Last modified on 13 September 2015, at 10:09

Directing a Project


Directing a Project is mainly about ensuring the benefits and business value of the project. This is similar to the responsibility of a Product Owner in Scrum. So, care should be taken not to create conflicts here. The key is the normal PRINCE2 Manage by Exception Principle: to keep the directing level focused only on the high-level aspects.

It's a good idea for the Project Board, and especially the Executive to be good at Product Ownership.

There are different ways of scaling Scrum; in one method, there's a chief Product Owner working with a number of local Product Owners. The Executive would be similar to this kind of chief Product Owner; directing the local Product Owners who are working with the teams.

Process Model

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  • The above image assumes that Scrum is used in the delivery level, which is not necessary.
  • The number of stages, releases, and Sprints are just examples, as well as the exception in the third stage.
  • The diagram is schematic and many details are not shown.

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