PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a structured project management method and practitioner certification programme. PRINCE2 emphasises sub-dividing projects into manageable and controllable stages.
PRINCE2 was developed as a UK goverment standard for information systems project. Over the years, it has been tailored and adopted in many countries worldwide, including the UK, Western European countries, and Australia, and is United Nation's defacto Project Management methodology.
NEWPLAN is an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for PRINCE2 Training, and has trained over 300 certified PRINCE2 Practitioners from various organisations.
What is Project Management?
More specifically, what is a project? It's a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.
A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources.
And a project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. So a project team often includes people who don’t usually work together – sometimes from different organisations and across multiple geographies.
The development of software for an improved business process, the construction of a building or bridge, the relief effort after a natural disaster, the expansion of sales into a new geographic market — all are projects.
And all must be expertly managed to deliver the on-time, on-budget results, learning and integration that organisations need. Project management, then, is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.