PRINCE2 Themes

The PRINCE2 Themes describes aspects of the project management that must be addressed continually. The PRINCE Themes are carefully designed to link together. This is one of the strengths of PRINCE2. Paying attention to the seven themes will help the project manager to fulfill his or her role in a professional manner.  

All seven PRINCE2 Themes must be applied in a PRINCE2 project, but like all other PRINCE2 elements, the PRINCE2 Themes must be scaled to meet the specific nature of the project and the project organization.

Addresses how the idea is developed into a viable investment proposition.
Describes the roles and responsibilities in the project team.
Explains how the outline is developed so that all participants understand the quality attributes of the products.
How much?
Describing the steps required to develop plans.
What if?
Addresses how to manage uncertainties.
What’s the impact?
Describes how project management assesses and acts upon issues.
Where are we now?
Where are we going?
Should we carry on?
Addresses the ongoing viability of the plans. Explains the decision making process for approving plans, the monitoring of actual performance and the escalation process if events do not go according to plan.

While the PRINCE2 Processes addresses the chronological flow of a project, the PRINCE2 Themes need attention continuously.

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