Prince

In: Business and Management

Submitted By kevinchan7
Words 3045
Pages 13
What is PRINCE2? - PRINCE2 Definition
PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based method for effective project management.
PRINCE2 is a de facto standard used extensively by the UK Government and is widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally.
The method PRINCE2 is in the public domain, offering non-proprietorial best practice guidance on project management. PRINCE2 is a registered trademark of OGC.
The key features of PRINCE2 are: • Its focus on business justification • A defined organisation structure for the project management team • Its product-based planning approach • Its emphasis on dividing the project into manageable and controllable stages • Its flexibility to be applied at a level appropriate to the project.
PRINCE was established in 1989 by CCTA (the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency), since renamed the OGC (the Office of Government Commerce).
PRINCE was originally based on PROMPT, a project management method created by Simpact Systems Ltd in 1975. PROMPT was adopted by CCTA in 1979 as the standard to be used for all Government information system projects.
When PRINCE was launched in 1989, it effectively superseded PROMPT within Government projects. PRINCE remains in the public domain and copyright is retained by the Crown. PRINCE is a registered trademark of OGC.
PRINCE2 was published in 1996, having been contributed to by a consortium of some 150 European organisations.
There are two PRINCE2 qualification levels: PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner.
PRINCE2 Foundation level is for those with a requirement to learn the basics and terminology of PRINCE2.
PRINCE2 Practitioner is the highest level qualification and is suitable for those with the need to manage projects within a PRINCE2 environment.
PRINCE2 certification is an invaluable…...

Similar Documents

Prince Sports

...Prince Market Analysis As the sport continues to experience growth due to the younger interest, Prince has created its own death warrant because it fails to see how it can create a positive and lasting strong hold in a market that has seen a recent upswing. One of the things that sticks out the most to me was the amount of time it took for Prince to realize its superior position in the niche market of tennis and other racket designated sports, I can’t grasp the idea that Prince was not already a major contender in the market. As the sports world is going through a makeover with sport phenoms seeking commercial backing, Prince has assured itself through social networking and sponsorship of young talented athletes is a way to snare young and upcoming players, pro or not. But, this very same issue can be seen as a down fall as well, to either the competitor or Prince. If Prince misses one or two up and coming players, no harm; but potentially missing out on millions in sales would devastate a younger company, a younger company must be spot on in their choices. Every match, win or lose, the player is getting recognition from the media, never a down side to branding unless the athlete does not become the star once thought possible; get them while they are young and you will create a devoted consumer (fan). In my opinion, Prince failed to protect itself when they entered into the arena of hosting minor events. I feel this is their biggest mistake. By doing so the competition......

Words: 1305 - Pages: 6

The Prince

...In The Prince, by Machiavelli, he discusses the nature of the prince, how he should arise to power if not inherited by blood, and the rules in which to rule his domain. He primarily wrote this for the sake of the Medici family who would later transcend history as an infamous banking family that produced not only a queen but two Pope’s. The contents of this book were extremely controversial and were not published until after Machiavelli’s death but to this day it still holds to some degree influential power. As a Prince one must appear to have righteous qualities such as mercy, kindness, faithful, etc. but that is only the outward appearance that he must give off. The Prince should always have the capabilities of doing evil, he must be able use these qualities without hesitation when the need arises. For example, in the case of generosity versus parsimony, he claims that being too generous will lead to his depreciation as well as loss of his own major resources, which will be needed to be made up for in taxes. While on the other hand, either discontinuing or limiting your generosity will not be good for your reputation. So the Prince would rather be more frugal than generous. Several other guidelines that an excellent Prince must follow is not that of what laws to pass or who to execute but that of the emotions. The Prince, Machiavelli claimed needed to be feared yet loved all at the same time. Fear keeps his people in place but taken too far and the people begin to hate......

Words: 1641 - Pages: 7

The Prince and the Pauper

...The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain The story of “The Prince and the Pauper” is a great American classic. The novel takes place in the city of London. While half of the story takes place in the grand palace, the other takes place in the “Offal Court” just off of Pudding Lane. Although published in 1881, the setting is that of 1547 England. This work of fiction details a “true story” that has been passed down through generations from fathers to sons. It tells of the historical events between King Henry VIII’s last days and the beginning of the rule of King Edward. There are only a few important characters throughout the course of the novel. None are more important than the ones for whom the novel is named! The crown prince as well as the only prince of England in this historical story is Prince Edward. He is the son of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. The pauper, Tom Canty, is the son of an abusive man who comes into play later on in the story. The story opens with the introduction of two boys, a prince and a pauper, who were born on the same day in the same city with the exception that one’s birth was celebrated throughout England while the other’s was cursed by his family. The book then fast-forwards fifteen years to detail the miserable life of Tom Canty. As poor as the poor come, Tom’s mannerisms, wish fullness to be royalty for a day, and unwillingness to beg or pickpocket as he is commanded to by his cruel father, leads people to call him “the little prince”......

Words: 989 - Pages: 4

The Prince

...NT1 The Prince: Machiavelli’s Methodology on Leadership Niccolo Machiavelli, the first modern thinker, dedicated The Prince to Lorenzo De Medici and the De Medici family as a “how to guide” on becoming a successful ruler and more importantly, how not to be a successful ruler. As in any philosopher’s works, there are many components that are comprised into one common theme. Machiavelli presents a strong methodology and main concept which is to act in your own self-interest if you want to become a leader, and to do so by any means necessary. In The Price, one of his most famous works, Machiavelli establishes his leadership guidelines on specific categories such as virtue, goodwill, hatred, and reputation, just to name a few. Machiavelli’s goal in The Prince is to distinguish why human nature is the leading cause of a princes’ ultimate success or failure. Machiavelli strongly feels that the idea of politics is not a natural, innate part of humankind. It is crucial for a prince to reflect on the actions of great men that came before him and the history surrounding them. Within the text, Machiavelli does not focus on unity nor does he focus on the virtuous soul. He strictly concentrates on consequences because they are facts which we can verify. Due to this belief, Machiavelli’s ideas represent the consequentialist approach to morality. Meaning, consequences are driven purely by an individual’s actions. Therefore, the means by which individuals go about taking those......

Words: 1811 - Pages: 8

The Prince

...control them. In his book The Prince, he speaks of the perfect leader. I believe that man, by nature, is neither good nor evil. When a child comes out of its mother, one cannot tell whether or not that child will be a serial killer or win the Nobel Peace prize. A child’s environment is what forms it to be the adult that it will be one day. I believe that it also what one believes that makes him or her what that person will be one day. Machiavelli believed however that man was naturally an evil being, one that needed control (Prince). The idea of man being an evil being, by nature, is expressed in Machiavelli’s book The Prince. He has written that a Prince should break his promises to his subjects because man is evil and will break their promises to their prince (Prince). I do not agree with this theory because I think that man will make his own decision based on whether or not he is good in character. I believe that a leader should tell the truth and win the support of the public by being known as doing this. Machiavelli seems to have the idea of preparing for the worst and thinking in terms of the worst. This is a preventative measure that will benefit anybody who has evil intentions. Only a person who thinks that man is evil would think of such ways to run a government in the way that Machiavelli thought a government should be operated. Machiavelli felt that “crafty and deceitful princes have historically defeated the faithful princes”(Prince). What happened to the......

Words: 603 - Pages: 3

Happy Prince

...“THE HAPPY PRINCE” Essay Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” is a meaningful short story that the author writes for his two sons. Through the two main characters’ actions of the story are the statue Happy Prince and the bird Swallow, I have learned the two valuable lessons: helping the poor people is happiness and noble friendship between Happy Prince and Swallow. Through Happy Prince’s actions, I know that helping the poor people is happiness. Indeed, we will feel happy if we help any unfortunate person or difficult situation as possible ways as that we indeliberately come across on the street. Like Happy Prince in the story, he will never find a real happiness if he does not see the misery and ugliness of his own city. He has a luxurious life in the splendid palace when he is alive, so he thinks that it is happy. But when he dies, he is sculpted a statue and set up in high position to see the poverty in his city, he recognizes what is tears, what is sorrow. Therefore, he decides to use all of his valuable things such as his sword’s ruby, two sapphires of his eyes and all the golden leaves to help the poor people that he sees. Although his statue is not now beautiful anymore and his eyes are bilnd, he feels extremely happy because his valuable things can help and bring the better life for the poor people who he formerly used to once not look down to care them. I think that he will never be aware of real happiness if he still continues living in his......

Words: 345 - Pages: 2

French Prince

...Un Livre Pour Tout le Monde Ce livre est un bon livre pour toutes les personnes différentes. Les enfants et aussi les adultes peuvent Le Petit Prince pour beaucoup des raisons différents. Les bons caractéristiques du livre pour les enfants sont que l’histoire est écrire dans la perspective d’un enfant, il y a du vocabulaire simple, il y a beaucoup des événements intéressants et aussi c’est une histoire d’une vaste imagination. Les bons caractéristiques du livre pour les adultes sont que l’histoire est très émotionnelle et la littérature est très perspicace. L’histoire est écrire dans la perspective du petit prince est aussi du pilote. Le petit prince est un enfant qui acte enfantin et le pilote a jamais vraiment grandi. Le petit prince acte enfantin quand il avait quitté sa planète pour essayer de quitter ses problèmes avec sa rose, mais comme des enfants trouvent quand ils transforment au adultes, vous ne pouvez pas quitter vos problèmes, vous devaient à y faire face. Le vocabulaire que l’auteur a utilisé pour écrire ce roman est au une peu faible capacité de lecture. Parce que de ca, Le Petit Prince est un livre que les enfants peuvent compris. Notre classe pouvait le compris facilement et nous ne sommes pas des francophones. Cette histoire a beaucoup des événements très intéressants. Les chapitres 10 au 15 le petit prince avait visité 6 planètes très différentes. Il a rencontré un roi, un vaniteux, un buveur, un businessman, un allumeur et un géographe. En chaque......

Words: 626 - Pages: 3

Prince

...Prince Sporting Inc is a racquet sports company. Their company portfolio of brands includes, Prince which covers tennis, squash, and badminton. Ektelon which covers racquetball, and Viking which covers platform and paddle tennis-related items. Prince's tennis line of product has 150 racquet models, 50 tennis strings and over 50 footwear models. Prince also has countless types of bags, apparel and other accessories. Prince has had success in the 21st century thanks to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, and internationally, sites like Hi5, Bebo and Orkut. With new technology, they have been able to create a synthetic gut for strings, natural foot shaped tennis shoe, long and oversized bodied racquets. A bad economy work against the success of Prince sports has it gives customers a limited budget. Competitors also work against Prince sports as it give consumers other options and they may be a cheaper alternative. To aid in growth of the tennis industry, Prince Sports, could hold city tournaments. They could sponsor or donated tennis rackets to a local recreational program to promote playing tennis. They could host junior tournaments, and sponsor a school tennis program.. They also could promote tennis and tennis-related products via web advertisements and make a presences in social media To gain distribution and sales, Prince Sports could focus on circulars which include ads in a Wal-Mart paper and Target paper. They could set up point-of-purchase......

Words: 428 - Pages: 2

The Prince

...Running head: THE PRINCE The Prince Book Synopsis ########## University of ##### Dr. ##### #### 16, 20## The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli reveals an interesting perspective of leadership and ethics relating to how a prince should obtain land, control it and maintain it by any means necessary. In this book, Machiavelli provides a clear definition of the different types of states or principalities, recommendation on how to govern these principalities and how to expand a prince’s domain. Furthermore, he explains ways to evaluate the strong points and vulnerabilities of other principalities and concludes with the qualities or characteristics a prince should possess to maintain his status. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this book is the suggestion Machiavelli gives about the characteristics a prince should develop in order to be successful, particularly the idea of responsibility, kindness or compassion, and the concept of trust or faith. This paper will focus on these key characteristics or qualities Machiavelli suggests a prince should possess and compare them with leadership based on character. Character based leadership suggests there is a direct correlation between character, ethics and how leadership is developed. It is based upon seven “classical virtues”, courage, faith, justice, prudence, temperance, love and hope. Each of these virtues describes a certain aspect of character and, when they......

Words: 1165 - Pages: 5

Prince

...THE HAPPY PRINCE” Essay Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” is a meaningful short story that the author writes for his two sons. Through the two main characters’ actions of the story are the statue Happy Prince and the bird Swallow, I have learned the two valuable lessons: helping the poor people is happiness and noble friendship between Happy Prince and Swallow. Through Happy Prince’s actions, I know that helping the poor people is happiness. Indeed, we will feel happy if we help any unfortunate person or difficult situation as possible ways as that we indeliberately come across on the street. Like Happy Prince in the story, he will never find a real happiness if he does not see the misery and ugliness of his own city. He has a luxurious life in the splendid palace when he is alive, so he thinks that it is happy. But when he dies, he is sculpted a statue and set up in high position to see the poverty in his city, he recognizes what is tears, what is sorrow. Therefore, he decides to use all of his valuable things such as his sword’s ruby, two sapphires of his eyes and all the golden leaves to help the poor people that he sees. Although his statue is not now beautiful anymore and his eyes are bilnd, he feels extremely happy because his valuable things can help and bring the better life for the poor people who he formerly used to once not look down to care them. I think that he will never be aware of real happiness if he still continues living in his......

Words: 344 - Pages: 2

Renaissance Prince

...How can a man, who played a part in the murders of 60,000 people, possibly be considered a “renaissance prince”? Those who ask this question are truly unaware of the definition of the said term. A ruler who is well educated, religious, and culturally diverse thoroughly qualifies for the title “renaissance prince”. Ivan the Terrible’s reign over Russian was full of contradiction, success and failure, but this has nothing to do with the unstable ruler being declared the aforementioned title. “Ivan himself characterized the “terrible” ruler” (Cherniavsky). Murdering thousands of people is most definitely a horrible thing to do, but doing so doesn’t disqualify a leader from falling under the definition of a “renaissance prince”. Ivan the Terrible’s interest in religion, culture, and education all help prove the point that the ruthless tsar was indeed, a “renaissance prince.” As I mentioned earlier, being a “renaissance prince” had nothing to do with being a sane person, or having moral values. Religion played a major role in the definition of a “renaissance prince”, and coincidentally Ivan the Terrible was an extremely religious man. Ivan was a devout Christian, and had a huge adoration to God. Ivan ordered reforms to be made that would help further the growth of Christianity in Russia. Ivan would sometimes “go into fits of religious devotion, confessing his sins or banging his head against the floor with the same eagerness that he showed when slicing open live birds”......

Words: 649 - Pages: 3

The Prince

...exile due to a change in government. It was in exile where he later went on to write “The Prince” one of the most influential pieces of literature that is still relevant in politics till this day. I believe Machiavelli makes several key points that make him look like the perfect candidate of a modern day secretary of state but on the other hand he does entertain several opinions that are very reminiscent of a savage leader which leaves us no choice but to question his main principles. In his book “The Prince”, Machiavelli discusses the concept of obtaining and keeping political power as well as portraying several characteristics and behaviors that label a prince (or leader). According to Machiavelli, legitimizing power was obtained by “the ability to defend a kingdom from foreign threats and maintaining domestic order”. This observation is universal and very pertinent when it comes to the primary duties of any leader today. In addition, Machiavelli asserts the importance of military defense by stating “if a prince has fortified his town well…then an enemy will be very circumspect in attacking him...it is obviously not easy to assault a town which has been made into a bastion”. The concept behind this idea is quite rational, an enemy and its military are more than likely not willing to attack if they themselves see nothing but causalities as an outcome. Furthermore, Machiavelli believed a prince (or leader) must be able to “match any threat that ultimately presents itself......

Words: 1224 - Pages: 5

The Prince

...The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Prince, by Nicolo Machiavelli This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Prince Author: Nicolo Machiavelli Translator: W. K. Marriott Release Date: February 11, 2006 [EBook #1232] Last Updated: November 5, 2012 Language: English *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE PRINCE *** Produced by John Bickers, David Widger and Others THE PRINCE by Nicolo Machiavelli Translated by W. K. Marriott Nicolo Machiavelli, born at Florence on 3rd May 1469. From 1494 to 1512 held an official post at Florence which included diplomatic missions to various European courts. Imprisoned in Florence, 1512; later exiled and returned to San Casciano. Died at Florence on 22nd June 1527. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION YOUTH Aet. 1-25—1469-94 OFFICE Aet. 25-43—1494-1512 LITERATURE AND DEATH Aet. 43-58—1512-27 THE MAN AND HIS WORKS DEDICATION THE PRINCE CHAPTER I HOW MANY KINDS OF PRINCIPALITIES THERE ARE CHAPTER II CONCERNING HEREDITARY PRINCIPALITIES CHAPTER III CONCERNING MIXED PRINCIPALITIES CHAPTER IV ALEXANDER WHY THE KINGDOM OF DARIUS, CONQUERED BY CHAPTER V CONCERNING THE WAY TO GOVERN CITIES OR PRINCIPALITIES CHAPTER VI ACQUIRED CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE CHAPTER......

Words: 53109 - Pages: 213

The Prince

...book “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli there are many strategies discussed about how a prince can hold on to power over a certain state. The biggest strategy Machiavelli discusses is gaining the trust of the people in the state. Machiavelli also discusses the certain things you must do once you gain power in order to maintain it such as what to do with the actual state itself and what to do with the government of that state as well. Another strategy that he discusses is that of the military forces in a state and how to control them once a prince obtains power of a new state. Machiavelli looks at these strategies from every possible situation in which a prince can come into power and hold power as well. From all of these gaining the trust of the people of the state seems to be most important. In “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli, there are many strategies discussed for how a prince should obtain and hold onto the power over the state. Machiavelli strongly believes that in order to gain power you must gain the trust of the people living in that specific state. He discusses how if you are born into power then people are already going to trust you; “Hereditary states accustomed to the family of their ruler are more easily kept than new ones.” If you gain power by having it passed down to you from a family member the people of that state will feel more confortable than if a completely new person who they have never met were to come into power; “The hereditary prince......

Words: 1846 - Pages: 8

Prince

...of The Revolution, Prince was working on two separate projects, The Revolution album Dream Factory and a solo effort, Camille.[52] Unlike the three previous band albums, Dream Factory included input from the band members and featured songs with lead vocals by Wendy & Lisa.[52] The Camille project saw Prince create a new persona primarily singing in a speeded-up, female-sounding voice. With the dismissal of The Revolution, Prince consolidated material from both shelved albums, along with some new songs, into a three-LP album to be titled Crystal Ball.[53] Warner Bros. forced Prince to trim the triple album to a double album and Sign o' the Times was released on March 31, 1987.[54] The album peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[54] The first single, "Sign o' the Times", charted at No. 3 on the Hot 100.[55] The follow-up single, "If I Was Your Girlfriend" charted at No. 67 on the Hot 100, but went to No. 12 on R&B chart.[55] The third single, a duet with Sheena Easton, "U Got the Look" charted at No. 2 on the Hot 100, No. 11 on the R&B chart,[55] and the final single "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" finished at No. 10 on Hot 100 and No. 14 on the R&B chart.[55] It was named the top album of the year by the Pazz & Jop critics' poll, and sold 3.2 million copies.[56] In Europe it performed well, and Prince promoted the album overseas with a lengthy tour. Putting together a new backing band from the remnants of The Revolution, Prince added bassist Levi......

Words: 687 - Pages: 3