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Community Edition is widely recognised as the best product to support PRINCE2 learning and is used extensively by people training in PRINCE2 and to support the delivery of personal PRINCE2 projects.
Community Edition provides users with a full set of the official PRINCE2 templates and also additional ones from the author of the official pack. Community Edition manages the configuration of these templates and any other documentation you add with checkout and in capability keeping a clear audit trail of changes. The PRINCE2 resource pack also provides access to the official PRINCE2 Glossary and other high value PRINCE2 supporting materials.
Sounds great we know but Community Edition also provides this for DSDM Atern the agile method, a sales support method and a set of generic project management methods for your less complex projects, based on best practice and saving you tailoring time. If you want to do more with Community Edition you can upgrade to add Managing Successful Programmes and there are more methods coming soon.
CE also has a multi-
Now Community Edition comes prepackaged with Planner the great new planning tool easy to use and delivering the features used most commonly in MS Project it makes creating your plans straightforward.
Now you can upgrade the PRINCE2 Resource Pack provided for free in Community Edition to the full PRINCE2 Method Template for just £15 +vat. This Licensed PRINCE2 Product provides the documents and some guidance materials laid out for each process as you need it including simple point and click from the process diagrams. It will save you hours of thumbing backwards and forwards through your manual!
All new version 2.2.3
Regularly updated CE now provides newly extended 1,3,4 and 5 step generic PM methods prescaled for less complex methods, DSDM and Praxis. Based of best practice and including plans, risk and issue management, all for free.
With Community Edition you can take your projects with you as the software is a .NET portable application. This means that you can load it on to a USB stick and move around between computers taking your project environment with you. Of course if you want to do a conventional install to program files on your PC or laptop you can do that as well. If you are a Mac user all is not lost as you can run Community Edition on Parallels.
World’s Favourite PRINCE2 Product
Community Edition is used by over 200,000 users worldwide and is provided on CD to training delegates by ten PRINCE2 ATOs and on a number of degree and masters courses. Of course it helps that Community Edition is free and not a trial version so people can use it in anger on their projects. Of course providing a full set of PRINCE2 templates, supporting materials and structured configuration capability it also gives so much more than many other products you are asked to pay for!
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Community Edition Features
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‘Absolutely fantastic product’
PM, NHS Primary Care Trust
‘Community Edition has helped me keep my PRINCE2 knowledge and practices authentic’
PM, Software Developer
Community Edition provides you with official PRINCE2© and DSDM Atern materials built into structured processes, to help keep your practices authentic. It is a fully portable product so you can take it with you on a USB stick and of course it is totally free.......