In an insightful discussion between key figures behind PRINCE2 V7, Andy Murray, the Lead Editor, and Jo Lucas, the author of the 'People' chapter, the duo delved deep into the pivotal role of human resources in project management. Lucas passionately conveyed that the significance of managing and understanding human elements isn't a mere fragment or an isolated part of PRINCE2 V7. Instead, it forms a core and consistent theme throughout the guidance. The conversation highlighted that PRINCE2 V7 does not merely touch upon the importance of people in passing; it embeds it within its core principles and practices.
Murray echoed Lucas's sentiments, underscoring that the success of any project management framework, including PRINCE2, is intrinsically tied to how well it can harness and manage the people involved. He stressed that the 'People' chapter is not an auxiliary addition but a reflection of PRINCE2 V7's commitment to emphasizing the human aspect of project management.
This discussion underscored a critical takeaway: PRINCE2 V7 sees human resources not as a side component but as a central driver of project success.