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The PRINCE2 method is documented in the OGC publication "Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2", readily available from the official publisher, TSO, this is aimed at those working in the project environment and the project manager in particular. "Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2" covers the duties and behaviors expected of the Project Board. These core books are supported by a number of complementary publications.
PRINCE2 is based on seven principles;
The approaches to deliver these principle are outlined in the 7 themes of
and flow through to the underpinning processes of
PRINCE2 acts as a common language between all of customers, users and suppliers, bringing these parties together on the Project Board. And although PRINCE2 doesn't include contract management as such, it provides the necessary controls and boundaries needed for everybody to work together within the limits of any relevant contracts. In addition, the Project Board provides support to the project manager in making key decisions.
Most important of all, PRINCE2 allows your business to focus on doing the right projects, at the right time, for the right reasons, by making the start of a project and its continued existence dependent on a valid ongoing business case.