3. The Managing a Stage Boundary Process
    4. Themes Used to Manage the Middle of the Project
    5. Using the PRINCE2 Principles to Successfully Manage the Middle of a Project
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 11: Managing the End of a Project Successfully with PRINCE2
    1. Overview of the End of a PRINCE2 Project
    2. The Closing a Project Process
    3. Authorize Project Closure
    4. Using the Themes to Close the Project
    5. Using the Principles to Close the Project
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  21. Chapter 12: Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment
    1. General Approach to Tailoring PRINCE2
    2. Embedding vs. Tailoring
    3. Tailoring the Elements of PRINCE2
    4. Examples of Adapting PRINCE2
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  22. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
  23. Appendix B: Management Products in PRINCE2
  24. Appendix C: Passing the Accreditation Exams
  25. Appendix D: Sample Foundation Examinations
  26. Appendix E: About the Additional Study Tools
  27. Glossary
  28. Bonus Prince2 Practitioner Exam
  29. Index