PRINCE2® - The Organization Theme

This course is a deep dive into the PRINCE2® organization theme, which is one of the seven themes of the PRINCE2® project management method. This course will teach you about the PRINCE2® approach to project organizations and the related documents.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 16, 2018
Duration
2h 50m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 16, 2018
Duration
2h 50m
Description

This course is a deep dive into the way a PRINCE2® project organization is set up. In this course, PRINCE2® - The Organization Theme, you will learn how the PRINCE2® approach to organization. First, you will learn the different roles necessary for projects to operate. Next, you will explore how the team is structured to create a controllable and easy to lead project team. Finally, you will discover how the integration PRINCE2® organization will increase the success of your projects. After this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of the PRINCE2® organization theme to create a solid project organization within your own projects. Copyright © AXELOS Limited 2016. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from AXELOS Limited. This information is a part of the official PRINCE2® Foundations and Practitioner sample examination paper. ITIL® and PRINCE2® are registered trade marks of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

About the author
About the author

Tommy van Schaik spent most of his academic and professional career as a linking pin between business and IT. His focus areas are: project management, IT governance, business processes, IT architecture, requirement engineering, and business rules.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, and welcome to this course, PRINCE2 - The Organization Theme. My name is Tommy van Schaik, and I'm currently employed as a project manager working for the Dutch Government. PRINCE2 is the most commonly used project management method in the world today. The reason it is so widely adopted is because there's a management method that is based on years of gathering best practices from commercial and government projects around the world. The Organization Theme is the third course in the PRINCE2 Practitioner Learning Path, put together to get you up to PRINCE2 Practitioner level and getting you ready for both your Foundation and Practitioner exams. First, we will discuss the different roles within the PRINCE2 project organization so that you know what each role is responsible for and how this organizational setup helps you with the success of your projects. Then we will provide a useful, practical know-how in handling teams, organizations, and stakeholders that will come in handy while managing your project. Finally, we will present you with the key documents in the PRINCE2 Organization Theme that will aid you in creating a winning project organization and assuring effective communication within your project. After this course, you will have learned how to successfully apply the concepts of the PRINCE2's approach to project organizations within your own projects. On top of the practical knowledge, you will now have the necessary knowledge to continue this PRINCE2 Practitioner Learning Path to get you ready to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams. Let's go ahead and get started with PRINCE2 - The Organization Theme, here at Pluralsight.

Program Management and the Project Board
Hi there, and welcome to this new module about the top two management layers in a PRINCE2 project organization, the Program Management and the Project Board. This module is part of the PRINCE2 organization theme where we will do a complete rundown of the way PRINCE2 organizes its projects. In this module, we will take a deep dive into the responsibilities of the program management and the project board, both of whom are not involved in the day-to-day management of the project, but they do make key decisions that have a huge effect on the project. That's why it is vital not only to be familiar with the roles and responsibilities within the PRINCE2 project organization, but also the characteristics and type of persons that are suitable for the different roles in either the program management or the project board. So first, we'll focus on the program management, or in some cases, the corporate management who are technically outside the project organization, but are still important to the project. And then, we will begin focusing on the project board, more specifically the executive, senior user, and the senior supplier roles that make up the project board. Lastly, we will look at the way these roles would fit into our own fictional scenario and give you an idea on the people that could be appointed to the different project roles. Alright, let's go ahead and tackle the first two management layers in the PRINCE2 project organization.

The Project Manager and Team Managers
Hi everybody, and welcome to this module in the course, PRINCE2 - The Organization Theme. In this course, we will be handling both the project manager and the team manager roles in a PRINCE2 project organization. The project manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project, and the team managers are the ones responsible for the delivery of the project's products. By the time you are done with this module, you will have a full understanding of the PRINCE2 roles of project manager and team manager, and you will understand all of the responsibilities in a PRINCE2 project. Eventually, you will be able to apply the concepts explained in this module into your own projects, aiding in the control and communication. Alright, the setup for this particular module is pretty basic. We start out with the project manager role and explain his or her responsibilities and positioning in the PRINCE2 project organization. Then we continue with the team managers and their responsibility and position within the PRINCE2 project organization. In the end, we will provide an example of the work package document which is a document that facilitates the communication between the project manager and the team managers. Alright, without any further ado, let's go ahead and take a deep dive into the PRINCE2 roles of project manager and team managers.

Working with Teams, Organizations, and Centers of Excellence
Hi everybody, and welcome to this module of the course, PRINCE2 - The Organization Theme. In this module, we will discuss how to best work with teams, organizations, and centers of excellence. This module will present you with a detailed insight on how PRINCE2 handles these organizational concepts that might prove challenging in practice. After you have finished this module, you will have a few practical solutions to handling some of these common issues that arise when working with teams, organizations, and centers of excellence. Alright, so first we'll look into the changes of the project team and how you should try to avoid that. Then we'll go into part-time and co-located teams, and how this influences the productivity of your project. We'll go into the line and functional management and how this can sometimes cause problems when you're trying to get organizations to allocate people's time to your project. And finally, we will show you how centers of excellence work and how they can benefit your project. Alright, so let's get started, shall we, on this module on Teams, Organizations, and Centers of Excellence.

Stakeholders and the Communication Management Approach
Hi everybody, and welcome to the last module of the course, PRINCE2 - The Organization Team. In this module, we will take a deep dive in how to handle stakeholders and the important communication management approach document. After this module, you will understand the difference between the stakeholders represented in the project board and the external stakeholders, and how to use the stakeholder engagement method to identify and determine the best way to approach these stakeholders. Analyzing and influencing stakeholders is critical to the success of a project, as not having the right people backing your project can make it impossible for the project to be a success because of the resistance it might face from the environment. So we'll start off by dealing with stakeholders, and after I explain the PRINCE2's approach to handling stakeholders, we will explain the topics handled in the communication management approach, and then present you with an example communication management approach. This of course will be based on our fictional scenario. The communication management approach is a vital document to ensure an effective and unified vision on the communication both within the project and the parties external to the project. Alright then, let's get going with this module on stakeholder engagement and the communication management approach.