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”