From PRINCE2 Revealed: Including How to use PRINCE2 for Small Projects

Figure 3: Top-level diagram (SU)

What does the process do?

  • Completes (or confirms the existence of) terms of reference for the project.

  • Appoints the project management team.

  • Identifies the type of solution to be provided (the project approach).

  • Identifies the customer's quality expectations.

  • Creates a risk log and enters into it any risks known already or discovered in the work of this process.

  • Plans the initiation stage.

Why?

To establish:

  • what is to be done

  • who will make the decisions

  • who is funding the project

  • who will say what is needed

  • what quality standards will be required

  • who will provide the resources to do the work.

SU1 Appoint the executive and project manager

What does the sub-process do?

  • Appoints the executive and project manager, prepares and signs their job descriptions.

Why?

Every project needs a sponsor, the key decision-maker. But normally this person is too busy to manage the project on a day-to-day basis. So we also need a project manager to do the planning and control. We need to identify these two people before anything can happen (in a controlled manner) in a project.

How?

  • Corporate or programme management identify the executive to be responsible for the project.

  • Either corporate/programme management or the executive, or both, identify a suitable project manager.

  • The project manager starts with the standard PRINCE2 role descriptions for their jobs. These are then tailored by discussion between the executive and project manager.

  • The tailored roles are typed up, both people sign two copies of...

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Topics of Interest

Figure 4: Top-level diagram (IP) What does the process do? Defines the quality responsibilities and quality methods and tools to be used. Plans the whole project. Lays the foundation for a...

Figure 7: Top-level diagram (MP) What does the process do? Agrees work requirements with the project manager. Does the work. Keeps the project manager informed on progress, quality and any...

Figure 5: Top-level diagram (DP) What does the process do? Authorizes project initiation. Provides liaison with corporate/programme management. Advises the project manager of any external business...

Overview Project Human Resource Management includes the processes that organize and manage the project team. The project team is comprised of the people who have assigned roles and responsibilities...

Figure 10: Top-level diagram (PL) What does the process do? Defines the levels of plan needed for the project. Decides what planning tools and estimating methods will be used. Identifies the...