Tanja van den Akker, one of the authors for PRINCE2 V7, particularly focused on the Principles chapter, discusses the approach and considerations taken during the revision process. She notes that the team was open to making significant changes to the principles, including the possibility of altering, adding, or even removing a principle if it was found necessary. However, the primary directive or assignment brief for the Principles chapter was not so much about altering the principles themselves, but rather about enhancing their clarity and relatability.
To achieve this goal, the focus was placed on providing concrete examples and illustrations that would make the principles more tangible and understandable to users. These examples aimed to demonstrate how each principle could be practically implemented in various types of projects, whether they be small or large, agile, or compulsory. This approach was intended to help users better grasp the essence of the principles and how they could be applied in different project management scenarios.