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Prince 2 : 2009 - Excellent for course preparation,
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This review is from: PRINCE2 For Dummies 2009 (Paperback)
I decided to work through "Prince2 for Dummies 2009" before committing myself (and my bank account) to a formal course.
Prince2 is a set of project management principles that can be applied to pretty much any type or size of project. It's not a project methodology and it's not a substitute for knowledge of specific business areas, organizations or people.
This book goes through the Prince2 themes and principles clearly and logically, using real world examples to illustrate key points. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to find out what Prince2 is all about or who is preparing for a training course.
Whilst a knowledge of the official Prince 2 manual is essential for anyone wishing to use Prince2, it's not necessarily the best place to start. I worked through the Dummies guide without having access to a copy of the (pricey) manual and this didn't cause any particular difficulties.
"Prince2 for Dummies 2009" gave me the confidence to take a formal training course leading to Foundation and Practitioner exams (which I passed).