Congratulations to Tom Ketley, RTS AV engineer on successfully completing his Prince2, Foundation and Practitioner certification.

Prince2 Background

Prince2 was established in 1989 by CCTA (the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency), since renamed the OGC (the Office of Government Commerce). In June 2010, the Office of Government Commerce Best Practice Management functions moved into the Cabinet Office.

Prince2 is used extensively by the UK Government, it’s also widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. The Prince2 method is in the public domain and offers non-proprietorial best practice guidance on project management.

Prince2 is extensively used in more than 150 countries around the world, and its take-up grows daily. It is widely considered as the leading method in project management, with in excess of 20,000 organizations already benefiting from its pioneering and trusted approach.

Prince2’s formal recognition of responsibilities within a project, together with its focus on what a project is to deliver.

Key Features

  • Focus on business justification
  • Defined organisation structure for the project management team
  • Product-based planning approach
  • Emphasis on dividing the project into manageable and controllable stages
  • Flexibility that can be applied at a level appropriate to the project.

Today, Complex projects often involve several organisations working together in partnership or through contractual arrangements to achieve the objectives. Prince2 provides a common language between organisations and with external suppliers. It also allows a focus on the business case, providing a mechanism to define what the project is trying to achieve and business justification for it.