Perhaps you are looking to improve your position in the jobs market or progress within your current role - a certified qualification may a route to take.

With numerous project management qualifications available to choose from, finding the right qualification can be overwhelming. This blog post aims to outline everything you need to know about PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation & Practitioner qualification.

PRINCE2® stands for Projects IN Controlled Environments, second edition. It is the world’s most practised project management methodology and a de facto standard used extensively around the world. Built upon seven principles, seven themes and seven processes, PRINCE2® is incredibly useful as it can be tailored to meet specific requirements.

In 2017, the guidelines were updated to reflect changes in business and community feedback. The update places a greater emphasis on tailoring PRINCE2® to the needs of organisations and project environments, enabling anyone managing a project to get the best from the PRINCE2 methodology.

The qualification is designed for Project Managers, aspiring project managers and anyone else involved in the design, development and delivery of projects.


Key features:

  • Focus on business justification

  • Defined organisation structure for the project management team

  • Product-based planning approach

  • Emphasis on dividing the project into manageable and controllable stages

  • Flexibility that can be applied at a level appropriate to the project.


What will you learn?

  • How to improve your confidence in delivering a project

  • Terminology that is consistent in all projects around the world

  • Real life expertise of the global PRINCE2® community guidance

  • How to structure a project into manageable deliverables and create stages to ensure decisions are taken under an agile approach

  • A structured approach with controls to provide a delivery methodology that works repeatedly and will enable you to successfully deliver projects


How does PRINCE2® benefit your organisation?

  • Improved cost controls through coordination of activities and teams using tried and tested processes

  • Improved effectiveness through fact-based decision making using defined and relevant metrics

  • Improved communication by encouraging the use of common terminology

  • Improved alignment with the business by identifying and understanding the value chain


The PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation & Practitioner qualification is an intensive 5-day classroom-based course, which will take you from beginner all the way through to become a registered PRINCE2® practitioner. Studying the qualification with Roundhouse Thinking provides you with the following:

  • All accompanying course material

  • The official PRINCE2® manual

  • The cost of the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner examinations (exams are taken within the duration of the course)

  • PRINCE2® process map

  • Lunch and refreshments

  • Free car parking

  • Free wi-fi


In summary, PRINCE2® is an extremely valuable qualification that can be applied not only to the running and management of projects but to other roles and industries. As it is versatile, attaining this qualification will increase your employability and further enhance your career prospects.

A qualification that provides consistent terminology improves communication, increases confidence and consequently creates first-class project managers.

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PRINCE2 is back, and has been revised to offer an updated edition of the worlds more practiced method for project management.

PRINCE2 2017, offers updated guidance and new Foundation and Practitioner examinations. Modernised through a collaborative approach involving over 100 Practitioners, trainers, consultants and global feedback. The fundamentals of PRINCE2 remain, but the emphasis within these have shifted to recognise the evolving demands of today’s business environment.

The course is 5 days, and aims to educate participants on how to fully apply the 7 PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) principles to the running and management of projects. The course will take you from beginner level all the way through to a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner through expert tuition and coaching. 

As an internationally recognised award, PRINCE2 develops your project management theory and ability to manage a project of any scale with success. The practical application of guidance, real-life examples and tips provide you with the confidence to adapt the PRINCE2 method to your own organisation and projects.

The qualification is ideal for Project Managers, aspiring Project Managers and any staff involved in the creation and conveyance of projects.

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