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PRINCE2 Foundation: Tools for Successful Project Management Implementation

Course Overview

PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based, scalable approach for effective IT project management. The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) originally developed PRINCE2 in the mid '80s specifically for IT projects. PRINCE2 is now owned and distributed by the Cabinet Office. With a direct relationship to the ITIL®, the framework is public domain and offers non-proprietary guidance on project management.

PRINCE2's teachings and certifications provide you with knowledge needed to contribute successfully to your organization's IT projects. Overall, the guidance will give you and your team common IT project processes, systems, procedures and language. You benefit from stronger communication channels between the project team, project management and the rest of the organization, while avoiding errors, saving time and money and, most important, delivering successful project outcomes!

PRINCE2 is widely used across the world and is gaining popularity in North America as a complement to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) championed by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

PRINCE2's unique features include:

  • The definition of seven key processes, themes and roles for project functions
  • Theories for assessing project management maturity
  • An integration with IT Service Management and ITIL
  • A focus on business justification and ongoing validation of IT processes


What you will learn 

Through instructor-led discussions, case studies, practical examples and group exercises, you'll learn:

  • The purpose and responsibilities of the roles in a project
  • The seven principles, the seven themes, the seven processes and the deliverable-based planning and quality review techniques embedded in PRINCE2
  • The inputs and outputs required for successful projects
  • The purpose of all project management artifacts and the composition of a business case, product descriptions, issues report and the risk and quality registers
  • The relationships between principles, processes, themes, products and roles within a project

You will leave the course with knowledge of:

  • An understanding of the six aspects of project performance as they relate to project management
  • The definition and five characteristics of a project
  • The definition of the four integrated elements of principles, themes, processes and project environment
  • An understanding of the terms and concepts relating to the overview and principles of PRINCE2
  • An understanding of how to tailor PRINCE2 to a project environment
  • An understanding of the customer/supplier context of a PRINCE2 project
  • An understanding of how a business case relates to PRINCE2 principles, including:
    • The composition of a business case
    • The purpose of the business case and how it supports business justification
    • The difference between an output, an outcome and a benefit
    • The purpose of a business case and benefits review
  • An understanding of the difference between project stakeholders and decision makers
  • An understanding of project communication management strategy
  • An understanding of the following themes, including how they relate to project management principles, how they are applied throughout the project lifecycle and the roles and responsibilities involved:
    • Organization
    • Quality
    • Plans
    • Risk
    • Change
    • Progress
  • An understanding of project processes including how to apply them and how to tailor them within a project environment; specifically:
    • Starting up a project
    • Directing a project
    • Initiating a project
    • Managing stage boundaries
    • Controlling a stage
    • Managing product delivery
    • Closing a project


Course & Instructor Accreditaion 

Pink Elephant is globally accredited to provide PRINCE2 education for the certification program. The organization is accredited by the APMG.

Your instructor is a highly experienced PRINCE2-certified member of Pink Elephant's consulting team. Further, he or she is qualified to teach this course as defined by Pink Elephant's internal Certified Trainer Program. You can expect to learn from an individual with the industry's deepest knowledge on how to lead a successful implementation project. This knowledge is a direct result of Pink Elephant's vendor neutrality - as well as many years of IT experience consulting to a variety of organizations worldwide.


  • Senior Project Officers
  • Project & Program Coordinator/Managers
  • Development & Planning Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Engineering Managers
  • IT Infrastructure Managers
  • ITIL Process Owners
  • Internal Consultants
  • Professional Consultants
  • Anyone already involved with PMI education seeking to take their project management knowledge to a global/international level


This is a very intense course with about 10 to 25 hours of pre-course work, including reading and completing several exercises.

There is approx 1.5 hours of homework assignments per night.

Participants are required to read the book Managing Successful Projects prior to attending the course. The book is part of the course fee; once you register you'll receive information on how to obtain the book.

Exam, Certification & Awards

  • This course prepares participants for the examination leading to the PRINCE2 Foundation certification. A 60-minute closed book exam occurs at the end of the course. The exam consists of 75 multiple choice questions.  A passing mark of 50% is required to receive your certificate
  • You will attain 21 professional development units (PDUs) for Project Managers
  • You will attain 6 Continual Processional Development credits (CPDs) from Professional Recognition for IT Service Management (priSM)





Self-Paced Learning
Classes are taken online at your own pace with no set schedule.
Instructor-Led Online
Classes are taken online and follow an instructor paced schedule at a specific date and time.
Public Classroom
Traditional classroom course offered at a specific location and date.
Onsite Classroom
Traditional classroom course delivered at the location and date of your choice.
PRINCE2® Certification Courses
PRINCE2 Foundation: Tools For Successful Project Management Implementation         
PRINCE2 Practitioner: Using Case Studies To Master Project Management