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There is a widespread perception that PRINCE2 is largely based on the traditional Waterfall approach. Many years ago the Waterfall approach was the standard in software development. Recently an extension to PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, was published. Many comments were made that PRINCE2 was finally modernized and was changed from a Waterfall approach to modern approaches popular in ...

Everyone who understands PRINCE2 will realise that the approach is not meant for (internal) suppliers. Many disappointing results (bureaucratic, template driven) originate from wrong usage of PRINCE2 by (internal) suppliers. Especially in IT environments PINO (PRINCE In Name Only) frequently occurs. Those who state that PRINCE2 is suitable for usage by (internal) suppliers, usu ...

Many organisations put a lot of effort in new approaches and methods. Money and time are invested in training. Tools, like software are purchased. But what are the results? I believe it is underestimated that change of working practices has broad consequences on different levels. Change of behaviour and culture must be endorsed by all levels of organisations. Change affects pe ...

The document (PDF) explains the processes of PRINCE2® within the Product Life Span and the Project Life Cycle. Also the relationship with the Business Case is shown. The document explains the development of the Business Case and related Management Products such as the Benefits Review Plan and the Project Plan. This document and its diagrams will explain the PRINCE2® approach t ...

For years I have been pointing at the characteristics of PRINCE2® and where the approach is different from other Project Management methods. I have always stated that PRINCE2® differs on three elementary points: The focus on the long term; the Business Case The vision on the project's organisation as a consequence of the focus on the Business Case The focus on products, al ...

The diagram (PDF) shows the sub processes of PRINCE2® that are used during a stage: CS, MP and SB. This diagram may be useful while preparing for the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam.   Click here to read the document in PDF format (Adobe). ...

There are a lot of discussions about how to combine PRINCE2® and sometimes even MSP™ with IT approaches such as Agile, SCRUM, DSDM, RUP. These discussions are usually only started by IT suppliers and a lot of the time they show an enormous misunderstanding of both MSP™ and PRINCE2® and their own IT role. This document (follow link) shows the interfaces between the approaches ...

Issues often raised are about how PRINCE2® handles SLA's and how projects should deal with maintenance and support groups. My views are described in a document (PDF) called PRINCE2 and SLA's. This document assumes knowledge of PRINCE2®.   Click here to read the document in PDF format (Adobe). ...

Some basic concepts of MSP™ are described in a document (PDF) called Programmes and Projects. This document also describes on a very basic level the relationship between MSP™ and PRINCE2®.   Click here to read the document in PDF format (Adobe). ...

The basics of PRINCE2® are described in a document (PDF) called PRINCE2 in a nutshell. This document is useful to get a first impression about PRINCE2®. The document can also be used to give Project Board members a first impression of the structure the project uses. Hopefully this document can also contribute to a reduction of the very harmful PINO (PRINCE In Name Only); a bu ...