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Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2™ 2009 Edition

£ 75.00


Office of Government Commerce (OGC)


This publication provides a universally applicable project management method - the principles, processes and techniques that enable individuals and organisations to successfully deliver their projects within time, cost and quality constraints. Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2™ forms part of a pair of publications that are the result of the PRINCE2: 2009 Project to update the PRINCE2 guidance. Its companion is Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2™. The title has been designed to be a role specific handbook for Project Managers, Team Managers and Project Support.

The new 2009 edition

  • Explains the principles that underpin PRINCE2
  • Describes the PRINCE2 processes in their entirety
  • Describes 'Key Themes' of project management, specific to PRINCE2, that are required for the processes to be effective
  • Cross-references techniques that may be applied
  • Explains how to tailor the method
  • Provides context of when and how to use PRINCE2 for different project environments (e.g. standalone or as part of a programme)
  • Like the 2005 guidance, contains chapters on Starting Up a Project, Directing a Project, Initiating a Project, Controlling a Stage, Managing Product Delivery, Managing Stage Boundary, and Closing a Project.

Key features

  • Includes real world examples and illustrations in each chapter
  • Contains a list of further information
  • Glossary - definition of acronyms and terms used.

In addition, the guidance also looks at the wider role of the Project Manager, including:

  • Soft skills of the project manager
  • Leading and managing
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication planning
  • Organisational change management
  • PRINCE2 in different types of organisation and cultures
  • Training needs for project teams.

Contains extensive appendices on the following topics:

  • Product Descriptions
  • Governance
  • Role Definitions - Responsibilities and typical competencies by role
  • Product Based Planning example
  • Health Check.



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