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PRINCE2™ For Dummies® by Nick Graham

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Chapter 12

Deciding Roles and Responsibilities

In This Chapter

Seeing how PRINCE2 really helps projects with clear roles and responsibilities

Getting to grips with the PRINCE2 ideas behind project organisation

Meeting the PRINCE2 Project Management Team

Coming to terms with the Project Board, change and assurance roles

Being clear on the Project Manager and Team Manager roles

Understanding Project Support

What the method calls the Project Management Team Structure records the detail of the roles and responsibilities in a PRINCE2 project. You’re probably well aware that many projects get into difficulties because people aren’t clear about what they should do and what other people are doing. This leads to confusion, mistakes, and stuff falling through the gaps. Having clear roles and responsibilities is essential for good project control and PRINCE2 provides that clarity. Actually, it does that rather well.

The even better news is that the method approaches project organisation in a really flexible and practical way. A common misunderstanding when someone gets hold of the manual is for them to look at the organisation diagram and say, ‘Okay, so we need ten or more people – and that’s just for the PRINCE2 stuff.’ In fact, you can adapt the project team structure remarkably simply and quickly for very large projects, very small projects, and absolutely anything in between. Quickly, that is, if you know how, and this chapter shows you how. But all that flexibility hinges on that one ...

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