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PRINCE2 2009 - Foreword



Foreword

PRINCE2® is extensively used in more than 150 countries around the world, and its take-up grows daily.
It is widely considered as the leading method in project management, with in excess of 20,000 organizations already benefiting from its pioneering and trusted approach.

This updated guidance will help those running projects of any size and in any environment to effectively deliver what is required by appropriately managing the costs, timescales, quality, scope, risks and benefits. Its development has followed widespread consultation and draws upon real-life experiences in both public and private sector organizations.

Today, complex projects often involve several organizations working together in partnership or through contractual arrangements to achieve the objectives. PRINCE2 provides a common language between organizations and with external suppliers.
It also allows a focus on the Business Case, providing a mechanism to define what the project is trying to achieve, and the rationale and business justification for it.

The latest version of 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' represents an evolution of the previous information.
The basic methodology remains, but by building on comments from users, the 2009 update (from the 2005 edition) aims to be more accessible and easier to tailor for specific individual needs.

This new information covers the principles of PRINCE2, reinforcing the good practices of successful projects.
The themes describe aspects of project management that require specific treatment, and the processes describe the progress through a project lifecycle from start-up to closure. It is recommended that you use this updated methodology in conjunction with 'Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (2009)'.

All of this information and more is available, in one place, in the product package.

The number of people taking PRINCE2 qualifications increases by around 20% year on year, and it remains a key contributor to the successful delivery of projects. It is a vital method for any organization wishing to secure efficient and effective operational outcomes.

PRINCE2® is a Registered Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce in the United Kingdom and other countries.

Non - PRINCE2 information

This product contains EVERYTHING in the publications:

Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 - 2005 edition
Managing successful Projects with PRINCE2 – 2009 edition
Directing Projects with PRINCE2.
plus:
The Complete Project Management package.

And much more besides - at a fantastic price.