Prince of Planning – Part 1: The Art of Managing Your Writing Project
By Helen Treharne
In addition to holding down a full time job, blogging, writing my first book and generally “living”, I’ve also been undertaking a project management qualification with my employer.
PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based method for project management, used extensively in both the public and private sector. I am by no means an expert, having only completed the foundation level training, but I have to say I’ve learned some surprisingly useful lessons.
Needless to say, that my knowledge will benefit me immensely in my organization, where project management techniques such as Prince or Agile are used to effectively implement and manage change.
The surprising lesson has been somewhat less obvious – it has unquestionably influenced my approach to my next writing project.
As I’ve said previously, I’m in the final throes of my first novel, “Relative Strangers”, which is what I’m increasingly referring to as a vampire-family drama/thriller. Read the Complete Article