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Anyone done one? Any tips?

Starting on Monday and it looks pretty hardcore.....

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Never done it myself - you are right - hardcore - but good entry to good jobs.

I work with a couple of people who have Prince 2 qualifications - not certain which - maybe Practitioner - one is great an dthe other is very average.

There was a thread on here about project Management a while ago - and I think a conclusion was it is down to your ego and communication skills on how good you are at running projetcs

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Are you doing foundation, practitioner or both?

Where at?

Have you done much prework?

TBH as long as you put the time in during the week then it isnt too bad, the hardest part is remembering the jargon they use, and for me having done ITIL at almost the same time it was very hard as they use similar terms to describe different things!!!

So tip is do plenty work during your own time thro the week and you wont have a problem.
 

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metric_thumbs said:
There was a thread on here about project Management a while ago - and I think a conclusion was it is down to your ego and communication skills on how good you are at running projetcs

Good luck
Lol, thats me fucked then! :D
 

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Shao_Khan said:
Are you doing foundation, practitioner or both?

Where at?

Have you done much prework?

TBH as long as you put the time in during the week then it isnt too bad, the hardest part is remembering the jargon they use, and for me having done ITIL at almost the same time it was very hard as they use similar terms to describe different things!!!

So tip is do plenty work during your own time thro the week and you wont have a problem.
The Practitioner one.

Prework. So far - None. Work held back on paying for it so long that the documentation only arrived today, in for a fun weekend of reading by the looks of it :)

Doing it with a company called Colourcrazy in Watford. Isn't there some sort of study guide or anything you can buy?

Whats ITIL?

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ITIL is a similar type of Government practice - IT Information Library (http://www.itil.co.uk/) - it covers more practical stuff like problem management, config management, change control and the like - its just another usefull thing to have on your CV.

Basically all you need is the Managing successful projects handbook as pretty much everything is covered in that. If you have been given this book as part of the course (I think you should be) then it does help to put tabs in to quick find stuff as you can use the book in the exam. My own book is tabbed up as follows:

[nerd mode] Each Chapter, appendix and the index.

Then each sub process is tabbed to quick find also, so I have 'Starting up' as chapter head, the SU1 - SU6 all also with mars.

On top of this I also have individual tabs for Organisation Chart, Project Assurance, Quality Diagram, Risk, Stages, Quality and change. [/nerd mode]

Hope that helps a bit
 

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Prince2 is pretty easy to learn, if you take notice of the terminology... It is all in how things are worded. You can break the stages down into seperate modules.. So first thing you remember the stages,.. then you remember the modules within each stage, then you remember the outputs of each module.

It is mainly common sense, but the key is learning their terms for things.
 

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The foundation exam is easily passed by doing loads of practise papers, and learning the q and a's - they have about 200 examples of which the exam is 100, so learn enough and you'll pass.

I couldnt be arsed with the practitioner bit, but I may have to, in time.
 

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I'm Prince 2 Practitioner qualified (my day job away from VWs as a Project Manager) & I did the 4 day intensive foundation & practitioner with the 5th day being the exams. Never worked so hard in years.

Just get your P2 manual organised during the week as you can use it in the Practitioner exam for reference.

good luck

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did the foundation and practitioner all rolled into one week back in july, knew some terms but never done it before, its just a case of getting your head down and cracking on with it. I passed both but only cause i spent the whole week living and breathing project management, worth it tho.
 

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Cool many thanks for everyone's replies.

I do have the 'managing successful projects' book that was supplied. Gonna be one weekend of hardcore reading :)

Cheers again.

Tom
 
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