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PRINCE2® is a project management methodology, applicable to all types of projects. PRINCE2 provides the steps you need to take in your project, and normal responsibilities of the team members. It’s customizable, so you can [[tailoring|tailor]] and use a simple version of it in small projects, and a complex version in large or sensitive projects.
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PRINCE2® is a project management methodology, applicable to all types of projects. PRINCE2 provides the steps you need to take in your project, and normal responsibilities of the team members. It’s customisable, so you can [[tailoring|tailor]] and use for small and large projects.  
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[https://plus.google.com/communities/111512220894802005749 New Google Plus PRINCE2 2017 community] 
  
== New PRINCE2 2017 Foundation courses ==
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== Free 18 Lessons - PRINCE2 Foundation Course  ==
So far two companies released on PRINCE2 2017 online course. Only one have released a preview.
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<youtube width="500" height="auto">https://youtu.be/ebam1HZOWag</youtube>
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[[File: P2F-Video-Intro.png|500px|link=https://unbored.training/courses/prince2-foundation?CP=q2yenF02]]
  
== New PRINCE2 extension for Trello ==
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This video discusses the following:   
There is a PRINCE2 chrome extension for Trello: It is called "PRINCE2 for Trello" which makes it a lot easier to Trello to manage PRINCE2 projects.  Here are some links:
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* How a PRINCE2 project starts
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* The trigger for each project
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* Where project ideas come from
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* Two main outputs of the starting up a project process
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* The first Project Board decision
  
* [https://mplaza.pm/prince2-for-trello/ PRINCE2 for Trello page]
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== Foundation Exam Simulator - FREE == 
* [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/prince2 Download "PRINCE2 for Trello"] from Google 
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* [https://unbored.training/courses/prince2-foundation-exam-simulator?CP=q2yenF02 Click here to access the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam Simulator]
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* [http://prince2.wiki/PRINCE2_Foundation_Exam_Simulator_-_FREE Click here for more information for the PRINCE2 Exam Simulator] <BR>
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== PRINCE2 in Practice - Using PRINCE2 - == 
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This is the latest update of the PRINCE2 Sample Project.  This free video course will show you how you can run a PRINCE2 project and you will see it is not as difficult as many people think. The main goal is to show you how easy it is to start using PRINCE2 and you can run a project using a minimum amount of information and documents.
  
Note: PRINCE2 is a simple extension for Trello: For larger projects, you can also look at more pro PRINCE2 project management platforms that provide a lot more functionality: 
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* [http://www.projectinabox.org.uk/ Project In a Box:] Most popular PRINCE2 PM platform 
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* [https://www.uprince.com/ UPRINCE:] A new and very visual PM platform
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== Popular Articles ==
 
== Popular Articles ==
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* '''PRINCE2 General'''
 
* '''PRINCE2 General'''
 
* [[PRINCE2 Templates]]
 
* [[PRINCE2 Templates]]
* [[PRINCE2 Manual PDF]]
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* [[11 tips for your PM career]]
* [[PRINCE2 Book]]
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* [[PRINCE2 Themes]]
 
* [[PRINCE2 Themes]]
 
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'''Exam Simulator for PRINCE2'''
 
 
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== History and Ownership ==
 
{{Main|History of PRINCE2}}
 
 
PRINCE2 stands for the following: '''Projects in Controlled Environments''', version 2
 
 
It belongs to [http://www.axelos.com/ AXELOS], a UK-based joint-venture, since 2013. Before that, PRINCE2 and other [[Best Practice Solutions]] belonged to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_Government_Commerce OGC] in the UK. Other organizations such as APMG, EXIN, and PeopleCert are [[Examination Institutes]], responsible for taking the PRINCE2 exams in behalf of AXELOS.
 
 
PRINCE2 is a new version of a standard called PROMPT, which goes back to the mid-1970s.
 
 
== Official Manuals ==
 
There are two official manuals for PRINCE2:
 
 
* [[Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2]]: from the managing point of view (e.g. project manager)
 
* [[Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2]]: from the executive point of view (e.g. project board)
 
 
You can find additional information regarding these manuals on the [[PRINCE2 PDF]] page.
 
 
== PRINCE2 Content ==
 
 
The official manual states that the PRINCE2® method consists of 4 main parts, or Integrated Elements. These elements are:
 
 
[[File:Components.jpg|center|250px]]
 
 
* [[PRINCE2 Timeline Video]]
 
* [[Introduction: The PRINCE2 Foundation Training Manual]]
 
* [[Core Principles]]: guiding obligations and good practices. Each project should take into account the 7 principles below (in other words, ''best practices'' or good project characteristics).  In fact, a good way to evaluate a project is to ask the extent to which it is following these 7 principles.
 
** [[Continued business justification]]
 
** [[Learn from experience]]
 
** [[Define roles and responsibilities]]
 
** [[Manage by stages]]
 
** [[Manage by exception]]
 
** [[Focus on products]]
 
** [[Tailor to suit the project environment]]
 
* [[Themes]]: aspects of project management that should be addressed continually. PRINCE2 provides a good overview of how to address each of these aspects.
 
** [[Business Case]]
 
** [[Organization]]
 
** [[Quality]]
 
** [[Plans]]
 
** [[Risk]]
 
** [[Change]]
 
** [[Progress]]
 
* [[Processes]]: a step-wise progression through the project lifecycle. This component provides information regarding which activities that are carried out at every stage during the project and by whom. It also answers the question ''What products are to be created and when?'' The processes are the reason why most people favour PRINCE2® over the PMBok as they provide a path through the project and make it easier to understand.
 
** [[Starting Up a Project]]
 
** [[Initiating a Project]]
 
** [[Directing a Project]]
 
** [[Controlling a Stage]]
 
** [[Managing Product Delivery]]
 
** [[Managing a Stage Boundary]]
 
** [[Closing a Project]]
 
* [[Tailoring]]: the way PRINCE2 should be customized for a project. Tailoring answers one of the most common questions of a Project Manager: ''How do I best apply PRINCE2 to my project or my environment?'' Nevertheless, tailoring is not very well covered in either the Foundation or the Practitioner Courses, and it's an area where most people have issues as you need to have both project management and PRINCE2® experience to tailor a project.
 
 
You can find more about the PRINCE2 content on the [[PRINCE2 methodology]] page.
 
 
== PRINCE2.WIKI/P3EXPRESS ==
 
 
* [[prince2.wiki/p3express]]
 
 
== PRINCE2 vs. PMP ==
 
 
* [[PRINCE2 vs. PMP Exams and Certificates]]
 
  
 
== PRINCE2 Templates ==
 
== PRINCE2 Templates ==
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For an overall understanding of how PRINCE2 works, check the article on [[Processes]].
 
For an overall understanding of how PRINCE2 works, check the article on [[Processes]].
  
== Certifications ==
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'''Certifications'''
 
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Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2®) is a process-based approach for project management that is recognized as an international standard. There are currently four certifications available for Prince2. For information regarding the methodology, the certifications type, as well as information about training courses and online exams, check out the article on [[PRINCE2 Certification]]. <BR>
Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2®) is a process-based approach for project management that is recognized as an international standard. There are currently four certifications available for Prince2. For information regarding the methodology, the certifications type, as well as information about training courses and online exams, check out the article on [[PRINCE2 Certification]].
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[http://prince2agile.wiki/An_Overview_of_PRINCE2_Agile PRINCE2 Agile Wiki Site]
 
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== External Resources ==
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Official resources:
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* [https://www.axelos.com/best-practice-solutions/prince2 PRINCE2 webpage at AXELOS website]
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* [http://shop.axelos.com/officialsite.asp?FO=1253145&ProductID=9780113310593&Action=Book PRINCE2 Manuals at AXELOS shop] (you can also buy them from Amazon and other online stores)
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* [https://www.axelos.com/qualifications/prince2-qualifications Find a training provider at AXELOS website]
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* [https://www.axelos.com/case-study-and-white-paper-search Case Studies and White Papers at AXELOS website]
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Qualification pages at [[Examination Institutes]]:
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* [http://www.apmg-international.com/en/qualifications/prince2/prince2.aspx PRINCE2 Qualifications at APMG website]
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* [https://www.exin.com/NL/en/certifications/&fw=prince2 PRINCE2 Qualifications at EXIN website]
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* [http://www.peoplecert.org/en/Test-Takers/PRINCE2/PRINCE2-Certifications/Pages/PRINCE2-Certifications.aspx PRINCE2 Qualifications at PeopleCert website]
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Free resources:
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* <span class="analytics">[http://mplaza.pm/free-prince2-course/ PRINCE2 Awareness, One Step a Day], a free email course</span>
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* [http://prince2.coach/ PRINCE2 Coach], ask your PRINCE2 questions
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* [http://mplaza.pm/prince2/ PRINCE2], PRINCE2 General
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* [http://mplaza.pm/what-is-prince2/ What is PRINCE2], How to explain what PRINCE2 is in less than 1 minute
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* [http://nl.prince2.wiki Dutch version of the PRINCE2 wiki]
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* [http://fr.prince2.wiki French version of the PRINCE2 wiki]
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* [http://de.prince2.wiki German version of the PRINCE2 wiki]
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* [http://it.prince2.wiki Italian version of the PRINCE2 wiki]
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* [http://pl.prince2.wiki Polish version of the PRINCE2 wiki]
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* [http://pt.prince2.wiki Portuguese version of the PRINCE2 wiki]
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* [http://ro.prince2.wiki Romanian version of the PRINCE2 wiki]
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* [http://ru.prince2.wiki Russian version of the PRINCE2 wiki]
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* [http://sr.prince2.wiki Serbian version of the PRINCE2 wiki]
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* [http://es.prince2.wiki Spanish version of the PRINCE2 wiki]
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* [http://tr.prince2.wiki Turkish version of PRINCE2 wiki]
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Latest revision as of 09:24, 23 January 2019

PRINCE2® is a project management methodology, applicable to all types of projects. PRINCE2 provides the steps you need to take in your project, and normal responsibilities of the team members. It’s customisable, so you can tailor and use for small and large projects. New Google Plus PRINCE2 2017 community

Free 18 Lessons - PRINCE2 Foundation Course

P2F-Video-Intro.png

This video discusses the following:

  • How a PRINCE2 project starts
  • The trigger for each project
  • Where project ideas come from
  • Two main outputs of the starting up a project process
  • The first Project Board decision

Foundation Exam Simulator - FREE

PRINCE2 in Practice - Using PRINCE2 -

This is the latest update of the PRINCE2 Sample Project. This free video course will show you how you can run a PRINCE2 project and you will see it is not as difficult as many people think. The main goal is to show you how easy it is to start using PRINCE2 and you can run a project using a minimum amount of information and documents.

YouTube-P2-In-Practice.png

Popular Articles

PRINCE2 Templates

PRINCE2 provides a set of "Management Products". They are explained in the themes and processes pages in this wiki. The following are simple templates for each Management Product:

If you are interested in additional information on these templates, check out the article on PRINCE2 Templates.

Project documents, or better to say, management products are also part of the previously mentioned elements, as well as roles and responsibilities.

Project management techniques are not part of PRINCE2; e.g. how to level resources.

For an overall understanding of how PRINCE2 works, check the article on Processes.

Certifications Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2®) is a process-based approach for project management that is recognized as an international standard. There are currently four certifications available for Prince2. For information regarding the methodology, the certifications type, as well as information about training courses and online exams, check out the article on PRINCE2 Certification.
PRINCE2 Agile Wiki Site