Content at a Glance

Introduction to PRINCE2

  • Outlining the principles that guide obligations and good practices of PRINCE2
  • Benefits of a structured project management approach
  • Establishing the key elements of PRINCE2
  • Tailoring PRINCE2 for projects of varying sizes


PRINCE2 Product Descriptions

Baseline management products

  • Defining the project
  • Project Brief
  • Benefits Review
  • Project Initiation Documentation
  • PlanWork Package

Records of project progress

  • Configuration Item Records
  • Daily and Lessons Logs
  • Issue, Quality and Risk Registers

Status reports

  • Event-driven reports
  • Time-driven reports


Outlining the Themes within PRINCE2

Establishing the business case

  • Supporting continuous business justification
  • Developing, verifying and maintaining the business case
  • Confirming the benefits

Developing the project management organization

  • Implementing defined roles and responsibilities
  • Selecting the project management team
  • Linking the three project interests to the four management levels

Building quality into products

  • Supporting the focus of products
  • The PRINCE2 approach to quality and quality review

Planning to deliver the product

  • Managing by stages
  • Differentiating between the three levels of plan
  • Reviewing the planning process including product-based planning

Managing risk

  • Identifying, assessing and controlling uncertainty
  • Assessing the impact of threats or opportunities
  • Implementing responses to identified risks

Defining change

  • Applying the issue and change control procedures
  • Managing the configuration of products

Monitoring and controlling progress

  • Management by exception
  • Setting and tracking tolerances
  • Reporting progress


Recognizing the PRINCE2 Processes

Starting up a project

  • Appointing the project management team
  • Assembling the Project Brief
  • Planning the initiation stage

Directing a project

  • Authorising initiation, the project and a stage
  • Giving ad hoc direction
  • Authorising project closure

Initiating a project

  • Preparing the strategies
  • Planning the project
  • Refining the business case
  • Assembling the Project Initiation Documentation (PID)

Controlling a stage

  • Delegating work packages
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Dealing with issues

Managing product delivery

  • Accepting, executing and delivering a work package
  • Creating a Checkpoint Report

Managing a stage boundary

  • Creating the next stage plan or exception plan
  • Updating the business case and project plan
  • Reporting stage end

Closing a project

  • Preparing for closure
  • Handing over products
  • Evaluating the project