The structure of Prince2 is brilliantly simple.
There are 8 considerations that have to be thought of with regard to the entire project (called “components”), then there are 8 processes that map out the required activities for each project.
Throw in role definitions and there you have it.
Principle Concepts Principle concepts are the things you need to remember if you want to demonstrate you have an understanding of Prince2.
Principle concepts for Prince2 are: Customer and Supplier.
Customer pays for the project.
Supplier delivers the project.
Suppliers can be external or internal to the organization.
Prince2 focuses on the delivery of products.
Products are measurable deliverables.
Prince2 projects are split into several stages to allow easier control, measurement and management.
Program Management versus Project Management.
Prince2 recognizes that one project may be part of an overall Program of projects.
This is taken into account.
Ownership and Education Prince2 belongs to the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), in the UK.
The OGC also own the ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library).
There are some obvious links between ITIL and Prince2.
In terms of Prince2 qualifications.
There is the Foundation and the Practitioner.
Role Definitions Project Management Team Project Board Represents (at management level) the organization Executive Ultimate accountability for the project, focus on return on investment Senior User Represents the users and makes sure that the products to be delivered are clearly defined and fit for purpose when they are delivered.
Senior Supplier Has a focus on delivering the requirements of the Senior User (within typical constraints) Project Manager Day-to-day management of the project Team Leader An optional role, where teams of specialists are used on specific products/activities then the Project Manager may require a Single Point of Contact Project Assurance The Project Board need an assurance that the project is going according to the reports they will receive from the Project Manager Project Support Optional, administrative support for the Project Manager Part of the P2 Toolkit
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