ACQUIRE ESSENTIAL PM COMPETENCE THROUGH PRINCE2 PRACTITIONER “STRETCH” COURSE BY FLEXILERN
Essential PM competence can include lots of stuff. What’s in and what’s out is mostly a matter of judgement. Mostly, because businesses and governments across the world tend to agree that PRINCE2 Practitioner certification forms part of it in any case.
RIGHT FROM THE START, A WORD OF CAUTION. Going Through A Standard Two-day Practitioner Training Is Like Drinking From A Hose.
That is due to the steepness of the learning curve and the continuous testing. To build stress levels up even further, you must reckon with the Practitioner exam being serious stuff. It will wring most of delegates out dry. The bottom line is that completing a typical Practitioner course schedule requires not only plenty of effort. You will also need to show quite some learning ability. And excellent command of business English on top of that. Essential PM competence does not come easy.
THAT´S WHY our customized Practitioner course IS A WHOLE DAY LONGER than a conventional course offered by other training providers.
What´s in it for you?
Almost DOUBLE the learning time for the same (reasonable) price. And that´s not the only benefit you will reap.
But before we continue with the benefits’ list, have a look at the course programme below.
By now you’d have learnt the lot about the seven principles, themes and processes that underpin the PRINCE2® method.
So what? How can you actually put this knowledge to use?
Our licensed Practitioner course uses information-loaded business cases. These will show you how different PRINCE2 management products can organize and guide project implementation.
And here is one reason why the Practitioner exam is so demanding. It aims to judge delegates´ ability to form correct conclusions from information spread across a score of sources. That’s what the essential PM competence is basically about.
To help you negotiate the exam with confidence, we will share with you a range of tips and techniques.
- What are the respective benefits of two-pass and time-based techniques.
- When to use such techniques as Best lies are shrouded in truth. Convert questions to true/false statements. Eliminate obviously incorrect options. Favour options that are more inclusive. Look for grammatical inconsistencies.
- Ways to see through the shrouds of truth that may be hiding the best lies.
- How to scan information sources for giveaway words that include qualifiers, true statements and risky words that suggest uncertainty.
- How to use PRINCE2 Manual efficiently under time pressure.
The morning programme centres on attempting a Sample Practitioner exam #1 (150-180 minutes).
Why does this matter?
In the afternoon you´ll benefit from reviewing precisely topics that proved to be elusive, non-intuitive or generally hard to grasp.
The morning programme centres on attempting a Sample Practitioner exam #2.
What does it bring you?
After one last recap of topics that proved to be elusive, non-intuitive or otherwise hard to grasp, you are ready to sit the Practioner exam.
And now, the best part of our training method that you´ll love.
You get a choice between sitting the Practitioner exam in class on Day 3 of the course – or taking it individually over the internet at a time and location convenient for you. Either way, the cost of the exam voucher is included in the course price.
Finally, here comes the cherry on the cake:
Flexilern PRINCE2 Practitioner “Stretch” course includes a Bonus Session: Business Communication Essentials for project managers.
Various LinkedIn forums rate business communication as the single most important skill that contributes to project success. We agree that it forms part of the essential PM competence.
Communication is not one of PRINCE2 seven core themes. We believe, nevertheless, that this subject deserves a bit of attention. Two decades of our experience in project management have helped to shape this view. And we are happy to share with you what we have learned in the process.
What are your other benefits from an additional day spent in training?
This way, we got rid of the homework. For most delegates an eight-hour-a-day programme of study is challenging enough. Adding homework on top of that is not our idea of the most efficient way to study. During our course delegates complete homework assignments in class. And they can do it together, which tends to lead to a significantly better learning outcome.
We know that time is money and you value your time. An additional day incurs additional investment from you in terms of both time and money. The trade-off for you is better knowledge and greater confidence in putting it to use.
But what if you can absorb new knowledge better or learn faster than most? Or think that you have little to gain from our bonus session on business communication. Or are simply in no position to spend more time in training on essential PM competency than is absolutely necessary, whatever the reason.
We can match your preference or your learning capacity by delivering our Practitioner course programme in the conventional two-day format.
You will still have the choice between sitting for the paper-based exam in class or taking the web-based exam at a time and location you prefer.
Mid-2017 marks the arrival of a PRINCE2 update. It includes a revised guidance (Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2) and new Foundation and Practitioner examinations.
Why did PRINCE2 need an update?
PRINCE2 distils a decade of proven best practices in project management taken from diverse organisations, industries and regional markets. Since its launch, delegates from over 150 countries worldwide sat over 1,5 million PRINCE2 exams. This is a stunning indicator of the recognition gained by PRINCE2 from individuals and organisations all over the globe.
But the world of project management is forever changing, and PRINCE2 must change with it. Business realities are fluid and organizational objectives are subject to continuous change. The 2017 update provides practical, authoritative and relevant guidance to anyone managing a project under these shifting conditions.
The 2017 update absorbs a wealth of feedback from PRINCE2 practitioners, who successfully apply it in today’s dynamic working environment. They are the ones who are facing the ever-growing pressure to achieve more for customers and stakeholders. Their choice of PRINCE2 is not accidental. And their experience in applying essential PM competence is priceless.
What has changed in PRINCE2 2017?
The 2017 update does not amend any of the fundamentals of the method. The core elements of PRINCE2 remain as relevant as ever. PRINCE2’s overall structure of seven principles, themes and processes stays unchanged. It’s the emphasis and treatments within these that have shifted.
The main changes to the guidance are a greater emphasis on the following areas.
Mix your own shade of PRINCE2
Flexibility has always been a key factor in the success of PRINCE2. Tailoring permits to adjust it to the needs of any organization. Or the specific requirements of the project in hand. Or, for that matter, professional role of the person managing the project. In the 2017 update, the philosophy and practice of tailoring runs throughout the training programme as a major thread.
PRINCE2 is extremely flexible and versatile. It is also completely scalable. Its principles remain consistent, but not all elements of the method need to figure in every project. The PRINCE2 2017 update provides clarification on the mandatory elements. It offers guidance on how to identify the minimum requirement for a PRINCE2 project. Furthermore, it explains how to make selective, but optimum use of PRINCE2’s elements in each particular case. Project scale and configuration greatly vary, and the mix of apt PRINCE2 features can vary accordingly.
PRINCE2 offers a wealth of project management knowledge and Best Practice. Their conscientious tailoring to suit specific needs further maximizes its benefits to individuals and organisations. But ensuring you get the most out of PRINCE2 requires some structured learning. And that’s precisely the purpose of the updated training programme scheduled for roll-out later in 2017.
Hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.
Furthermore, for more information about PRINCE2 2017 Update, click here www.AXELOS.com/PRINCE2-2017
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