Revising the Plans Theme
Have a look at the checklists in this section as you plan your revision. If you know something well, tick it off the list. If you feel unsure of the point, don’t tick it – yet – but put it on your revision list to go through again. The checklists cover what’s in the official exam syllabus for each exam, but also some other key points that you need to have clear.
Revision checklist – Foundation
This list covers the official syllabus for the Foundation exam, but then adds some other points essential to your understanding of planning. Don’t tick off an item unless you feel sure that you know it. The things you need to look at are:
The purpose statement for the theme – as set out in the opening section of the Plans chapter in the PRINCE2 manual
Levels of plan – Project, Stage and Team Plans, and who’s responsible for each (Project Manager for the first two, Team Manager for the Team Plan)
The use of the plan levels by the different management levels with appropriate information – for example, the Project Board doesn’t need to see or approve the fine detail of a Team Plan
The nature of an Exception Plan – and when one is and isn’t needed
Types of plan – product, ...