Would this fall into the Change theme or Risk ?

How about when they are paid overtime ?


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    Hi Saeed, welcome to PMSE! What's your actual problem? How to report a team member leaving on vacations? A key member leaving the project for good? As the question stands, it's hard to understand what's the problem you're facing. – Tiago Cardoso Mar 26 '18 at 20:55
  • I am studying for Prince2 and like to know under what theme does "a teammanger decided to be on leave next week" , would this be under the Risk Theme? How about if developers are agreed to be paid over time for speed up the development not to reach any tolerances ... What theme would this fall into ? Hope this is clear now – SAEED Mar 27 '18 at 23:49
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    I think you need to be more precise concerning the type of leave. If it was known beforehand, I think this ressource constraint should fall under the plan theme. Otherwise, if it's a sudden and unilateral leave, it is definitely a risk. Anyway without more details it's not possible to answer your question, it may not even be an issue. – Bougret Apr 2 '18 at 8:40
  • Hi, i would say this would fall under the risk theme. First, what will be the impact. Then, you do a threat and opportunity response analysis. If you accept the risk, then you dont need to do anything, otherwise you may need to do some changes. I cant comment in the "paid overtime" as it is not covered by Prince2 as far as i know. – newbie programmerz May 9 '18 at 15:25

I won't pretend to have the full answer to everything, and my PRINCE2 certification is a bit far in the past, but here's how I see it.

Leave shouldn't be a risk, as it is normally planned - therefore there is no uncertainty surrounding it. However, someone being on leave may introduce risks (e.g., a manager being on leave could risk delaying urgent, unexpected decisions).

Overtime, I feel, is more of a budget matter than anything.

And none of that would fall under the Change theme - Change is about the product and managing its scope, essentially.

I feel both would actually fall under the Progress theme.

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I have no idea what Prince2 certification would expect in this answer. Project employee leave, sick, and some degree of unproductivity should have been built into both your cost and schedule planning values of your work. The risk associated with that would be if more leave were consumed than what was planned and there should be some contingency actions and reserves in place if that risk were realized.

The need for overtime, or the need for additional project personnel, is a risk and should have been considered during planning to have some contingency reserves in place to cover it. It may also trigger a change for additional funding if reserves are exhausted.

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