Prince2 ® Process Model
Overview of the 7 PRINCE2® processes and how they are used throughout the lifecycle of the project:
- Starting Up a Project – define the project; create business case; identify customer’s quality expectations
- Directing a Project – authorize the project and stage plans; decide how to deal with issues
- Initiating a Project – identify the products that will be produced; plan the project; set up controls and files
- Controlling a Stage – activities performed by the project manager on a day to day basis to manage a stage
- Managing Product Delivery – products are developed and quality is reviewed
- Closing a Project – formal customer sign off; capture outstanding issues for future reference
Prince2 ® Themes
Each of the 7 PRINCE2® themes of a project and how they are used by the PRINCE2® processes:
- Business Case – A PRINCE2 Business Case drives all decision-making in the project.
- Organization – The Organization theme defines and establishes project roles and responsibilities for a PRINCE2 project.
- Quality – In PRINCE2, quality focuses on ensuring that the project’s products are fit for purpose.
- Plans – Plans are the vehicle used to define how, where and by whom the project’s products will be delivered.
- Risk – PRINCE2® looks at risks relative to the project’s objectives.
- Change – The Change theme in PRINCE2 encompasses configuration management, issue management, and change control.
- Progress – Progress refers to the mechanisms used to monitor and compare the actual project progress and performance against the planned values.