At the core of the PRINCE2 methodology are 7 management Processes that integrate the Principles and Themes of best practice project management. Each of these management processes set out a series of activities and responsibilities that are applied for the successful management of a project from preparation through to closure.
|Starting Up a Project||Described as ‘pre-project work’. It is specifically designed to answer the question: ‘Do we have a viable and worthwhile project?|
|Initiating a Project||Specifically designed to create the Project Initiation Document (PID) – A ‘whole of life’ management document that describes, why the project is needed, what must be done, project responsibilities, when and where events must happen and how the project and its products will be controlled.|
|Directing a Project||Describes how and when senior management get involved in a project and identifies key decision points. This process also provides guidance on what information senior management should receive to facilitate Go/No-Go decisions and to ensure the project’s success.|
|Controlling a Stage||Describes the ‘day to day’ management activities of a project manager and integrates approaches for the effective management of issues, risks, resources and progress.|
|Managing a Stage Boundary||Management and review activities the should take place at the end of a stage to support planning and continued authorization of the project.|
|Managing Product Delivery||Defines the management responsibilities of the person responsible for the design, development, implementation or purchase of specialist (technical) products.|
|Closing a Project||Describes the management activities to formally handover and close a project.|