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PRINCE2® Manual for Project Management


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The Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® course manual is the official publication from AXELOS to supplement the PRINCE2® training. The PRINCE2® project management course is mapped to the PRINCE2® manual, which will guide you through your learning and your career as a Project Manager.

The manual is available for you to keep, so you can always refer to it should you need to.

PRINCE2® Manual - Online Version
£33 ex. VAT

An online version of the PRINCE2® manual, the official publication.

Official PRINCE2® Manual - Hard Copy
£71 ex. VAT

The Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® manual is the official guide for PRINCE2®. It will support the course materials and the career of any Project Manager.

What is the PRINCE2® Manual?

The PRINCE2® manual is vital for new or aspiring Project Managers, it provides a clear understanding of the PRINCE2® methodology. The PRINCE2® manual is also allowed to be taken into the Practitioner level examination, which will give you the best chance of passing the exam and getting the all-important PRINCE2® Practitioner status.

Review our 'PRINCE2® Breakdown' Project Management blogpost.  

Is the PRINCE2® Manual right for me?

If you're undertaking a PRINCE2® Project Management qualification or training course, this official PRINCE2® manual will act as a guide, that can be utilised and referred to in the career of Project Managers at any level of experience. Working in conjunction with you PRINCE2® Project Management course, the official PRINCE2® manual can be used to refresh key concepts and skills or used as a tool for learning when you're away from your course materials.  

Read our Project Management blogpost to find out 'How to get into Project Management'. 

How will I benefit from the Official PRINCE2® Manual?

Some people learn more effectively through the use of physical books but even those who are happy with online learning, having a reference book (in the form of the official PRINCE2® manual) is always worth having.

Also, as the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam is an open book exam, the Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® manual is allowed into the exam with you. This means you can use the manual for help with answering questions and referencing.

Please note - The physical version is the only version permitted into both online and classroom exam environments.

Why do I need the Prince2® Manual for my project management course?

  • The PRINCE2® manual is part of the Global Best Practice suite and can help you to organise your projects and services with precision and efficiency.
  • The PRINCE2® manual will also give you guidance into the more general skills of project management, including soft skills, leadership and management qualities that are required to effectively carry out the role.
  • Once you have completed the PRINCE2® course and achieved Practitioner status you will be able to enter the project management industry, an industry which is currently witnessing massive growth and can provide potentially lucrative salaries depending on the qualifications you have.

Still need to find out more? Click to find out 'How to get into Project Management'. 

What does the Official PRINCE2® Manual cover?

  • Starting Up a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project

PLEASE NOTE: Books are exempt from VAT.

The following delivery charges are applicable:

  • UK – Free
  • Europe - £15
  • Rest of the World - £25

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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