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Prince 2

Overview of Prince 2 Project Management

Antony White

on 16 May 2011

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PRINCE 2 Aims & Objectives To know what PRINCE2 is used for
To identify the key characteristics of PRINCE2
To know the product life span and life cycle
To examine the components & processes
To understand the application of project stages
To learn about reports and their uses
Apply to Customs House Project PRojects IN Controlled Environments Originally designed to manage IT projects
PRINCE2 launched in 1996 as guidance for management of any type of project
Developed by the Office of Government Commerce
Adopted and used extensively by Government organisations (including NHS and LA) A finite and defined life cycle
Defined and measurable business products
A corresponding set of activities to achieve the business products
A defined amount of resources
An organisation structure, with defined responsibilities, to manage the project key characteristics Project Life Span Idea, Study, Trigger Specify, Design, Develop, Test / Deliver, Change Over Assess Value, Use, Scrap Components key decision making information provided to senior management, based on management by exception. Breaking project down into stages, with reviews. Use of issue log and lessons learned log Configuration
Management Identifies the benefits that are the driving force of the project. Reviewed at end of each stage. Business Case Management of Risk defines key moments when risks are reviewed and logged Quality defines quality expectations and checks processes are being used Change Control change control technique- use of issue log, authority levels and budget control control of each version of product specification Organisation Provides the structure of the project management team and reporting arrangements Plans offers a series of plan levels tailored to size of project and based on products rather than activities Controls Karen White
Lodex Stages Project broken down into stages The first stage is agreed at the same time as the PID Before the end of each stage, performance stats produced, next stage is planned, business case reviewed, risks assessed and end stage report produced Project board agree next stage plan Exception plan produced before end of stage if necessary Project board decide whether to continue with project or redirect as necessary Highlight report produced as agreed with project board. E.g. at monthly meeting End stage report
Highlight report
Checkpoint report
Lessons learned report
Exception report
Follow-on action recommendations
End project report Reports Project Life Cycle Processes 1. Directing a Project
2. Starting Up a Project
3. Initiating a Project
4. Managing Stage Boundaries
5. Controlling a Stage
6. Managing Product Delivery
7. Closing a Project

Planning included in all 7 processes Planning
Exercise PRINCE 2 Processes
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