FREE PRINCE2 Foundation Elearning Taster

Interactive self paced eLearning course

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This FREE PRINCE2 taster course will give you a really good idea of what you will get if you do decide to buy a Balance Global eLearning product.

With many training companies you don’t really know what you are getting for your money until after you have actually bought it. We don’t think that’s great. We are proud of our inter-active and feature rich Learning Management system and courseware, and are happy to let prospective customers ‘try before they buy’.

Some common (and natural) concerns regarding eLearning are:

  • Will it be easy to use? Although our system is intuitive there is plenty of help available, but don’t just take our word for it – have a look!
  • Will it suit my learning style? We recognise that different people learn in different ways, so we cater for that! We have lots of colour coded diagrams and downloadable documents for visual learners and inter-active exercises and practice exam questions for kinaesthetic learners. Most units include video / audio of the course trainer to help bring the subject alive and a comprehensive script of what the trainer is saying in case you have audio issues
  • I can’t ask the trainer a question if I don’t ‘get’ something! Balance Global customers are supported throughout their learning. You will be able to see previous learners discussions / forum topics with the trainer and ask the trainer a direct question if you don’t get something. The trainer will respond within 24 hours (max).
  • I might lose my place in the course! Our learning management system will help you keep track of where you are in the course if you want it to.
  • I don’t have great internet access / want to use it off-line. To our knowledge we are the only company to provide a PRINCR2 downloadable ‘App’ for off-line study

To get access to the taster course select the ‘buy now button to the right and then provide us with some basic details so we can email you back with access / logon details.

Not sure if PRINCE2 is for you?

With today’s fast moving 24/7 culture most organizations (private / public / 3rd sector) have to deliver projects, and many fail for a variety of reasons. So, it stands to reason that most people will have to get involved in projects at some point in their career, even if they aren’t actually managing them.  Some people have a miss-conception that PRINCE2 is somewhat ‘old-hat’ and overly bureaucratic. Besides isn’t Agile ‘the thing’ nowadays? Well, there’s no denying that PRINCE2 has been around for quite some time, but with good reason. It works! PRINCE2 is by far the most widely used project management method globally.  It is considered best practice, and here are just some of the reasons why:

  • It can be used in any industry – although it started in the IT industry it is used in just about every industry
  • It can be used on any size of project – the method itself advises that you tailor it and don’t get bogged down in un-necessary paperwork
  • It works with Agile!! There is even a new qualification called PRINCE Agile that explains how to get the best out of combining them both, but first you need to understand PRINCE2. Different projects require different approaches, but If you don’t have the right tools (knowledge of methods) in your ‘toolkit’ how can you know what is best to use for any specific circumstances?
  • It doesn’t take a long time to learn – you can get qualified in a week in a classroom / less for eLearning. Other project management methods / qualifications take longer to acquire
  • It provides both experienced project managers are trainees with a ‘painting by numbers’ roadmap that you can put into practice immediately
  • There are no pre-requisites for foundation level

If you work on, but don’t manage projects, knowing PRINCE2 could really give your career a boost, and you probably just require foundation level knowledge. However, if you are running projects, or want to you should consider progressing to practitioner level.

So, what are you waiting for?!  Click the ‘Buy Now’ button to get your FREE access to the taster course.

PRINCE2® stands for Projects IN Controlled Environments. It is a fully scale-able process driven approach to project management. Although PRINCE2® originated in the UK it has become a world class international product.

This taster course covers the following:

  • A short instructional unit on how to navigate through the course
  • Some of the units from the RISK Theme
  • An inter-active exercise to give you an indication of the interactive features of our courses
  • A few same foundation exam style questions that relate to the units inclduded in this taster course so you can test what you’ve learned.  There are many more questions in the full foundation version of the course.

The full foundation course covers all of the official syllabus, which includes the following elements:

Introduction to projects and PRINCE2® – expains what makes projects different from ‘BAU’ (Businessas Usual) and introduces the four integrated elements of PRINCE2

The 7 Principles:

Continued Business Justification
Learn from Experience
Defined Roles and Responsibilities
Manage by Stages
Manage by Exception
Focus on Products
Tailor to the Project Environment

The 7 Themes:

Business Case – why are we investing in the project?
Organization – who do we need to manage the project?
Quality – what we have to deliver to ensure fit-for-purpose
Plans – how will we deliver, when & resource requirements
Risk – managing uncertainty
Change – understanding implications of changing requirements
Progress – understanding & controlling where we are against plans

The 7 Processes:

Process Model – to explain the flow between processes
Starting up a Project – pre-project preparation
Directing a Project – decision making and providing resources
Initiating a Project – developing a full and firm foundation
Controlling a Stage – day-to-day project manager’s work
Managing Product Delivery – day-to-day team managers work
Managing a Stage Boundary – preparing for project board progress decisions
Closing a Project – tidy close

The 2 Techniques:

Product Based Planning
Quality review Technique

This section is will assist you in determining if your computer / tablet and internet connection are compatible of running our online training courses (via our e-Learning platform) and get your final certification exam proctored through ProctorU.

 

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Recommended
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 Mac Users  Mac OS X  Mac OS x 10.7 Lion  or above
 Apple Tablet (for App)  Ipad 3   Ipad 3 or above
 Android Tablet (for  App)  1GB Internal RAM  1024 x 768 pixel  resolution  2GB Internal RAM  1280 x 768 or above  pixel  resolution
 Internet Download Speed  0.768Mbps  1.5 Mbps
 Internet Upload Speed  0.348 Mbps  1.5 Mbps
 RAM  1024MB  2GB
 Screen Resolution  1280 X 768  resolution  1280 X 768  resolution and  above
Browsers Internet Explorer 9.0
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Google Chrome
 Viewing / Multimedia Player  HTML5 (standard default for most browsers Adobe Flash Adobe Shockwave NOTE: If you have trouble with either of these we recommend you disable and let your system use the default HTML5

Course Reviews

  1. Profile photo of Anthony Anthony says:

    Prince 2 - Free Demo
    Very easy to follow and understand. My only concern is that it is a very short demo – making rather difficult to fully understand the potential of the e-learning course and experience.

    It would have been nice to make it a little longer than what is offered at present.

  2. Profile photo of Kathleen Kathleen says:

    PRINCE2 Foundation eLearning taster review
    I came across PRINCE in 1993, during a group project in my degree, but I didn’t understand its purpose. Now, having tried this taster, I can say that PRINCE2 is a useful tool. I also feel that the eLearning course would be a good way for most people to gain more knowledge about PRINCE2 and about such topics as risk management.

  3. Profile photo of Rohan Rohan says:

    Excellent
    Always wanted to see what the course was like; great taster. Simple and easy to navigate

  4. Profile photo of Dee Dee says:

    Prince 2 E-Learning Taster.
    Clearly explained and an interesting introduction.

  5. Tasty
    Brilliant little taster – will definitely consider doing the real thing!

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