The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia announced the results of a major worldwide research project, sponsored by APM Group, OGC (former owner of Best Management Practice) and TSO, on 6th August 2010 at the Best Practice Showcase in Sydney, Australia. The research analyses the impact of the project management methodology PRINCE2 on project performance.
The research was undertaken collaboratively by the QUT Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Engineering (School of Urban Development). The key members of the research team were Richard Sargeant (chief investigator), Professor Caroline Hatcher, Associate Professor Bambang Trigunarsyah, Dr Vaughan Coffey and Dr Judy Kraatz.
The research is entitled Creating Value in Project Management Using PRINCE2. For comparison, the study also conducted parallel research on the impact of other contemporary project management frameworks on project performance. Research participants were all experienced project managers who have used PRINCE2 or other project management frameworks. The participants were drawn from the ICT, construction, and transport industries across UK, Europe, the US and Australia.
Download the Report (pdf - 1.5MB).
It's All About Winning - Duncan Wade, The Human Interface Consultancy Ltd (pdf, 132Kb).
The PRINCE2 templates are available to download, and can be customised for your own personal use. They are based on the 2009 edition of "Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2".
The files below are in compressed Zip format, and include templates in .doc (MS Word) format and in .xls (MS Excel) format.
Download the PRINCE2 Templates [zip - 335KB]
If you wish to use the templates for anything other than for your own personal use, for example for your organisations internal use, to distribute copies to the public, or to re-use content from the templates etc, then you will need to apply for a Crown Copyright Licence from the Cabinet Office. Further information and instructions on applying for the Crown Copyright licence can be viewed here. When using this material under the terms of the Crown Copyright licence the following attribution statement should be used "©Crown copyright 2009 reproduced with the permission of Office of Government Commerce".
Our thanks to Malcolm West for producing the templates on behalf of Best Management Practice.
A number of PRINCE2 case studies are available - all of which provide real-world examples that demonstrate how PRINCE2 can be effectively introduced and embedded within all manner of organizations.
Download a set of earlier PRINCE2 Case Studies [zip - 3.9MB].