PRINCE2 Study Guide, 2ed: 2017 Update

David Hinde

ISBN: 9788126577095

600 pages

INR 999

Description

Prepare for the latest PRINCE2 certification 2017 Update exam with the PRINCE2 Study Guide, Second Edition. Written in a lively, reader-centred way, the PRINCE2 Study Guide focuses not only on all the knowledge you need to certify but also emphasises the practical application of the ideas. It will make learning PRINCE2 relevant, easy and fun. Each chapter explains, in every-day language, how to use PRINCE2 to tackle a commonly faced project challenge. For example, how do you start a project effectively so that everyone understands their role and what is to be done?

Contents

Introduction

Assessment Test

 

Chapter 1: Overview of PRINCE2

Project Work  

What Is a Project?  

What Is Business as Usual?  

What Is Project Management?  

Measuring the Performance of a Project  

Introducing PRINCE2  

The Structure of PRINCE2  

Other Parts of PRINCE2

What PRINCE2 Does Not Cover

Benefits of Using PRINCE2

PRINCE2 Principles

Continued Business Justification

Learn from Experience

Defined Roles and Responsibilities

Manage by Stages

Manage by Exception

Focus on Products

Tailor to Suit the Project

Tailoring PRINCE2 to Different Project Types and Environments

What Is Tailoring?

What Cannot Be Tailored?

Why Tailor PRINCE2?

What Can Be Tailored?

Simple Projects

Programme Environments

Commercial Customer and Supplier Environments

Agile Environments

An End-to-End Walk-Through of PRINCE2

Pre-Project Activities

Activities at the Beginning of the Project

Activities in the Middle of the Project

Activities at the End of the Project

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Practitioner Exam Essentials

Review Questions

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

 

Chapter 2 Starting a Project Successfully with PRINCE2

Beginning a PRINCE2 Project

The Starting Up a Project Process

Starting Up a Project Process Activities

Key Facts for Starting Up a Project

Tailoring the Starting Up a Project Process

The Directing a Project Process - Part I

Authorize Initiation

The Initiating a Project Process

Initiating a Project Activities

Key Facts for Initiating a Project

Tailoring the Initiating a Project Process

The Directing a Project Process - Part II

Authorize the Project

Authorize a Stage

Themes to Start a Project Successfully

Business Case Theme

Organization Theme

Quality Theme

Plans Theme

Risk Theme

Change Theme

Progress Theme

Using the PRINCE2 Principles to Start a Project

Successfully

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Practitioner Exam Essentials

Review Questions

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

 

Chapter 3 Organization Theme

Common Project Organizational Challenges

The Three Project Interests

The Business Interest

The User Interest  

The Supplier Interest

Achieving Consensus Between the Project Interests

The Four Levels of Management

Corporate, Programme Management, or the Customer

Directing

Managing

Delivering

The Project Management Team

The Project Board

Change Authority

The Project Manager

Project Support

Team Manager

Other Stakeholders

Communication Management Approach

Contents

The Life of the Communication Management Approach

Other Management Products Used by the Organization Theme

The Project Brief's Use in the Organization Theme 110

The Project Initiation Documentation's Use in the Organization Theme

Organization Theme Responsibilities

Tailoring the Organization Theme

Minimum Requirements

Scaling the Organization Theme

Commercial Customer/Supplier Environment

Projects Within Programmes

Projects Within an Organizational Environment

Agile Environments

Linking the Organization Theme with the PRINCE2

Principles

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Practitioner Exam Objectives

Review Questions

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

 

Chapter 4 Business Case Theme

What Is the Business Case Theme?

Outputs, Outcomes, and Benefits

Business Cases Where Money Isn't the Motivation

Using the Business Case Theme

Developing the Business Case

Maintaining the Business Case

Verifying the Business Case

Confirming the Benefits

The Business Case Management Product

The Purpose

The Contents of the Business Case

The Benefits Management Approach

Business Case Responsibilities

Corporate, Programme Management, or the Customer

Executive

Senior User

Project Manager

Other Roles

Tailoring the Business Case Theme

Minimum Requirements

Tailoring the Management Products

Regulatory Compliance

Projects Within Programmes

Commercial Customer and/or Supplier Environments

Agile Environments

Linking the Business Case Theme with the PRINCE2

Principles

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Practitioner Exam Essentials

Review Questions

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

 

Chapter 5 Plans Theme

Levels of Plans

The Project Plan

The Stage Plan

The Team Plans

The Exception Plan

The Plan Management Product

Plan Description

Plan Prerequisite

External Dependencies

Planning Assumptions

Delivery Approaches

Lessons Incorporated

Monitoring and Control

Budgets

Tolerances

Product Descriptions

Schedule

Structuring the Project into Management Stages

The PRINCE2 Approach to Plans

Designing a Plan

Defining and Analyzing the Products

Identifying Activities and Dependencies

Preparing Estimates

Preparing a Schedule

Analyzing Risks to a Plan

Documenting a Plan

Defining and Analyzing the Products

Writing the Project Product Description

Creating a Product Breakdown Structure

Writing Product Descriptions

Creating a Product Flow Diagram

Benefits of the Product-Based Planning Approach

Planning Responsibilities

Tailoring the Plans Theme

Minimum Requirements

Tailoring the Management Products

Projects Within Programmes

Commercial Customer/Supplier Environments

Agile Environments

Linking the Plans Theme with the PRINCE2 Principles

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Practitioner Exam Essentials

Review Questions

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

 

Chapter 6 Quality Theme

What Is Quality?

What Is Scope?

What Is Quality Management?

Quality Assurance and Project Assurance

Quality Planning

The Project Product Description

Product Descriptions

Quality Control

Using the Quality Register

Types of Quality Methods

Application of the Quality Theme in a Project

Step 1: Before the Project

Step 2: Initiation Stage  

Step 3: Product-Based Planning

Step 4: Planning the Quality Checks

Step 5: Building, Checking, and Approving the Products

Step 6: Accepting the Products

The Quality Management Approach

Introduction

Quality Management Procedure

Tools and Techniques

Records

Reporting  

Timing of Quality Management Activities

Roles and Responsibilities

The Quality Review Technique

Roles Involved with the Quality Theme

Tailoring the Quality Theme

Minimum Requirements  

Commercial Customer and Supplier Environment

Aligning the Quality Approach with Organizational

or Programme Approaches

Agile Environments

Linking the Quality Theme with the Principles

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Practitioner Exam Essentials  

Review Questions

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions  

 

Chapter 7 Risk Theme

Why Are Projects So Risky?  

The PRINCE2 Approach to Risk  

How Does PRINCE2 Use the Word Risk?

Planning How to Manage Risk on the Project  

An Example of a Risk Management Approach  

Using the Risk Management Approach

The Risk Management Procedure  

Identify  

Assess  

Plan  

Implement

Communicate

Roles Involved with the Risk Theme

Tailoring the Risk Theme

Minimum Requirements  

Scaling the Risk Theme  

Commercial Customer/Supplier Environment

Aligning the Risk Approach with Organizational or Programme Approaches

Adapting the Risk Approach to Different Delivery Approaches

Linking the Risk Theme with the Principles

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Practitioner Exam Essentials  

Review Questions  

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions  

 

Chapter 8 Change Theme

Change Theme Terminology  

Baselines  

Releases  

Configuration Items

Types of Issues  

Request for Change

Off-Specification  

Problem/Concern  

Change Authority  

Change Budget  

Issue and Change Control Procedure

Capturing Issues

Assessing Issues  

Proposing Corrective Actions

Deciding on Corrective Actions  

Implementing Corrective Actions  

Tracking and Controlling Configuration Items

Tracking Configuration Items  

Controlling Baselines  

Change Control Approach

Roles Involved with the Change Theme

Tailoring the Change Theme

Minimum Requirements

Aligning the Change Approach with Organizational or Programme Approaches

Agile Environments

Linking the Change Theme with the Principles

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Review Questions

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions  

 

Chapter 9 Progress Theme

Purpose of the Progress Theme

Tolerances and Exceptions  

Levels of Tolerance  

Types of Tolerance  

PRINCE2 Controls  

Project Board Controls

Project Manager Controls  

Event-Driven vs. Time-Driven Controls

Controlling the Capturing and Reporting of Lessons

Roles Involved with the Progress Theme

Tailoring the Progress Theme

Minimum Requirements

Tailoring the Management Products

Projects within Programmes

Agile Environments

Linking the Progress Theme with the PRINCE2 Principles

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Practitioner Exam Essentials  

Review Questions

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

 

Chapter 10 Managing the Middle of a Project Successfully with PRINCE2

Overview of the Middle of a PRINCE2 Project  

The Controlling a Stage and Managing Product Delivery Processes

Controlling the Delivery of the Specialist Work

Reporting on the Progress of a Stage

Dealing with Issues and Risks During a Stage

Deciding What to Do Next in a Stage

Key Facts for Controlling a Stage and Managing Product Delivery

Tailoring the Controlling a Stage and Managing Product Delivery Processes

The Managing a Stage Boundary Process

Plan the Next Management Stage

Produce an Exception Plan

Update the Project Plan  

Update the Business Case  

Report Stage End

After Managing a Stage Boundary

Key Facts for Managing a Stage Boundary

Tailoring the Managing a Stage Boundary Process

The Directing a Project Process

Authorize a Stage or Exception Plan

Give Ad Hoc Direction

Themes Used to Manage the Middle of the Project

Business Case Theme

Organization Theme  

Quality Theme

Plans Theme  

Risk Theme

Change Theme

Progress Theme  

Using the PRINCE2 Principles to Successfully Manage the Middle of a Project

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Practitioner Exam Essentials  

Review Questions

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Questions

 

Chapter 11 Managing the End of a Project Successfully with PRINCE2

Overview of the End of a PRINCE2 Project

The Closing a Project Process

Prepare Planned Closure  

Prepare Premature Closure

Hand Over Products

Evaluate the Project

Recommend Project Closure

Key Facts for Closing a Project

Tailoring the Closing a Project Process

The Directing a Project Process

Authorize Project Closure

Key Facts for Directing a Project

Tailoring the Directing a Project Process

Using the PRINCE2 Themes to Close the Project

Business Case Theme

Organization Theme  

Quality Theme

Plans Theme

Risk Theme  

Change Theme

Progress Theme  

Using the PRINCE2 Principles to Close the Project

Summary

Foundation Exam Essentials

Practitioner Exam Essentials  

Review Questions

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions  

 

Chapter 12 Passing the Accreditation Exams

Preparing for the Exams

Preparing for the Foundation Exam

Preparing for the Practitioner Exam  

Taking the Exams

General Tips for Taking the Exams

Taking the Foundation Exam

Taking the Practitioner Exam  

 

Appendix A Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 1: Overview of PRINCE2

Foundation Exam Answers

Practitioner Exam Questions  

Chapter 2: Starting a Project Successfully with PRINCE2

Foundation Exam Answers

Practitioner Exam Answers

Chapter 3: Organization Theme

Foundation Exam Answers

Practitioner Exam Answers

Chapter 4: Business Case Theme

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

Chapter 5: Plans Theme

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

Chapter 6: Quality Theme

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

Chapter 7: Risk Theme

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

Chapter 8: Change Theme

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

Chapter 9: Progress Theme

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

Chapter 10: Managing the Middle of a Project Successfully with PRINCE2

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Questions

Chapter 11: Managing the End of a Project Successfully with PRINCE2

Foundation Exam Questions

Practitioner Exam Questions

 

Appendix B Practitioner Exam Scenario

Scenario--Website Project

Additional Information

 

Appendix C Management Products in PRINCE2

 

Appendix D Bonus PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

Foundation Questions

Answers to Bonus PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

 

Appendix E Bonus PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam

Project Scenario and Additional Information

Project Scenario

Additional Information

Questions

Principles

Business Case

Organization

Quality

Plans

Risk

Change

Progress

Starting Up a Project

Directing a Project

Initiating a Project

Controlling a Stage

Managing Product Delivery

Managing a Stage Boundary

Closing a Project

Answers to Practitioner Exam Questions

Answers to Principles

Answers to Business Case

Answers to Organization

Answer to Quality

Answers to Plans

Answers to Risk

Answers to Change

Answer to Progress

Answers to Starting Up a Project

Answers to Directing a Project

Answers to Initiating a Project

Answers to Controlling a Stage

Answers to Managing Product Delivery

Answers to Managing a Stage Boundary

Answers to Closing a Project

 

Index