Glad you asked.
A benign alien race whose technology far surpases our own, gave it to us to use for all our peaceful project endeavours ….
Errr ….No, actually
In recent years, organizations have experienced an unprecedented level of change and innovation and have become aware of the inherent risk associated with managing change in their business. To control the risks within IT Projects, Projects IN Controlled Environments was developed by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) back in 1989. It was intended as a UK Government standard for IT Project management.
Although PRINCE2 is a new method, it was based on a previous method called PROMPT which was developed in the 1970’s by Simpact Systems and had been adopted by the UK Government in the 1980’s.
Since its introduction, PRINCE2 has become widely adopted in both the public and private sectors and is now the de-facto standard in the UK for project management.
Today, the PRINCE2 Methodology is used in all project industries and in over 50 countries across the world.
The latest version of the PRINCE2 Method, released in 2009, has remained unchanged to the present date. This alone is a sign that it has become a mature and successful methodology.
Despite being originally developed for the IT Industry, PRINCE2 has evolved to incorporate the requirements of existing users and to enhance the methods to a generic project management best practice approach for any type of project within any environment.
PRINCE2 is a process based approach for project management providing a scalable and tailored methods for the management of all types of project. In addition to the process is, there are seven themes showing how the selected aspects of project management are applied, and provides guidance on when and how to use them.
PRINCE2 even has a new offspring. It’s called PRINCE2 Agile and shows in detail how PRINCE2 projects can use the agile approach.
And no, that’s not alien either.
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David spent 25 years as a senior project manager for USA multinationals, and has deep experience in project management. He now develops a wide range of project-related downloadable video training products under the Primer and Projex Academy brand names. In addition, David runs project management training seminars across the world, and is a prolific writer on the many topics of project management.