In her video, Tanja van den Akker, one of the authors of PRINCE2 V7, discusses subtle yet significant changes in the wording and emphasis of the PRINCE2 principles in the latest version. The principle of continued business justification remains unchanged, ensuring that a project has a valid purpose from its inception to its conclusion. However, an important addition is the inclusion of relationships within the context of roles and responsibilities. This change indicates a shift towards greater acknowledgment of the human or people aspect in project management.
Previously, PRINCE2 only indirectly addressed the people factor, focusing more on process and structure. With Joe Lucas's contribution to the new version, there's a heightened focus on the people involved in projects. This is evident in the principles, which now emphasize clarity in roles and responsibilities and underscore the importance of nurturing strong relationships within the project team. The goal is to foster trust and effective collaboration among team members, recognizing that people play a critical role in the success of any project. This update reflects a more holistic approach to project management, balancing structural and human elements.