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25 Years Project Management Experience: Do I Really Need PRINCE2?

Arras People

“Even though I’m a veteran project manager, I’m not PRINCE2 certified, but that seems to be all companies want in their PM job descriptions. My advice would be to revisit your CV and ensure you have listed (and contextualised) your core competencies in your CV working through the project life-cycle and if you have been working to PRINCE2 or similar – state this.

What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have been working with PRINCE2 before it became PRINCE2 and for the last 10 years I have been a PRINCE2 trainer and consultant so I am already sold on PRINCE2. The new PRINCE2 Agile guide has been created to provide guidance for blending the PRINCE2 project management approach with agile delivery methods. PRINCE2 Agile is not a replacement for PRINCE2.

Will PRINCE2 Help Me Get a Foot in the Door?

Arras People

“Being a project management professional who has been made redundant and actively seeking a role to no avail for the past few months, would employers take notice of me if I gained my PRINCE2 qualification?” Having worked with hundreds of organisations across a diverse range of industries I have yet to discover a company working stringently to PRINCE2.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Job After Taking PRINCE2?

Arras People

Someone wanting to get into project management had done the obligatory PRINCE2 Foundation course and was raring to go but unfortunately no-one seems to be biting. Doing PRINCE2 and getting a job as a Project Manager, when you have no prior experience, there is no correlation or link at all. Doing PRINCE2 does not lead to a project management job. How long does it take?

Newly Qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner Jobs

Arras People

You’ve just completed your PRINCE2 Practitioner and you’ve got the results, you’ve passed! Perhaps you’ve already working against the principles of PRINCE2 anyway so the training has just helped get clear a few things in your head. PRINCE2 qualifications don’t automatically lead to a project management job. PRINCE2That would be silly.

Moving to the UK: PMI or APM?

Arras People

Many job advertisements will state PRINCE2, APM or equivalent. It sounds to me that the PRINCE2 might not necessarily be applicable to you either. PRINCE2 is more applicable to business projects than it is to construction anyway so I wouldn’t worry about pursuing PRINCE2 practitioner. I have got my PMP from the PMI Institute as that was necessary in this region.

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Risk Management for Project Managers

Arras People

We’ve been building our expertise around the area of project management for a number of years,” Walaa explains, “and offer a master’s degree in project management, along with PRINCE2® and AgilePM® project management courses. Like PRINCE2 and Agile, the M_o_R programme is split into two parts: Foundation and Practitioner. programme risk. operational risk. “It

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Understanding Project Management Job Specifications

Arras People

The term “using a defined methodology” may not be restricted to PRINCE2, but could include other formal project management techniques. Even where PRINCE2 is stipulated it may be worth checking to see if the organisation formally uses the approach. You see the job of your dreams that you know you can do. What do you do next? For most people it is to send their most current CV and wait.

PMP Discount and Promo Codes – 2016 Year End Coupons & Offers

PM by PM

You will also find offers and coupons on other Project Management courses like PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, CAPM, MS Project, Prince2 and Six Sigma in this post. […]. Discounts, Promotions, Offers and Coupons From Leading PM Course Providers You will find PMP Discounts and promo codes on training courses and other exam prep content in this post. The post PMP Discount and Promo Codes – 2016 Year End Coupons & Offers appeared first on PM-by-PM. Project Management

Project Management CV – Writing in the First Person

Arras People

He is a certified Prince2 Practitioner & Agile Scrum master with double MBA degrees from Cranfield and Oxford, Bob has a high degree of commercial acumen and technical flair which is demonstrated through an outstanding career record. Is it just a pet hate of mine or is it something that other hirers have a problem with too? which ones?> Project Management CV project management CV

What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

When used in a Project context you can benefit from merging the Agile delivery methods with the structure that PRINCE2 Agile or Agile PM bring with them. Next up I will be taking a more detailed look at the PRINCE2 Agile and Agile PM project management approaches over the next two articles followed by an overview of the two most popular Agile development approaches, SCRUM and Kanban.

Let’s Be Agile Together!

Arras People

We were not fussy – best practice worked for us and we would happily take from PMBoK, PRINCE2 or whatever came along that could increase our capability to deliver successful projects and programmes. PRINCE2 being a great example of this kind of failure to execute; which in turn led to so many PINO (Prince in name only) organisations. It was never positioned as a philosophy.

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Professional Practitioners and the Professionalisation of Project Management

Arras People

The wider environment may also impact on us individually, such as the situation caused by PRINCE2 becoming for many a defacto standard in project management. The starting point for the discussion was to explore the views of the individuals to ascertain their personal views regarding their own status and that of PPM in the wider community. Why Project Managers See Themselves as Professionals.

Project Management Keywords in CVs

Arras People

Technical experience of building a Digital Portal into a secure, government, landing page is desirable and you will be able to show experience of delivering in both an Agile and PRINCE2 environment.’ We all know how ‘modern’ recruitment works in the UK. Keywords. Keywords are king. They have to be. It’s just like Googling. It’s a start. It’s no secret.

Project Initiation Checklist [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

Inside PRINCE2: Who does what in project Initiation This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Inside PRINCE2Initiating a project is where it all starts in PRINCE2. This month’s free template is a project initiation checklist. This is the first page of the Project Initiation Checklist. I don’t mind. Enter your email address in the box below to download it. Enjoy!

New PM Articles for the Week of January 23 – 29

Practicing IT Project Manager

Mike Clayton gives us an overview of PRINCE2 2017 – from what it is to what’s changed. New project management articles published on the web during the week of January 16 – 22. And this week’s video: neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains how to stay calm, even when you know you’ll be stressed, and minimize the downside. Must read (or hear)! Just over an hour, safe for work. Agile Methods.

How to Come Up With a Flexible Project Management ?

Such approach is named project-based planning and is considered an essential component of methods or approaches such as PRINCE2®. Projects are not easy to incorporate and maintain because anyone working in the project management field can tell every project is bound to fail and there will be an excessive use of budget and resources. Regardless of the size and complexity of the project, this is mostly the case. With that being said, the overall management is usually not guided properly and this results to project not being finished within schedule. Remember, you can only do this one time.

Project Management – Where to Find the Jobs

Arras People

Words that have particular relevance for UK project management professionals include: PRINCE2. Everyday dozens of new project management jobs are created and filled. Projects of all shapes and sizes need to be managed and in many cases that means hiring in a project professional (hurray!). So how do you find out about these roles? There’s Linkedin too of course, more about that later.

10 Things I Love About Managing Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Book review: Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Inside PRINCE2This new version of the PRINCE2 manual for project managers feels a lot clearer. Click the graphic to see it full size. 10 Things I love about managing projects. The variety. Today, IT, tomorrow talking to Marketing. Every day is different! Leading a team. The tech.

Project Management Degrees – Challenges and Opportunities

Arras People

Degree courses in project management often don’t include the wider industry preferred accreditation such as PRINCE2, APM or PMI. Just before Christmas I was invited along to a PMI event in Manchester. It was called “ Shaping Project Management Education ” and it was hosted by the PMI UK Chapter. It was an event that brought together those currently working in the academic world of project management – specifically universities that offer project management degrees. People working for organisations that hire graduates in project management were also in attendance.

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Governance and Estimating

Herding Cats

Development Change control - ISO 12207, CMMI, CoBit, OPM3, Prince2. If your business is not subject to any external governance process, you’re free to spend your money as you please. Governance includes: Responsibility for a specific duty, task, or decision. Authority to influence behaviours. Communication of decisions. Empowerment to give individual's authority to act.

Podcast 79 – How to manage a team of project managers

Fix my Project Chaos

Julie is a senior project and program manager with CPPD certification and Prince2 training and experience, acknowledged for […]. Let’s talk about: how to manage a team of project managers In this podcast, Julie Goff, a very experienced leader of teams of Project Managers, speaks with me about how to successfully manage a team of project managers. The post Podcast 79 – How to manage a team of project managers appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts Art of Project Leadership

APMP: Reflections On The Course

Girl's Guide to PM

Inside PRINCE2: Working with APMP This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Inside PRINCE2PRINCE2 is a well known qualification, but that doesn’t make it incompatible with other. I took my APMP exam recently, at the culmination of five days of study. It was a great excuse to focus on the basics and to take a break from the busyness that is a normal working week. APM Training Video

New PM Articles for the Week of February 20 – 26

Practicing IT Project Manager

Even if you’re not using Prince2, this is a great explanation of an important business practice. New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 20 – 26. And this week’s video: Jason Fried lays out his theory of why the office isn’t a good place to get work done, and some suggestions that address the cause of that conundrum. Must read! Established Methods.

Building Project Management Capability & Maturity

Jez Lister

In the UK and many other countries around the globe, this usually means Prince2 – ‘Projects in a Controlled Environment’. Prince2 was developed in the UK by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and launched in 1996. Although PRINCE2 sets out a framework for how individual projects should be managed, it doesn’t address how an organisation should be set up to use it. In fact, the implementation of methodologies such as Prince2 within an organisation is a project in its own right and needs to be run as such. Knowledge refers to Prince2 training and certification.

6 Real Project Managers Show You How To Manage Multiple Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I like having a one-page project summary on the wall by my desk, like a PRINCE2 project product description). Managing lots of projects at the same time is tough. Here’s how 6 project managers stay on top of multiple projects – and keep their sanity. Helen Curel. Helen Curel , UK. David. Set a minimum time that you MUST devote to each of them every week. David, Sweden. Paul Nicholson.

A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

RACI and PRINCE2. PRINCE2® doesn’t have RACI/RASCI in exactly the same way as described above. Working out who does what on your project can be a challenge. A RACI chart is a project management tool that helps you do exactly that. At the end of this article there’s a link to download my free roles and responsibilities document template. Scroll to the bottom to get it. Why bother?

Top Ten Things Every New Project Manager Should Do

Arras People

If you’re one of the many people who only has their PRINCE2 Foundation and are looking for a cost-effective way to boost your project management knowledge, I really advise you take a look at the online learning options Dr Mike has, they’re first-rate! He’s also pretty nifty at project management training and educating project managers. You haven’t got time for that.

A very practical guide to start managing your projects

Paymo App

Does “hammock activity”, “prince2” or “critical path” ring any bells? To manage projects from start to finish can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not a certified project management professional. Then this practical guide is for you (no vague or abstract stuff included). Actually there are many people who lead and manage all sorts of projects and they aren’t even called “project managers” It also happens sometimes to find ourselves in a project manager position with very little or no experience in managing projects.

Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

There is a dizzying array of courses out there to help you achieve project management qualifications, both for PMI courses, PRINCE2 courses and more. Logical Model PRINCE2 courses. Simon has two online e-learning video PRINCE2 courses. The PRINCE2 Agile® Exam course includes mock papers and your exam fees so you get a total package. BrainBOK. Product: BrainBOK.

Mike Griffiths Receives “PMI-SAC Fellow” Award


Mike was recognized for his work developing agile project management techniques and promoting agile project management including: Co-author “ Using DSDM with PRINCE2 ” white paper 2000. On November 12, 2013 Mike was presented with a PMI-SAC Fellow award at the PMI-SAC Awards Gala. Presenting on “ Utilizing Agile Methods alongside the PMBOK Guide ” at the PMI Global Congress 2004.

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How To Present To The C-Suite (And Everyone Else)

Girl's Guide to PM

How PRINCE2 can change your outlook This is a guest post by Maria Burton from Focus On Training. Today, I’m handing the blog over to Leigh Espy. She might not have been blogging about project management for long, but she has made quite an impact with her personable and helpful articles. As you grow in your project management career, you’ll be called upon to make various presentations.

PMI-ACP Exam Prep Class with Mike Griffiths


Also I appreciate his exposure/experience to multiple approaches like PRINCE2, PMBOK, Scrum, DSDM etc." My PMI-ACP Exam Preparation course will be April 15, 16, 17 in Calgary, Alberta. The course will be capped to 15 people for better Q&A and will take place at Fort Calgary which is close to downtown on 9 th. Avenue and has free parking. PMI-ACP Exam Preparation Class. 21 PDUs, 2.1

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Arras People Head to Project Challenge

Arras People

And there’s a lot going on at the moment – like APM and the chartership; AXELOS and the new PRINCE2 update; a whole boatload of project management tools which seem to be evolving at a quick pace; and of course us – we’re there for a careers chat and giving out great advice as always. Talk about last-minute! Arras People will be at Project Challenge next week.

What’s To Like About AgilePM?

Arras People

It can be integrated successfully with PRINCE2 because the roles are complementary and the lifecycles are similar. What it does have that PRINCE2 doesn’t are roles defined for delivering the requirements. In her next article Julia talks about the differences between AgilePM and PRINCE2 Agile. PRINCE2 Agile® is a registered trademarks of AXELOS Limited. Transparency.

Kick Start Your Project Management Career with APM’s PFQ

Arras People

Normally people want to jump straight onto PRINCE2 but I often think that’s a bit like learning to cook by using a recipe card rather than taking a cookery course in some of the basics first. It’s the “how project schedules work” and the “why do risk management” It’s the basic technical knowledge you need before progressing onto things like methodologies (PRINCE2 being one of those) or pulling together a project plan for a real project. I often get asked about which courses to do if you’re starting out in project management.

Kick Start Your Project Management Career in 2017 Project Management Prizes Galore

Arras People

We’ve got some great project management books to give away – £400 quids worth – including the MoR and Agile PRINCE2 books. The Project Management Careers Clinics are really popular with all levels of project practitioners. If you’re looking for some advice on your career – or want help creating a better CV – take part in the Census and get in the draw.

What I’m Reading: July 2016

Girl's Guide to PM

PRINCE2 Agile also gets a fleeting mention, What I’m Reading [April 2016] Find out what I've been reading and why I've been inspired to be my Personal Best. In case the hot topic of Southern rail strikes hasn’t made your local news, the train services here recently have been just awful. Always one to look for a silver lining, I’ve made sure I have my reading materials with me at all times.

Win a Training Course [Giveaway]

Girl's Guide to PM

Job adverts declare that you have to be PMP certified or a PRINCE2 Practitioner. Is project reporting the highlight of your week? No, me neither. I have something that might sort that out for you. Better Project Status Reports is a 5 step process for communicating confidently about your project. This course will help you: Save time on reporting. Get your message across more clearly.

Which Project Management Course To Do?

Arras People

My gut feeling for you at the moment is to stick to these types of courses first of all – I wouldn’t pursue PRINCE2 yet until you have a clearer idea about which direction you’re going to be heading. I’m looking at doing a Project Management course to help me re-enter the job market. I’ve taken time out to raise my son and latterly I worked from home. Good luck!