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Wrong, wrong, wrong
on 14 October 2011
This ought to condense the salient points of the big grey book into a slim reference volume but doesn't. It spends far too long telling us about stuff we don't really need in any detail and completely omits the much-needed set of seven diagrams of the Processes and their constituent sub-processes. I just need something to refer to as an aide-memoire for the stuff that dribbles out of my head because it isn't used every day and isn't glaringly obvious - this isn't it.
Intro (PRINCE2, projects, PMs, structure, benefits, etc): pp5-14
Principles: p15 (pretty good single page, to be honest, but a list would suffice)
Themes: pp16-33 (several paragraphs and diagrams for each)
Processes: pp34-37 (single paragraph each, plus the overview process structure diagram)
The Project Environment: p38-39 (tailoring vs. embedding)
Appendix A - PRINCE2's Management Products: pp40-48 (paragraph each, although a simple list would suffice)
Appendix C - Roles & Responsibilities: pp49-52 (paragraph each but you should know all this already)
Further Information: pp53-57 (more OGC stuff you can buy)
Glossary: pp58-81 (actually pretty good, this)
That's right - Appendix B is absent. I wonder what it was? Only Appendix A and the Glossary are really worth anything in this book, and if you want my advice, it would be to photocopy relevant stuff from the big grey book and create your own personal pocketbook.