7 Best PRINCE2 Books for 2021 (Including PRINCE2 Agile Books)

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The PRINCE2® certification exam is tricky to pass because of the style of objective testing and the number of questions you have to answer. But PRINCE2 itself is not a difficult method to learn – and the official manual is actually pretty easy to follow and understand. PRINCE2 Handbook.

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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. All elements of PRINCE2 are valid within PRINCE2 Agile.

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What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

Axelos announced that there will be a new update to PRINCE2 later this year. According to Axelos , the guidance has been updated – the principles, themes and processes remain the same – to concentrate on the application of PRINCE2 and how best to tailor it. It’s always been there – the principle that PRINCE2 should be tailored for specific projects or to an organisation’s specific way of managing projects. PRINCE2 Axelos

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PRINCE2: The Project Management Method Explained

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What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 is a project management method. PRINCE2 stands for Projects IN a Controlled Environment (Version 2). Who is PRINCE2 for? PRINCE2 works in a huge number of industries and domains. The History of PRINCE2. PRINCE2 Core Principles.

Introducing the PRINCE2 Principles

Project Health Check

PRINCE2 is a popular UK Project Management methodology, that continues to gain traction in other locations around the world. Since the author holds both the PMP and PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification , it can sometimes be insightful to compare and contrast the two approaches to see what stands out in both. Then there is the PRINCE2 "Processes", equivalent to the PMBOK "Process Groups" - essentially the flow of phases throughout the Project Life cycle. of the PRINCE2 handbook.

The ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshow for Project Practitioners

Arras People

SPOCE, the project management training organisation and partners AXELOS and APMG are running three events soon called the ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshows. They take place in London 31 st May 2017 | Bournemouth 6 th June 2017| Southampton 13 th June 2017. This summer, with the implementation of the PRINCE2 2017 changes, there is no better time to address this subject. PRINCE2 2017 Update. Project Management Event Change management PRINCE

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The Alternatives to PRINCE2

Arras People

As you can imagine, we have a lot of conversations about PRINCE2 at Arras. The split into two camps – those with minimal project experience who are looking to get into project management and want to do some training (or have already take PRINCE2 and don’t know what to do next). PRINCE2 is not the be all and end all for project management training – we’d be in trouble if it was! So what should people be doing as an alternative to PRINCE2?

Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

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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. The PRINCE2 course is on pre-release as not yet all of the videos are loaded, but there are 200 up there so it’s not far off being ready.

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PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

ProjectManager.com

Project managers who aren’t based in the United Kingdom might not be intimate with the PRINCE2 method of managing a project, which is primarily used by the British government. Although foreign to some, there’s still much to be gained from the PRINCE2 method, even if it isn’t adopted in its entirety. What Is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 is an acronym for Projects IN Controlled Environments. History of PRINCE2. The PRINCE2 Methodology. PRINCE2 Roles.

Is a PRINCE2 Virtual Classroom For You?

Arras People

Unbeknown to Christine, she had already been working on certain client projects using a PRINCE2 approach , for example using the risk register and issue log. Anyone familiar with the language of PRINCE2 will tell you that the managing of issue and risk registers is a very important part of PRINCE2 project delivery. She wanted to pursue more PRINCE2 knowledge and here’s how she did it, opting for a virtual classroom ( SPOCE ONLIVE was the one she opted for).

The Benefits Of PRINCE2 For Better Projects And Organizations

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And that is how PRINCE2 possesses some qualities that project manager s look for when it comes to tailor-made methods. What Is PRINCE2? Some people assumed that PRINCE2® belongs in a waterfall method—it’s actually not a ‘one size fits all’ process; rather, it’s an outline tailor-made for projects, regardless of type and size. And from these elements, PRINCE2 stands out from the rest of the methods with all it’s the benefits that projects can take advantage of.

6 Things PRINCE2 Certified Project Managers Should Do Every Day

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Projects are often very complex endeavours, but PRINCE2 is a project management method proven to deliver them successfully. However, there are certain common activities that a PRINCE2 Certified Project Manager will carry out almost every day. Below we’ve highlighted a few key daily activities, these have been drawn from the PRINCE2 2017 A3 Process Map , which is available for free download. PRINCE2 Project Managers understand this.

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. We’re entering the last few weeks of the Project Management Census – huge thanks to everyone who has already taken part – they’re currently in the draw for some great prizes, including: Yes, we’re giving away 10 free sessions in this year’s draw.

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Combining PRINCE2 and Scrum

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PRINCE2’s 2017 update and the PRINCE2 Agile course make it easier than ever to play PRINCE2 and Scrum on the same team. Tactic 1 – PRINCE2 as a utility player. The trick with any PRINCE2 project is to only use the processes you need. That’s why one method is to use Scrum but add some stabilising processes from PRINCE2, like the Risk Register or Lessons Log. You can drop these PRINCE2 processes in as and when you need them, like a utility player.

Managing Project Christmas

Arras People

Here’s SPOCE with the PRINCE2 approach to managing the project that is Christmas. This is usually a big NO NO for PRINCE2 due to their conflicting objectives. Each household will have its own internal processes in place for this for which PRINCE2 can support. PRINCE2 is focused on products and their delivery. Almost all things we do in life can benefit from applying PRINCE2. PRINCE2 Project Management Techniques Christmas SPOCE

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Challenging Change

The Lazy Project Manager

project management alex marson apm change ocm peter taylor PMI pmp prince2 project project manager projects speaking success tailwindThe following is a guest article from my friends at Tailwind Project Solutions: In his new book – How to get Fired at the C-Level: Why mismanaging change is the biggest risk of all – Peter Taylor challenges the foundations of organisational change, asking if the c-level executives out there are truly ready for change to be successful in their own businesses?

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Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

The ever-evolving project management methodology list of agile, scrum, kanban, lean, xp, waterfall PRINCE2 and PMBOK can be confusing. In this complete guide to project management. The post Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

PRINCE2 Certification. What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is one of the world’s most practiced methods for project management. Started by Her Majesty’s Cabinet Office, along with the privately-held Capita LLC (The joint venture is now called AXELOS ), PRINCE2 is widely popular in the UK and other Commonwealth nations. PRINCE2 provides a framework and guidelines that enable effective project management for delivering projects successfully.

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

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With the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition and PRINCE2 2017 both discussing tailoring more thoroughly than ever before, project managers have more flexibility to adapt project approaches to their environment. And my research during winter 2017 shows that getting people involved in projects is still the most challenging part of getting work done. Take a look at the previous annual project management trends articles: Looking into 2017: Project Management Trends.

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How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

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He offers online training courses on PRINCE2 that can be found by clicking here. Simon recently spoke at 2017 PMO Conference about the evolution of the Project Management office leader to be Chief Change Officer. This article, How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Help! I’m an accidental or new project manager. How do I get started? Simon Harris.

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PRINCE2 Games

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These are free to play games where you can test your understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology, and play against your colleagues to see who reigns supreme in your PMO. The post PRINCE2 Games appeared first on PRINCE2 Blog. Roll up roll up! We have recently added a great selection of classic games with a project management twist. Race around to collect jewels in Inca Treasure, or see who can make it to the end of the Snakes and Ladders board.

Communications Tools: The Project Banner

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You'll also like: Inside PRINCE2: Who does what in project Initiation Initiating a project is where it all starts in PRINCE2. This article, Communications Tools: The Project Banner , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. If you’d asked me a month or so ago if I’d ever have used a roller banner for my project comms I would have said I didn’t have budget for that kind of thing. A project banner for the staff canteen? It sounds like a luxury my boss wouldn’t have approved.

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APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 – A Review

Arras People

With the APM (Association for Project Management) releasing their latest research report APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 I took some time out to see what they have to report and how this stacks up against our own Arras People 2017 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report). They could have then produced a great report entitled “ APM Salary and Market Trends 2017 ” which would paint a nice clear picture of one segment of the UK project management market.

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APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 – A Review

Arras People

With the APM (Association for Project Management) releasing their latest research report APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 I took some time out to see what they have to report and how this stacks up against our own Arras People 2017 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report). They could have then produced a great report entitled “ APM Salary and Market Trends 2017 ” which would paint a nice clear picture of one segment of the UK project management market.

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What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

Managing successful projects with PRINCE2. There are lots of introductory and explanatory guides to PRINCE2 on the market, but if your serious… This is the authoritative guide published by the current owners of the PRINCE2 methodology set. Darn it but every edition grows massively, and this 6th Edition (September 2017) dwarfs my first edition (1996)! Yes, we’ve had a huge revolution in how we can learn and teach ourselves.

The 3 Steps to Take When Failure is Not an Option: Getting to Impeccable Business Execution

Girl's Guide to PM

How PRINCE2 has helped big business This is a guest post by Peter Richards. This is a guest article by Joel “Thor” Neeb from Afterburner. In school, we were taught that 99% was an A+, and if you were the recipient of such a grade you would probably be accused of “blowing the curve” on the test for everyone else. Well, in today’s business world, 99% business execution is no longer good enough. In fact, it’s an “F”. Take, for instance, Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

PRINCE2® gave us a framework within which to create governance over the use of the tool-kit. No it’s not Spock. The world is a dynamic place. We are constantly being challenged with change. Increasingly, how to respond to those challenges is being explained by people with smart insights. One thing is for sure; you cannot choose not to change when the world around you changes. Response to change is mandatory. The only choice is how to respond.

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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.

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Project Management Training – Cheap or Value?

Arras People

SPOCE is the flagship training provider for PRINCE2® and MSP® and were APMGs first ever training provider. In this article, SPOCE Project Management, the training providers for a huge portfolio of project management training approaches highlight the problem with taking up the cheaper training options available in the market today. Saving money. It makes every one of us happy. It’s great to know that you have bagged a bargain.

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10 Ways to Write About Your Project Management Career History in Your CV

Arras People

So you’ve written your amazing introductory profile and got your key achievements just right. Now it’s time to focus on the real weighty part of the CV – your career history. So what’s the best way to tackle this? Here are ten different ways to think about writing a great career history that really gives the hiring manager what they want to see. Clear on the Introduction.

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10 Ways to Write About Your Project Management Career History in Your CV

Arras People

So you’ve written your amazing introductory profile and got your key achievements just right. Now it’s time to focus on the real weighty part of the CV – your career history. So what’s the best way to tackle this? Here are ten different ways to think about writing a great career history that really gives the hiring manager what they want to see. Clear on the Introduction.

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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. It takes place next Wednesday and Thursday at London’s Olympia in Kensington.

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Have You Considered Legal Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

He is PRINCE2 qualified (Practitioner level), a Legal Project Practitioner (LPP) and a founder member of the International Institute for Legal Project Management (IILPM) where he sits on its Global Advisory Council. 2017 Project Management Trends To Watch There are a number of project management trends to watch for in 2017. Legal Project Management (LPM) is a discipline recognised widely in the legal services sector.

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Project Forecasting 101

Girl's Guide to PM

You'll also like: Inside PRINCE2: Who does what in project Initiation Initiating a project is where it all starts in PRINCE2. This article, Project Forecasting 101 , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Project managers forecast the future all the time: we forward-schedule tasks, plan how much money we’ll need in Quarter 4 and book resources for activities that haven’t happened yet. But how much do you really know about the business of predicting the future?

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Moving from PA to Project Administrator

Arras People

Don’t dive into a PRINCE2 course – it’s not the right time yet to be looking at that. Becoming a Project Administrator if you are currently working as a PA (Personal Assistant) is not as big a leap as you might think. Essentially a project administrator is someone who is highly organised, knows their way around a PC, works well with managers and teams and ultimately gets any administrative stuff done on a project.

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Entrepreneurship & Project Management [Interview]

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PRINCE2 and PMBoK: why both? The OGC, the UK body that produces PRINCE2, is doing a lot at the moment to show how PRINCE2 supports and integrates with other project. This article, Entrepreneurship & Project Management [Interview] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. I used to work for someone who said, “We’ve all got the choice to buy a bucket and a brush.”

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Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

Management by Exception : This PRINCE2 Principle is extremely valuable as the starting point; the Project shouldn’t need to tell management about every single thing that it has done. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Project Managers (PMs) live and die by the Plan.

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Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

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The APM Salary and Market Survey 2017 (pdf) says that 53% of project professionals expect to have to take on new skills and training in the next 5 years. There is a dizzying array of project management 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.

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. I started and built my own listings website which I ran for 5 years.

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Deciding the Fate of your Failing Project – Guest Post

Celoxis

Agile best practices Blog Guest Blog PPM Project Management celoxis Prince2 project management project management best practicesThere are multiple factors that can contribute to the early closure of a project, including a lack of proper communication, stakeholder conflict, scope creep or the lack of a well thought-out project plan.

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