What is PRINCE2®?

PRINCE2 is the world’s most widely-adopted project management method, used by people and organizations from wide-ranging industries and sectors.

It is a flexible method that guides you through the essentials for managing successful projects, regardless of type or scale. Built upon seven principles, themes and processes, PRINCE2 can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

PRINCE2 is comprised of:

AXELOS has also developed PRINCE2 Agile®, which combines the proven best practice of PRINCE2 with agile concepts, enabling seamless project and product delivery.

Update to PRINCE2 Best Practice Guidance

To reflect changes in business practices and following direct community feedback, AXELOS revised the PRINCE2 guidance and exams in 2017.

The existing 7 PRINCE2 principles, themes and processes remain consistent but we have re-emphasized certain elements throughout the guidance and exams. The update places a greater emphasis on tailoring PRINCE2 to the needs of organizations and project environments, enabling anyone managing a project to get the best from the PRINCE2 methodology.

To find out more about the changes or download a sample of the revised guidance, visit our dedicated PRINCE2 2017 Update page.

The Importance of Projects

PRINCE2: The Method

1 PRINCE2 Principles

2 PRINCE2 Themes

3 PRINCE2 Processes