- 1 Examples of management products
- 2 Integration with other techniques
The PRINCE2 manual contains 26 suggested templates for documentation associated with the project. These templates are called management products.
Each management product is divided into three main component types:
Examples of management products
This template is used by the Project Board to authorize the Initiation Stage.
Configurations Management Strategy
As a part of the Initiating a Project Process, the Project Manager will complete this template to create documention about how the project’s products will be identified, controlled and protected.
Use this template for the project’s financial justification.
This template is used to record identified risks for the project.
This template is used for information about all planned quality control activities, including details such as dates and individuals involved.
Benefits Review Plan
Use this template to define how and when a measurement of the project’s benefits, expected by the Senior User, can be made.
Communications Management Strategy
This template is filled out with information about the methods that will be used to communicate with stakeholders. Frequency must be included.
This template is for flow of information in both directions.
Use this template to record informal day-to-day issues.
The Team Manger will reguarly use this template to create a progress report, which will be sent to the Project Manager.
Configuration Item Record
This template is for recording a product’s:
- Relationship details (between items/products)
- Copy holder(s)
This template is for keeping an issue log of complaints, problems, change requests, etcetera sent in by all members of the project.
This template is used to keep notes of lessons learned. This way, other projects can benefit from the information.
End Project Report
Use this template for the end project report, where the end product is compared to the original Project Initiation Documentation (PID).
Integration with other techniques
The 26 Management Products are used for higher level management of the product.
Within individual tasks, managers are free to select their own project management framework. To help out, the PRINCE2 manual contains suggestions, such as Change Control, PERT Charts, Gantt Charts, the Critical Path method, and Agile Software Development methods.