|It isn’t that difficult applying PRINCE2 in a lightweight fashion. Here’s the story of Pete and Jane.
Jane wants some coffee. Pete agrees to get some. Both use PRINCE2 without being aware of it.
|Hi Jane, how are you?||Hi Pete|
|Actually, I’m dying for a cup of coffee. Can you get me some?
|Sure no problem.|
|How do you like your coffee?||Large with non-fat milk please. No sugar.
|How much money do you want to spend?
I can get some down the hall from the machine or do you want StarBucks coffee?
|If you don’t mind I prefer StarBucks. That’s more expensive but I like it better. You can get some for yourself too. Here’s the money.
|Okay, large, non-fat, no sugar.
I’ll be back in 10 minutes if everything goes to plan.
|See you later!
(Execute Work Package)
|… 5 minutes later a call from Pete …|
|Hi Jane, there’s a large queue here, it will take another 10 minutes.
(Exception + Exception Plan)
|Guess I have to wait a bit longer. Thanks for the update.
(Exception Plan authorized)
|… 8 minutes later a call from Pete …|
|Hi Jane, I’m on my way now.
|… 2 minutes later Pete arrives …|
|Here’s your coffee and change and a donut.
(Deliver a Work Package)
|Yeah, you looked a bit hungry too.||Well, that’s really nice of you but I’m on a diet. This is not what I asked you for.
|Sorry about that, I’ll eat it myself, here’s the money.||I appreciate the effort but next time please ask me first.
Thanks for the coffee!