I was pulled on to the project because it was in trouble. They wanted me specifically because of my expertise with PRINCE2®. Though when I tried to use this knowledge and experience, I was rebuffed. In fact, the mere mention of PRINCE2® or any official-sounding language put people off.
The beauty of PRINCE2® is its scalability and its focus on tailoring to suit the environment. In fact, if you are using PRINCE2® as it says to in the official PRINCE2® manual, you are doing it wrong! You need to tailor your approach to meet the needs of the organisation and the project.
My first step was to use language that the team was familiar with. For example, I did not utter the term ‘PID’ once, since their existing term Project Charter was sufficient and familiar and actually ended up covering more project information than the standard PID. [Read more…]