Overview

Whatever your project - no matter how big or small - PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition is the perfect guide to using this project management method to help ensure its success.

Fully updated with the 2009 practice guidelines, this book will take you through every step of a project - from planning and establishing roles to closing and reviewing - offering practical and easy-to-understand advice on using PRINCE2. It also shows how to use the method when approaching the key concerns...

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Overview

Whatever your project - no matter how big or small - PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition is the perfect guide to using this project management method to help ensure its success.

Fully updated with the 2009 practice guidelines, this book will take you through every step of a project - from planning and establishing roles to closing and reviewing - offering practical and easy-to-understand advice on using PRINCE2. It also shows how to use the method when approaching the key concerns of project management, including setting up effective controls, managing project risk, managing quality and controlling change. PRINCE2 allows you to divide your project into manageable chunks, so you can make realistic plans and know when resources will be needed. PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition provides you with a comprehensive guide to its systems, procedures and language so you can run efficient and successful projects.

PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition includes:

Part I: How PRINCE Can Help You
- Chapter 1: So What's a Project Method and Why Do I Need to Use One?
- Chapter 2: Outlining the Structure of PRINCE2
- Chapter 3: Getting Real Power from PRINCE2

Part II: Working Through Your Project
- Chapter 4: Checking the Idea Before You Start
- Chapter 5: Planning the Whole Project: Initiation
- Chapter 6: Preparing for a Stage in the Project
- Chapter 7: Controlling a Stage
- Chapter 8: Building the Deliverables - the Work of the Teams
- Chapter 9: Finishing the Project
- Chapter 10: Running Effective Project Boards

Part III: Help with PRINCE Project Management
- Chapter 11: Producing and Updating the Business Case
- Chapter 12: Deciding Roles and Responsibilities
- Chapter 13:  Managing Project Quality
- Chapter 14: Planning the Project, Stages, and Work Packages
- Chapter 15: Managing Project Risk
- Chapter 16: Controlling Change and Controlling Versions
- Chapter 17: Monitoring Progress and Setting Up Effective Controls

Part IV: The Part of Tens
- Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Make PRINCE Work Well
- Chapter 19: Ten Tips for a Good Business Case
- Chapter 20: Ten Things for Successful Project AssurancePart V: Appendices
- Appendix A: Looking into PRINCE Qualifications
- Appendix B: Glossary of the Main PRINCE2 Terms

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470663769
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2009
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,335,185
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.59 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nick Graham is a director and founder of the project consultancy and training company Inspirandum Ltd and is a member of the Association for Project Management and the Institute of Directors. A qualified teacher and project manager, Nick has long experience in the PRINCE2 method. He delivers project training for private sector and public organisations throughout the UK and worldwide.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: How PRINCE2 Can Help You 5

Chapter 1: So What’s a Project Method and Why Do I Need to Use One? 7

Chapter 2: Outlining the Structure of PRINCE2 15

Chapter 3: Getting Real Power from PRINCE2 27

Part II: Working Through Your Project 39

Chapter 4: Checking the Idea Before You Start 41

Chapter 5: Planning the Whole Project: Initiation 67

Chapter 6: Preparing for a Stage in the Project 93

Chapter 7: Controlling a Stage 109

Chapter 8: Building the Deliverables 121

Chapter 9: Finishing the Project 131

Chapter 10: Running Effective Project Boards 145

Part III: Help with PRINCE2 Project Management 167

Chapter 11: Producing and Updating the Business Case 169

Chapter 12: Deciding Roles and Responsibilities 187

Chapter 13: Managing Project Quality 209

Chapter 14: Planning the Project, Stages and Work Packages 223

Chapter 15: Managing Project Risk 253

Chapter 16: Controlling Change and Versions 275

Chapter 17: Monitoring Progress and Setting Up Effective Controls 295

Part IV: The Part of Tens 311

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Make PRINCE2 Work Well 313

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for a Good Business Case 319

Chapter 20: Ten Things for Successful Project Assurance 325

Part V: Appendices 331

Appendix A: Looking into PRINCE2 Qualifications 333

Appendix B: Glossary of the Main PRINCE2 Terms 337

Index 351

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