Tuesday, October 3, 2017

PowerPoint PRINCE2 Project Brief Template


In complex environments with high level of ambiguity, rich content in the shape of a document might be needed to describe objectives, scope, products, approach and roles. But for some projects, the context is known and the project environment quite clear. In these cases more structure can compensate for less rich content, and a PowerPoint slide deck might do the job as a project brief.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

PRINCE2 2017


Mid-2017, AXELOS launched a new edition of the PRINCE2 guidance. The updated guidance comes with new exams, both PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner.

According to AXELOS, the new PRINCE2 2017 Foundation exam is leaner and more focused on the core of PRINCE2, while PRINCE2 2017 Practitioner is focusing on the practical skills. If you trained and certified on PRINCE2 2009 Edition, should you retrain for PRINCE2 2017?

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

PRINCE2 Project Brief – Scope vs PPD

PRINCE2 PPD vs PRINCE2 Scope

A common challenge in PRINCE2 Project Briefs and PRINCE2 Project Initiation Documents (PID) is that the Project Product Description (PPD) is repeating too much of the Scope description. Repeating something previously described brings no added value, annoys the reader and potentially draws the attention away from other important points to get alignment on.

In addition, many struggle to get specific on the “Customer’s quality expectations” resulting in a Project Product Description filled with too many general statements. Sounds familiar? If so, the guidance below could be helpful.

Monday, January 2, 2017

When is it a project?


PRINCE2 is only suitable for use on projects, but how do we know if we have a project or if we have “business as usual” (BAU)?

“A project is a temporary organization that is created for the purpose of delivering one or more business products according to an agreed Business Case”. This is the PRINCE2 definition of a project. It is helpful, but the definition is not always sufficient to help you judge if you have a project or a collection of tasks. Below you find some additional help.