PRINCE2 Suggested Role Descriptions – Executive

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What is this?

The Executive is ultimately responsible for the project, supported on the Project Board by the Senior User and Senior Supplier. The Project Board is not a democracy controlled by votes, as the person funding the project the Executive is the ultimate decision maker.

The Executive role ensure that the project is focused throughout its life on achieving its objectives and delivering a product that will achieve the forecast benefits.  The Executive has to ensure that the project gives value for money, ensuring a cost-conscious approach to the project, balancing the demands of the business, user and supplier.

Throughout the project, the Executive is responsible for the Business Case.

Why it’s useful?

This is a FREE Role Description as defined by the PRINCE2 Project Management methodology.

Whilst you can find this role description in Appendix C of an official PRINCE2 manual, of course you may not have purchased a manual, or prefer to have an electronic version of it

How to use it?

This is a ‘vanilla’ role description that accompanies the PRINCE2 methodology. Whilst you can use it in its vanilla format we recommend that you tailor it (as suggested by the method itself) to incorporate the following:

  • Any relevant industry specific terminology
  • Organizational terminology & competencies
  • Align with Organizational role grades

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