Exception Plans with PRINCE2 Project Management

Part of the PRINCE2 For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Exceptions in PRINCE2 projects, as in all projects need rapid but careful investigation. For example, there’s a big difference between overspending in a stage and early spending. PRINCE2 provides the method for dealing with exceptional circumstances.

Key: Find the underlying reasons, not just the superficial cause.

Decision at the end: Carry on (perhaps on a new plan) or stop the project?

  • Investigate rapidly and think through options

  • Report to the Project Board and get a decision on the way forward

  • Re-plan the rest of the stage if needed

  • Get approval to continue on the basis of the new plan

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