IT Project Management for the PRINCE2 Practitioner

4 Day Course
Official Curriculum
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This course has been retired. Please see the similar ISEB Project Management for PRINCE2 Practitioners course.

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Introduction to PRINCE2 (6 topics)

  • Benefits of PRINCE2
  • PRINCE2 Process Model
  • Components
  • Techniques
  • Project Manager Toolkit
  • Getting to WOW!

Software development lifecycles, using PRINCE (9 topics)

  • Defining Stage Boundaries for your Lifecycle
  • Spiral
  • Waterfall
  • V-Model
  • Staged
  • Extreme Programming
  • RUP and PRINCE2
  • DSDM and PRINCE2
  • The CMM

Requirements management (8 topics)

  • Business Case Development
  • Good Requirements and how to get them
  • Assumptions
  • JAD, Use Cases Prototypes, Story Boards
  • Prioritisation, MoSCoW Rules
  • Bunching
  • Change Control - Managing Changing Requirements
  • Change Log

Implementation strategies (7 topics)

  • Quality Processes
  • Low-risk Development
  • Nail Driving
  • Inspections
  • Reviews
  • Four-Eyes
  • XP

Organisation (4 topics)

  • Organisation
  • Project Board Roles
  • Staffing
  • Resource Planning

Project completion (4 topics)

  • Off-the-Shelf Packages
  • Evaluating the Options
  • Managing Updates
  • Integration effort

Initiating a document (5 topics)

  • The PID
  • Communication
  • Team Approach to Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Getting Buy-in

Quality in a project environment (9 topics)

  • PRINCE2 Quality Path
  • Quality Processes
  • Quality Planning
  • Configuration Control
  • Testing and Test Strategies
  • Test Design and Automation
  • Validation & Verification
  • Designing Acceptance Tests
  • Quality Review Technique

Management of risk (4 topics)

  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Tolerance
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Log

Repeatable design techniques (4 topics)

  • What Your Designers Should be Doing
  • Specialist Products
  • Reuse and reusability
  • Design Tools

Product-based planning (9 topics)

  • Product Based Planning
  • Establishing a Project
  • Lifecycle Mapping
  • Resource Allocation and Scheduling
  • PBS, Gantt and Pert Charts
  • Task Planning
  • Critical Chain and Critical Path
  • Reports and Reporting
  • Costing

Estimating the risk (8 topics)

  • Estimation techniques
  • Analogue
  • Delphi
  • KLOCs
  • Function Points
  • CoComo
  • Been There- Done That
  • OO Estimation

Controlling a stage and managing stage boundaries (14 topics)

  • Base-lining Your Project
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Defining Tolerances
  • Management Techniques
  • Management by Exception
  • Critical Path Monitoring; Monitoring Techniques
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Micro Milestones
  • Time Boxing
  • Daily Build and Smoke
  • When to Re-plan
  • Review and Rescheduling
  • Customer negotiations
  • Recovery techniques

Managing project delivery (8 topics)

  • Workpackages
  • Planning for Delivery
  • Deployment Teams
  • Cut-over Techniques and Planning
  • Data Takeover
  • Graceful Back-out
  • Acceptance Testing Criteria
  • Check pointing & Highlights

Closure (1 topic)

  • Handover, Post Project Review

key topics review (3 topics)

  • Elements of Planning and Control
  • Requirements vs. Acceptance Tests
  • Successful Delivery

Prerequisites

Attendees of this course should have some understanding of PRINCE2. However, a brief introduction to PRINCE2 is given on the first day. Exposure to software development and familiarity with multi-person projects a requirement. This course is suited to project managers, lead analyst / programmers and technical staff moving into a PRINCE2 project. It is also suitable for staff who are expecting to move into a project management role or management wanting to familiarize themselves with current PRINCE2 technology.

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