PRINCE2 Projects in Controlled Environments

PRINCE2 is a project management methodology.It is a developed by the government of the United Kingdom (UK)

It has two manuals:

Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 – 2009 Edition
Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 – 2009 Edition


  1.     Continued business justification
  2.     Learn from experience
  3.     Defined roles and responsibilities
  4.     Manage by stages
  5.     Manage by exception
  6.     Focus on products
  7.     Tailored to suit the project environment

PRINCE2 seven themes

  1.     Business case
  2.     Organization
  3.     Quality
  4.     Plans
  5.     Risk
  6.     Change
  7.     Progress

PRINCE2 seven processes

  1.     Starting up a project (SU)
  2.     Initiating a project (IP)
  3.     Directing a project (DP)
  4.     Controlling a stage (CS)
  5.     Managing stage boundaries (SB)
  6.     Managing product delivery (MP)
  7.     Closing a project (CP)

Methods work with most project management techniques but specifically describes the following:

  •     Product based planning
  •     Change Control Technique
  •     Quality Review Technique


Certification requires passing the requisite examinations or assessment.

  •     Foundation
  •     Practitioner
  •     Professional
Projects in Controlled Environments, version 2

PRINCE2 official website



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