Ready, Steady, Go!
                             Introducing PRINCE2® 2009
                                                ...
Content
       • PRINCE2 2009 Publications
               – Reason for change
               – Structure of PRINCE2 2009
 ...
Reasons For Change - mandate




   NB, Core Manual size raised to <275 (April 08)




© TSO 2008. Content within this pre...
An integrated set of products




© TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
Structure of new PRINCE2




© TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
The PRINCE2 Principles
     Business Justification                              A PRINCE2 project has continued business j...
PRINCE2 Processes


                                                   Each one comprises
                       Processes...
PRINCE2 Processes


    Directing                                                                       DP
               ...
Example Process




© TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
The PRINCE2 Themes
 Business Case                     Establish mechanisms to judge whether the project is (and           ...
The Project Environment
   Embedding                                                             Tailoring
   Done by the ...
Directing Successful Projects Using PRINCE2


                                                                         App...
What changes will affect the way I
                            manage projects?
       •     Greater emphasis on seeking l...
PRINCE2 2009
                           Exam Strategy and Design




© TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be s...
Exam Strategy– Syllabus Development
       •     Learning Outcomes Assessment Model
       •     Learning outcomes identif...
Exam Strategy - Exam Design
         • NFER recommendations
            – Gather validity evidence
            – Reconside...
Exam Strategy - Exam Design
         • Syllabus areas reviewed for
            – Inherent difficulties
            – Relev...
Foundation Exam – Question Structure
       •     15 syllabus areas with mapped learning outcomes
       •     Every sylla...
Practitioner Exam – Question Structure
       •     15 syllabus areas with mapped learning outcomes
       •     Every syl...
Practitioner Exam – Paper Structure
       • 9 Questions
       • Focus to remain on themes – 7 themes every paper
       ...
Exam Development – Standard Setting
       • 2 day workshops with NFER in Dec and Jan
       • Evaluated ‘Direct Consensus...
Exam – Evaluation
       • Pilots – March
          – Real candidates comparing 2005 v 2009
          – Trial of productio...
Exam – Implementation
       •     Launch at the same time as the 2009 Manual
       •     3 month cut-over planned
      ...
What are the implications if I already have
               a PRINCE2 qualification?
       • ‘Evolution’ not ‘Revolution’
...
Any Questions?




       Warning: this presentation provides a snapshot of the current approach. As the
        developme...
Speaker Profile – Andy Murray
                                                   •     Andy Murray is a Chartered Director...
Speaker Profile – Emma Jones
                                                   •     Emma Jones is a Director, PRINCE2 Tr...
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Presentation from BPUG congress 2009, Andy Murray - Director, Outperform UK Ltd & Lead Author, PRINCE2®: 2009 and Emma Jones, i-Logic Group, PRINCE2 Chief Examiner.
The presentation deals with:
* Drivers for PRINCE2: 2009 – reasons for change – key differences
* PRINCE2: 2009 design - principles, processes, key themes, and project environment
* Feedback from pilots
* What happens next – transition period and launch date.

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Introducing Prince2® 2009 4 Andy Murray And Emma Jones

  1. 1. Ready, Steady, Go! Introducing PRINCE2® 2009 Andy Murray, Outperform PRINCE2 Lead Author & Emma Jones, i-Logic Group PRINCE2 Chief Examiner Warning: this presentation provides a snapshot of the current approach. As the development is based on continued user consultation the final result may be different. Always check the website for latest information. www.best-management-practice.com/PRINCE2Register © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  2. 2. Content • PRINCE2 2009 Publications – Reason for change – Structure of PRINCE2 2009 • Principles • Processes • Themes • Environment – What do we need to do? • PRINCE2 2009 Qualifications – Exam Strategy – Foundation Exam Design and Implications – Practitioner Exam Design and Implications © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  3. 3. Reasons For Change - mandate NB, Core Manual size raised to <275 (April 08) © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  4. 4. An integrated set of products © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  5. 5. Structure of new PRINCE2 © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  6. 6. The PRINCE2 Principles Business Justification A PRINCE2 project has continued business justification Learn from experience PRINCE2 project teams learn from previous experience (lessons are sought, recorded and acted upon throughout the life of the project) Roles & Responsibilities A PRINCE2 project has defined and agreed roles and responsibilities with an organisation structure that engages the business, user and supplier stakeholder interests Manage by Stages A PRINCE2 project is planned, monitored and controlled on a stage by stage basis Manage by Exception A PRINCE2 project has defined tolerances for each project objective to establish limits of delegated authority Product Focus A PRINCE2 project focuses on the definition and delivery of products, in particular their quality requirements Tailor PRINCE2 is tailored to suit the project’s size, environment, complexity, importance, capability and risk © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  7. 7. PRINCE2 Processes Each one comprises Processes Activities Each one comprises Recommended Actions “The processes provide the lifecycle based list of project management activities” © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  8. 8. PRINCE2 Processes Directing DP SU SB SB CP Managing IP CS CS Delivering MP MP Key: Note: • SU = Starting Up a Project •SU is used by both the directing and managing layers • DP = Directing a Project •There should be at least two management stages, the first of • IP = Initiating a Project which is the initiation stage. • SB = Managing a Stage Boundary •SB is first used at the end of the initiation stage and • CS = Controlling a Stage repeated at the end of each subsequent stage except the final • MP = Managing Product Delivery Stage . It is also used to prepare exception plans, which can • CP = Closing a Project be done at any time including in the final stage. •For complex or lengthy initiation CS and MP can optionally be used to manage the initiation stage © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  9. 9. Example Process © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  10. 10. The PRINCE2 Themes Business Case Establish mechanisms to judge whether the project is (and Why? remains) desirable, viable and achievable as a means to support decision-making in its continued investment. Organisation Define and establish the project’s structure of accountability Who? and responsibilities. Quality Define and implement the means by which the project will What? create and verify products that are fit-for-purpose. Plans Facilitate communication and control by defining the means Where and how by of delivering the products whom, and estimating the when and how much? Risk Identify, assess and control uncertainty, and as a result What if? improve the ability of the project to succeed. Change Identify, assess and control any potential and approved Only if? changes to baselined objectives. Progress Establish mechanisms to monitor and evaluate actual Where are we now? achievements with planned in order to provide a forecast for Where are we going? the project objectives, including its continued viability. © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  11. 11. The Project Environment Embedding Tailoring Done by the organisation to adopt PRINCE2 Done by the project team to adapt the method to the context of a specific project Focus on: Focus on: • process ownership • Adapting the themes (through the strategies and • scaling rules / guidance (e.g. score card) controls) • Incorporating specific terms/language • Standards (templates, definitions) • Revising the Product Descriptions for the • training and development strategy management product s • integration with business processes • Revising the role descriptions for the PRINCE2 project • tools roles • process assurance • Adjusting the processes to match the above • learning lessons (corporately) Guidance in PRINCE2 Maturity Model Guidance in the Method © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  12. 12. Directing Successful Projects Using PRINCE2 Approach – Lifecycle oriented • Pre-project • Project • Post-project – Providing • Example Agenda • Decision checklist • Role guidance by stakeholder perspective – Business – User – Supplier – Focus on ‘duties & behaviours” © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  13. 13. What changes will affect the way I manage projects? • Greater emphasis on seeking lessons • Greater emphasis on product quality • Greater emphasis on Business Case an Benefits • Improved linkages with other OGC products • Fewer management products – more easily scaled • More guidance on tailoring • Improved guidance on tolerances • More guidance for Project Board members • Revised approach to issues and changes • Revised terminology “Release notes” will be available describing the differences between the 2005 manual and the 2009 manuals © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  14. 14. PRINCE2 2009 Exam Strategy and Design © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  15. 15. Exam Strategy– Syllabus Development • Learning Outcomes Assessment Model • Learning outcomes identified for PRINCE2 2009 • High Level Performance Definitions • Qualifications Workshop – review of learning outcomes with stakeholders – confirmation of learning outcomes categorisation – review of what success in the exam is intended to convey to candidates and organisations © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  16. 16. Exam Strategy - Exam Design • NFER recommendations – Gather validity evidence – Reconsider use of learning levels – Reduce non discriminating questions (1/3 of paper) – Standard setting for pass mark • Stakeholder Concerns – Foundation too easy – Foundation tests recall rather than understanding – Practitioner too difficult – Practitioner pass rate © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  17. 17. Exam Strategy - Exam Design • Syllabus areas reviewed for – Inherent difficulties – Relevance of syllabus area to the Foundation/Practitioner – % of the exam the area should represent © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  18. 18. Foundation Exam – Question Structure • 15 syllabus areas with mapped learning outcomes • Every syllabus area to be tested • Every syllabus area of equal importance and difficulty • Paper structure as per current paper • Pass mark 50% - no change • 80 questions in one hour (inc. 4 trial questions) • Greater focus on understanding © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  19. 19. Practitioner Exam – Question Structure • 15 syllabus areas with mapped learning outcomes • Every syllabus area to be tested • Every syllabus area of equal importance and difficulty • Objective test question styles unchanged © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  20. 20. Practitioner Exam – Paper Structure • 9 Questions • Focus to remain on themes – 7 themes every paper – in depth examination of application/evaluation of key concepts • 2 process questions – applying or evaluation of actions for scenario and tailoring of process • Process syllabus areas to be combined into 3 groups - 2 out of 3 selected in every paper © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  21. 21. Exam Development – Standard Setting • 2 day workshops with NFER in Dec and Jan • Evaluated ‘Direct Consensus’ and ‘Book Mark’ standard setting methods • 15-20 stakeholders • May result in change to Practitioner pass mark © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  22. 22. Exam – Evaluation • Pilots – March – Real candidates comparing 2005 v 2009 – Trial of production processes – Evaluation of design and question quality – Score correction and moderation processes • Beta release – First 2 weeks papers – results reviewed & may be modified – Pass mark confirmed © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  23. 23. Exam – Implementation • Launch at the same time as the 2009 Manual • 3 month cut-over planned • Pass marks to be aligned • Available in all languages currently offered and online © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  24. 24. What are the implications if I already have a PRINCE2 qualification? • ‘Evolution’ not ‘Revolution’ • No ‘transition’ course or ‘bridging’ qualification is required • All 2005 qualifications remain valid • Re-registration will be against 2009 © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  25. 25. Any Questions? Warning: this presentation provides a snapshot of the current approach. As the development is based on continued user consultation the final result may be different. Always check the website for latest information: www.best-management-practice.com/PRINCE2Register © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  26. 26. Speaker Profile – Andy Murray • Andy Murray is a Chartered Director and PRINCE2 Registered Consultant, having worked in the field of Projects and Programmes for over 15 years. • He is currently a director of Outperform UK Ltd (www.outperform.co.uk), an Accredited Consultancy Organisation (ACO) licensed to consult in the OGC’s best practice trilogy of PRINCE2™, MSP and M_o_R®. • Andy was an early adopter of PRINCE2™, back in 1997, and has been helping organisations implement and gain value from PRINCE2™ ever since. He has helped implement PRINCE2™ in numerous organisations in more than a dozen countries. • Andy has been using maturity models as a consulting aid for more than five years, since they help diagnose an organisation’s strengths and weaknesses, prioritise improvement initiatives and measure progress. Andy has used the OGC’s PRINCE2™ Maturity Model (P2MM) and Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3) as a means to both benchmark organisations via the APM Group assessment process and to define improvement plans. • Andy is the co-author the P2MM Guide - published in July 2007 by TSO. • Andy is the Lead Author for PRINCE2 2009. © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.
  27. 27. Speaker Profile – Emma Jones • Emma Jones is a Director, PRINCE2 Trainer and the PRINCE2 Chief Examiner, having worked with PRINCE for over 12 years. • She is currently a director of iLogic Group (www.ilogicgroup.com), an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) • Emma worked with PRINCE before the launch of PRINCE2 and has worked with many organisations, both public and private sector, to help them adopt the best practise and embed it within their project management processes. • Emma has been an examiner for PRINCE2 for 8 years. Emma lead on the transition of the Practitioner Exam from its written format to the current Objective Test format and now leads a team of exam developers on behalf of the APM Group. • Emma was a co-author of the 2005 PRINCE2 manual and has co-authored the ‘For Successful Project Management: Think PRINCE2’ and ‘Passing the PRINCE2 Exams’ publications by TSO. • Emma is the co-producer of the accredited ‘i-method’ PRINCE2 support software which is now used worldwide and the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Exam Primers. © TSO 2008. Content within this presentation may be subject to change.

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