The PRINCE2 2017 templates are now available for use.  So you can download them from the Axelos website and use them on your projects.  The template pack is pretty complete consisting of 26 word templates baselines, records and also reports covered.  We have included a full list of the templates below.

PRINCE2 2017 templates; business case template

About the development of the PRINCE2 2017 templates

Another PRINCE2 refresh, another set of templates, but it wasn’t always this way.  We produced our first set of PRINCE2 templates for PRINCE2 2005.  OGC, the then owners of the method, then adopted them as the official pack.  So when PRINCE2 was refreshed in 2009 we were again asked to produce the official template pack.  Although the wait for PRINCE2 2017 was much longer we were again happy to produce the official PRINCE2 template pack for AXELOS which we did this summer.

The new templates all follow a much more modern clean format and also have no version signing boxes reflecting the fact that this tends to be electronic these days.  All templates include a guidance section at the back.  The author can then removed that once the file is complete.  You will find these sorts of improvements make the templates much easier to work with and improve the quality of your work.

PRINCE2 2017 templates list

Your PRINCE2 2017 templates match the requirements for Appendix A of the PRINCE2 manual as follows.

Firstly the baseline management products:

  • Benefits management approach
  • Business case
  • Change control approach
  • Communication management approach
  • Plan
  • Product description
  • Project brief
  • PID (Project initiation document)
  • Project product description
  • Quality management approach
  • Risk management approach
  • Work package.

In addition the records templates are provided:

  • Configuration item record
  • Daily log
  • Issue register
  • Lessons log
  • Quality register
  • Risk register.

Finally, the reports templates:

  • Checkpoint report
  • End project report
  • End stage report
  • Exception report
  • Highlight report
  • Issue report
  • Lessons report
  • Product status account.

Accessing the PRINCE2 2017 templates

Previously the templates had been made available for general use under the OGL licence.  Because of the drive to increase CPD around PRINCE2 this set will be made available differently.  Your AXELOS PRINCE2 membership will provide you with access to the templates.  So if you are already a member you can access the PRINCE2 2017 templates here.  If you don’t yet have a membership you can find out more about the many benefits here and learn how to maintain the validity of your Practitioner certification.  Regular readers of our Blog will know that membership also gives you the ability to get CE with the PRINCE2 method template, for free.

PROJECT in a box, as the authors of the templates have secured permission to make them available to you in our products and so we will be rolling these out to users over the coming weeks.

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