PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) was launched in 1996 to provide structured project management guidance for all types of projects, and is widely recognised by the UK government as well as throughout the private sector both in the UK and internationally. The revised edition of this book provides a concise and practical guide to the PRINCE2 method, in order to manage effectively a project from inception, through planning and control, to its final completion. It considers how quality requirements of the project are defined, monitored and controlled, and includes a range of sample forms and extra checklists.
Struggling to apply the principles of PRINCE2TM to make the method work in practice? Need guidance on adapting the process depending on context and scaling for smaller projects? Revised and updated throughout to match the details and requirements of the 2009 PRINCE2 manual, PRINCE2TM: A Practical Handbook, 3rd edition is the solution—a readable, practical reference with real life examples and case studies, links between related components and processes, and clear guidance on how to fine-tune the method to suit situation and size. Whether you are looking to further your reading in preparation for the PRINCE2 examinations, keep your knowledge and skills up to date to maintain registered status or apply the theory of PRINCE2 to everyday project work after certification, PRINCE2TM: A Practical Handbook is an affordable alternative to expensive training and an indispensable addition to your project management bookshelf. Author Colin Bentley has spent the last 40 years managing projects, large and small, across the world. He has worked with PRINCE2, PRINCE and its predecessor, PROMPT II, since the 1970s and was one of the team that brought PROMPT II to the marketplace. As the main author of the original PRINCE2 manual, a former Chief Examiner in PRINCE2 for the Association for Project Management Group (APMG) and Lead Reviewer for the 2009 PRINCE2 manual, he is the perfect guide to real-world application of PRINCE2 beyond the classroom theory for project management success.
Release on 2008-06-01 | by William Fox,Gerrit Van Der Waldt
Author: William Fox,Gerrit Van Der Waldt
Pubpsher: Juta and Company Ltd
Category: Business & Economics
Intended for those new to project management as well as professionals wanting to improve their skills, this invaluable resource introduces fundamental concepts, presents necessary organizational skills, and explores the use of technology in the field of project management. The life cycle of the project management process is clearly outlined, including sample stages, sub-processes, tasks, and jobs, supported by accessible definitions, examples, words of warning, and cases with context. The included CD offers additional charts, reading materials, and links to online resources.
Release on 2009-09-11 | by Bert Hedeman,Ron Seegers
Author: Bert Hedeman,Ron Seegers
Pubpsher: Van Haren
Note: This pocket book is available in several languages: English, German, French, Dutch. This Pocket Guide supplies a summary of the PRINCE2 method, to provide a quick introduction as well as a structured overview of the method; Main target Group for this pocket guide is anyone who wants to get to know the method PRINCE2 or a methodical approach for project management. The book is also very useful for members of a project management team on a project using the PRINCE2 method. Furthermore this pocket guide can be used as literature for the preparation of the PRINCE2 2009 Edition Foundation exam; This pocket guide is based on PRINCE2 2009 Edition; This pocket book deals with processes, themes and principles within project management and PRINCE2. Tailoring PRINCE2 explains how to fit the PRINCE2 method onto the specific project circumstances; A complete but concise description of PRINCE2 2009 Edition, for anyone involved in projects or project management. Available in English, Dutch and French.
A practical guide to planning and managing projects
Author: Stephen Hartley
Pubpsher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Business & Economics
Organisations increasingly look to project management to deal with short timeframes, tight budgets, changing requirements and risk management in everyday operations, as well as for major strategic projects. Project management knowledge and skills are now essential for professionals just about everywhere, from teachers, social workers and lawyers, to engineers, builders and accountants. Stephen Hartley's Project Management is based on the recognised global standard for project management, the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), and it incorporates aspects of Agile, PRINCE2, Lean and other popular methodologies. It offers a thorough overview of the principles of project management, combined with tools and guidelines to manage projects of all sizes, from inception to evaluation. Written in an accessible and engaging style, Stephen Hartley's widely used text has been fully revised and updated. It focuses on shared responsibility, transparent documentation, reporting achievement over activity, and continuous improvement. It is illustrated with examples and case studies, and accompanied by a suite of downloadable templates and tools. 'Stephen Hartley is without doubt Australia's leading authority on project management. This book is the bible for any current or future project manager.' - Dr Tim Baker, author of The End of the Performance Review
Whatever your project - no matter how big or small - PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition is the perfect guide to using this project management method to help ensure its success. Fully updated with the 2009 practice guidelines, this book will take you through every step of a project - from planning and establishing roles to closing and reviewing - offering practical and easy-to-understand advice on using PRINCE2. It also shows how to use the method when approaching the key concerns of project management, including setting up effective controls, managing project risk, managing quality and controlling change. PRINCE2 allows you to divide your project into manageable chunks, so you can make realistic plans and know when resources will be needed. PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition provides you with a comprehensive guide to its systems, procedures and language so you can run efficient and successful projects. PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition includes: Part I: How PRINCE Can Help You - Chapter 1: So What's a Project Method and Why Do I Need to Use One? - Chapter 2: Outlining the Structure of PRINCE2 - Chapter 3: Getting Real Power from PRINCE2 Part II: Working Through Your Project - Chapter 4: Checking the Idea Before You Start - Chapter 5: Planning the Whole Project: Initiation - Chapter 6: Preparing for a Stage in the Project - Chapter 7: Controlling a Stage - Chapter 8: Building the Deliverables - the Work of the Teams - Chapter 9: Finishing the Project - Chapter 10: Running Effective Project Boards Part III: Help with PRINCE Project Management - Chapter 11: Producing and Updating the Business Case - Chapter 12: Deciding Roles and Responsibilities - Chapter 13: Managing Project Quality - Chapter 14: Planning the Project, Stages, and Work Packages - Chapter 15: Managing Project Risk - Chapter 16: Controlling Change and Controlling Versions - Chapter 17: Monitoring Progress and Setting Up Effective Controls Part IV: The Part of Tens - Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Make PRINCE Work Well - Chapter 19: Ten Tips for a Good Business Case - Chapter 20: Ten Things for Successful Project Assurance Part V: Appendices - Appendix A: Looking into PRINCE Qualifications - Appendix B: Glossary of the Main PRINCE2 Terms
A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance
Author: Harold Kerzner
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
The new edition of Harold Kerzner's bestselling book on measuring project management performance With today's complex projects, increased stakeholder involvement, and advances in computer technology, metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) have become increasingly integral to informed decision-making and effective project management. Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards, Second Edition helps functional managers gain a thorough grasp of what metrics and KPIs are and how to use them, as well as an understanding of different dashboard types, design issues, and applications. Closely aligned with PMI®'s PMBOK® Guide, this new edition features: New content on topics ranging from customer relations management and project oversight to agile and SCRUM metrics, as well as metrics, pitfalls, and myths An emphasis on value, including an in-depth discussion of value-driven metrics and value-driven KPIs Full-color screen shots showing dashboards from some of the most successful project management companies PowerPoint slides and a test bank for use in seminar presentations and courses This book allows functional managers to bolster their awareness of what good metrics management really entails today—and be armed with the knowledge to measure performance more effectively. (PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
Prince2 Self Study for Certification & Project Management
Author: Bryan Mathis
Category: Technology & Engineering
LEARN:: Project Management via PRINCE2 for Beginners for Self Study and Foundation Exam PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a widely used method for managing projects, particularly in the United Kingdom as well as in other countries. I wrote this book to develop the reader's working knowledge of all aspects of PRINCE2, with the goal of providing a truly useful self-study manual for the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification. The book is based on the most recent revisions to the method made in 2009, so it's as current as any other resource on the market today. I have written this guide as an efficient self-study manual that presents what you need to grasp the fundamentals of PRINCE2 and understand it as a logical system. It is specifically aimed at readers who are studying for the Foundation qualification and want to get the most out of their study time. Although anything in this book can appear on the examination, certain parts of the method show up repeatedly, so at the end of the chapter you will find a list of the concepts you should review more intensively, along with study tips and tricks. In the second part of the book you will find 75 sample test questions, followed by a separate section giving the answers and which element of the method each question is taken from. This way, you can focus on a particular area of PRINCE2 where you need to do more work. INSIDE:: PRINCE2 for Beginners Book Inside this book you'll discover: The 7 PRINCIPLES - Business Case Organization Quality Plans Risk Change Progress The 7 PROCESSES - Starting Up a Project Directing a Project Initiating a Project Managing a Stage Boundary Controlling a Stage Managing Product Delivery Closing a Project Tailoring to the Environment THE PRINCE2 FOUNDATION EXAMINATION - Foundation Examination Questions Answers and Chapter References