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PRINCE2

PRINCE2 continues to evolve with the launch of the latest revision on 16th June. The method has been revised based on public consultation and extensive review and has evolved to address the modern project environment. This has resulted in two publications:

1. Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2  - the evolution of the method
2. Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2  - a new core publication for the project executive and the project board.

Projects bring together resources, skills, technology and ideas to achieve business objectives and deliver business benefits. Good project management helps to ensure that risks are identified and managed appropriately, and objectives and benefits are achieved within budget, within time and to the required quality.

PRINCE2 is recognised as a world-class international product and is the standard method for project management, not least because it embodies many years of good practice in project management and provides a flexible and adaptable approach to suit all projects. It is a project management method designed to provide a framework covering the wide variety of disciplines and activities required within a project. The focus throughout PRINCE2 is on the Business Case, which describes the rationale and business justification for the project. The Business Case drives all the project management processes, from initial project set-up through to successful finish.

Many organisations are employing the skills and services of external suppliers, working alongside in-house resources, to enhance their ability to deliver successful projects. PRINCE2 provides a mechanism to harness these resources and enable the team to integrate and work together effectively on a project.

Training, consultancy and other services

PRINCE2 is supported by a wide range of services to assist you in learning and implementing the methodology.  There are two qualifications which encourage knowledge and learning in PRINCE2 at Foundation and Practitioner levels, and these are supported by a wide range of accredited organisations that provide consultancy services and training courses in PRINCE2 in the UK and worldwide.

OGC"s partner, the APM Group Ltd (APMG) is responsible for maintaining standards in training and certification by accrediting organisations and individuals.  Full details of all supporting services are available from www.prince2.org.uk

 

Publications

TSO's Best Management Practice website is the official source for publications available to enhance the core guidance contained in Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2.

 

Case studies and other information

There are a number of PRINCE2 case studies available for reference. Visit the Best Practice Knowledge Centre for news, white papers etc.

 

User Groups and Fora

The Best Practice User Group supports users of OGC"s best practice in project, programme and risk management, and offers opportunities to network with fellow users at regular workshops and an annual conference.