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PRINCE2® Health check

Consultancy overview

Project and project management audits, assessments, health checks or gateway reviews are rarely welcome and often contentious, but when done correctly, they offer unparalleled opportunity for process improvement and project rescue.

Project auditing encompasses multiple goals depending on organizational requirements and project needs, including assessing project progress, evaluating adherence to project management standards, and resolving project problems. In order to meet these needs, project health checks can vary by type, purpose and timing.

Verification audits are pre-planned, used to evaluate project progress and measure adherence to established project management standards. PRINCE2® health checks, gateway and peer reviews are a few well-known examples. On the other side of the equation, problem response audits are unplanned and self-selecting, initiated in response to the pressing needs of a troubled project.

On balance, audits are essential and legally imperative. But just having audit capability is not enough. Audit staff must be able to cut through the fear, negativity and skepticism to bring about positive results. The only way to achieve this is to empower auditors to do their job and allow Project Managers to share in the audit process through training, communication and feedback. When the stage is set correctly, audits bring clarity and structure to the project management process, which in the end, can only help the overworked Project Manager. The goal of the auditor and the Project Manager should be one and the same - to continously improve project results and performance.

In conclusion, it is understandable that organizations will often seek independent assurance that a project is being effectively managed and in accordance with industry best practice. At critical points in a project's life, a review may highlight ways to make improvements, or demonstrate how lessons from past experiences could be applied.

Consultancy strategy

Before the assessment interview a briefing pack (explaining purpose and approach) is issued to the client's Project Manager
The briefing pack will include a request for key project documents, which the auditor needs to review in advance
A coaching-based interview with the Project Manager will take place on the client's premises
The auditor will run through a checklist looking for evidence that the project complies with the PRINCE2® methodology
The auditor will issue the PRINCE2® checklist with annotations of evidence against each of the criteria
The annotated checklist will be accompagnied by an audit report including headline observations and recommended actions
The audit report will also include an overall percentage score as the level of compliance with PRINCE2®
The services are delivered by experienced and accredited PRINCE2® trainers and/or experienced consultants

How to proceed?

You fill out our contact form and send us a request for proposal
We discuss your requirements, requests for tailored content and preferred dates
Together we investigate ways to maximise consultancy benefits for you and your organization
We send you an offer without engagement
After your acceptance, we will ask you to sign the consultancy agreement
We deliver consultancy services in accordance with our agreement

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Contact us

For more information about a PRINCE2® Health check, please contact us:
Contact our consultants by telephone: +32 (0)53 417113, +32 (0)473 705907 or +32 (0)476 902733