Preparing for the Next Shot
If you’ve failed a PRINCE2 exam, you need to prepare for your next shot by revising the whole method as well as focusing on those areas where you think you’re below par. In particular, make sure you’re clear on each of the following areas:
Roles and responsibilities: Make sure you know what each role is responsible for within the project management team [Manual Appendix C, P2FD Ch10 and Ch11] and what the roles are doing in a PRINCE2 project.
Processes: Check you know the sequence in which the processes are used, who is primarily responsible for the activities within each process, and who else is involved. Practise ‘locating yourself’ when looking at a particular activity, to be clear on what is going on at that point, what products are in use and where you are in the project. So, for example, when you ‘Authorize a Stage or Exception Plan’ in the process Directing a Project, you’re a Project Board member in a Project Board meeting at the end of a stage (End Stage Assessment), or you’re part way through a stage after an Exception Plan has been produced by the Project Manager (Exception Assessment).
Themes: Go through them all again to be sure you have a ...