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OGC launch Prince2
From the same stable as ITIL, the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), comes the updated Prince2 2009, which is to be launched on the 16th June in London, UK. The launch event is by invitation only, but the publishers, The Stationary Office (TSO), have a live stream that can be viewed at:
The update is represented by three new guides:
  • Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
  • Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
  • PRINCE2 Pocket book
The content of the 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' volume is as follows:
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Chapter 2 - Principles
  • Chapter 3 - Introduction to PRINCE2 Themes
  • Chapter 4 - business case
  • Chapter 5 - Organisation
  • Chapter 6 - Quality
  • Chapter 7 - Plans
  • Chapter 8 - Risk
  • Chapter 9 - Change
  • Chapter 10 - Progress
  • Chapter 11 - Introduction to PRINCE2 Processes
  • Chapter 12 - Starting Up a Project
  • Chapter 13 - Directing a Project
  • Chapter 14 - Initiating a Project
  • Chapter 15 - Controlling a Stage
  • Chapter 16 - Managing Product Delivery
  • Chapter 17 - Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Chapter 18 - Closing a Project
  • Chapter 19 - Tailoring PRINCE2 to the project environment
  • Appendix A - Product Description outlines
  • Appendix B - Governance
  • Appendix C - Roles and responsibilities
  • Appendix D - Product Based Planning example
  • Appendix E - Health check
  • Further Information
  • Glossary
There are four key elements:
  • Principles (6 pages) - the basis of what makes a PRINCE2 project
  • Themes (90 pages) - the aspects of project management that must be continually addressed
  • Processes (94 pages) - the step-wise progression through the project lifecycle
  • Tailoring (20 pages) - how to apply a generic method to a specific project
The previous Prince2 volumes contained links that dovetailed into the ITIL Best Practices, the idea being that it assisted the transition of a project from development and test environments into the production environments.
ITILnews would welcome your thoughts on the launch and the contents of the new Prince2 2009 publications.
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