Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2

Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 6th Ed.

AXELOS

Publisher: The Stationery Office, 2017, 406 pages

ISBN: 978-0-11-331533-8

Keywords: Project Management

Last modified: Nov. 16, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

It is often stated that the one constant in the modern world is change. Whether that change is driven from a strategic perspective, forms part of a programme of transformational change, or is in response to an operational imperative, the delivery mechanism for change remains the same, and that is project management.

This latest version of the PRINCE2® method reinforces the principles that underpin successful project management, and provides guidance on how to apply those principles to any type of project. It also demonstrates how organizations can tailor PRINCE2 to suit their needs, allowing them to bring an appropriate level of governance and control to a project at an acceptable level of risk. As such, Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 remains the essential manual for anyone with an interest in project management.

The challenge that faces all organizations, regardless of sector, or the size and complexity of their projects, is to deliver change through managing projects successfully and consistently. This is where PRINCE2 adds value, as the globally recognized standard for delivering successful projects.

  1. Introduction
    1. The structure of PRINCE
    2. What PRINCE2 does not provide
    3. What makes a project a PRINCE2 project?
    4. The purpose of this manual
  2. Project management with PRINCE
    1. What is a project?
    2. What is project management?
    3. What is it we wish to control?
    4. What does a project manager do?
    5. Projects in context
    6. Applying PRINCE2
  3. Principles
    1. Continued business justification
    2. Learn from experience
    3. Defined roles and responsibilities
    4. Manage by stages
    5. Manage by exception
    6. Focus on products
    7. Tailor to suit the project
  4. Tailoring and adopting PRINCE
    1. Tailoring PRINCE2
    2. Adopting PRINCE2
    3. Tailoring PRINCE2 to suit different projects
    4. Adopting PRINCE2 in an organizational environment
  5. Introduction to PRINCE2 themes
    1. Tailoring the themes
    2. Format of the theme chapters
  6. Business case
    1. The business case theme
    2. PRINCE2's requirements for the business case
    3. Guidance for effective business case management
    4. Techniques: investment appraisal
  7. Organization
    1. The organization theme
    2. PRINCE2's requirements for organization
    3. Guidance for effective project organization
  8. Quality
    1. The quality theme
    2. PRINCE2's requirements for quality
    3. Guidance for effective quality management
    4. Technique: recommended quality review technique
  9. Plans
    1. The plans theme
    2. PRINCE2's requirements for the plans theme
    3. Guidance for effective planning
    4. Techniques: prioritization, estimation and scheduling
  10. Risk
    1. The risk theme
    2. PRINCE2's requirements for risk management
    3. Guidance for effective risk management
    4. Technique: recommended risk management procedure
  11. Change
    1. The change theme
    2. PRINCE2's approach to change
    3. Guidance for effective change control
    4. Technique: recommended issue and change control procedure
  12. Progress
    1. The progress theme
    2. PRINCE2's requirements for managing progress
    3. Gui dance for effective progress management
    4. Techniques: progress evaluation and peer review
  13. Introduction to processes
    1. The PRINCE2 journey
    2. The PRINCE2 process model
    3. Structure of the process chapters
    4. Tailoring the processes
  14. Starting up project
    1. Purpose
    2. Objective
    3. Context
    4. Activities
    5. Tailoring guidelines
  15. Directing project
    1. Purpose
    2. Objective
    3. Context
    4. Activities
    5. Tailoring guidelines
  16. Initiating project
    1. Purpose
    2. Objective
    3. Context
    4. Activities
    5. Tailoring guidelines
  17. Controlling a stage
    1. Purpose
    2. Objective
    3. Context
    4. Activities
    5. Tailoring guidelines
  18. Managing product delivery
    1. Purpose
    2. Objective
    3. Context
    4. Activities
    5. Tailoring guidelines
  19. Managing stage boundary
    1. Purpose
    2. Objective
    3. Context
    4. Activities
    5. Tailoring guidelines
  20. Closing project
    1. Purpose
    2. Objective
    3. Context
    4. Activities
    5. Tailoring guidelines
  21. Considerations for organizational adoption
    1. Tailoring PRINCE2 for an organization
    2. Embedding PRINCE2 in the organization
  • APPENDICES
    1. Product description outlines
    2. Standards alignment
    3. Roles and responsibilities
    4. Product-based planning example
    5. Health check

Reviews

Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Good ******* (7 out of 10)

Last modified: Nov. 16, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

A good (and official) overview of the PRINCE2 methodology/framework. I started to appreciate it a lot more lately, as my experience grows.

PMI, IPMA et al has better books written about about them, but the PRINCE2 feels to be more rooted in reality and more encompassing. 

But it could have been better wriiten.

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