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. When these processes are being continuously reviewed and improved this is called a mature process.

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PMP Certification? Use this List of Helpful PMBOK Guide Resources


” The definition of what PMBOK means, directly from the 1st (1996) Edition of the PMBOK Guide , is as follows: “ all those topics, subject areas and intellectual process which are involved in the application of sound management principles to… projects.”

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Project Management Methodologies: A Quickstart Guide (Part 2)


You identify and cut out waste (or mura), starting by examining your full work-process breakdown to find and eliminate bottlenecks and delays. Teams focus on the project’s true customer value, and on continuous process improvement. PRINCE2. Process-Based Project Management.

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Challenging Change

The Lazy Project Manager

Tailwind Project Solutions was formed in 2014 to provide a bespoke approach to project leadership development. project management alex marson apm change ocm peter taylor PMI pmp prince2 project project manager projects speaking success tailwind

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The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Here’s my Must-Read Reading List for some great pointers on the skills, process and experience of engaging people and working together, whether your job is to lead or to follow. Will Kintish: Pearson, 2014. . Project teams communicate and collaborate by default, don’t they? Erm, no.

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Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

Auditing business handover : To ensure management has adequate controls and evidence so that functionality, processes and controls can be operated effectively and maintained by the business post Go Life. This is where we now see PRINCE2 Agile, AgilePM, DAD or PMI Agile.

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This quote demonstrates a lack of understanding of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty and the processes and events that create uncertainty. There is naturally occurring variability from uncontrolled processes. Aleatory uncertainty is expressed as a process variability.

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

A Taxonomy of Threats for Complex Risk Management,” Centre for Risk Studies, Research Programme of the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, June 2014. “A Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999.

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What Is a PMO? (Infographic)


Project management is a discipline loaded with acronyms: PMP, PRINCE2, CPM, WBS, PMBOK, PMI… and about 150 others. You do not have a standardized process for initiating and executing projects. Although the benefits of a PMO are clear, PMO processes are often seen as overhead.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


3% use PRINCE2. [4]. Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Poor purchasing processes: 23%. 18% use word processing documents. March, 2014.

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