One of the common misconceptions about PRINCE2 is that its only useful for huge organisations running massive projects. However it’s wrong to think that PRINCE2 can’t be applied to smaller projects.
One of the key things to remember about PRINCE2 is that it is a toolkit. You don’t have to apply all of it all of the time – you can adapt PRINCE2 to the needs of your project (rather than the other way round!)
In this post we’ve provided a short checklist of things that you should think about in relation to the PRINCE2 processes and themes before you start your small project, to consider how they can be applied and adapted.
Using PRINCE2 in Small Projects – Tips
OK – first up – how small is ‘small’. If this is something that is going to take a couple of people a couple of days then you haven’t really got a project!
However if its something that you need to make a business case for, and you think you will need to identify particular roles and responsibilities for project team members then you DO have a project and can certainly apply aspects of PRINCE2 to it.