A Guide to Project Management Using Prince2

A Guide to Project Management Using Prince2

Carl J. Pitts

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2019, 188 pages

ISBN: 978-1-98358794-8

Keywords: Project Management

Last modified: Nov. 16, 2019, 11:57 p.m.

The aim of this guide is to provide you with everything you need to pass your PRINCE2 Foundation Exam and prepare for the Practitioner Exam, PRINCE2 is internationally recognized as a leading Project Management Certification with both foundation and practitioner level certifications, with both being recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) The books aims to explain the following in a simple and easy to read manner:

  1. The integrated layers of PRINCE2
    1. The Principles
    2. The Themes
    3. The Processes
  2. The roles & responsibilities within PRINCE2
  3. Contains a glossary of PRINCE2 terms

A Guide to Project Management Using PRINCE2 provides you with enough information to support your exam and covers all of the topics to enable you to confidently pass the PRINCE2 exam

  • Foreword
  • Prince2
    • What are Projects?
    • What is Prince2
    • What is a Project Management Method?
    • The six aspects of Project Management
    • What is not covered in Prince2
  • What is the role of the Project Manager?
  • The Prince2 Processes
    • Starting Up a Project (SU)
    • Initiating a Project (IP) or Initiation Stage
    • Controlling a Stage (CS) — Delivery Stage
    • Managing Stage Boundary Process (SB)
    • Management (Delivery) Stages
    • Final Management (Delivery) Stage and Closing a Project (CP)
    • Exception Plans and Reports
  • Prince2 Principles
    • Continued Business Justification
    • Learn for Experience
    • Defined Roles & Responsibilities
    • Manage by Stages
    • Management by Exception
    • Focus on Products
    • Tailoring to suit the Product Environment
  • Prince2 Themes
    • Business Case
    • Organsation
    • Quality
    • Plans
      • Project Plan
      • Stage Plan(s)
      • Team Plan(s)
      • Exception Plan(s)
    • Risk
    • Change
    • Progress
  • Themes in Detail
    • Business Case Theme
      • Introduction to the Business Case Theme
      • The Purpose of the Business Case
      • Business Justification
      • What is the purpose of the Business Case in relation to the project
      • Outputs, Outcomes and Benefits
      • Different types of Business Case
      • Creating a Business Case
      • Maintaining the Business Case
      • Benefits
      • The Benefits Management Approach
      • Contents of the Business Case
      • Who is responsible for what within the Business Case?
  • Organisation
    • Introduction to the Organisation Theme
      • Project Interests & Stakeholders
      • Business Interest
      • User Interests
      • Supplier Interests
      • The Levels of Organisation
      • Corporate or Program Management
      • Directing Level
      • Managing Level
      • Delivering Level
      • Project Board
      • How big should the Project Board be?
      • Project Assurance
      • Change Authority
      • The Project Manager Role
      • Team Manager
      • Project Support
      • Stakeholder Engagement
      • The Communication Management Strategy
      • Organization Responsibilities
  • Quality
    • Introduction to Quality
      • Quality Planning
      • Quality Control
      • Quality Assurance
      • The Approach to Quality
      • Quality Planning &mdash an overview and introduction
      • Quality Planning — The Path to Quality
      • Customer's Quality Expectation
      • Listing Acceptance Criteria
      • The Project Product Description
      • Quality Management approach
      • Product Descriptions
      • Quality Register
      • Quality Control
      • Quality Review Technique
      • Quality Responsibilities
  • Plans
    • Introduction to the Plans Theme
      • What is a plan?
      • The three levels of a plan
      • The Project Plan, Stage Plan and Team Plan
      • The Exception Plan — Tolerance
      • The Prince2 Approach to Planning
      • The 7-Steps to Planning
      • The Product Checklist
      • Responsibilities
  • Risk
    • An Introduction to the Risk Theme
      • Risk Management
      • Risk Context and the Management of Risk
      • Risk Register
      • Risk Management
      • Identify the Risk
      • Estimating
      • Evaluete
      • Planning the response
      • Threat Responses
      • Responses to Opportunities
      • Implementing the Responses
      • Communicate
      • The Risk Budget
      • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Change
    • Introduction to the Change Theme
    • When does Issue and Change Control occur?
    • Change Terminology
      • Configuration Management
      • What is a Configuration Item?
      • Issues
    • The Approach to Change
    • Change Control Approach
    • Prioritising Issues and tracking severity
    • Priority & Severity
    • Change Authority and Change Budget
    • Management Products
      • Configuration Item Records
      • Daily Log
      • Issue Register
      • Issue Reports
    • Configuration Management Procedure
      • Planning
      • Identification
      • Control
      • Status Accounting
      • Verification and Audit
    • Issue and Change Control Procedure
      • Capture
      • Examine
      • Propose
      • Decide
      • Implement
    • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Progress
    • Introduction to the Progress Theme
    • Progress, Progress Controls, Exceptions and Tolerances
      • What is Progress?
      • What are the Progress Controls?
      • Exceptions and Tolerances
    • The Prince2 Approach to Progress
    • Delegating Control
      • Corporate or Program Management
      • The Project Board
      • The Project Manager
      • The Team Manager
    • The Project Board Controls
      • Project Board Authorisations
      • Project Board Progress Updates
      • Exceptions and Changes
    • Project Manager Controls
    • Management Stages (Management Control)
      • How many stages within a Project
      • How long should a stage be?
      • What are Technical Stages
      • Controls — Event and Time Driven
      • Reviewing Progress
      • Lessons
      • Reporting Progress
      • Raising Exceptions
      • Progress Responsibilities
  • Process
    • Pre-Project
    • Initiation Stage
    • Next Stage
    • Final Delivery Stage
      • The Seven Processes
      • Directing a Project Process
      • The Starting Up a Project Process
      • Initiating a Project Process
      • Controlling a Stage Process
      • Managing Product Delivery Process
      • Managing Stage Boundary Process
      • The Closing a Project Process
    • Starting Up a Project Process
      • Appoint the Project Executive and Project Manager
      • Capture Previous Lessons
      • Design & Appoint the Project Management Team
      • Outline Business Case
      • Select the Project Approach and Assembly of the Project Brief
      • Initiation Stage Planning
      • Summary of Activities completed during the Starting Up a Project Process (SU)
    • Initiating a Project Process (IP)
      • The Risk Management Approach
      • Change Control Approach
      • Quality Management Approach
      • Communication Management Approach
      • Setting Up the Project Controls
      • The Project Plan
      • Detailed Business Case
      • Benefit Management Approach
      • Assemble the Project Initiation Documentation (PID)
    • Directing a Project
      • Activities &mdash Authorise the Project
      • Activity — Authorise Initiation Stage Plan (or Exception Plan)
      • Activity — Give Ad-Hoc Direction
      • Activity — Authorise Project Closure
    • Controlling a Stage
      • Activity — Authorise a Work Package
      • Activity — Review the Work Package
      • Activity — Receive Completed Work Packages
      • Activity — Review Stage Status
      • Activity — Report Highlights
      • Activity — Capture & Examine Risk & Issues
      • Activity — Escalate Issues and Risks
      • Activity — Take Corrective Action
    • Managing Product Delivery
      • Introduction
      • Managing Product Delivery
      • Activity — Accepting a Work Package
      • Activity — Execute a Work Package
      • Activity — Deliver a Work Package
    • Managing a Stage Boundary
      • Introduction
      • Activity — Plan the Next Stage
      • Activity — Update the Project Plan
      • Activity — Report Stage End
      • Activity — Produce an Exception Plan
    • Closing a Project Process
      • Introduction
      • Activity — Planned Clsoure
      • Activity — Prepare Premature Project Closure
      • Activity — Handover Project Products
      • Activity — Evaluate the Project
      • Activity — Recommend Project Closure
  • Appendix A — Glossary
  • Appendix B — Project Lifecycle Example
  • Appendix C — Project Lifecycle & Deliverable
  • Appendix D — Product Based Planning

Reviews

A Guide to Project Management Using Prince2

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Mediocre **** (4 out of 10)

Last modified: Nov. 17, 2019, 12:02 a.m.

Yet another rushed printing by Amazon. Errors in the ToC and no page numbers in the book, makes it useless as a reference or refresher.

The content is OK, but you have to read it cover to cover and memorise everything, to get something out of it.

A mistake to buy it.

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