What is this?
A Work Package is a set of information about one or more required products to be completed by a Team / Supplier for a project. It it collated by the Project Manager to pass responsibility for work or delivery formally to a Team Manager or team member.
Why it’s useful?
This is a FREE template as defined by the PRINCE2 Project Management methodology.
Whilst you can find this template in Appendix A of an official PRINCE2 manual, of course you may not have purchased a manual, or you may just prefer to have an electronic version of it.
How to use it?
This is a ‘vanilla’ template that accompanies the PRINCE2 methodology and is used as the basis for PRINCE2 exams.
Whilst you can use it in its vanilla format we recommend that you think about tailoring it (as suggested by the method itself) bearing in mind the following:
- Industry / organizational specific terminology
- Size / complexity of project
- If the project is part of a programme
- Any existing templates in your organization
The formality with which a Work Package is documented and handed over will depend on the specific circumstances of the project. For example, if the recipient is an internal team member / suplier it will probably be less formal than if the recipient is an external supplier / Team Manager.