Interview: PRINCE2 Foundation Self Study
Subject: Studying for the PRINCE2 Foundation course
- Learner: Luc Vigato
- By: Frank Turley
- Date: December 2018
Q1: Why did you decide on doing the PRINCE2 Foundation course and exam?
A1: I'm now software developer since 20 years, and I want to take that experience from many domains and to convert to a Project Manager. My employer also supported me for this course which was great to have.
Q2: What was your PM experience?
A2: As developer I did have the chance to lead some small projects where I used my own common sense to run these projects. Since Feb. 2018 I have had the chance to implement Scrum in some small software projects. We did 4 sprints with 4 weeks for every project. The head of department was a bit sceptical at the start, but after 2 sprints he started to see the advantages of Scrum.
Q3: How did your PM experience help you to prepare for the exam?
A3: Nothing helped me. As I never used a real project management method. Only delivery and progress was known.
Q4: Which training material did you use to study?
A4: Online course from mplaza.pm and the book "Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 2017 Edition but I did find the official manual difficult to read. MPLAZA also provided a PRINCE2 Foundation booklet which was both easy to read and covered the PRINCE2 Foundation syllabus.
Q5: Which concepts did you find the hardest to understand?
A5: The hardest was to memories all the minimum requirements.
Q6: Which concepts did you find the easiest to understand?
A6: The easiest was the progress and the delivery process, as from a developer point of view I see that from day to day.
Q7: What was your study schedule?
A7: My schedule was max 3 month learning, but I did it in two months Everyday from Mondays to Friday, 40 mins of studying.
Q8: How did you were ready for the exams?
A8: When I reached 88% at the PRINCC2 Foundation online simulator.
Q9: How did you practice the exam questions?
A9: I viewed twice the online course and read one time the book, and repeated many times the online simulator. Which was a great help to memories all the subjects without making flashcards. Once reached 80% I took the two sample paper exams.
Q10: What would you do different if you had to repeat the whole exercise again?
- PRINCE2 Foundation online training course
- PRINCE2 Practitioner online training course
- PRINCE2 Agile online training course
Other PRINCE2 Links
- PRINCE2 Foundation Exam Simulator
- Email awareness courses (PRINCE2, PMP, Scrum, Agile)
- PRINCE2 online - Compare all PRINCE2 online Foundation courses