Clarifying Some Key Points
Because the overall process is pretty simple, you may have understood everything the first time around. However, skim through the following section to check that you’re really clear. If, as you start to read about a point, you know you’re clear on it already, then skip ahead to the next one.
Understanding who runs the process
By default, the Managing Product Delivery process is run by a Team Manager, but remember that the Team Manager role is optional. In a small project with only one team, there may not be a Team Manager, so the Project Manager will run the process instead. In turn, that will make the interface between this process, Managing Product Delivery, and the main process being used by the Project Manager during the stage Controlling a Stage nominal. The divide will still be there, but it will be limited because a Project Manager is not going to sit in the office, alone, and formally discuss the Work Package and agree it with him or herself!
In a larger project with a number of teams working simultaneously on Work Packages, a similar number of Team Managers will use the process at the same time.
Seeing when to produce a Team Plan
In PRINCE2, Team Plans are optional. The default place to create a Team Plan, if one is needed, is in the first activity of the process, which is ‘Accept a Work Package’. It’s possible that Team Plans will be created at the same time as the Stage Plan in the process Managing a Stage Boundary, and the stage plan built ...