In the PRINCE2® manual it says “the PRINCE2® principles provide a framework of good practice; it is the adoption of these principles that characterises whether a project is using PRINCE2® to contribute to success”.

This course will enable participants to understand the 7 principles of the PRINCE2® methodology and how to apply them within the life of a project to help them achieve success.

Based on NHS specific case studies, participants will do practical exercises for each principle followed by review and reflection on how to apply the learning to their real working environment.

Opportunities will be given to discuss the possible difficulties of applying these principles in the NHS working environment. In addition, participants will be introduced to the use of facilitated workshops in defining key project information.

There will be no examinations with this course. It is suitable both for those who have passed PRINCE2® exams and those who have not.

Aimed at providing participants with an opportunity to consider how they can use the PRINCE2® methodology in a practical way within the NHS to minimize risk, costs and improve project efficiency



By the end of this training, you will be able to –

  • To understand the key principles of the PRINCE2® project management method
  • To provide an opportunity to ask questions about the use or implementation of PRINCE2®
  • To provide the opportunity to experience practical application of the method via a case study with exercises



Review of PRINCE2®

A quick review of the key aspects of the PRINCE2® methodology

PRINCE2 Principles in practice:

Continued business justification

Business Case – what is it, why do we need it, what does it look like?
Risk management – how to carry out the risk management procedure, using risk workshops

Learn from experience

How to capture and apply lessons learned
Carry out a lessons learned session at the end of each day

Defining roles and responsibilities

Review of the PRINCE2® Organization Structure
How to choose appropriate people for the roles

Manage by exception

How to use tolerances to ensure control at all levels

Manage by stages

How to define stages
How stages help to monitor and control

Focus on products

Product Based Planning, review and practise
How do we turn a Product Flow Diagram into a plan of activities?
Quality management – use of Product Descriptions and Quality Control

Tailor PRINCE2® to suit the project environment

How and when to tailor

Practical PID development:

Using Project Definition Workshops to define PID content

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“Well delivered and interactive, I learnt a lot of relevant things that I will take forward and use on my current and future projects.”

Royal Borough of Greenwich

What you need to bring for these courses when delivered as a virtual classroom.

For virtual classroom courses, you will need:

  • Computer with Internet Access
  • Microphone and Headset
  • Webcam
  • Microsoft Teams
  • A dual monitor setup is recommended for IT training
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