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PRINCE2 For Small-Scale Projects

How PRINCE2 can manage small projects, based on a 'light-touch' approach.

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The Benefits of a PRINCE2 Certification for the Project Manager

While PMI does an excellent job of providing an accumulated set of knowledge in a standardized format, it steers fairly clear of recommending actual “processes” to follow when managing projects.

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PRINCE2 Mini Quiz

A sample of the simulated PRINCE2 exam from our PRINCE2 Foundation Training course. The quiz consists of 10 multiple choice questions which have been selected from our database of PRINCE2 Foundation exam questions.

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Addressing Project Failure Through PRINCE2

The aim of the PRINCE2 method is to improve the quality of project management and the likelihood of success. Read how PRINCE2 removes the common causes of project failure.

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PRINCE2 2005 Mini Quiz

A sample of the simulated PRINCE2 exam from our PRINCE2 2005 Foundation training course. This quiz selects 10 multiple choice questions from our database of PRINCE2 Foundation exam questions

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APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners White Paper

2010 OGC White Paper explaining why any individual who has the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification, or any organisation which employs PRINCE2 Practitioners, should consider the merits of the APMP qualification. The paper also explains how any individual who has already studied for the APMP qualification, or any organization which has prepared its project management staff for the APMP qualification, could also benefit from using the PRINCE2 method.

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Example PRINCE2 Business Case

Justification based on the estimated cost of implementation and taking account of the risks and anticipated business benefits and savings to be gained.

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Creating Value in Project Management Using PRINCE2

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia announced the results of a major worldwide research project, sponsored by APM Group, OGC and TSO, on 6th August at the Best Practice Showcase in Sydney, Australia. The research analyses the impact of the project management methodology PRINCE2® on project performance. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia announced the results of a major worldwide research project, sponsored by APM Group, OGC and TSO, on 6th August at the Best Practice Showcase in Sydney, Australia. The research analyses the impact of the project management methodology PRINCE2® on project performance.

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Common Causes of Project Failure

A document from the OGC primarily aimed at those managing or otherwise involved in the delivery of projects across Government.

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Using PRINCE2 and MSP Together

This White Paper discusses what is required in order to use PRINCE2 and MSP together. It is written from the project perspective and it assumes that the reader is already familiar with PRINCE2.

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PRINCE2 Foundation Mobile Learning Course

Download the ILX PRINCE2 Foundation e-learning course for your phone or mobile device to learn and revise whenever you have a spare moment! Available only to those who have a valid product key for the PRINCE2 Foundation e-learning course.

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PRINCE2 Glossary of Terms

PRINCE2 2009 Glossaries/Acronyms © Crown Copyright Office of Government Commerce. Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office of Government Commerce.

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PRINCE2 Business Benefits

Why should my organisation use PRINCE2? This document explains the main business benefits to using PRINCE2 for project management.

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Differences Between PRINCE2 2005 and PRINCE2 2009

Written by the Lead Author of PRINCE2 this brochure provides an overview of both Managing and Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 and outlines the differences between PRINCE2 2005 AND PRINCE2 2009.

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PRINCE2 Process Model

The ultimate PRINCE2 resource - a graphical 'at a glance' representation of all the PRINCE2 processes and how they fit together.

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PRINCE2 Process Model: Polish - New!

Polish language version of the ultimate PRINCE2 resource - a graphical 'at a glance' representation of all the PRINCE2 processes and how they fit together.

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PRINCE2 Process Model: Danish

Danish language version of the ultimate PRINCE2 resource - a graphical 'at a glance' representation of all the PRINCE2 processes and how they fit together.


Den ultimative PRINCE2 ressource - en grafisk helhedspræsentation af alle PRINCE2 processer og hvordan de hænger sammen.

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PRINCE2 Process Model: Dutch

Dutch language version of the ultimate PRINCE2 resource - a graphical 'at a glance' representation of all the PRINCE2 processes and how they fit together.

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PRINCE2 Guides, Information & Expertise

PRINCE2 Foundation Training Guide

A training guide to PRINCE2 Foundation

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PRINCE2 Practitioner Training Guide

A training guide to PRINCE2 Practitioner

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Do You Speak PRINCE2?

Here is our short list of PRINCE2 terms with simplified explanations, examples or light-hearted comments! If you fancy a laugh too, there are a couple of links to some fun cartoons. Enjoy!

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PRINCE2 Fact Sheet

PRINCE2 is recognised as a world-class international product and is the standard method for project management. It embodies many years of good practice in project management and provides a flexible and adaptable approach to suit all projects.

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It Takes Two To Tango In Project Management

Project management – like life – can be unpredictable. The project management methodology that people adopt, however, is usually very predictable. The UK uses PRINCE2; the US uses PMI’s PMBOK Guide. Both have similarities and differences and companies that recognize the special relationship between the two approaches are reaping the benefits of both.

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Getting A Return On Your Investment In Project Management Training

Can’t justify project management training budgets? Can’t see the benefits of training spend in increased project success rates? Here are some hints on how to see if training pays.

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Virtual Tools For Project Managers

Whether you are separated by feet or miles from your clients, team or office, here are a few tools that could help you bridge any distance and challenge.

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10 Tips For Managing Your Virtual Team

Virtual teams give access to global talent and bring time and cost savings – but how do you manage them?

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How To Prioritise Your Projects

When every project is a priority and budgets are squeezed, how do you prioritise your projects? We round up some of the things to consider so your decision is less of a gamble.

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Planning To Become A Project Manager?

Few people dream of becoming a project manager, but if you are someone who wants to start, or move into, a sometimes frustrating but always challenging career, then read on…

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Project Management Quizzes, Books & Summer Fun

Tired of the barbecue, the beach or the kids? Then get away from it all and top up your skills and knowledge with some project management brain food.

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Top 15 iPhone Apps For Project Managers

Here are a few iPhone apps to make the working day go more smoothly for Programme and Project Managers. Hope you find them useful!

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Translate Project Management Theory Into Workable Best Practice

Project managers with the right skills and support are best placed to deliver successful projects. Read the ILX five step process to improve project management success.

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Adopt PRINCE2 in Your Organisation and Improve Project Success

Fed up with cost and schedule overruns? Confused by the mish-mash of project management approaches your organisation uses? Don’t suffer in silence! Try these ways of convincing your company and colleagues to adopt PRINCE2.

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PRINCE2: Good for Projects and Good for the Organisation

Embed PRINCE2, and it can help deliver successful projects as well as deliver success to your organisation. Here are some of the ways it can help.

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Seven Reasons To Renew Your PRINCE2 Qualification

When money is tight and time is short do you really need the hassle of renewing your PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification? Here are some reasons to renew.

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11 Point Plan for Passing your PRINCE2 Exams

Passing exams is never simple but we can take the pain out of the experience so that you gain the qualifications you need to progress your career.

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How PRINCE2 Boosts the Power of Your CV

There’s been some debate about what PRINCE2 can really do for your job prospects. While it won’t guarantee you a job, it will certainly improve your chances as recent reports reveal.

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Six Methods For Prioritising Projects

There is no shortage of quantitative and qualitative techniques for selecting and prioritising projects and here we run through six methods that provide a flavour of both.

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7 Questions to ask a Potential PRINCE2 Training Partner

How do you find your perfect PRINCE2 training partner? Ask training organisations these 7 questions and you could find the training that fits your expectations and needs.

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Five Steps To Becoming A Programme Manager

Have you been there, done that and got the T-shirt in project management? Time to move on to programme management? Then here are a few things to consider.

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Secrets To Successful Outsourcing, Part 2

Which factors are critical to successful outsourcing and successful outsourcing partnerships – whether you are contracting out simple tasks or huge projects?

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Secrets To Successful Outsourcing, Part 1

Which factors are critical to successful outsourcing and successful outsourcing partnerships – whether you are contracting out simple tasks or huge projects?

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Case Studies

PRINCE2 Helps With Delivery Within IT At Transpower

How PRINCE2 has helped Transpower maintain New Zealand's high voltage electricity transmission grid, and plan for future energy needs.

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University of Western Australia: Project Management & Cultural Change

How the management of projects at the University of Western Australia library has been transformed with PRINCE2.

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PRINCE2 Helps To Deliver Excellence At Vocalink

The organisation uses PRINCE2 to plan its project delivery, including real time money transfer system between banks in the UK.

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Environment Canada Adopts PRINCE2

PRINCE2 is helping Environment Canada to coordinate a broad spectrum of environmental policies and programmes.

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PRINCE2 Brings Projects Together at Australian Department of Parliamentary Services

How PRINCE2 was adopted at the DPS in Australia, and how it has made a remarkable change in how projects are delivered across the department.

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Using PRINCE2 to Manage US Federal Government IT Projects

How the PRINCE2 project management method supports US Federal government project managers as they deliver IT projects and investments.

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Suffolk County Council PRINCE2 2009 Pilot Case Study

Suffolk County Council is a four star local authority, judged to be ‘improving well’ by the Audit Commission. The council recognises the importance of good project management and strong communication in order In this case study read out how Suffolk County Council developed and tailored and implemented PRINCE2 to suit their needs and how the new version of PRINCE2: 2009 has helped to provide reassurance that our approach to tailoring PRINCE2 for our organisation is sound.

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British Council PRINCE2 2009 Pilot Case Study

Read how the Global Information Systems Programme Management team at the British Council has used In this case study find out how PRINCE2:2009 to help deliver technical change in many countries around the world.

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Top Project Management Tips

Why do so many projects fail to deliver or meet expectations? The following tips will help you or your Project Managers keep on track

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Using ITIL and PRINCE2 Together

A case study illustrating the key benefits to projects when PRINCE2 and ITIL are used together.

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PRINCE2 Templates

These useful PRINCE2 document templates issued by the OGC have been constructed as a starting point and can be customise to suit your needs

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PRINCE2 and PMBOK

How PRINCE2 Can Complement the PMBOK Guide and Your PMP

An overview of the PRINCE2 method and the similarities and differences between PMBOK GUIDE and PRINCE2. How the two approaches relate to and complement each other.

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Key Differences between PMBOK and PRINCE2

A look at the compatibility and differences between the PMBOK and PRINCE2 approaches.

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Sample Documents

Sample Project Brief for ACE Software Ltd.

An example of how a Project Brief might be completed.

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PRINCE2 Glossary of Terms

PRINCE2 Glossaries/Acronyms © Crown Copyright Office of Government Commerce. Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office of Government Commerce.

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Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3)

Improving Portfolio, Programme and Project Financial Control

Improve portfolio investment decision-making, returns on investments, accuracy of forecasted spend and the capability to deliver portfolios on budget, to remove cost overruns.

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PRINCE2 Maturity Model (P2MM)

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The PRINCE2 Maturity Model (P2MM) is a standard which provides a framework with which organizations can assess their current adoption of the PRINCE2 project management method. P2MM is derived from the Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3).

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Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3)

OGC - Self Assessment Questionnaire for Programme Management Maturity

Programme Management Self-Assessment

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OGC - An Introductory Guide

A guide to the Portfolio, Programme & Project Management Mode

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OGC - The Portfolio Management Maturity Model

Portfolio management describes the management of an organization’s portfolio of business change initiatives.

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OGC - The Programme Management Model

Programme management is focused on the areas of tension between strategic direction, project delivery and operational effectiveness.

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OGC - Self Assessment Questionnaire for Portfolio Management Maturity

Portfolio Management Self-Assessment

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OGC - Self Assessment Questionnaire for Project Management Maturity

Project Management Self-Assessment

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OGC - The Project Management Model

Project management guides a project through a visible set of activities, from controlled start-up, through delivery, to controlled closure, and review.

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