Brilliant Prince2: What You Really Need To Know About Prince2 by Stephen BarkerBrilliant Prince2: What You Really Need To Know About Prince2 by Stephen Barker

Brilliant Prince2: What You Really Need To Know About Prince2

byStephen Barker

Paperback | April 21, 2013

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Everything you need to know about the PRINCE2 qualification, whether your studying, have passed the exam and wondering what to do next, or simply wanting to start using the best of PRINCE2 straight away.

This book is designed to give practical information and advice about the project management method PRINCE2. This is a lighter version of the official text and more accessible, providing only what you need to know. It includes a reference map of PRINCE2’s approach and themes - a unique feature that will provide a rich, graphical representation of PRINCE2’s key features.


From the Author: According to the Office of Government Commerce, 20,000 organisations in 150 countries are using PRINCE2, and there’s an ever growing interest in becoming a qualified practitioner.  So for those with an interest in project management it’s one of the hottest tickets around.  I’ve written Brilliant PRINCE2 for those in search of a concise and accessible guide to this popular method.  It covers all of the core material.  So it’s ideal for those studying for a PRINCE2 exam, or looking for a handy reference source to back-up what’s been learned already.  (You’ll notice that the book has been accredited as an official PRINCE2 product.)


PRINCE2 is a big subject – the official manual weighs in at over 300 pages.  Brilliant PRINCE2 helps to make sense of it all, by guiding you step-by-step from project kick-off, through delivery and on to closure.  There are chapter-by-chapter summaries of all the key points – and topics are mapped back to the PRINCE2 manual.  You’ll even find two diagrams that each manage to fit PRINCE2 onto a single page!


Importantly, there’s also plenty of practical advice on applying PRINCE2 tools and techniques in the real world.  This is based on many years of using the method to deliver all sorts of projects.  You’ll find lots of useful tips, examples of best practice, and a good smattering of “war stories” to make the material easier to digest.

Stephen Barker is a highly experienced project manager, with a twenty year track record of successful delivery in all kinds of organisations.  Having been at the sharp end with clients who use PRINCE2, he knows what it takes to get PRINCE2 working for a project manager. Stephen has also acted as mentor, coach and trainer to project ma...
Title:Brilliant Prince2: What You Really Need To Know About Prince2Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.55 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0273750534

ISBN - 13:9780273750536


Table of Contents

  1. Introducing PRINCE2.  Welcome to the Family

  2. The PRINCE2 Framework.  The Big Picture

  3. PRINCE2 and People.  Meet the Team

  4. Pre-project.  Sorting the wheat from the chaff

  5. Business Case.  Why, oh why?

  6. Initiation Stage.  Blueprints and Foundations

  7. Plans, Quality and Risk.  Prepare to take control

  8. Subsequent Delivery Stage(s).  Wagons roll!

  9. Change and Progress.  Staying in control

  10. Final Delivery Stage.  A controlled stop

  11. The Final Word.  The Magic Ingredients for Success