Principles provide a framework of good practice for those people involved in a project. They are characterized as:

  • Universal in that they apply to every project
  • Self-validating in that they have been proven in practice over many years
  • Empowering because they give practitioners of the method added confidence and the ability to influence and shape how the project will be managed.

What this means

According to, guiding principles can be defined as a “broad philosophy that guides an organization throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in its goals, strategies, type of work, or the top management.” Principles in the PRINCE2® approach can be defined ...

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