What process ensures that plans for achieving the expected benefits are managed and reviewed?
Managing Product Delivery
Initiating a Project
Directing a Project
Starting up a Project
Which of the following are a purpose of an Issue Report?
Document an off-specification
Record an issue's resolution
Capture all problems or concerns within the project
Capture recommendations for handling a request for change
A. 1, 2, 3
B. 1, 2, 4
C. 1, 3, 4
D. 2, 3, 4
Which product establishes the baseline against which the project's actual performance is compared?
Product Status Account
Project Initiation Documentation
Configuration Item Record
Which is NOT identified when creating a product breakdown structure?
Products to be created by internal resources
Products to be modified
Resources required to produce the products
Products to be created by an external third party
What process covers the acceptance and execution of project work by external suppliers?
Controlling a Stage
Managing a Stage Boundary
Managing Product Delivery
Directing a Project
What is the goal of the 'Identify context' step within the recommended risk management procedure?
Identify responses to risks identified in the Business Case
Understand the specific objectives that are at risk
Gather information about risks for inclusion in Highlight Reports to the Project Board
Identify the threats and opportunities that may affect the project's objectives
Which is a purpose of the Controlling a Stage process?
Agree, perform and deliver project work
Draft a plan for the next stage
Agree stage tolerances
Take action to make sure that the stage remains within tolerance
Which defines the sequence in which the products of a plan should be developed?
Product breakdown structure
Project Product Description
Product flow diagram
If a Work Package is forecast to exceed its tolerances, how should a Team Manager inform the Project Manager?
Raise an Exception Report
Issue an Exception Plan
Raise an issue
Raise a risk
What process enables an organization to understand the work that needs to be done to deliver a project's products before it is approved?
Directing a Project
Initiating a Project
Starting up a Project
Controlling a Stage
Which is a responsibility of the Project Assurance role?
Inform the Project Manager about the status of the project's products
Document the Project Board's reporting needs
Ensure the Project Manager is aware of the need to use any existing corporate standards
Inform corporate or programme management about the project's status
When is it confirmed if a project's objectives have been achieved?
During the Closing a Project process
During the final end stage assessment
During the Controlling a Stage process
During the Managing Product Delivery process
Which is a definition of a risk cause?
The impact of a risk on the stage and project tolerance
The source of a risk
The overall effect of a risk on the Business Case
How likely a risk is to occur in a given project situation
When would the Team Manager be required to produce a Checkpoint Report?
When a Work Package is being negotiated
At the frequency agreed in the Work Package
On completion of the quality-checking activities for each product
When reviewing how a stage is progressing
Which is a recommended quality review team role?
In what product would a product's quality tolerance be defined?
Project Product Description
Quality Management Strategy
When should the Managing a Stage Boundary process be undertaken?
Close to the end of a management stage
After the completion of each management stage
At the end of the final stage
At the end of project start-up
What principle is supported by the Project Product Description?
Continued business justification
Focus on products
Learn from experience
Manage by stages
Which is a definition of risk probability?
Scale of the risk should it occur
Probable effect on the project delivering its objectives
Probable timeframe within which the risk may occur
A measure of the likelihood of the risk occurring
Identify the missing words in the following sentence. The Project Board will allocate tolerances [ ? ] to the Project Manager.
for each Work Package
for the project
for each management stage
for each technical stage
Which is NOT a purpose of a Product Description?
Define the time and cost needed to produce the product
Define the quality skills required to check the product
Define the function and appearance of the product
Define the development skills required to produce the product
Which is a purpose of a Communication Management Strategy?
Ensuring the project team can use the required reporting tools
Producing reports for the Project Board
Defining the communication method between the Project Board and corporate or programme management
Ensuring stakeholders are aware of their responsibilities
The pass rate for the new, higher level PRINCE2 Professional qualification will be lower than for the existing qualifications, a PRINCE2 trainer has predicted.
PRINCE2 Professional, the project management qualification, which launched today has been designed to assess the ability of holders of the existing PRINCE2 Practitioner certification to apply the PRINCE2 method.
"The national average pass rate for the Practitioner exam is 73 percent and ">99 percent for [PRINCE2] Foundation. I suspect the pass rate for PRINCE2 Professional will be lower than the 73 percent," said Simon Buehring, managing director of training company Knowledge Train Limited.
Buehring has been delivering training in the PRINCE2 methodology for around six years. He was one of the training providers invited to pilot the new assessment.
"I found it one of the toughest things I have had to do, and I thought that I knew the ins and outs of PRINCE2. I found it quite stressful. It was very intensive," he said.
Although Buehring believed that the Professional qualification is a considerable step up from the Practitioner level, he did not think it was beyond candidates' capabilities.
The higher qualification will help candidates to stand out from the crowd, he said.
"One of the impetuses for the new qualification is because large employers are now saying the PRINCE2 has become a bit devalued because so many people have it," Buehring said.
Peter Segal, managing director at technology resourcing firm Ogilvie & Associates Ltd, agreed: "Around 250,000 people hold the PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate in the UK. Many more hold the qualification worldwide. When my clients look to recruit, it is not a differentiator any longer."
Unlike for the existing PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner qualifications, the new PRINCE2 Professional qualification will not require candidates to take an exam.
Instead, they will be evaluated during a two-and-a-half day exercise at a residential assessment centre.
During the assessment days, candidates will be put into small teams, given project case studies and asked to demonstrate and give evidence of their application of the PRINCE2 methodology. They will also be given solo tasks and essays to complete.
The evaluators will observe candidates working on the case study and mark candidates against 19 competency criteria, which include preparing a business case, interpersonal skills, product-based planning and capturing lessons learned.
There will also be individual interviews with an evaluator.
The pass mark is a minimum of one in each of the 19 criteria and a minimum average score of 1.6.
To apply for the new qualification, candidates must hold a valid PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification.
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These apps will help you to determine your readiness for the PRINCE2 foundation exam. iStudy gives you 220 questions and costs 15,">99 Euro and Pass PRINCE2 contains 70 questions and is for free.
Both apps have the same structure. You can select the following modes:
Both apps offer you the possibility to buy additional questions (3,">99 Euro for a set of 50 questions). At this moment 200 additional questions can be bought (350 for the Pass PRINCE2 app).
So the key question will be: what are the extras you will get for the 15,">99 Euro? Three sets of additional questions (worth 12 Euro) and for each question thorough explanations and a page reference to the official textbook for further reading. Also commercial ads are not shown.
First AXELOS PRINCE2® research report reveals framework being adopted by people working in a range of roles in multiple industry sectors.*
Organizations are far less willing than their employees to adopt agile working methods and are missing out on the benefits such as earlier delivery of projects and return on investment, according to a new global survey published by AXELOS today.
The survey* of more than 2,400 professionals found that more than three-quarters (81%) of respondents – across all job roles and industry sectors surveyed – now see value in working in an agile way. In fact, the appetite to use agile methods among individual professionals is on average 37% greater than their employer’s.
The lack of appetite among organizations for agile working exists despite the finding that people in senior management roles were among the most enthusiastic for it, with 83% acknowledging its value. AXELOS’ research also showed how more professionals with a PRINCE2 certification than those without see the value of agile working.
“The use of agile approaches and techniques has come of age,” explained Nikos Paxos, AXELOS head of programme and project management. “Regardless of whether you're in a small start-up, building revolutionary apps or working for one of the big banks, the digital revolution has meant that businesses nowadays have to be able to adapt at an incredible rate. For these reasons agile is no longer viewed as niche and people appreciate the flexibility and the potential to deliver results sooner that working in an agile way brings.
“However, as our research illustrates, organizations seem to lack confidence in adopting agile methods and this has created a disconnect between the belief that professionals have in the value of agile compared with its use in their workplace. We believe that senior leaders, despite valuing agile working, are reluctant to relinquish full control and are concerned with the potential negative impacts of implementing ‘fragile agile’ which can lead to anarchic ways of working.”
Last year AXELOS launched PRINCE2 Agile®, which combines the flexibility and responsiveness of agile delivery with the established and proven best practice framework of the world’s most recognized project management method. The new guidance shows how this compatibility can be used by organizations harnessing both PRINCE2 and agile, equipping them with the required skills and processes to successfully deliver projects to meet customer requirements in today’s fast paced and rapidly changing business environments.
The survey also asked respondents for their views on the use of PRINCE2 – the world’s most widely used project management method. Findings include:
Nikos added: “It is encouraging to hear that so many people are gaining value by achieving their PRINCE2 certification. The research also helped to dispel a few myths, such as the belief that PRINCE2 is only used in large organisations. It was interesting to learn that senior management, operations and other functions from across the organization find PRINCE2 valuable, not only to their role, but to their career.”
Access the full report from our PRINCE2 section.
* Online survey conducted by AXELOS of 2,400 business professionals between the 22 February and 7 March 2016.
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<p> <p> <p itemprop=" description>PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioners Certification Training Key Features 4 Days Classroom Training 32 hours of Instructor Led Training Free 60 Days e-Learning Access 2 Simulation Exams for Foundation course 45 PDUs Offered PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Exam Fee luded Courseware Approved by PEOPLECERT Real life scenario and examples for practice Simulation Exams for Practitioner course Industry based case studies Engagement and reinforcement sessions at the start and the end of the course PRINCE2® Participant Handbook About the Course PRINCE2 Certification Training from Seed gives you the opportunity to gain both PRINCE2® certifications in one go. PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) certification is a renowned certification which approves a candidate’s competency in process-based approach for effective project management. This method is the existing standard for project management in the UK and is recognised globally. The PRINCE2® Foundation course introduces candidate to the PRINCE2® method while the Practitioner course teaches him to apply it practically to the running and managing of a project within a PRINCE2® environment. Why is the certification most sought-after? PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Certification is the most sought-after certification for a variety of reasons. Participants learn to manage projects using the most internationally recognized project management method. . PRINCE2 ® certification is the topmost and globally recognized professional certification for project managers which opens up diverse career avenues across the global job market. PRINCE2® certification validates your knowledge of the best practices required to improve project success. The PRINCE2® certification program is administered by the APMG and designed in such a way, that it meets the requirements and expectations of all the industries across the world. The certification helps participants to become result-oriented professionals and allows them to execute their project ideas on the MS Project platform and present the data and information clearly using the MS Excel tool. Who should do this course? Project managers looking forward to move ahead in their career with a globally recognized credential should take the PRINCE2 ® Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training. Individuals in the field of integration management, cost management, time management, scope management, quality management, communications management, human resource management, risk management, and procurement management are ideal participants for PRINCE2 ® certification. What learning benefits do you get from Seed’s training? Establish a common vocabulary and understanding of basic Project Management terms and concepts such as PMBOK®, project, Project management, operations, programs, stakeholders, earned value, scheduling techniques, and project managers' responsibilities and competencies. Describe the purpose, inputs, and outputs of the processes in each of the five Process Groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing Define the 10 Project Management Knowledge areas & the processes in each. Define & explain the relationship of process groups, Knowledge areas, project phases, project &product life cycle Demonstrate a clear understanding of what activities, tools, & techniques, are necessary in each phase of a project & understand the PMP® examination nuances Understand, acknowledge & appreciate importance of risk management. Learn tools and techniques for managing the risks in projects Overview of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) & discussion on concept of Buffer Management. Help the participants to understand one, understand others, and manage the interface more efficiently & effectively. Understanding the impact of organizational structures on projects Discussion on project manager's professional responsibilities. With the help of case studies, motivating the participants to use the principles of Project Management in their own Work area discussed with the help of case studies. Why choose Seed for your training? Seed is the World’s top IT and professional skill development Training Provider, with over 400,000+ professionals trained globally Trusted by the Fortune 500 companies as their learning provider for career growth and training 4000+ certified and experienced trainers conduct trainings for various courses across the globe We had excellent track record of ">99% pass rate in first attempt Accredited, Approved and Recognized as a training organization, partner, education provider and examination center by globally renowned names like Project Management Institute of USA, Salesforce, Peoplecert, Redhat, SAP, EC Council, IBM, HP, Oracle, Microsoft, Hortonworks, and others More than 21 years of experience in IT and professional skill development training
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he winter holidays! A season for giving, for partying and also a season for regrouping to make sure next year is a good one. We’ve put together some games, books and apps that we hope will help you in 2012. Happy New Year from all of us!
c. PRINCE2 Study Guide, David Hinde, paperback, 600 pages, John Wiley & Sons , out March 2012, ISBN 978111">9970781, £29.">99. The author’s intention is to provide a comprehensive tutorial on preparing for PRINCE2 exams through, amongst other things, providing clear explanations for using the methodology to handle everyday project challenges.
d. Brilliant PRINCE2, Stephen Barker, paperback, 256 pages, Prentice Hall, out May 2012, ISBN-10: 0273750534; ISBN-13: 978-0273750536, from £16 upwards. A book for all seasons this one, as it aims to provide everything you need to know about PRINCE2 whether you’re studying or just starting out and want to use it the right way.
e. The Virtual Project Management Office: Best Practices, Proven Methods, Robert L. Gordon and Wanda Curlee, paperback, 232 pages, Management Concepts , September 2010, ISBN 978-1-56726-327-5, around $45 and can be found for £20 or upwards in the UK. Once a vague idea for the future, the virtual office is well and truly here so this timely book offers some useful ideas and practices to deal with our modern way of working.
f. The New Social Learning, Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner, paperback, 216 pages, ASTD Press and Berrett-Koehler, August 2010, ISBN 978- 1-60509-702-2. If you’re an individual or a company trying to understand the benefits of social learning for project management training then this book could give you an insight into that world. Forward-thinking companies provide social learning opportunities through Twitter, , LinkedIn to complement the formal classroom and e-learning courses that they provide.
c. ProjectWise Explorer for the iPad by Bentley Systems , English language, released 10 September 2011, free. This little app is worth a look by anyone who works out in the field and wants secure access to files. Compatible with iPad – iOS 4.0 or later.
d. Projects by Thomas Blackburn, English, French, German, Polish and Spanish languages, updated 18 December 2011, £3.">99. The application aims to allow you to manage multiple projects and tasks easily and on the move. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad – iOS 3.1.2 or later.
e. ProjectCalc by Lewis Johnson, English language, updated 14 December 2011, £2.">99. This iPad app aims to calculate project costs for clients or yourself quickly. Compatible with iPad – iOS 4.0 or later.
e. Project Stakeholder by Frank Williamson, £2.">99, English language, released 15 July 2011. An app for those who need to identify and manage individuals or groups that are likely to affect or be affected by the proposed outcomes of an activity or project. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad – iOS 4.2 or later.