This course is an introduction to the 2017 version of the PRINCE2® project management method and will teach you the added value of PRINCE2® while also giving you an overview of the core PRINCE2® elements.
Tommy van Schaik spent most of his academic and professional career as a linking pin between business and IT. His focus areas are: project management, IT governance, business processes, IT architecture, requirement engineering, and business rules.
Course Overview Hi everyone, welcome to this course PRINCE2 2017 - the Value and Fundamentals, which is your introduction to the PRINCE2 project management method. My name is Tommy van Schaik and I'm a project manager, currently employed by the Dutch government. PRINCE2 is a project management method that is developed by gathering years of best practice experience from government and commercial organizations and has led to a practical and process-based approach that is designed to be used in any project, regardless of industry, technology, size, or complexity. This introduction course will cover the following topics, explaining the added value of PRINCE2 to both you as an individual and to your organization. And explaining the certification process and the different PRINCE2 certifications. And finally, we will give you an introduction of the key elements of the PRINCE2 project management method. By the end of this course, you will be familiar with the PRINCE2 concepts and you will have a solid foundation to continue on with your journey in the PRINCE2 practitioner learning path. Now this is your introduction course for the PRINCE2 practitioner learning path. This learning path consists of multiple courses and is designed to get you up to practitioner level, get you ready to pass the PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner exams. So let's go ahead and introduce you to PRINCE2 in this course, PRINCE2 2017 - the Value and Fundamentals here at Pluralsight.
PRINCE2® Principles Hello, and welcome to another module of PRINCE2 - The Value and Fundamentals. In this module, I will introduce all 7 PRINCE2 principles that are the core of a PRINCE2 project. These principles must all be present in a project for it to be considered PRINCE2. Remember we talked about common causes for project failure in the previous modules? This module will show you how PRINCE2 principles help to counter these known issues, making projects more successful. Therefore, learning and understanding these principles is an important step in becoming a PRINCE2 practitioner. First I will explain what is meant by principles, and then I will look at the 7 principles that are specific to PRINCE2. Now it is important to know what each principle means and to know about its added value to the project, but I also think it is equally important for you to understand what is the rationale behind each specific PRINCE2 principle. This will be explained by showing exactly what problem in the world of project management is countered by the use of each of these principles. Now, without further ado, let's get into the PRINCE2 principles.
PRINCE2® Project Organization Hi there and welcome to the next module of PRINCE2 - the Value and Fundamentals. This module will be all about PRINCE2 project organization and will provide you with foundation knowledge on the PRINCE2 project organization that you will need on your path to becoming a PRINCE2 practitioner. The objective of this module is explaining concepts related to project organization that will be referenced throughout the entire PRINCE2 practitioner learning path. For your ease of learning, it is important to be familiar with these topics before you take the deep dive into PRINCE2 in the following courses. First, is the difference between a program and a project. A lot of PRINCE2 management concepts are based upon the distinction between a long term program and projects who are typically more short term. Second, we will look at the different management layers. Remember the manage by exception principle and the escalation of each management layer to the next, here you will learn about each of those different management layers in a PRINCE2 project. Third, will be an introduction to the different PRINCE2 roles. We learned in the previous module that defined roles and responsibilities is one of the core concepts of PRINCE2. Here we will introduce you to most of these roles and explain their responsibility. So I suggest you pause the video, get a cup of coffee, and let's get to it.
The PRINCE2® Process Model Hi there, and welcome back to the course PRINCE2 - the Value and Fundamentals. In this module, we will discuss the PRINCE2 process model. PRINCE2 is a process-based approach, which provides a structured set of activities to help you complete your project's objectives. This module will explain the basics of the PRINCE2 processes and will serve as a reference model as you make your way through this PRINCE2 practitioner learning path. The PRINCE2 processes relate closely to all the other PRINCE2 elements, so the different stages, layers, and specific processes you learn about in this module will be referenced a lot throughout this learning path. That's why it's so vital to have a basic understanding of the PRINCE2 process model. Later in this learning path, all these processes will be explained in a great level of detail, but for now, in this introduction, we will stick to the topics you will need to start your journey to beginning a PRINCE2 practitioner. The first thing we will handle in this module is exactly what processes are and how they relate to other PRINCE2 principles. Then we will break down the PRINCE2 process into layers, stages, and activities where we will explain these concepts and how they fit together in PRINCE2 process model. And finally, we will zoom in on each of the PRINCE2 processes and explain each of them as we move to the stages in a chronological order. Alright, let's get ready for the PRINCE2 process model.
Getting Familiar with PRINCE2® Themes Alright everybody, welcome back to the course PRINCE2 - The Value and Fundamentals. This course will all about the seven PRINCE2 themes that are considered the knowledge areas of PRINCE2. They tell you how to best approach the different aspects of project management. This module is to give you a general look and feel about the seven PRINCE2 themes, to explain what they're about, and the topics that are handled in each one of them. In the following courses of the PRINCE2 learning path, we will go over every theme in detail, also discussing the relevant documents and their connection with each process and principle. Themes are a vital part of PRINCE2, so that's why it's so important to have a proper introduction to them before following along with the PRINCE2 learning path. Now the setup for this module is pretty basic. First we'll go over what themes are and how they relate to the other PRINCE2 concepts, after that we'll zoom in on each of the seven themes. Alright then, let's get ready for the PRINCE2 themes.