Under the PRINCE2 framework, all projects have defined beginnings, middles and ends – all of which must be tightly controlled.
Whilst planning, initiating and executing the project, the Project Manager reports to the Project Board – so, similarly, the Project Board has to give final sign-off on the project closure. For successful project closure, there must be a nice smooth handover of the product from the project team.
PRINCE2 training will teach you the theory and applications of the framework, including the importance of evaluating the project once closed.
As with the rest of the PRINCE2 processes, control is very important during this completion stage. Once the Project Manager believes the objectives from the Project Initiation Document have been met, he puts the recommendation for Project Closure to the Project Board.
Preparing to Close the Project
The main aim of closing a project in PRINCE2 is to make sure that the final product is of an acceptable level, make sure the operational team is able to look after the project and to guarantee that any issues or risks have a correct way to address them. Read the rest of “How to Close a Project in PRINCE2″
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based method for effective project management. PRINCE2 is a registered trademark of the Cabinet Office, used widely in the private and public sectors, with two qualification levels: PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner.
The PRINCE2 Foundation level course is for those with a requirement to learn the terminology and basics of PRINCE2 for general involvement with PRINCE2 projects. PRINCE2 Practitioner training leads you to the highest level qualification and is designed for those with the need to manage projects within a PRINCE2 environment.
PRINCE2 offers a structured methodology and clearly defined project team management roles:
PRINCE2 – A Structured Project Management Methodology
Before we delve into the specifics of PRINCE2, some general points about the subject of project management are worth noting to help put everything into context…
Structured project management means managing the project in an organised and logical manner, following defined steps. A specific project management method like PRINCE2 is the written description of this organised and logical approach.
Whenever we decide we want to go somewhere, do something, build something, achieve something, we need to answer some questions:
- What are we trying to do?
- What do we need?
- Can we do it alone, or do we need help?
- How long will it take?
- How much will it cost?
- When will we start?
These are the basic questions asked at the beginning of any project and the answers are the building blocks of project management – defining what we want to do and calculating the best way to achieve it. Read the rest of “PRINCE2 Methodology & PRINCE2 Structure”
PRINCE2 is a process-based approach for project management; providing a scalable and easily tailored methodology for the management of large and small projects.
Each process of a PRINCE2 project is defined with its key inputs and outputs together with the specific aims to be achieved and activities to be undertaken.
The following diagram and explanations of the PRINCE2 processes will help you when managing projects with PRINCE2.
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