Written by Andy Trainer – Fri 15 Jul 2011
Read (and memorise as many as you can!) all of the following statements about PRINCE2®.
Then download our PRINCE2 crossword and see how many you've remembered!
- A project is a unique series of actions designed to accomplish a unique goal.
- The Project brief is the first key document in PRINCE2’s prescribed method for starting up a project.
- A project is defined as a temporary organisation, created to deliver one or more business products based on and agreed Business Case.
- The Project Manager will spend most of their time on the Controlling a Stage process which describes the day to day monitoring and control activities for the project.
- The Project Initiation document collates most of the documents from the SU (Starting up a Project) and IP (Initiating a Project) processes.
- The Project Initiation Documents, including the Project Plan are part of the Initiating a Project process which examines the justification for the project.
- The pre-project process that gathers the necessary data to start a project is the Start up a Project process.
- The process that provides a controlled way to complete a stage and plan the next one is Managing a Stage Boundary.
- Information is provided to the Project Board at the end of each stage about the current status of a project as part of the Managing a Stage Boundary process.
- The project’s Products are delivered as part of the Managing Product Delivery process.
- There can be up to four outputs from the Managing Product Delivery process.
- Delivery of the products and preparation for project closure are part of the Closing a Project process.
- All the products defined in the Project Plan are listed in order of importance in the Product Breakdown Structure.
- The Team Manager creates a Team Plan to plan the project team’s activities. This is agreed with the Project Manager.
- Information from upper management, outlining what is required from the project is contained in the Project Mandate.
- The time from the start of the project and the close of the project and acceptance of the product is known as the Project Lifecycle.
- The Project Board must be given an Exception Plan if a stage is expected to go out of the agreed tolerance.
- The method and frequency that information is exchanged is defined in the Communication Management Strategy.
- The Project Board approves the completion of a stage and authorises the start of the next stage during the Directing a Project process.
- The Project Manager creates a regular Highlight Report for the Project Board to provide information on the process of each stage. This is produced on a time-driven frequency, e.g.: every two weeks.
- The Project Board’s 2nd control point and 2nd activity is Authorising the Project.
- Work Packages are allocated to the Team Leaders by the Project Manager.
- The Team Manager provides Checkpoint Reports to the Project Manager, based on the regular team meetings.
- A grouping of a certain set of techniques used in the development of the product is known as a Technical Stage.
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