Long established, process driven, Project Management methodology, initially developed by the UK government:


  • 1989 - CCTA developed PRINCE as a UK Government standard for managing IT projects
  • PRINCE = PRojects IN a Controlled Environment
  • 1996 - PRINCE2 released as a generic project management methodology
  • Derived from earlier methodologies: PROMPT and PRINCE
    • Became regularly applied outside pure IT, around the world
  • 2009 - Revised as PRINCE2:2009 Refresh
    • Updated to reflect newer business models
    • Simpler
    • Lighter

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