Effective Project Management: The PRINCE2 method

Book description

This guide is designed for professionals in the United States who regularly manage projects. Whilst the traditional Managing Successful Project manual can also be used by US students to pass exams, this guidance provides a global language of project management but some more familiar standardized terms and can be used to pass both the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. List of figures
  6. List of tables
  7. Foreword
  8. About AXELOS
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Contents summary
  11. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 The structure of PRINCE2
    2. 1.2 What PRINCE2 does not provide
    3. 1.3 What makes a project a “PRINCE2 project”?
    4. 1.4 The purpose of this manual
  12. Chapter 2: Project management with PRINCE2
    1. 2.1 What is a project?
    2. 2.2 What is project management?
    3. 2.3 What is it we wish to control?
    4. 2.4 What does a project manager do?
    5. 2.5 Projects in context
    6. 2.6 Applying PRINCE2
  13. Chapter 3: Principles
    1. 3.1 Continued business justification
    2. 3.2 Learn from experience
    3. 3.3 Defined roles and responsibilities
    4. 3.4 Manage by stages
    5. 3.5 Manage by exception
    6. 3.6 Focus on products
    7. 3.7 Tailor to suit the project
  14. Chapter 4: Tailoring and adopting PRINCE2
    1. 4.1 Tailoring PRINCE2
    2. 4.2 Adopting PRINCE2
    3. 4.3 Tailoring PRINCE2 to suit different projects
    4. 4.4 Adopting PRINCE2 in an organizational environment
  15. Chapter 5: Introduction to PRINCE2 themes
    1. 5.1 Tailoring the themes
    2. 5.2 Format of the theme chapters
  16. Chapter 6: Business case
    1. 6.1 The business case theme
    2. 6.2 PRINCE2’s requirements for the business case theme
    3. 6.3 Guidance for effective business case management
    4. 6.4 Techniques: investment appraisal
  17. Chapter 7: Organization
    1. 7.1 The organization theme
    2. 7.2 PRINCE2’s requirements for the organization theme
    3. 7.3 Guidance for effective project organization
  18. Chapter 8: Quality
    1. 8.1 The quality theme
    2. 8.2 PRINCE2’s requirements for the quality theme
    3. 8.3 Guidance for effective quality management
    4. 8.4 Technique: recommended quality review technique
  19. Chapter 9: Plans
    1. 9.1 The plans theme
    2. 9.2 PRINCE2’s requirements for the plans theme
    3. 9.3 Guidance for effective planning
    4. 9.4 Techniques: prioritization, estimation and scheduling
  20. Chapter 10: Risk
    1. 10.1 The risk theme
    2. 10.2 PRINCE2’s requirements for the risk theme
    3. 10.3 Guidance for effective risk management
    4. 10.4 Technique: recommended risk management procedure
  21. Chapter 11: Change
    1. 11.1 The change theme
    2. 11.2 PRINCE2’s requirements for the change theme
    3. 11.3 Guidance for effective change control
    4. 11.4 Technique: recommended issue and change control procedure
  22. Chapter 12: Progress
    1. 12.1 The progress theme
    2. 12.2 PRINCE2’s requirements for the progress theme
    3. 12.3 Guidance for effective progress management
    4. 12.4 Techniques: progress evaluation and peer review
  23. Chapter 13: Introduction to processes
    1. 13.1 The PRINCE2 journey
    2. 13.2 The PRINCE2 process model
    3. 13.3 Structure of the process chapters
    4. 13.4 Tailoring the processes
  24. Chapter 14: Starting up a project
    1. 14.1 Purpose
    2. 14.2 Objective
    3. 14.3 Context
    4. 14.4 Activities
    5. 14.5 Tailoring guidelines
  25. Chapter 15: Directing a project
    1. 15.1 Purpose
    2. 15.2 Objective
    3. 15.3 Context
    4. 15.4 Activities
    5. 15.5 Tailoring guidelines
  26. Chapter 16: Initiating a project
    1. 16.1 Purpose
    2. 16.2 Objective
    3. 16.3 Context
    4. 16.4 Activities
    5. 16.5 Tailoring guidelines
  27. Chapter 17: Controlling a stage
    1. 17.1 Purpose
    2. 17.2 Objective
    3. 17.3 Context
    4. 17.4 Activities
    5. 17.5 Tailoring guidelines
  28. Chapter 18: Managing product delivery
    1. 18.1 Purpose
    2. 18.2 Objective
    3. 18.3 Context
    4. 18.4 Activities
    5. 18.5 Tailoring guidelines
  29. Chapter 19: Managing a stage boundary
    1. 19.1 Purpose
    2. 19.2 Objective
    3. 19.3 Context
    4. 19.4 Activities
    5. 19.5 Tailoring guidelines
  30. Chapter 20: Closing a project
    1. 20.1 Purpose
    2. 20.2 Objective
    3. 20.3 Context
    4. 20.4 Activities
    5. 20.5 Tailoring guidelines
  31. Chapter 21: Considerations for organizational adoption
    1. 21.1 Tailoring PRINCE2 for an organization
    2. 21.2 Embedding PRINCE2 in the organization
  32. APPENDICES
    1. A Product description outlines
    2. B Standards alignment
    3. C Roles and responsibilities
    4. D Product-based planning example
    5. E Health check
  33. Further research
  34. Glossary

Product information

  • Title: Effective Project Management: The PRINCE2 method
  • Author(s): AXELOS
  • Release date: September 2020
  • Publisher(s): TSO
  • ISBN: None