PRINCE2 Manual supporting study tabs.
During several of my PRINCE2 training classes I saw attendees struggle with the PRINCE2 manual. It’s a 326 page document which many, many details. Having tabs in the manual, can make your life a little bit easier if you have to answer a question about e.g. the Project brief and within a split second you can open the book on the page describing the composition of the Project Brief. Or answer a question about threat responses. Where can I find the Risk Theme? People were creative and I have seen them working with post-its or plastic indices. I thought that it must be possible to create small tabs, which must be glued on the right places in the manual. After some try-outs I created tabs for all the management products, the themes, processes, principles and tailoring. If you print them on a sticker A4 than you only have to cut them out of the paper and stick them to the manual. To make your life even more easier I asked OGC, with a recommendation from Andy Murray, the lead author of the PRINCE2 manual, ‘Would be a great add-on!’ if it was possible to include this page in the manual and put on the correspondent pages a place marker for the tabs. At the end they said ‘We see this as a separate product and not a direct add-on to the PRINCE2 manual.’ A pity, but what about the Dutch PRINCE2 User Group? I spoke to Ruud Peltzer and he was directly very enthusiastic. He organized the funding and production and now it’s possible to order those tabs via your ATO or via the www.bpug.nl. Enjoy using the tabs and I hope it will help you to pass the PRINCE2 practitioner exam. If you have recommendations please let me know.
Cut every tab, stick, fold and stick/glue at the corresponding pages. The manual’s frontpage shows possible positions at the top or right hand side of the manual. The get a perfect result it’s easier to work from right to left and from the back to the front.
On request of one of my readers I created one with only black letters. see: PRINCE2 Manual tabs A4 (black)