Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 6th Edition

Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 6th Edition


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Due to the impact of the coronavirus, from 13 April 2020 to 31 December 2021 individuals are now permitted to print PDFs for exams and use PDFs or official e-books on a second e-device (portable digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops) during open book exams.

PRINCE2 is globally recognized for delivering successful projects.

The PRINCE2 6th Edition guidance places a strong emphasis on the scalability and flexibility of the method and on how best to tailor it to the complexity and specific requirements of a project.

Key updates:

The new 6th edition publication is the manual from which the syllabus and the examinations are set and supports the updated PRINCE2 certification for both Foundation and Practitioner examinations.

The second impression of the sixth edition of Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (2017) includes, in response to feedback on the first impression, a range of minor amendments to improve the overall quality of the guidance. None of these changes has any impact on the PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner examinations.

The changes to the guidance include:

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Number of pages: 400
ISBN: 9780113315338
Price: £85.00
Format: Book
Publication Date: 18 May 2017
Availability: In stock - 1-2 days
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David Stockdale 26 May 2017
Reading an up to date methodology to assess how PRINCE2 can be tailored to my particular project.
Barry MacBride 22 November 2017
I purchased the 2017 update and went through the new sections on tailoring and links to themes. I like the "change" from configuration management strategy to change control approach. The manual is also much easier to read without the columns.
Lubomir Slocik 16 January 2018
PRINCE2 2017 Manual is very welll prepared and written, providing a lot of usefull examples and tips for implementing project management based on PRINCE2.
Joy Moitra 18 March 2018
I have purchased the Kindle version of the Manual (Prince 2 2017). I am from India and I will appear for a paper exam from Kolkata. Simplilearn is saying that I will not be able to carry my Kindle to the exam center for my Practitioner exam. I want to know why? And why is the Kindle version available for sale in Amazon in that case?
Sasha Kushnir 4 April 2018
Hi Joy,

I’m really sorry to hear about your frustrations and lack of clarity! Personal devices are not allowed in the examination room in order to ensure alignment with exam regulations and maintain exam security. The kindle version is available as a convenient way to prepare for the exam, but is not intended for use in the exam itself.

Hope this helps!
Vijay Joshi 1 May 2018
Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 2017 is a book I would like to keep with at my desk for referencing it to do my job in a better way and applying PRINCE2 agile methodologies in best possible way to get maximum value.
Michael Mutch 3 July 2018
Purchasing the 2017 edition of Managing Successful Projects with Prince2 was the best decision I made!
Lee Sills 13 July 2018
Very good book with well layed out and logical sequence.
James Lowis 18 September 2018
The study materials are well constructed and easy to follow. This allows for quick reference points throughout working on projects and grants me clarity that I am conforming with best practices when running a project or programme.
Margarita Georgieva 26 September 2018
The publication is very detailed and well organised. The material is usable both for personal development and cpd as well as to get ideas for teaching Project Management to college students. I particularly appreciated the way project management processes are outlined and explained.
Vina Vimasellu 4 October 2018
Risk management is defined as the systemic application of principles, processes and approaches to identify, assess risks, plan and implement responses.
Andrey Botin 4 October 2018
Risk management is defined as the systemic application of principles, processes and approaches to identify, assess risks, plan and implement responses.
Herman Brits 23 October 2018
I did my Prince 2 Practitioner qualification on the 2009 edition. It was very interesting to read the 2017 edition, and see that Agile is brought into the equation.
AshleyB 12 December 2018
Completed Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner training course with SPOCE. Passed the Foundation exam and currently working towards Practitioner.
iamopeyemi 21 December 2018
Very informative and educative not only for passing professional examinations but also for a reference for daily activities.
Kevin Dunne 17 January 2019
Fundamentals of Prince2 Projects, principles, Themes, Processes and tailoring a Project.
This book helped me to pass my Foundation exam with PeopleCert
Cathy Edwards 22 January 2019
Good source of reference to help with the projects I am involved in at work.

Jamie Smith 21 February 2019
A very well laid-out manual which covers each theme and process comprehensively
JAM 22 March 2019
I think the biggest change between the 2009 and 2017 versions has been the focus on the company and in adapting PRINCE2 to the needs of organisations and project environments.
The 2017 update has been a work based on a collaborative approach, collecting feedbacks from a large number of professionals.
The general structure of PRINCE2 with its seven Principles, Themes and Processes remains unchanged. But the emphasis and treatment of them has changed.
The seven themes are of obligatory application in every project. They have not changed but there are differences in the way they are approached. In 2009 they are Purpose, Definitions, Approach and Responsibilities.
In the 2017 edition they are:
1. Topics: this section now includes the purpose and definitions or key concepts for understanding the topic.
2. PRINCE2 requirements for the topic: the minimum requirements are established so that the treatment of a topic can be considered adjusted to PRINCE2.
3. Guidance for the effective use of the theme: practical aspects on how to apply the themes according to the organization and the project. In short, related aspects on how to adopt the theme.
4. Techniques: techniques that can be used to manage the theme.
The great advantage of Prince2 is that being a methodology (not a compendium of good practices) a project manager has all the tools to lead a project from the beginning.
NAEEM AHMED 15 May 2019
Now I understand Prince2 Project Life Cycle.
Richard Wood 23 May 2019
The manual has a clear layout with well-defined sections and examples that can be used in the real world.
fred marfo 25 May 2019
The manual has a clear layout with well-defined sections and examples that can be used in the real world.
Feng Guo 10 June 2019
Very structured project management handbook. It is worth of reading for a couple of times and very useful for project management professionals.
Mohamed Emara 3 July 2019
Never thought that it’d have clear layout and structure.
Great to see the agile approach. Considering PRINCE2 agile for practitioner as next step.

The only negative i have is that the book cover got split after one week of reading. Seems like there was not enough glue in between.
Steve Hayton 12 July 2019
Having previously done the Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner course plus exam in 2014 my 5 year registration had come to an end. I purchased the 2017 manual early in 2019 and used it alongside some of my projects with customers. A couple of dedicated study days the week before the exam coupled with exam simulators gave me the confidence to take the exam without formal tuition.
Chiara SPOLAOR 15 July 2019
Interesting manual but….
I bought the e-book and was told at the exam that only the paper book is admitted, which was very disappointing.

I checked it out after the exam, and yes this is mentioned on your website. Well, I'm sure I'm not the only one who made this mistake.
Why buying an e-book costing as much as the paper version, if it is totally useless for the exam? It is a non sense. A warning should be stated very clealry, with very big caracters when you buy the book.
Hannah Lenton 1 August 2019
The only way to really get to grips with prince2 is to understand the manual back to front. I cannot over state the need to read through the manual multiple times.
Helen Palmer 30 October 2019
Very useful textbook, I thumb through it a lot and have tabbed important pages.
Scott 13 November 2019
This is a very informative publication.
Pam Kaur 17 February 2020
Excellent book, well written, easy to understand and reference
Cloe Berardo 17 March 2020
The book is very detailed and comprehensive. All you need to pass the Foundation exam is there.
Ester G 29 April 2020
Very complicated book, written for people with some knowledge and experience in projects.
Neil Walker 5 May 2020
Actually found the book a fairly long read, as I was doing this after work in the evenings it was hard to keep the momenteum going, but got there in the end.
Peter B 8 July 2020
Fantastic resource. I refer back to it often when starting up new projects.
Mark Daniel 26 August 2020
i successfully completed the Prince2 Practitioner exam in June 2020 through Axelos. The 2017 edition of this book was an essential tool in enabling me to pass the exam. It is well written with color tabs denoting each chapter, which made it easy to browse its 406 pages. The layout and structure of the Contents listing made it easy to navigate your way around its pages & meant that the underlying principles, processes and themes that mark Prince2 methodology were listed in its contents - so no parrot form remembering of these was required.
This book continues to serve me in my Project Management role, as it has been my daily reference guide for managing and delivering projects successfully.
Louis Jaggers 11 September 2020
The usage of this book was vital in learning the foundations of the PRINCE2 project management course, allowing me to use the source information of the book and apply it to the exam related questions (more so for the practitioner exam).
Umar M sani 11 September 2020
Using the Prince2 6th edition guide to prepare for my foundation exams was quiet helpful towards preparing myself for the exams which I passed. And I am now preparing to write the Practitioner exams which I am also confident of passing...
Isidoros Koutoudis 13 September 2020
A few chapters read so far. Badly written, confusing use of terminology with no consistency. In certain occasions the writers even explaining what they meant by the previous sentence; one should understand if explanation is needed it means you're not writting a text properly. This book must be revised. There so many confusing points that makes really hard to read and understand what they trying to explain.
testuser 119 29 September 2020
Gerardo Humberto Lopez Vargas 4 October 2020
I have read the PRINCE2 book in order to be certified as a PRINCE2 Practitioner for an equivalent of 10 hours in the last month.
I gained knowledge of how to approach PRINCE2 processes in order to apply them in my organization's projects.
Max meiser 12 November 2020
Bad gluing / binding
OK the Axelos company has a monopoly on Prince2 content. That is why I (must) use them for training purposes.
But what is not possible is the gluing / binding. The first pages fell out after a week. After 3 weeks I only have leaves that are held together with scotch tape. Such a bad quality (made in England)
Mike Jennings 15 December 2020
Would recommend this book to supplement study for the Foundation exam and as a good reference post exam for application of principles in projects
Nathan Fowler 27 January 2021
Completed Prince 2 practitioner in 2019
Michelle 12 March 2021
I will be referring to this book for each project for some time, it is very helpful to be able to reference different points when you are running a project.
Steven Darcy 26 May 2021
Excellent resource with accurate/proven and updated information on project management practices and methodology. Although I completed the required examinations in March the manual is used as an ongoing resource throughout my current projects.
Aidan Ruland 3 August 2021
Key and influential guide to definitions, processes, and how to adapt fundamentals to your organisation. I have found it invaluable and constantly refer back to, to check understanding, improve confidence and ensure I am on the right track, and as a first-level assurance before escalating as necessary.
Fernando Uyaco 19 August 2021
Key and influential guide to definitions, processes, and how to adapt fundamentals to your organisation. I have found it invaluable and constantly refer back to, to check understanding, improve confidence and ensure I am on the right track, and as a first-level assurance before escalating as necessary.