Many of us are not comfortable with the quality topic when learning and practicing project management standards. I’ve tried to explain the PRINCE2 approach to quality here, in a way that people like me can understand.
This is my new answer to the old question: what the Project Manager and Executive roles cannot be merged in PRINCE2.
The new answer is based on what I’ve recently learned from the book “Now You See it”.
I’m going to provide a presentation at PMI BeLux Day 2013 with the title “Co-Tailoring the PMBOK Guide and PRINCE2: a Viewpoint on Integration”. It’s about a viewpoint (co-tailoring) on integration of the two standards which I find quite helpful.
The conference is scheduled for Oct 12, 2013 at Brussels. I would be happy to see you all in the conference.
We’ve recently released a sample PRINCE2 project documents. It’s about an imaginary project which is managed by PRINCE2, and different documents are created through its lifecycle. We’ve tried to create an overview of the PRINCE2 management process with this material.
You can download it here.
These are a number of free flashcard packages designed for reviewing and remembering PRINCE2 concepts.
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Undoubtedly, the PMBOK Guide and PRINCE2 are the two most important and widely-used project management standards today. How compatible are they? This is the subject of many interesting articles around the web. I’m going to discuss the topic in a very narrow, but slightly deeper way: how compatible PRINCE2 core principles are with the PMBOK Guide.
PRINCE2 provides us with 7 core principles, needed for the success of any project. You can imagine the rest of the standard as a method of realizing those principles. However, I should mention that what I said before is the way I look at PRINCE2, and some people might not agree with me.
Anyway, usually no one questions the importance of core principles and the level of effect they have on the whole standard. That’s why I’m going to explain this particular part of PRINCE2 and try to map it on the PMBOK Guide.
The following alternatives of this game are available:
- PMBOK Tetris I — matching processes with knowledge areas
- PMBOK Tetris II — matching processes with process groups
- PMBOK Tetris III — matching artifacts with knowledge areas
- PMBOK Tetris IV — matching artifacts with process groups
- PRINCE2 Tetris I — matching activities with processes
- PRINCE2 Tetris II — matching artifacts with processes
- PRINCE2 Tetris III — matching artifacts with roles
These games are designed to be sold to PM related websites for their marketing purposes. Contact me if you’re interested :)