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Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies by Nick Graham

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Clarifying Some Key Points

This section contains a few notes on some of the items in the checklist, to help you revise. Here I focus on a few of the areas which can be the source of misunderstanding or concern. If you scan a section and you’re confident that you already know that point well, move on to the next one.

Getting an overview of Starting Up a Project

You can get lost in the detail a bit when studying the different parts of PRINCE2. In case you’re not absolutely clear on what Start Up is about, then in a nutshell it:

check.png Happens before the project, and happens quickly

check.png Sketches out the proposed project

check.png Checks that the proposed project looks justified

check.png Filters out a bad project idea early, rather than rushing into full planning (Initiation) straight away only to discover later on that it’s a bad idea and the planning work was all a waste of time and resources

check.png Appoints people to project management team roles to make the decision on whether to initiate the project, and decides who will ...

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