PRINCE2 has got its foundation on a supplier/customer ambiance as well as on the organization themes that describes and establishes the structure of the project regarding the roles and responsibilities. However, it never explains the assignments, assigned to the professionals. Rather, it describes each role with its corresponding responsibilities.
The three basic interests that form the overall role and responsibilities for the project are the business interest, the interest of the users as well as the interest of the suppliers.
The different roles and responsibilities in PRINCE2 projects
- Organizational or program management: these professionals stand beyond the scope of the project management team, and they hold the responsibility of the project mandate as well as defining the tolerance level of the projects.
- Project board: this unit holds the responsibility to provide the overall direction as well as they are accountable for the fate of the project.
- The responsibility of the project manager: the project manager shoulders the responsibility of the daily scope of actions, complying with the directive, set by the project board.
- Team member’s responsibilities: the project members are responsible for executing the project, adhering to the time, cost, and quality parameter.
The Project Board needs to have adequate authority over the work process and should have the power to delegate functions and take spontaneous decisions, as and how situation demands.
Executives from the project board hold the responsibilities for giving direction to the project. Also, these professionals shoulder the entire accountability to ensure the success of the project.
What are the roles and responsibilities of the senior users? These professionals will be using the products and deliver benefits. These users will specify the advantages, and they are accountable to comply with the program management objectives.
The senior suppliers are expected to design, develop, procure, facilitate as well as implement the products of the project. They are responsible for ensuring the project’s technical integrity.
Each member of the project board holds responsibility for assuring their respective businesses, suppliers, and users. This role is collectively called the Project Assurance. Members of the project board may execute their respective project assurance, or, they might opt to delegate it.
So far the roles and responsibilities of the project assurance are concerned; the project manager should not intervene on these functions. Likewise, the team members are expected to support the project manager, serving him/her the necessary input and advice.
If various change requests are anticipated to come up, the project board should take a call, if they have the chance to decide on these changes, or they would like to set up an authoritative body that will act on behalf of the project board.
If the project has the team managers, he/she receives the task from the project manager on behalf of the team, and the team manager is expected to report back the progress of the work of the project manager on an ongoing basis.
In addition to the profiles discussed above, the project may have the support specialists. In the absence of these professionals, the project manager needs to act upon this job role.
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