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Written by Claudine – Mon 31 Dec 2012
So, you have had your plan approved and now the work needs to begin.
But have you have ever found you've handed work over only to have it run late, or receive something back that is not at all what was asked for?
How do we avoid this and ensure that work is carried out as planned?
The PRINCE2 approach is to use two processes, the Project Manager uses 'Controlling a Stage'to hand over the work and the Team Manager will use 'Managing Product Delivery' for the development of the product. These are two separate processes because the Project Manager is responsible for managing the work of the project, not doing it! So having a separate process acts as a “firebreak” between the project manager and team manager or team.
The process starts when the Project Manager discusses the work to be done with a Team Manager or team to authorise the work package.
During this discussion, some aspects of the work need to be agreed: