ISEB Certificate in Project Management for PRINCE2 Practitioners

5 Day Course
Official Curriculum


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Project Management Overview (1 topic)

  • Setting the scene and defining the project life cycle

PRINCE2™ Overview (1 topic)

  • Brief overview of PRINCE2™ including its philosophy, coverage, interfaces, processes, organisation, plans and benefits

Organisation Structures (2 topics)

  • How projects originate
  • Their place as part of programmes within the Corporate Plan

Feasibility Studies (3 topics)

  • Definition
  • End Products
  • Alternative views

Project Strategies (1 topic)

  • Options available for organising, running and controlling projects

Roles and Responsibilities (2 topics)

  • Identifying roles and responsibilities
  • Getting them defined, allocated and accepted

Estimating (3 topics)

  • Generic, parameter-driven and activity-driven techniques
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis

Project Planning Overview (1 topic)

  • Review of project planning, covering all the important elements from the definition of a plan, types of plan through to acceptance of the plan

Scheduling (1 topic)

  • Review of network planning, Gantt charts and resource levelling

Risk Management Overview (3 topics)

  • Types of risk
  • Risk analysis
  • Managing risks

Monitoring and Control (3 topics)

  • Monitoring and control of effort, costs, quality, business case, risks and attitudes
  • Earned value analysis
  • Management of external suppliers

Change Control Review (1 topic)

  • The approach to Change Control: Relationship to Configuration Management

Project Start Up and Initiation (1 topic)

  • Review of the PRINCE2™ approach to setting up a project

Managing Project Documentation (1 topic)

  • Review of Configuration Management and the roles and responsibilities associated with other types of documentation

People Management (1 topic)

  • The communication skills, tactics and operational techniques required by a Project Manager

Selection and Induction of Project Team Members (2 topics)

  • Matching people to requirements
  • Making new team members productive as quickly as possible

Team Management (2 topics)

  • The Project Manager's role
  • Making teams effective and productive

Career Development (1 topic)

  • The limitations and opportunities within Project work for staff development

Communication Skills (1 topic)

  • The range of communication skills that will enable Project Managers to "sell" themselves and their Project

Motivation, Productivity & Performance (1 topic)

  • Getting people to do willingly what they have to do anyway

Leadership (1 topic)

  • Leadership styles and their effective application in Project work


Project Managers and those working in an IS project environment who have already gained the PRINCE2™ Practitioner certificate and wish to expand their knowledge and skills to the standard required by the ISEB syllabus. To be eligible to attend this course leading to the ISEB examination, delegates must: (i) have a minimum of four years' experience in either Information Systems, or in management with a broad experience of Information Technology and Information Systems, and (ii) hold the PRINCE2™ Practitioner certificate.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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