Fulfilling The Project Board Member Roles in PRINCE2®

Fulfilling The Project Board Member Roles in PRINCE2®

Fulfilling The Project Board Member Roles in PRINCE2® – Project’s do not reliably deliver against their justifications unless every key participant plays their role adequately. PRINCE2® defines the project board member’s role: If you’re a board member then do you know your role’s part in achieving success?.

You Will Learn To

  • Execute your duties as a project board member in a PRINCE2® environment.
  • Rely on PRINCE2®’s documents and processes to keep you fully informed to make sound business based investment and benefits decisions.
  • Discharge you responsibilities in handling risk and change.
  • Make the decisions falling to you that are required to deliver the project to expectations.
  • Ensure decisions you have delegated are made in a transparent, safe and timely manner.


  • Lightning overview 2hrs.
  • Swift overview ½ day.
  • Our course “Delivering Results using PRINCE2®: The Master-Class in PRINCE2® application for managers impacted by PRINCE2® projects” offers detailed “hands on guidance”.

Course Benefits

The Board member’s Master Classes address all your questions about expectation from adopting PRINCE2® and many more, providing time to talk and think through the issues, meet new networking contacts as well as practical guidance to radically improve your effectiveness as a Project Board member (or Senior management appointing board members) in a PRINCE2 environment.

The Master-class charts the complex PRINCE2 project landscape from an executive perspective. Your experienced Guide will de-clutter the method to highlight the executive sponsorship role and responsibilities. Through interactive discussion you will cover the overall PRINCE2 philosophy and process, the responsibilities of senior management within the framework, and the dependencies of the project team on senior management decision-making and participation in project governance. The session will give you a clear overview of the complete PRINCE2 project process and detailed understanding of what to delegate and when/where to be personally involved.

You will gain insight into how to achieve successful business change via the PRINCE methodology. Understand how to use PRINCE’s exception and stage based management techniques to balance control with risk and reward. You will appreciate how project professionals in your organisation can provide project control information that matches your needs for benefits management and their needs for direction in day-to-day project conduct.

Who Should Attend

Directors and Senior Managers who are involved in project governance and who achieve major business and technology changes by sponsoring projects, or who appoint or sit on Project Boards and Steering Committees.


Delegates will receive a binder containing a fully defined reference model of the PRINCE2 processes from the executive sponsor and board member’s perspective.

Introduction, Overview & Logistics

We’ve adopted PRINCE2®, A helicopter view of PRINCE2, Philosophy and mechanics of PRINCE2?, Principles, Themes, Processes, Roles, Templates, Health-checks.

Responsibilities, Role holders, Legendary bureaucracy, Reality, Senior people are already busy, Control without drain on the diaries, Management by exception, Your key responsibilities, Who else has responsibilities, What are they? Project Assurance, Where to be personally, Start-up, Closure, Post project benefits realisation.

Exploring start-up and closure in PRINCE2, Appointing Project Managers and Project Boards, From Idea to Business Case, From Business Case to Project via Risk.

Authorizing investment, Project, Stage, Authorizing a stage, Closing a stage, Assessing on-going viability, Normal and Abnormal project closure, Harvesting project benefits.

Management by exception, Tolerance, Delegated discretion, Deft control, Change control, Exception handling, Stage Boundaries, Exception plans, Risk, Progress, Ad-hoc advice, Communication into projects.

Communications, DP processes, Project Mandate, PID, Highlight reports, End Stage documents, End project documents, FOAR, Lessons learned, Post-project review plan, benefits harvesting.


The course is discussion based and exploratory of attendee needs.
Workshops from our wide library of relevant materials will be woven into the topics and time where matched to session needs.