Everybody has managed or been in a team made for a project at least once, either in a school environment or a work related one. Even in a project team in a school or university course would be met with many difficult situations involving personal conflicts, goal justification, process checking and generally trying to steer the ship in the right direction. When a project team is set up in a corporate environment it is even trickier to make the project successful because failures of small consequences can lead to grave results involving great financial losses as well as personnel held responsible for them.
Different functions to be handed out to the members of a project team is in itself a hard task, and often it is not clear what one person should be doing in relation to another, though the relation that his or her role has to the whole project might be clearer. There are mishaps occurring from the lack of common understanding over concepts and terminology; what one person understands as such and such may not be received as the same thing by another person. And although you would be very likely to have a leader of a project team, it is often never clear who is in a position to supervise or advise what; should the leader be entrusted with overseeing everything, at the risk of missing some crucial detail quickly, or should there be intricate webs of regulations as to who should oversee whose particular function? And is it possible to avoid conflicting opinions that may lead to serious falling out?
Imagine how a project gone wrong or managed ineffectively could influence a big business opportunity, market analysis, product-launching or governmental decisions. A lack of or even slightly misguided communication, relationship or working manual could result in serious disadvantage for a whole group of people.
A management solution was devised in the United Kingdom and then contributed to by many different nations. Government sectors especially have utilized a method of project management, first called PROMPT in the 1970s and then PRINCE, which was developed with PROMPT as its basis. More recently the renewed version of PRINCE, named PRINCE2 was established. This management solution’s aims are to keep the project on level with business justification, problem solving, information gathering, control over functions and personnel and many other requirements for a successful completion of a project. Its contents are in the public domain and many excellent training organizations have involved themselves in teaching individuals and companies to become certified in PRINCE2, either in its FOUNDATION level or PRACTITIONER. The latter qualification has to be renewed regularly for one to be a qualified, registered PRINCE2 Practitioner. The way to complete a course would be to sit an exam. The course and exam can be taken with the help of an accredited training organization, on whose homepage you would be able to read a lot of invaluable content, among which you would find Prince2 Training information.