[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]AXELOS has announced a major update to the world-renowned PRINCE2 project management methodology after an AXELOS partner consultation survey in January of 2016 showed that over 75% of partners agreed that an update was necessary. This will be the first major update to the method since 2009 utilising feedback from not only organisations that have adopted PRINCE2, but also that of PRINCE2 Practitioners.
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The PRINCE2 Project Team is vital part of any PRINCE2 project as they will be the ones that take on the actual work that needs to be done. For this to happen, the Project Manager needs to ensure that their needs are taken care of and that they receive the assistance that is required.
In the world of project management, one name stands head and shoulders above other project management methodologies – PRINCE2. It is a method that has been designed to give projects the greatest possible chance at being successful and has gained a massive following over the last decade.
The PRINCE2 Project Manager will follow the PRINCE2 methodology very closely in order to ensure that the project remains truly PRINCE2, but also to give the project the best possible chance at being successful. From the very start of the project right up to the project’s closure, the Project Manager will have many duties to perform and delegate to keep the project on it’s intended path.
Anyone familiar with the PRINCE2 project management methodology will know that it uses 7 Themes, 7 Processes and 7 Principles to ensure the project remains truly PRINCE2 and that best practice is used throughout. Uderstanding the 7 Principles of PRINCE2 is vital as their implementation could mean the difference between aPRINCE2 Project that reaches a successful conclusion and one that falls short before reaching it’s scheduled conclusion. With that goal in mind, they are outlined and explained here.
The battle between project management methods will never end as each project manager and project management professional has their own personal preference and reasons for their choice of methodology. However, it must be said that it is entirely possible for different project management methods to be used in conjunction with each other to enable the practitioner to implement the parts of each that suit the project at hand. This must be done with care so as to not negatively affect the integrity of each method.
The PRINCE2 project management method contains 7 PRINCE2 Principles, 7 PRINCE2 Processes and 7 PRINCE2 Themes. The Seven PRINCE2 Themes are integrated into the 7 PRINCE2 Processes and this is a notable strength of the PRINCE2 method. The PRINCE2 Themes offer a thematic approach to the project whilst the PRINCE2 Processes describe the chronological approach to the project from beginning to end. With these PRINCE2 themes comes the ability to steer the project towards success and the seven PRINCE2 themes defined below are vital to ensuring that your project is provided with every opportunity to succeed.
It is a commonly asked question among those that have little to no experience who are only just beginning their project management career: Should I study PRINCE2 or CAPM? Both the PRINCE2 Foundation and CAPM certifications are aimed at helping you start your career, laying a solid base of fundamental skills and knowledge from where to build a career. All of these factors mean that it can be a tough and often confusing decision to have to make.