PRINCE2 For Beginners: From Introduction To Passing Your Foundation Exam, 4th Edition (Hardback) book cover

PRINCE2 For Beginners

From Introduction To Passing Your Foundation Exam, 4th Edition

By Colin Bentley


294 pages | 98 B/W Illus.

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Thinking about using PRINCE2 to manage your projects or preparing for PRINCE2 training? Need a rounded introduction to help you get to grips with the basics?

PRINCE2 For Beginners: from introduction to passing your Foundation exam is the perfect start. This readable end-to-end explanation is simple enough to introduce you to the basics, yet includes everything you need to know to get through the foundation exam. This new concise edition starts from a more accessible level than other detailed manuals or brief refreshers and will help ease you into the topic and put the method into a real-world context.

This new concise edition now includes more support for the Foundation exam, including a student guide to the exam itself, sample answers and explanations. Whether you are looking for a reliable introduction or a quick reference to prepare you for PRINCE2 training and study, PRINCE2 For Beginners will give you the grounding to take your knowledge and application to the next level.


‘PRINCE2 is the most widely-used and highly respected project management method in the world. With his inimitable clear and direct style, Colin makes it crystal-clear what PRINCE2 is all about. The method is presented in a way that makes all elements simple to understand. Colin has turned decades of experience into a well structured narrative that will pay dividends to any reader for many years to come, on their journey from taking the foundation examination to becoming an experienced practitioner.’ - John Howarth, Chairman, Tanner James Management Consultants, Australia

‘Colin has done an excellent job in summarising the PRINCE2 manual and I have no hesitation is recommending this book to anyone with an interest in PRINCE2 who would like an understanding of the method, and for those studying for their Foundation Qualification it will be invaluable.’ - David W Atkinson FAPM

Table of Contents

1.Introduction 2.An Overview of PRINCE2 3.Starting up a Project (SU) 4.Initiating a Project (IP) 5.Directing a Project (DP) 6.Controlling a Stage (CS) 7.Managing Product Delivery (MP) 8.Managing Stage Boundaries (SB) 9.Closing a Project (CP) 10.Business Case 11.Organization 12.Plans 13.Progress 14.Quality 15.Risk 16.Change 17.Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment Appendix A: Product Descriptions Appendix B: Project Management Team Roles Appendix C: Product-based Planning Appendix D: Quality Review Passing the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam, How to approach the Foundation exam paper, Sample Foundation Exam paper Answer Sheet, Sample Foundation Exam paper Rationale

About the Author

Colin Bentley has been a project manager since 1966 working as a consultant to many international firms such as the London Stock Exchange, Microsoft Europe, Tesco Stores and the BBC. Bentley has been working with PRINCE2, PRINCE and its predecessor, PROMPT II, since 1975. He wrote the original PRINCE2 manual and was the author of all revisions to the manual until 2009. He was the Chief Examiner for all examination papers in PRINCE2 until his retirement in 2010.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Total Quality Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management