PRINCE2 Principles. PRINCE2 is designed so that it can be applied to any type of project, taking account of its scale, organization, geography, and culture. It is designed to contribute to the success of a project without burdening it with bureaucracy.

The themes, processes and product descriptions describe what should be done but, in general, not how. PRINCE2 is principle-based rather than prescriptive; the principles are, universal in that they apply to every project, self-validating in that they have been proven in practice over many years, and empowering because they give practitioners of the method added confidence and ability to influence and shape how the project will be managed.