The PRINCE2 manual is not a rule book.  There’s no such thing as “PRINCE2 compliant” and if you’re “using all of it” you’re probably doing too much. You only need to follow the PRINCE2 manual word for word to pass the exam.  After that you adopt and adapt to whatever gets your project done right. That doesn’t mean throw the…

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PRINCE2 project assurance saves time and keeps senior managers in control of their PRINCE2 project.  It has an important role as part of the PRINCE2 Organization theme and supports the Manage by Exception principle. Within the PRINCE2 method the Project Board is accountable for the successful delivery of the project. However, it is not enough…

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Forget your business card. The PRINCE2 Organization theme describes the roles and responsibilities of the management team for a specific project.  It’s about the “hat” you will wear for this particular project.  Your day to day job title may not be the same, but it doesn’t matter – this is about your role in a…

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Why PRINCE2?  It’s a question that quite often gets asked.  Well quite simply it’s a great methodology. Don’t believe me!  Well let’s look at some of the reasons why. Why PRINCE2 – The Principles One of the answers to why PRINCE2 is that PRINCE2 is based on 7 key principles.  These principles are what make your…

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Begin with the end in mind. PRINCE2 is one of the most commonly used project management methods in the world.  There are lots of reasons why this is the case e.g. A strong focus on business justification throughout the project lifecycle, It advocates clearly defined roles and responsibilities Projects broken down into manageable stages There is one…

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That is a question that comes up on every PRINCE2 course that I have ever taught (and I’ve taught a few). “What is the difference between a risk and issue” delegates will ask. Well the simple answer to that is uncertainty and certainty. A risk is something we have identified that could happen and if…

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Of course it is.  Projects in their very nature are about change. Organizations use projects to introduce change whether it is a new product line, a new direction the business wants to take, new corporate culture etc.  In PRINCE2 change control is so important that one of the 7 Themes is devoted to it So…

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Does yours measure up? PRINCE2 Business Case – Background A significant amount of attention in the three best management practice methods of MoP, MSP and PRINCE2 is on the need for continued business justification and strategic alignment at portfolio, program and project level.  Business cases play a crucial role in determining that this is the case.  In using…

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