What is PRINCE2?

What is PRINCE2?

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What is PRINCE2? - A free resource

What is PRINCE2? is a question asked my many people who work on projects. This web site will hopefully help answer that question.

The site was created to help anyone understand more about the world's most popular project management framework - PRINCE2.

If you are from the UK you might already know about PRINCE2, or might even have attended a PRINCE2 course. If you are outside of the UK, you might already be familiar with the US-based Project Management Institute's (PMI's) PMBoK and it's qualitfication known as PMP (Project Management Professional). Whilst there are similarities and overlap between PRINCE2 and PMBOK, there are also many differences.

PRINCE2 has grown in popularity immensely over the last 20 years and it becoming more widely known and used outside of the UK, which is where PRINCE2 started. Whilst PRINCE2 started out as a government project management framework, it is now widely used by non-governmental organizations such as the United Nations and NATO, and increasingly by private sector organizations as well.

This site currently provides a basic summary of PRINCE2, based upon the official PRINCE2 manual (Managing Successful Projects using PRINCE2). The site was updated in June 2019 to reflect the changes made to PRINCE2 in 2017. The latest version of PRINCE2 is commonly referred to as PRINCE2 2017 version and it is explained here. I hope you find it useful.

Simon Buehring

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