Recently I passed my PRINCE2® Certification as Practitioner. After giving the exam, I felt like there were few statements which helped me a lot in answering the questions as well as cleared my concept. These statements are important to understand so that it would be easier for you to clear the PRINCE2® Certification. Also do refer the Managing Successful Projects with Prince2 2017 – 6th Edition. This one of the best books you will need to understand the concepts and clear the certification.
- Every PRINCE2® project operates in customer-supplier engagement.
- Five characteristics that make Project different from operations: Change, Temporary, Cross functional, Uncertainty & Unique.
- Every project has these six objectives that must be managed, controlled: Benefits, Cost, Quality, Risk, Scope and Timeline. Use this acronym BCQRST to remember each objectives easily.
- A PRINCE2® project starts when Project Mandate is issued from Corporate / Programme management or customer.
- Four integrated elements of a PRINCE2® project are Principles, Themes, Processes and Tailoring to suit the environment.
- 3 things that are out of scope in PRINCE2® : Tools and Techniques, Specialist methods & Leadership.
- Three characteristics of Principles: Universal, empowering and self-validating.
- Three primary stakeholders are: Business, User, Supplier. Acronym: BUS
- Business Case is a live document that is updated throughout the project, helps Project board to evaluate whether the project should continue or not.
- A management stage is a review point or milestone phase in the project when Project Board will assess project progress and take decisions whether the project should continue or not.
- Tailoring decisions are proposed by PM, reviewed and agreed by project board. Tailoring information for a project is documented in Project Initiation Document (PID).
- PM prepares 23 documents except these 3: Outline Business Case by Executive, Team Plan and CheckPoint Report by Team Manager
- Executive owns the Business Case. Project success is evaluated based on Business Case i.e. Executive’s performance.
- Defects or bugs is a type of issue in PRINCE2®. Defects and bugs will be recorded in Issue Register NOT IN QUALITY REGISTER.
- The objectives of Risk Management are 3: all risks are identified, assessed and controlled. Whereas the Risk Management Process has 5 steps: Identify, Assess, Plan, Implement and Communicate.
Hope this helps. Also find few details below on the Foundation and Practitioner Exam format.
- Total of 60 questions, you should attempt all 60 questions because of no negative marking.
- Each question is worth one mark. All questions are counted towards score.
- There are no trial questions.
- Time limit is 1 hour i.e. 60 minutes
- Pass score is 55% i.e. 33 out of 60
- This is a ‘closed book’ exam. No material other than the exam paper is allowed.
- Exam is available in online and paper based formats.
- Complete exam is based on one case study
- Duration is 2.30 hours i.e. 150 minutes
- Complete syllabus is covered: Principles 7 or 8 questions, Each theme – 5 questions (7*5=35 questions), each process – 4 questions (7*4 = 28 questions). All questions carry equal marks.
- You don’t have to get marks from each topic here. As long as you get pass mark that’s enough.
- You will get 3 booklets (online, there will be one document with hyperlinks for other 2)
- 1 booklet with case study
- 1 booklet with questions
- 1 booklet for answers
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Reference: Managing Successful Projects with Prince2 2017 6th Edition