ACQUIRE ESSENTIAL COMPETENCE IN A TOP PM METHOD – PRINCE2.
TAKE 2019 PRACTITIONER STRETCH COURSE BY FLEXILERN
Businesses and governments across the world tend to agree that PRINCE2 is a top PM method. AND that PRINCE2 Practitioner certification is a proof of essential PM competence. PRINCE2 courses rank at the top of best project management training.
- What’s in it for you?
- Why does attempting Practitioner mock exams matter (so much)?
- The best part (of our training method) that you’ll love
- The cherry on the cake – Bonus session: Business communication essentials for project managers
- What are your other benefits from an additional day spent in training?
- Tailoring – mix your own shade of PRINCE2
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 competence in a top PM method does not come easy.
THAT´S WHY our customized Practitioner Stretch course IS A WHOLE DAY LONGER than a conventional course offered by other registered education 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 advanced project management course details below. Before committing yourself, you should get full disclosure of what your investment will bring you.
By now, in your project management essentials course (PRINCE2 Foundation), you’d have learnt the lot about the seven principles, themes and processes that underpin the PRINCE2® method.
So what? How should you actually put this knowledge to use?
Our licensed Practitioner course in this top PM method 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 essential competencein a top PM method is basically all 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.
This is when everything you have already learned in PRINCE2 training clicks into place. This is when you get the chance to spread your newly-grown wings and take off on your maiden flight.
Why does this matter (so much)?
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?
And now, here is 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. Practitioner exam is really difficult to pass. We feel it is only fair to give delegates an opportunity to spend a bit more time on reviewing the rationale for answers to the questions of mock exams. 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. And project management short courses typically do not touch upon it. 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 in even a top PM method 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 marked the arrival of a PRINCE2 update. It includes a revised guidance (Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2) and new Foundation and Practitioner examinations. Since January 2018 we use updated course materials that reflect the new elements of the method.
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 1,7 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 a top PM method must change with it. Business realities are fluid and organizational objectives are subject to continuous change. The PRINCE2 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 as a top PM method 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 this top PM 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 reflect the placing of 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 organizatio. 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, like one would expect from a top PM method. 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 an updated training programme FlexiLern has been using since January 2018.
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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