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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.

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. It’s structured, and experience-based, created from the lived experience of thousands of project managers and successful projects. PRINCE2 stands for Projects IN a Controlled Environment (Version 2).

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). But PRINCE2 has a third component: "Principles". 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. It is what underpins all objectives in Project Management approaches. This summer, with the implementation of the PRINCE2 2017 changes, there is no better time to address this subject.

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PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

ProjectManager.com

Project management is a process of finding the best method to manage and control work through its every stage. There’s never just one way to accomplish this mission, and thus there is never just one methodology for project managers to use. But you can’t use a methodology you don’t know, which is why good project managers are intellectually curious and never complacent. What Is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 is an acronym for Projects IN Controlled Environments.

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. The activities carried out by the project manager at any one time can be quite diverse. However, there are certain common activities that a PRINCE2 Certified Project Manager will carry out almost every day. Manage Risks – Unmanaged risks can derail the best laid plans. PRINCE2 Project Managers understand this.

Managing Project Christmas

Arras People

Here’s SPOCE with the PRINCE2 approach to managing the project that is Christmas. Fantastic article if you’re also fairly new to project management too to understand the concepts and approaches. The project brief is produced and our Project Manager, in this case ‘Mum or Dad,’ is appointed. The remaining project management team is also appointed. The Christmas dinner – Quality and Risk Approach. Well done to our Christmas Project Manager.

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Risk Management Resources

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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 2, 2017.

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Combining PRINCE2 and Scrum

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The Six Nations Championship is underway, which has us thinking about project management (of course). Dr Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber actually invented a rugby-inspired management process named Scrum back in 1995. 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.

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.

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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? We expect more from our project managers – we expect them to inspire, lead teams and be more confident.

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Trends (2018 Edition) , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Project management is no different: we see trends come and go, or stay with us and develop over time. Recently I’ve been reflecting on what the shifts are and where that is taking us as project managers. There are some things that are coming that will have a fundamental impact on project management, if I am right. Improving risk assessments.

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Project Management Training – Cheap or Value?

Arras People

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. Never has this question been more important than in the Project Management training world. SPOCE Project Management Limited is a global leader in delivering best practice training for project programme and risk management.

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What are the Best Project Management Books?

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And you may be ready for a project management course. But, for a new project manager, project management books are still a great way to learn. And for those of us with experience under our belts, the right project management books can offer new insights and ideas. So, what project management books would I recommend to a new project manager? Any selection of the best project management books must be subjective and this is no different. Risk Happens!

Kick Start Your Project Management Career with APM’s PFQ

Arras People

Carrying on with an Association for Project Management (APM) theme this week – did you know that they have recently changed the names of the two main accreditation ? Previously there was the Foundation Certificate – that’s now called Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and the other one which was the next level up – the APMP – is now called Project Management Qualification (PMQ). Project Management Training APM

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

Arras People

Here are ten different ways to think about writing a great career history that really gives the hiring manager what they want to see. You need to find the balance between telling the reader enough about the projects you managed or worked on – for PMO, it’s the same – what type of PMO and what was its objective. Bullet points to support : Planned, controlled and managed project delivery tasks and timescales and ensured all gateways were met and money drops achieved.

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

Arras People

Here are ten different ways to think about writing a great career history that really gives the hiring manager what they want to see. You need to find the balance between telling the reader enough about the projects you managed or worked on – for PMO, it’s the same – what type of PMO and what was its objective. Bullet points to support : Planned, controlled and managed project delivery tasks and timescales and ensured all gateways were met and money drops achieved.

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Entrepreneurship & Project Management [Interview]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Entrepreneurship & Project Management [Interview] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Chris is the author of The Entrepreneurial Project Manager, a book with the goal of taking your technical skills as a project manager, adding the elements of an entrepreneur, and creating a high-powered team around you. Basically, turning you into the best project manager you can be. Chris, how did you get into project management?

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK®) 6 th Edition is explicit that project managers need to be politically astute and include techniques matched to the complexity in their day-to-day behaviours. 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. Project Management VUCA

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How to Come Up With a Flexible Project Management ?

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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. With that being said, the overall management is usually not guided properly and this results to project not being finished within schedule. Organizations these days call for a flexible project management to adapt entirely to the growth and change occurring in the project.

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Project Forecasting 101

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. Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to PM - Project Management Skills Made Easy. You'll also like: Inside PRINCE2: Who does what in project Initiation Initiating a project is where it all starts in PRINCE2.

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Moving from PA to Project Administrator

Arras People

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. Understand the project management fundamentals. Don’t dive into a PRINCE2 course – it’s not the right time yet to be looking at that. Instead start with a fundamentals or introduction course to the principles and basics of project management.

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Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Project Managers (PMs) live and die by the Plan. The entire purpose of the Start-up Phase of a Project is to produce a comprehensive Plan for the Project; consisting of an integrated Performance Measurement Baseline (Time, Cost, Scope) and an associated Project Management Plan to monitor and control it. The truth is senior management aren’t really bothered, or at least they shouldn’t be.

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Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management is no different: we see trends come and go, or stay with us and develop over time. Recently I’ve been reflecting on what the shifts are and where that is taking us as project managers. And this is a global project management trend.

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Socio political complexity and project management

Susanne Madsen

He captured my attention and taught me something about the different types of complexity and how it relates to project management maturity levels. Stephen Carver is a university lecturer at Cranfield School of Management and also spends much of his time consulting directly with corporations. Because of his ability to bridge the gap between academia and the world of project management practitioners, his insights are well worth listening to.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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Uncertainty is related to three aspects of the management of projects: The external world - the activities of the project itself. 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. One starting point is the value at risk. Embrace Risk!

You Could Be A Project Manager and Not Even Know It

Prince2

Project Managers often have chameleon-like adaptability, infallible common sense and unmatched efficiency. You sound like a Project Manager. We’re going share two (completely fictional) real-life stories where project management helped save the day. If these are “so you” but you aren’t a Project Manager, you should seriously consider re-training. Dates are high Risk situations. The PM immediately identified this as a Risk.

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How to Run Brexit Like a Project

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You’ve just earned your PRINCE2 Foundation certificate and your first job is to manage Brexit. With a Communication Management Strategy Template, you’ll have an idea of: • How stakeholders are grouped. • 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.

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How To Become A Project Manager: The Ultimate Guide

Project Bliss

Have you wondered if project management was a good career path for you, and if so, just how to become a project manager ? You may be a natural born project manager. Project management may be your dream job. What Does a Project Manager Do? Managing risks.

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?

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You’ve probably heard about all sorts of project management certifications and wonder whether it’s worth having one. If some organization uses some project management framework, you need to get certified. If you want to manage projects better, certification won’t help you much. The most popular project management certifications. When it comes to project management, PMP is the most popular certification (and most widely recognized). project-management

Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. The question is though, how can a Project Manager best motivate such people to not just want to complete the tasks assigned to them, but to also ‘ feel good’ about having done them, and as a result want to be involved with similar tasks in the future? So how does this integrate with projects and project management?

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Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. The question is though, how can a Project Manager best motivate such people to not just want to complete the tasks assigned to them, but to also ‘ feel good’ about having done them, and as a result want to be involved with similar tasks in the future? So how does this integrate with projects and project management?

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

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Project management is an essential part of every organization. In the long run, it is the project management techniques adopted by managers that either make or break the organization. . How will you know what is the best way to manage your teams ? We bring to you 100+ project management stats you must know to streamline workflow, manage teams efficiently, and ensure successful project execution. Adopting Project Management as a Practise .

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5 Project Red Flags

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If you can spot any of these five red flags early enough, you’ll be better prepared to stamp them out, or avoid managing a doomed project altogether. It’s easy for project managers to fixate on the schedules, budget and resources. This is a common problem for inexperienced project managers who want to play it safe. Try not to dwell on getting the processes right according to the Managing Successful Projects guide. There’s also a dedicated PRINCE2 Agile course.

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). The guide addresses assurance in relation to the areas that are considered the fundamental aspects (and key differences form traditional waterfall approach) of agile project management and assurance. Risk management mechanisms are probably leaner than for traditional projects.

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

Online PM Courses

I have project management nailed.’ All of the professional bodies and providers of general project management qualifications recognize that this is far from the truth. A fully capable project manager needs a wide range of personal and professional skills outside of the realms of their technical project management competence. If you don’t know who or what the Project Management Institute (PMI) is, take a look at this video before reading on.

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53 Best Project Management Software Solutions for Your Team

Workzone

There are over 400 project management software solutions on the market, as of April 2020, according to Software Advice. We’ve compiled a list of the best project management software options, including the pros and cons of each, to help you find the perfect solution for your company.