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.

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

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Now managed by Axelos, it is part of a comprehensive and integrated best practice suite along side other methodologies such as Management of Risk (M_o_R) and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). Then there is the PRINCE2 "Processes", equivalent to the PMBOK "Process Groups" - essentially the flow of phases throughout the Project Life cycle.

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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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.

The Benefits Of PRINCE2 For Better Projects And Organizations

Project-Management.pm

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

Prince2

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. Manage Risks – Unmanaged risks can derail the best laid plans.

Combining PRINCE2 and Scrum

Prince2

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. Tactic 2 – PRINCE2 as a coach. Here, you run a PRINCE2 project.

Managing Project Christmas

Arras People

Here’s SPOCE with the PRINCE2 approach to managing the project that is Christmas. The Christmas dinner – Quality and Risk Approach. 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. This way our issues and risks are kept better under control and the business case is continually reviewed. Risk number 1. –

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Challenging Change

The Lazy Project Manager

The 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 Trends (2018 Edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

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. There are lots of applications for this in project management including: Identifying potential risks through natural language search.

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What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

Risk Happens! Managing Risk and Avoiding Failure in Business Projects. This is another of my own books, but I firmly believe it is the best introductory level project risk management book out there. Effective Risk Management: Some Keys to Success. But it is well written and, if you are a serious PM who needs to manage risk rigorously on major projects, it’s the book for you. Identifying and Managing Project Risk. and Effective Risk Management.

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

Low-uncertainty introduces the need for “plan-B” or risk management while uncertainty favours reactive responding. 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.

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

Arras People

Assessed, tracked and managed any assumption, risks, issues and dependencies. 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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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 Project Management Limited is a global leader in delivering best practice training for project programme and risk management. 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.

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

Arras People

Assessed, tracked and managed any assumption, risks, issues and dependencies. 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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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. Risk management doesn’t have to be difficult “We try to convey the earnesty and legitimacy of risk management by communicating as if it were a science,” said Mark Engelhardt, senior lecturer at. This article, Project Forecasting 101 , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

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Entrepreneurship & Project Management [Interview]

Girl's Guide to PM

An entrepreneurial project manager does not see the impediment as a risk but rather an opportunity to stand out and do something great ~ Chris Cook. 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.

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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. Every Project Administrator uses MS Excel on a daily basis – they’re using it for logging information in areas such as financial; issues, risks and reporting. Becoming a Project Administrator if you are currently working as a PA (Personal Assistant) is not as big a leap as you might think.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Risk issues that can be identified early in the program, which will potentially impact the program later, termed Known Unknowns and can be alleviated with good risk management. Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk Management is Project Management for Adults - Tim Lister. Risk Management Papers. “A Risk a Feelings,” George F. February 2017. “A

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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. Reporting progress against these, or any risk to them, helps to give an appropriate view on progress without worrying about minor variations against individual tasks. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Project Managers (PMs) live and die by the Plan.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Effective Risk Management 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk a Feelings,” George F. Hammonds, Risk Analysis 14.5

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How to Come Up With a Flexible Project Management ?

Project-Management.pm

The following reasons are very common: the client made an unexpected change , the time was not managed properly or the risks were not addressed properly. More and more project management intensive training are resorting to time and risk management since this will trigger another form of flexible project management where it can help projects adapt easily to the constraints involved in a project.

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You Could Be A Project Manager and Not Even Know It

Prince2

Dates are high Risk situations. The PM immediately identified this as a Risk. Thankfully, their PRINCE2 training reminded them that Risks can be defined as “threats” or “opportunities”. “ Just imagine if our Project Manager hadn’t read their PRINCE2 handbook. If you’re looking to maximise your project management skills and improve your career, click here to get certified with PRINCE2.

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Socio political complexity and project management

Susanne Madsen

To reduce structural complexity we can use traditional project management tools such as breakdown structures, critical path analysis and risk management. We want to control it and mitigate all risks up front with our risk registers. PRINCE2 or a similar framework is rolled out across the organisation, which gives teams a common language. ​I recently heard Stephen Carver speak about complexity.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The risk is created when we have not accounted for this natural variances in our management plan for the project. Dealing with Aleatory (irreducible) uncertainty and the resulting risk requires we have margin. An aleatory risk is expressed as a relation to a value. Epistemic uncertainty can also occur when there is a subjective evaluation of the system - a risk from a rare event or an event with little or no empirical data. One starting point is the value at risk.

How to Run Brexit Like a Project

Prince2

You’ve just earned your PRINCE2 Foundation certificate and your first job is to manage Brexit. Manage risk. Remember that big projects come with big risks. Make sure you assign a Risk Owner who understands the intricacies of this issue. Because Europol is EU-funded, Brexit means the UK risks losing membership. In January 2017, Theresa May proposed a new free trade agreement which “cannot mean membership of the single market.”

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?

ActiveCollab

After it, there are PRINCE2, SAFe, CAPM, ITIL, CSM, and others. PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a project management methodology for which you can get a certificate, which issued by the government of UK. While PMP is about project management in general, PRINCE2 is highly prescriptive and has strict procedures every project must follow. You’ve probably heard about all sorts of project management certifications and wonder whether it’s worth having one.

Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

You can learn more about project management ‘soft’-skills, including motivational theories such as Herzberg’s ‘hygiene-factor’ and Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs’ motivational theories on SPOCE’s APMFQ, APMPQ and APMPQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners courses. SPOCE are the flagship training company for PRINCE2® and have been delivering this accredited courses like PRINCE2® for 25 years. This training has received fantastic reviews since they introduced it to their delegates in 2017.

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Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

You can learn more about project management ‘soft’-skills, including motivational theories such as Herzberg’s ‘hygiene-factor’ and Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs’ motivational theories on SPOCE’s APMFQ, APMPQ and APMPQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners courses. SPOCE are the flagship training company for PRINCE2® and have been delivering this accredited courses like PRINCE2® for 25 years. This training has received fantastic reviews since they introduced it to their delegates in 2017.

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Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

With the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition and the PRINCE2 manuals both discussing tailoring more thoroughly than ever before, project managers have more flexibility to adapt project approaches to their environment. There are trends in all industries and professions.

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5 Project Red Flags

Prince2

A good Practitioner will tailor PRINCE2 to the environment. It’s possible that you noted this in the Risk Register and decided to order your supplies well ahead of time, just in case. So while you can mitigate risk, you can’t eliminate it. The whole reason PRINCE2 works is that every type of project tends to unfold similarly. According to the study , “78 percent of projects which adhered to PRINCE2 were a success compared to 38 percent where PRINCE2 was not used.”.

How To Become A Project Manager: The Ultimate Guide

Project Bliss

A lot of work goes into planning the project to ensure risks are accounted for and the project can be executed smoothly and successfully. Managing risks. Project managers need to help the team identify potential risks before they happen. PRINCE2. PMI (2017).

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Review: A Guide to Assurance of Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

This guide (2017) is a result of the working group of the Association for Project Management’s Assurance Special Interest group (APM’s Assurance SIG). Like the other book I reviewed ( Agile Governance and Audit ), this book too focusses on temporary project organizations using an agile way of delivery (compare PRINCE2 Agile, AgilePM, DAD, PMI Agile where we have agile teams using e.g. Scrum) and not on organizations using e.g. SAFe, LeSS or Nexus.

The PMI Talent Triangle: A Guide [for members and non-members]

Online PM Courses

Take a look at our reviews of the last three ( 2016 , 2017 , 2018 ). PMI picked this up again, in their report, ‘ Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027 ‘ Here, PMI refers to the three sides of the PMI Talent Triangle as a ‘necessary mix of competencies’ The report finds a high demand for practitioners that have this mix. Risk management. Certifications in PRINCE2 ( Foundation , Practitioner , and Agile Practitioner ).

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

87% of high-performing managers believe that mature delivery capabilities can minimize risks, control costs, and increase value. 80% of federal IT projects were self-described as ‘iterative’ or ‘Agile’ in 2017. PRINCE2 is the least popular project management methodology. Project management is an essential part of every organization.

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53 Best Project Management Software Solutions for Your Team

Workzone

Clarizen helps provide cross-department insights so you can determine risk, scope, size, and estimates of company-wide projects. Back in 2017, daPulse went through a transformation to become Monday.com.