As project managers are normally the only individuals who get trained, only they are actually aware of the method. Project teams and more importantly the senior managers who govern projects often do not understand their role within the method and consequently view the perceived bureaucratic overhead with suspicion.
The PRINCE2 method is simply a description of project management ‘best practice’ processes, etc. and as such must be interpreted in order to meet the needs of each individual organization. Unfortunately, if no attempt is made to create a single organizational focus, each project manager will interpret PRINCE2 in his or her own particular way, effectively creating multiple methods.