PRINCE In Name Only

In a LinkedIn discussion about my paper about PRINCE2 and the Waterfall approach I received the following response that I would like to discuss here.

The LinkedIn response showed a lack of understanding on several levels of PRINCE2, but was unfortunately very common.

PRINCE2® is commonly described as a method based on best practices. A thorough analysis is made of problems that occur in real life project management. Structural solutions that cope with these problems are subsequently described in the method. I must note that I think describing PRINCE2® as a method is too limited. I prefer to talk about a way of thinking, an integral approach ...

Culture PRINCE2® has the reputation of being very bureaucratic. It is a fact that a considerable number of implementations fail in a bureaucratic drama or in a situation where only on paper is worked according to PRINCE2® (PINO – Prince In Name Only). In numerous discussions about this subject there are also numerous reasons given, but only very rarely is the main problem touch ...