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PRINCE2 For Dummies 2009

PRINCE2 For Dummies 2009

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By (author) Nick Graham

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 234mm x 24mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 047071025X
  • ISBN 13: 9780470710258
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 35,998

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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 Assurance Part V: Appendices - Appendix A: Looking into PRINCE Qualifications - Appendix B: Glossary of the Main PRINCE2 Terms

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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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Achieve business success with this leading project management techniquePRINCE2TM is a powerful project management method that helps users plan and control their projects effectively. Fully updated with the 2009 edition of PRINCE, this accessible guide takes you through the ins and outs of the method and shows you how to apply it effectively. Whatever industry you work in, and however large or small your project, this user-friendly advice will help you achieve professional success and stay in control.How can PRINCE2 help you? - discover how the method can make your life easier, with a proven and flexible approachBe prepared - get the green light for your project and map out the path aheadExecute with care - keep your finger on the pulse at every stage in the processAssess risk and manage change - learn how to plan your approach to make control and adjustment easy"Successful projects are the result of people working hard, with discipline, using one common approach. This book explains PRINCE2 in a practical way using easy-to-follow language. If you use PRINCE2, this book is a must have." --Philipp Straehl, Managing Partner, VSM ConsultancyOpen the book and find: A clear, easy-to-follow explanation of the PRINCE2 methodHow to create a watertight business caseAdvice on running effective Project BoardsHow to monitor progress with precision from start to finishPowerful plans that help you check for completenessThe lowdown on PRINCE2 qualificationsA glossary of key PRINCE2 terminologyLearn to: Revolutionise your project management with PRINCE2Apply powerful planning techniquesUse PRINCE2 controls to monitor your progress every step of the wayDeliver quality projects on time and within budgetGo to Dummies.com(R) for videos, step-by-step examples, how-to articles or to shop!

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