In 2017 AXELOS updated the PRINCE2® guidance and launched new Foundation and Practitioner examinations. Together, these form the PRINCE2 2017 update and represent the first major revision of PRINCE2 since 2009.

What are the main changes?

AXELOS published an updated edition of the PRINCE2 guidance in May 2017. This revised version of PRINCE2 affirms the method’s established approach to project management, with its overall structure of seven principles, themes and processes.

The main changes to the guidance are characterized by an emphasis on:

  • Tailoring PRINCE2 to the needs of organizations and project environments;
  • The principles that underpin PRINCE2;
  • Clarifying the link between the themes and principles;
  • The restructuring of the ‘Themes’ guidance to accommodate specific examples of tailoring;
  • The practical application of the method and guidance, with numerous examples, hints and tips;
  • Maintaining your certification through PRINCE2 Membership.

PRINCE2 has always been grounded in real life-experience. The PRINCE2 2017 Update, which consolidates a wealth of knowledge gained in the workplace, can be trusted to provide practical, authoritative and relevant guidance to anyone managing a project in today’s environment.

Why has AXELOS updated PRINCE2?

Evolutions in business practices over the past decade have prompted this thorough update of PRINCE2. It reflects expert feedback from PRINCE2 practitioners who successfully apply the method in today’s dynamic working environment, where new technologies constantly change the game; customers and stakeholders continually raise their expectations; and where there is ever-growing pressure to achieve more with less.

Nigel Jones

About the Trainer

Nigel Jones is a project manager with more than forty years of project management and business experience in a wide range of private sector enterprises. Nigel now specializes in training and mentoring all levels of project personnel from both private and public organizations to enable them to bring about effective change


International Institute for Learning, Inc.
110 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022-1380 | USA Phone: 800-325-1533 or +1-212-758-0177 | Fax: +1-212-755-0777

Email Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cancellation and Refund Policy | Careers | Sitemap

PMI, PMBOK, PMP, CAPM, PgMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, the PMI Logo, the PMI Global Executive Council logo and the PMI Registered Education Provider Logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, ITIL®, IT Infrastructure Library®, M_o_R®, MSP®, P3O® and MoP® are registered trade marks of AXELOS Limited. RESILIA™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited. The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited. The PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, ITIL, MSP, MoP, M_o_R, P3O and RESILIA Accredited Training Organization logos are trade marks of AXELOS Limited. APMG-International Change Management™, Managing Benefits™ and AgilePM™ are trade marks of The APM Group Limited. The APMG-International Agile Project Management, Change Management, Managing Benefits and Swirl Device logos are trademarks of The APM Group Limited. Microsoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. CBAP®, CCBA® and IIBA® are registered trademarks of International Institute of Business Analysis. BRMP® is a registered trademark of Business Relationship Management Institute, Inc.

© Copyright 2018. All rights reserved.