Tailoring PRINCE2 to a Project


A programme is a group of projects that are being run together and require coordination. This brings about its own challenges.

✔ Communication problems - Regular progress reports and communication must be maintained between projects.

✔ Budgeting and change - If a change is made at programme level will that affect the business plan or another aspect of a project plan of one of the projects. A change mechanism may be used to ensure that there is minimal impact.

✔ Resource conflicts between projects - There may be a limited amount of resources (such as budget) available between all projects.

✔ Some management actions can be done more efficiently at programme level. For example, risk monitoring.

✔ Programme business case affects project business case - For example, a project may be an 'enabling' project which allows other projects to run.