Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2™

Book description

This publication has been designed to be a role specific handbook for senior managers and project board members, which describes how to oversee projects, The guide sets PRINCE2 in the wider context of project management (but still non-specific for industry sector) and describes or cross-references techniques which support the PRINCE2 method. being managed using PRINCE2.

Table of contents

  1. Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2™
    1. Copyright
    2. List of figures
    3. List of tables
    4. Foreword
    5. Acknowledgements
    6. Conventions used in this manual
    7. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. 1.1 THE PURPOSE OF THIS MANUAL
      2. 1.2 THE STRUCTURE OF THIS MANUAL
      3. 1.3 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
      4. 1.4 THE IMPORTANCE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      5. 1.5 WHAT MAKES PROJECTS DIFFERENT?
      6. 1.6 THE PRINCE2 APPROACH TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      7. 1.7 BENEFITS OF PRINCE2
      8. 1.8 RELATED OGC GUIDANCE
    8. Chapter 2: Overview of PRINCE2
      1. 2.1 KEY DEFINITIONS
      2. 2.2 STRUCTURE OF PRINCE2
      3. 2.3 THE ROLE OF SENIOR MANAGEMENT IN PRINCE2
      4. 2.4 WHAT PRINCE2 DOES NOT PROVIDE
    9. Chapter 3: Project Board duties and behaviours
      1. 3.1 BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE PROJECT
      2. 3.2 PROVIDE UNIFIED DIRECTION
      3. 3.3 DELEGATE EFFECTIVELY
      4. 3.4 FACILITATE CROSS-FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION
      5. 3.5 COMMIT RESOURCES
      6. 3.6 ENSURE EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING
      7. 3.7 SUPPORT THE PROJECT MANAGER
      8. 3.8 ENSURE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
    10. Chapter 4: Starting up a Project
      1. 4.1 CONTEXT
      2. 4.2 CONFIRM THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROJECT MANDATE
      3. 4.3 APPOINT THE EXECUTIVE AND THE PROJECT MANAGER
      4. 4.4 CAPTURE PREVIOUS LESSONS
      5. 4.5 DESIGN AND APPOINT THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM
      6. 4.6 PREPARE THE OUTLINE BUSINESS CASE
      7. 4.7 PREPARE THE PROJECT BRIEF
      8. 4.8 PREPARE THE INITIATION STAGE PLAN
      9. 4.9 STARTING UP A PROJECT: SUMMARY
    11. Chapter 5: Authorize initiation
      1. 5.1 CONTEXT
      2. 5.2 APPROVE THE PROJECT BRIEF
      3. 5.3 APPROVE THE INITIATION STAGE PLAN
      4. 5.4 COMMUNICATION
      5. 5.5 SUGGESTED PROJECT BOARD AGENDA
      6. 5.6 AUTHORIZE INITIATION: SUMMARY
    12. Chapter 6: Authorize the project
      1. 6.1 CONTEXT
      2. 6.2 COMMUNICATION
      3. 6.3 REVIEW THE END STAGE REPORT FOR INITIATION
      4. 6.4 APPROVE THE PROJECT INITIATION DOCUMENTATION
      5. 6.5 APPROVE THE NEXT STAGE PLAN
      6. 6.6 SUGGESTED PROJECT BOARD AGENDA
      7. 6.7 AUTHORIZE THE PROJECT: SUMMARY
    13. Chapter 7: Authorize a Stage or Exception Plan
      1. 7.1 CONTEXT
      2. 7.2 REVIEW END STAGE REPORTS
      3. 7.3 APPROVE STAGE OR EXCEPTION PLANS
      4. 7.4 ASSESS PROJECT VIABILITY
      5. 7.5 SUGGESTED PROJECT BOARD AGENDA
      6. 7.6 AUTHORIZE A STAGE OR EXCEPTION PLAN: SUMMARY
    14. Chapter 8: Give ad hoc direction
      1. 8.1 CONTEXT
      2. 8.2 RESPOND TO REQUESTS
      3. 8.3 RESPOND TO REPORTS
      4. 8.4 RESPOND TO EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
      5. 8.5 FOCUS OF INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBERS
      6. 8.6 COMMUNICATION
      7. 8.7 GIVE AD HOC DIRECTION: SUMMARY
    15. Chapter 9: Authorize project closure
      1. 9.1 CONTEXT
      2. 9.2 CONFIRM HANDOVER AND ACCEPTANCE
      3. 9.3 APPROVE THE END PROJECT REPORT
      4. 9.4 APPROVE THE BENEFITS REVIEW PLAN
      5. 9.5 COMMUNICATION
      6. 9.6 SUGGESTED PROJECT BOARD AGENDA
      7. 9.7 AUTHORIZE PROJECT CLOSURE: SUMMARY
    16. Chapter 10: Reviewing benefits
      1. 10.1 CONTEXT
      2. 10.2 HOLD BENEFITS REVIEWS
      3. 10.3 CLOSE THE BUSINESS CASE
      4. 10.4 COMMUNICATION
      5. 10.5 SUGGESTED AGENDA FOR BENEFIT REVIEWS
      6. 10.6 REVIEWING BENEFITS: SUMMARY
    17. Chapter 11: Tailoring PRINCE2
      1. 11.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 11.2 ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
      3. 11.3 PROJECT-RELATED FACTORS
      4. 11.4 WHAT DOES TAILORING INVOLVE?
      5. 11.5 ADAPTING THE THEMES
    18. Appendix A: Product Description outlines
      1. A.1 BENEFITS REVIEW PLAN
      2. A.2 BUSINESS CASE
      3. A.4 COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
      4. A.6 CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
      5. A.8 END PROJECT REPORT
      6. A.9 END STAGE REPORT
      7. A.10 EXCEPTION REPORT
      8. A.11 HIGHLIGHT REPORT
      9. A.13 ISSUE REPORT
      10. A.15 LESSONS REPORT
      11. A.16 PLAN
      12. A.17 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
      13. A.19 PROJECT BRIEF
      14. A.20 PROJECT INITIATION DOCUMENTATION
      15. A.21 PROJECT PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
      16. A.22 QUALITY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
      17. A.24 RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
      18. A.26 WORK PACKAGE
    19. Appendix B: Governance
    20. Appendix C: Roles and responsibilities
      1. C.1 PROJECT BOARD
      2. C.2 EXECUTIVE
      3. C.3 SENIOR USER
      4. C.4 SENIOR SUPPLIER
      5. C.5 PROJECT MANAGER
      6. C.6 TEAM MANAGER
      7. C.7 PROJECT ASSURANCE
      8. C.8 CHANGE AUTHORITY
      9. C.9 PROJECT SUPPORT
    21. Further information (1/2)
    22. Further information (2/2)
    23. Glossary (1/3)
    24. Glossary (2/3)
    25. Glossary (3/3)
    26. Index (1/2)
    27. Index (2/2)

Product information

  • Title: Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2™
  • Author(s): Office Of Government Commerce
  • Release date: June 2009
  • Publisher(s): TSO
  • ISBN: 9780113310609