PRINCE2 - Overview

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   1.1 Prince2 Formation
         1.1.1 The 7 principles
         1.1.2 The 7 Themes
         1.1.3 The 7 processes
   1.2 PRINCE2 Process Model


PRINCE stands for: PRojects IN Controlled Enviroments , While 2 stands for the version. PRINCE2 is a structured project management method, PRINCE2 and certification programme for practitioners in the methodology who are accredited, qualified through training. PRINCE2 emphasises dividing projects into manageable and controllable stages

Prince2 Formation

PRINCE2 is a principles-driven project management methodology.PRINCE2 is based on seven principles, seven themes and seven processes.

The 7 principles

There are seven principles and unless all of them are applied, it is not a PRINCE2 project. These seven principles are:

  • Continued Business Justification
  • Learn from Experience
  • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage by Stages
  • Manage by Exception
  • Focus on Products
  • Tailor to the Environment

The 7 Themes

The seven themes explain the specific treatment required by PRINCE2 for various project management disciplines and why they are necessary. These seven themes are:

  • Business Case
  • Organisation
  • Quality
  • Plan
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress

The 7 processes

These describe a step-wise progression through the project lifecycle, from getting started to project closure. Each process provides checklists of recommended activities, products and related responsibilities. These seven processes are:

  • Starting up a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project

PRINCE2 Process Model

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