Course info
Mar 16, 2018
1h 18m

This course takes a deep dive into the concept of adapting the PRINCE2® management method to fit the environment and characteristics of specific projects. In this course, PRINCE2® - The Change Theme, you will take a deep dive into the PRINCE2® change theme. First, you will learn how to handle changes and issues that might arise in your project. Next, you will explore the details of the PRINCE2® change control procedure. Finally, you will discover how to identify, categorize, and resolve issues that might reveal themselves in your project. When you have finished this course, you will be familiar with all concepts involved with PRINCE2®’s approach to change and you will be able to implement these concepts into your own projects, to ensure the best possible impact on the outcome of your project. Copyright © Pluralsight LLC and AXELOS Limited 2017. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of both Pluralsight LLC and AXELOS Limited. Permission can be requested at and [email protected] Material in this document has been sourced from Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 2017 Edition. ITIL® and PRINCE2® are registered trade marks of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

About the author
About the author

Tommy van Schaik spent most of his academic and professional career as a linking pin between business and IT. His focus areas are: project management, IT governance, business processes, IT architecture, requirement engineering, and business rules.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, and welcome to this course PRINCE2, The Change Theme, where we zoom in on the PRINCE2's approach to handling changes in a project. My name is Tommy van Schaik, and I currently work as a project manager for the Dutch government. PRINCE2 is a project management method based on gathering years of best practices from commercial and government organizations around the world. This course is the seventh course in the PRINCE2 Practitioner Learning Path. This path is your journey that will get you ready to pass your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams. During the lifecycle of a project, there are usually many changes to both the environment and the requirements of the project. The PRINCE2 Change Theme helps you to streamline these changes, so they are implemented with the best possible impact on the project. The course will focus on setting up the controls to streamline the procedures regarding change management throughout the project, how to keep track of the products in our project using configuration management, and how to streamline the issues and changes in a project using the issue and change control procedure. By the end of this course, you will have detailed knowledge on the PRINCE2 Change Theme, and how to practice configuration management, and deploy the issue and change control procedure in your own projects. So let's go ahead and get started on this course, PRINCE2, The Change Theme, here at Pluralsight.

Preparing Controls
Hi everyone, and welcome to this module where we will focus on setting up the controls for handling changes in the project. This is where we look at the tools and techniques, procedures and responsibilities that need to be in place in order for the project to be ready to handle changes that form as the project progresses. Central to this step in the PRINCE2's approach to change is the change control approach, where all the prerequisites for having good configuration management and an effective issue and change control procedure are described. So in this module, we are first going to discuss how we will establish controls, and how this fits in with the rest of the PRINCE2 change approach. Then we will look at the different topics covered in the change control approach, which is the central document in setting up controls for the change procedure. First we will look at how you can identify the procedures, tools, and techniques that might be in place in the program, corporate organization, or industry you are working in. Then we will look at setting up the prerequisite for configuration management. We will also look at setting up a scaling system to determine the severity and priority of issues your project comes across. We will discuss the change authority mandate, where the project board decides who on the project will be allow to accept and reject changes to the project, usually depending on the severity of the specific issue. And lastly, we will look at the change budget, which is a budget that is reserved for handling changes to the project. Alright then, let's get started on this module.