PRINCE2® Project Board

Course Highlights

The workshop focuses on the responsibilities of the different roles within a PRINCE2® Project Board.

It stresses the importance of the Project Board as the link between the business objectives of the organisation and the specific deliverables of the project.


This half-day workshop is recommended for senior company management who are required to sit on Project Boards.

It is assumed that the managers already have an understanding of the PRINCE2® project management methodology.

What's Included

Format: The workshop is practical and interactive and consists of lectures, discussions and group exercises.

The workshop includes modules on:

  • The Project and the Business - Stakeholders and Business influences, the importance of the Business Case and project definition
  • The Project Organisational Structure - Roles and Responsibilities; the Project Executive, the Senior User, the Senior Supplier. What do these roles do, what are the responsibilities?
  • Controlling the Project - The concept of “Management by Exception”, the interaction with the Project Manager, the Project Plan, setting and using project tolerances, the purpose of the End Stage Assessment and the questions to be asked. The sub processes of “Directing a Project”
  • Project Reporting - The Communications Plan and the Highlight Report.

PRINCE2® is a registered trademark of the Office of Government Commerce in the United Kingdom and other countries.

Course Includes

The workshop is designed to equip attendees with the understanding of the responsibilities of the Project Board and the different controls available for interacting with the Project Manager.

By the end of the workshop attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the responsibility of each of the roles on the Project Board
  • Understand organisation structures appropriate for a project environment
  • Understand the importance of the Business Case, the Project Initiation Document (PID) and Plans
  • Direct the project using the most appropriate controls
  • Agree project tolerances with the project manager and determine the reporting structures
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