I’m very, very, pleased with the new 2009 PRINCE2 manual.
The method has not been changed, it’s the description of the method that has changed.
This new book emphasizes not the theory of the method, but the principles behind the method and gives much more practical advice on the implementation of the method.
In my opinion PRINCE2 is a very successful project management method, especially when combined with the agility of Scrum. It always has been a struggle explaining that such a combination is possible. A lot of project managers don’t see that combination. It’s either ‘command and control’ or ‘let go’. Finally it is PRINCE2 itself that explains the proper way of implementing the method.
Currently all the projects at my current customer are audited. I’m really looking forward to the discussion about my agile PRINCE2 implementation! I’ll keep you posted on that…