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"PRojects IN Controlled Environments 2 (PRINCE2) is a structured project management method endorsed by the UK government as the project management standard for public projects" -Wikipedia

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Prince2: Can the Executive have the role as Project Assurance?

Even for smaller projects, some PRINCE2 roles should not be combined. Does anyone know if this is also the case with the roles of Executive and Project Assurance? First of all I'm wondering how this ...
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Beginner certification to enter into project management

I am looking for project management entry level certification. I searched online and I found CAPM and PRINCE 2. I am bit confused which one should I go for. Which one is worth doing??
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Why does PRINCE2 specify that the project manager and executive roles cannot be combined?

My PRINCE2 training manual says that the Project Manager and Executive role cannot be combined. These roles are also non-optional, and so presumably create a minimum team size of 2 for any PRINCE2 ...
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Is “rolling-wave planning” catered for in PRINCE2?

I am struggling to bridge my PMBOK knowledge with a colleague that follows PRINCE2. I wonder if someone could help me understand whether PRINCE2 has the concept of "rolling-wave planning". From:...
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Prince2 Business Options and the Contents of a Detailed Business Case

I'm currently studying Prince2 and am working through the business case theme. My question is about the business options in the detailed business case document, and how the contents of the business ...
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Can Prince2 include a scrum?

I am currently managing a work package on a large research grant. I am a qualified Prince2 practitioner (although I did the training some time ago and the system is not widely used in my field, so I ...
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Any good lesson on how to grow Project Managers? [closed]

As part of the Project Management journey I have started with my Company I am planning to grow Project Management capability within the Company Functions by creating a training program for future ...
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Prince2 - team member on leave

Would this fall into the Change theme or Risk ? How about when they are paid overtime ? Thanks
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Who developed Stepwise project planning?

In book "Software Project Management" by Bob Huges on Chapter 3: Project Planning, it describes an approach called "Stepwise Project Planning" in contrast to PRINCE2 approach which was developed in UK ...
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Ensuring customer requirements are clear [closed]

As a new Project Manager what techniques and tactics exist to ensure the requirements of the project are as clear as possible and consensus is achieved about the delivery outcome. In this context I ...
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Product Breakdown Structure, deliverables for Software

I am currently doing a breakdown of products for a piece of software. If I have the Software as a collective grouping should documents for the software be a collective grouping and then broken down ...
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What does it mean by Expected Benefits need to be measurable in Prince2

What does it mean by Expected Benefits need to be measurable in Prince2 ? However, benefits are not always measurable right? So basically in Prince2 , benefits can be unmeasurable?
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can the Continued Busines Justification for a project change in Prince2

We all know that in Prince2, If a project is no longer justified it should be stopped. That is, The justification for the project should remain valid. However, can the Continued Busines ...
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Where in the PRINCE2 process model do we actively apply the Learn from Experience principle, and capture previous lessons?

In the PRINCE2 process model, we actively capture previous lessons during the Starting up a Project process. This seems to be the only explicit activity where we do this. Are there other moments ...
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If a user can influence external supplier Business Case, can he be picked for Senior Supplier for a project

In terms of Prince2, let us say that an individual can influence external supplier Business Case. can he be picked for Senior Supplier for a project
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In the PRINCE2 process model, when is the project management team structure reviewed?

During the lifecycle of a project, the project management team might evolve or change. Where in the PRINCE2 process model is this project management team structure being reviewed, and updated if ...
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what risk response type can be used to respond to a threat and an opportunity?

On a sample Prince2 exam online, I found that it says what risk response type can be used to respond to a threat and an opportunity. And the answer given is Share. According to the diagram here, ...
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Which is the Issue Register NOT used for?

I am going to give the Prince2 exam soon. And in there, it says Which is the Issue Register NOT used for? And the answer is "Capture any threats or opportunities that might have an impact on a stage"...
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What are the benefits of PRINCE2 Agile?

I have recently heard about a new methodology that mixes PRINCE2 and Agile called PRINCE2 Agile. I was wondering what could be the benefits and reasoning behind this? As I understand PRINCE2 is a ...
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Short initiation for lazy colleagues

Last summer I finished a PBA in Software Development. and got hired into a Company with a small IT department. (8 Guys.. 4 developers) We make inhouse solutions, from services to websites or small ...
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In Prince2 what is the difference between Quality Expectations and Acceptance Criteria?

The Prince2 Project Product template lists Quality Expectations separately to Acceptance Criteria. What is the difference is between these two items? They seem like the same type of requirement to ...
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How does PRINCE2 map to ITIL? Specifically Product Descriptions vs. Service Design Packages

What are the tangents or points of contact between PRINCE2 and ITIL? E.g. can I say "A PRINCE2:Product Description IS A(N) ITIL:Service Design Package"? Or can I state that with some qualifications? ...
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Is it useful to acquire prince2 certification to improve my PM profile?

I have a PhD in anthropology and have been working as an ersatz PM for a R&D company for a few years now. I'm no R&D whizz, mind you, just a talented and organized people person. However, I ...
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Transitioning into Project Management from Network engineer [closed]

I work as a Senior Network engineer in Telecomm industry in Sydney for 5 years. I am been involved with few of the projects but not into the role of a PM or PC. How can I get started into Project ...
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How many certified project managers in the world?

ISTR that it is estimated that there are over 1 million project managers with the PRINCE2 certification, but can someone point me to an accurate reference for this and/or any other certifications such ...
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Is there any place for the Prince 2 Mandate Document 'Quality Expectations' in an agile development?

I have been formalising our IT method. Pretty much a scrumban approach but I still need to document where each artefact and ceremony should be produced or occur. The basics are proposal feasibility ...
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No Checkpoint Reports

I am running a Prince2/Waterfall project that is currently about 1/4 of the way through a 8 month timeline. I have been having trouble with Work Package owners not providing me with Checkpoint reports/...
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No / Late Checkpoint reports

I am a project manager with a Prince2, Agile Scrum background working for a company which almost solely utilises Prince2 for managing its projects. We are about a 1/4 of the way through a 8 month ...
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Right certification path for a professional more focused on requirements and deliverables rather than timelines?

I'm currently working as in a Techno-functional role where I need to manage content on the product pages. The development of a page is a 4-week process and entails a lot of coordination with the ...
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Does the exception report ever change, say after the project board has review it

The issue report template has fields to be filled after the change has been made, but there doesn't seem to be anything like that for the exception report, except for lessons learnt, so is the ...
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What is the 'life-cycle' of an issue or exception report

What is the 'life-cycle' of an issue and exception report. I've seen the reports, and it looks like only one sheet that needs to filled out once. Of course, it may not be filled out completely at the ...
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Advice on becoming a Project Manager in IT

I have just enrolled on the Open University's Open degree to allow me to pick and choose my modules to tailor a path toward attaining a position in the career I want to pursue. Project management in ...
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Where can I find the PRINCE2 study material?

I just passed the PMP 2 months ago, and I would like to start PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner exam as soon as possible. I self-studied the PMP too and am looking for good study material. I have ...
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What are the primary differences when promoted to a Programme Support role out of a Project Support role?

Within a newly formed Programme Support Office, a number of new starts have been asked to evaluate their roles but they are all former Project Support Officers and some are straying into Project ...
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Is there guidance for Agile Refactoring within a large Waterfall Project?

I am acting as Project Support to a large multinational that is keen to embrace Agile - although it is really just Scrum that they are referring to. The ERP migration is traditional Waterfall but ...
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Green as grass: PRINCE2 or Agile? [closed]

Post completing a Psychology degree I've found myself in a health-tech startup acting as Research and Development Manager. As there's only three of us in the team, we have hybrid roles and as a result ...
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What are the minimum number of documents required for a project to adhere to PRINCE2

I've been developing a website for my organisations - its taken around 3 months so far, and I'm now gearing up for the next stage which will probably involve more people and complexity. Around 4 or 5 ...
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What are the minimum requirements for a project?

I've just completed prince2 and I'm wondering what is considered a project in day to day work. I work as a software developer, so everything i do created business change. At what point do I assume ...
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How to prepare for the Prince2 Practitioner exam

I've just passed by Prince2 foundation exam (through online material), and I've scheduled my practitioner exam in 2 weeks. My understanding is that the practitioner exam doesn't cover any new material,...
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How to handle multiple suppliers in a PRINCE2 project?

Let's say you have two suppliers, one for software development and one for graphics design. It seems odd to have the Senior Supplier role filled by any one supplier. When you have multiple suppliers ...
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Are Product Descriptions in PRINCE2 actually reusable?

From the Quality chapter in PRINCE2 manual: The time needed to create good Product Descriptions will depend on factors such as how important, complex and unique the product is, how many ...
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Can the PRINCE2 and Scrum Master Certificates be claimed as Contact Hours?

My understanding is that a requirement to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate is to accumulate 35 Contact Hours (also referred as PDUs by other sources) prior to the ...
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Getting Training from a reliable Australian PRINCE2 training provider [closed]

I'm looking for a reliable training provider in Australia for PRINCE2, preferably one that has flexible delivery (online/distance & face-to-face) training available and want to put together some ...
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PRINCE2 certification vs. CSM certification

I'm already PMI certified PMP, and would like to appear for the CSM training. Can you suggest whether I should go for PRINCE2 certification or CSM certification? I know about the value and need of ...
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How does a PM in Prince2 fit in the Scrum story?

A colleague and I had a discussion a few days ago on where a PM in a Prince2 project would be placed when the product delivery is done using Scrum. I wonder what your thoughts are: who should the PM ...
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How to tailor a prince 2 project as a software supplier and the PM

I am interested if anyone has tailored prince 2 to this purpose as many aspects of the project process do not seem applicable. Such as assigning project board as this is done at the point of sale ...
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Prince2 course in 3 days? [closed]

I've been looking to get myself certified for Prince2. I already have a PMP, but was wondering if I should do Six Sigma or Prince2. A friend of mine recommended this company called "Firebrand Training"...
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Minimum number of roles required in a project

I would be interested in understanding the scenarios where a Project Manager can handle a project with no other roles involved apart from the Executive. What's the minimum number of roles required on ...
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Number of PMP, CSM and Prince2-certified PMs

What are current world-wide numbers of people who are: PMP (Project Management Professional) CSM (Certified Scrum Master) Prince2 certified
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PMP vs PRINCE2 - Why one rather than the other?

What are the reasons why a project manager should select PMP certification rather than Prince 2, or vice versa? Are they complementary or competing?