PRINCE2 is principle-based rather than prescriptive, the principles are:

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.

The PRINCE2 principles provide a framework of good practice for people involved in a project and were developed from lessons taken from both successful and failed projects.

What this means

According to, guiding principles are defined as a “broad philosophy that guides an organisation throughout its life in all circumstances, ...

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