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Core Principles

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Each PRINCE2 project should include the 7 principles, and if even one of these principles is missing from the project, it cannot be considered a PRINCE2 Project.

The core principles can be defined as: a framework of good project practice for those involved in a project.

From a PRINCE2 point of view, a Principle is a core value that must always exist in a PRINCE2 project. To sum it up, think of principles as guides for good practice. There are seven principles below:

Alternative Principles

An alternative to PRINCE2 principles is NUPP, which is a set of Nearly Universal Principles of Projects. NUPP is an open-source guide, compatible with PRINCE2, as well as, the PMBOK® Guide, DSDM®, XP, and Scrum. The following are the NUPP principles:

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