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Summary

This step-by-step guide:

  • Explains the principles of PRINCE2 in straightforward, manageable chunks
  • Emphasizes how to apply PRINCE2 in practice, using real-life examples
  • Was written by an experienced PRINCE2 practitioner and trainer, so you can be sure that the information is based upon approaches that work
  • Gives clear explanations and practical illustrations in each section
  • Explains how to effectively apply PRINCE2’s principles, themes and processes to your projects and other real-world scenarios
  • Has been updated for PRINCE2 2017

A guide to effective project management

This book will guide you through each step of your project, clearly defining the underlying principles that should be applied to every project, regardless of what is going on inside or outside the project environment. They are sound, proven rules, which can be used as markers on the way to project success.

PRINCE2 is principle-based rather than prescriptive. The principles are:

  • Universal in that they apply to every project
  • Self-validating in that they have been proven in practice over many years
  • Empowering because they give practitioners greater confidence and the ability to influence and shape how a project will be managed.

Want your project to be effective, successful and profitable? Buy this audiobook and get sound, proven rules for effective project management.

©2018 IT Governance Publishing (P)2018 Storytec

What listeners say about PRINCE2 in Action: Project management in real terms

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Dreadful narration

The narration was very poor, it was rattled off without intelligent thought. I bought it to help me study for my Prince 2 practitioner certificate, it was just irritating to listen to

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Good overall.

Unlike some other reviewers, I feel that the narrator was good, especially given the dry nature of the material. The book itsef is also well written, and the author clearly knows her stuff. My main issue is that there are no chapter headings, making it impossible to navigate around.

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Good refresher

Easy to listen to and covers broad brush most of the concepts.

However, the reader occasionally seems to START SHOUTING FOR NO REASON.

Not sure was this was deliberate at the boring bits but rather off putting.

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Useful refresher

I would recommend this audio book to existing users of Prince2 as a refresher. However new users would benefit from the paper copy in my opinion. The Prince2 handbook is still the best source though.
I did get distracted by the number of female PM’s names in the examples - I was worried the author might run out of names. Didn’t.

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Helped me pass my exam

This is a great resource for reminding yourself about the themes, processes, principles and so on that make up PRINCE2. I used it as part of my Foundation exam revision and it definitely came in useful, as it gives context and use-case examples that clarify all the terminology you need to memorise.

That said, this won't teach you PRINCE2, and you'll need lectures etc to get the most out of your learning and this book.

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Great content

While hard to listen through (neither the author/narrators fault), I found the content to be exceptional. As an experienced project and programme manager I especially value the illustrations provided and will draw on them for my work

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Complicated and boring

This may be better understood by actually reading the book..the narrator is so boring and robot like, feels like hard work and encourages switching off very quickly and easily.

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Very clear and helpful

A fantastic book with very clear and easy to understand examples. Clear and easy to follow.

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Really Useful.

Good overview of PRINCE2
Methodology applied to real world cases

Narrator could be better - but the information is still clear.

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Helpful, but liberal use of pause required.

Narration a bit robotic but source material doesn't lend itself to much else. Quite a handy supplement for exam and reference. Example scenarios are very benificial.

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  • Maciej P.
  • 09-08-19

Not worth listening

Hard to listen. Voice not easily comprehensible. Examples ("illustrations") are so childish that make it difficult to understand whet they illustrate. I completely lost trust in this book when heard "illustration" about atomic energy and how unsafe it is... If author has no knowledge in physics than should not write anything like that, please.
Having knowledge and experience in PRINCE2 I purchased this book to refresh vocab, processes while commuting... and it does not deliver.

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