Scott, the CEO of CC Learning, interviewed Andy Murray, Lead Editor of PRINCE2 V7, and Marisa Silva, who developed the scenarios for PRINCE2 V7. The discussion revolved around the addition and purpose of scenarios in PRINCE2 V7, their structure, development, and importance for exam-takers.
Introduction to Scenarios in PRINCE2 V7:
Scenarios were not first introduced with PRINCE2 but were present in PeopleCert's best practice guides.
Scenarios provide a way to illustrate the application of the method without making the guide too prescriptive.
Scenarios enhance memory retention, given the human inclination towards storytelling.
PRINCE2 V7 introduces various contexts like organizational, commercial, delivery method, sustainability, and scale. The scenarios aid in explaining these contexts.
Development and Selection of Scenarios:
A matrix approach was used to ensure a range of contexts were covered.
Originally, three scenarios were planned, but to encompass all contexts, four were finalized.
Marisa Silva, known for her work in integrating fairytales and project management concepts, was chosen to craft these scenarios.
The scenarios, although fictitious, were inspired by real-life events and practices.
Scenarios aid in reducing cognitive load for exam-takers by providing familiar contexts.
Only the primary content of the guide, excluding vignettes and appendices, is examinable.
Storytelling in Projects:
Storytelling is a powerful communication tool in project management, making complex ideas relatable.
It helps in building shared understanding, conveying vision, and making concepts tangible.
Stories can also be tools for brainstorming, conflict resolution, and motivation.
They can be utilized throughout the life of a project, from inception to completion.
Major projects, like the High Speed 2 rail network, use storytelling techniques to convey project purposes.
The discussion emphasized the importance of storytelling as a teaching and communication tool in project management.