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Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-34965-6
348 pages
April 2013
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Everything you need to prepare for—and pass—the exams

Does the thought of sitting your PRINCE2 exams bring you out in a cold sweat? Fear not. Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies is your complete guide to preparing for—and passing—the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams.

It's packed with everything you need to learn from both syllabi, plus good advice on revision techniques. You'll also find example exam questions that enable you to practice, practice, practice.

  • Chapters devoted to revising each of the PRINCE2 Processes (e.g. initiating a project) and Themes (e.g. change)
  • Revision checklists for both Foundation and Practitioner exams tell you exactly what you need to learn in preparation for the exams
  • Extra clarification and plain-English explanations of the more tricky concepts
  • Spot tests to check your understanding as you go
  • Sample Foundation and Practitioner exam questions for each Theme and Process

Relax and shake off those exams flashbacks of yesteryear—with this guide, you've got it covered.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Explaining the Exams 5

Chapter 1: Understanding the PRINCE2 Exams 7

Chapter 2: Revising and Preparing for the Exams 21

Chapter 3: Dealing with Disappointment 45

Part II: Revising the Processes 53

Chapter 4: Starting Up a Project 55

Chapter 5: Directing a Project 71

Chapter 6: Initiating a Project 87

Chapter 7: Controlling a Stage 101

Chapter 8: Managing Product Delivery 117

Chapter 9: Managing a Stage Boundary 133

Chapter 10: Closing a Project 147

Part III: Revising the Themes 161

Chapter 11: Business Case 163

Chapter 12: Organization 179

Chapter 13: Quality 195

Chapter 14: Plans 209

Chapter 15: Risk 227

Chapter 16: Change 243

Chapter 17: Progress 259

Part IV: Revising the Method as a Whole 271

Chapter 18: Revising the Management Products 273

Chapter 19: Knowing How PRINCE2 Fits Together 289

Part V: The Part of Tens 305

Chapter 20: Ten Things for Your Revision 307

Chapter 21: Ten Things to Remember Before Taking an Exam 311

Chapter 22: Ten Points To Be Clear About On Products 315

Index 323

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Author Information

Nick Graham is a director and founder of Inspirandum Ltd, delivering highly practical project management and PRINCE2 training to all types of organisations. He is also a member of the Association for Project Management and of the Institute of Directors. Nick's other books include PRINCE2 For Dummies and Project Management For Dummies.

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