What is Prince2?

byPrince2 is an internationally recognised methodology for project management. It was developed and is used extensively in the UK but is used world-wide in over 150 countries.

Prince2 has a step by step – or stage or stage structured approach to project management. Detailing how to approach every stage of a project.

Prince2 is split up to 3 main categories that cover all aspects of its approach to project management. These are the Principles, Themes and Processes.

For further reading please click on this link Prince2

The Seven principles:

  1. Business justification
  2. Learn from experience 
  3. Roles and Responsibilities
  4. Manage by Stages 
  5. Manage by exception 
  6. Focus on products
  7. Tailor to suit the environment

The Seven Themes:

  1. Business Case
  2. Organization
  3. Quality
  4. Plans
  5. Risk
  6. Change
  7. Progress

The Seven Processes:

  1. Starting Up a Project
  2. Initiating a Project
  3. Directing a Project
  4. Controlling a Stage
  5. Managing Product Delivery
  6. Managing Stage Boundaries
  7. Closing a Project

This post was created by (myself) Chris Mitchell.


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