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Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies by Nick Graham

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Chapter 9

Managing a Stage Boundary

In This Chapter

arrow Seeing what the process is all about

arrow Knowing the two triggers

arrow Seeing why exception doesn’t always lead to a stage boundary

arrow Understanding what gets created and what gets updated on a stage boundary

The management stage boundary is a crucial control in PRINCE2 – in fact it’s the most important control. The stage boundaries form key points where the Project Board will check that the project is okay and then specifically authorise the next ‘block’ of work – the next stage.

Going through PRINCE2 processes can be a bit overwhelming. You may find that all the process and activity boxes begin to blur together and march around inside your head, rather like the pink elephants in the Walt Disney film Dumbo. However, if you can stand back and see the logic, then everything is easier both to understand and remember, and you can send the pink pachyderms packing.

Managing a Stage Boundary is straightforward – really it is. It doesn’t look it, especially with the rather unhelpful way that the diagram in the manual has an entry point at the bottom, ...

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