Nearly Universal Principles of Projects

NUPP is a collection of nearly universal principles of projects: those we’d do well to follow in all projects, regardless of the methodologies and approaches that we use, to maximize our success.

Each of the available resources and methods for running projects relies on some of these NUPs (nearly universal principles). However, the following points need to be borne in mind:

NUPP is compatible with all the major methods, systems, resources, and frameworks such as PRINCE2®, PMBOK® Guide,, PM², DSDM®, XP, and Scrum. It may not be compatible with certain interpretations of those systems, though, and that’s where NUPP tries to encourage practitioners to reconsider their interpretations.

NUPP is a collection of the following NUPs:

Version 1.0, June 2019

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