Prince2 For DummiesPaperback For Dummies
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- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 360 pages
- Dimensions: 186mm x 234mm x 22mm | 662g
- Publication date: 10 June 2008
- Publication City/Country: Chichester
- ISBN 10: 0470519193
- ISBN 13: 9780470519196
- Sales rank: 116,596
Whatever your project - no matter how big or small - "PRINCE2 For Dummies" is the perfect guide to showing you how to use this project management method to help ensure its success. Taking you through every step of a project - from planning and establishing roles to closing and reviewing - this book provides you with 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" provides you with a comprehensive guide to its systems, procedures and language so you can run efficient and successful projects.
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Nick Graham is the founder and managing Director of Inspirandum Ltd, a small and specialised company focused on achieving excellence in project approaches and methods in a practical way so that they can be applied intelligently an productively. With a career that has covered both the public sector and the private sector, Nick is able to communicate readily with managers in both communities. he's been involved in project consultancy and training for m ore than 15 years and his experience with structured methods in projects goes back much further. In the PRINCE method it goes back to before it was even called PRINCE. Nick is an experienced project practitioner and trainer and he's also a qualified teacher. His work has taken him world wide, and those attending his courses have described his style as energetic, lively, fun, very practical, and very informative. Nick's consultancy work has ranged from helping to plan complex projects to advising senior mangers on how to implement project and risk management methods thro9ughout their organisation. When not away on consultancy or training assignments, Nick lives in Weymouth in Dorset. His company's offices are on the tip of the Isle of Portland overlooking the sea and the famous Portland Bill lighthouse. His wife Kath also works for Inspirandum. Nick is a member of the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Institute of Directors (IoD).
Table of contents
Introduction. 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 and Building the Deliverables. Chapter 8: Finishing the Project. Chapter 9: Running Effective Project Boards. Part III: Help with PRINCE Project Management. Chapter 10: Producing and Updating the Business Case. Chapter 11: Deciding Roles and Responsibilities. Chapter 12: Planning the Project, Stages, and Work Packages. Chapter 13: Setting Up Effective Controls. Chapter 14: Managing Project Risk. Chapter 15: Managing Project Quality. Chapter 16: Controlling the Versions: Configuration Management. Chapter 17: Controlling Change. 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. Index.