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The Confusion Over Risk

Project Risk Coach

Why are many project managers confused over risks? Why do some project managers include positive risks in risk management and others do not? Let's clarify what we mean by the term risk. Most people think of risk as pure risk, as a possibility of loss.

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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).


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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.

How To Manage Project Tolerances (with PRINCE2 Guide)

Girl's Guide to PM

Tolerances are an important part of being able to work autonomously as a project manager. The project tolerance definition I use in my book, Project Manager, is this: Tolerances are how much you can flex within your project without having to go back for approval. Risk Tolerance.

PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

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.

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

2017 156

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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6 Things PRINCE2 Certified Project Managers Should Do Every Day


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.

Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. We regularly feature project management resources to help train PMs to land jobs in the industry or develop better skills in their current role. What Does a Project Manager Do?

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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.

2017 153

Project Management Framework Types, Key Elements & Best Practices

A project is executed by a team within an organization that has some sort of a project management framework established to enable the process. Read on to learn how to make a trustworthy project management framework that can help guide your projects to successful conclusions.

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How to manage projects from kickoff to launch


And whether you’re a designer, developer, team lead, or administrator, your job requires many of the same skills that separate the best project managers: organization, effective collaboration, and being goal-oriented. However, at its core, project management should be simple.

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Top 5 Project Management Certifications To Become A Great Project Manager!

The Lazy Project Manager

Are you working as a project manager? There are many certification courses for project manager you should do. We here bring the great options in project management certification. You as a project manager can increase your skill and prospects of job sharp with certifications. A project manager who combines certification with their degree get opportunities. Behind all IT projects success, you can find a highly talented and capable project manager. PRINCE2.

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Top Ten Things Every New Project Manager Should Do

Arras People

We speak to loads of people every week who are either interested in getting into project management or are fairly new to project management. I’m always on the hunt for great advice to share with them – or different things they can be reading or watching about project management which will help them. He’s also pretty nifty at project management training and educating project managers. But successful new projects managers are thoughtful.

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How to Become a Project Manager and Succeed in the Business World

ProProfs Project Management

A skilled and diligent project manager is the crucial component to making business projects successful. It could be the primary reason why businesses take the hiring process so seriously and set a high salary bar for job candidates coming for the role of a project manager. .

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Project Management CV – Writing in the First Person

Arras People

One of the most common things I see in a project management CV that jumps out straightaway and tells me that the rest of the CV might not be all that great is the use of the first person in the profile. Here’s what I mean: I am a highly motivated individual passionate about effective project management. I have strong ‘hands-on’ experience of different project management methodologies with the ability of knowing how and when to apply them efficiently.

2016 151

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Project management terminology can be complicated. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working towards your PMP certification or simply managing projects casually in your organization, knowing core project management terms always helps. All Project Management Terms.

2021 78

How to Start a Career in Project Management: Answers to FAQ

Epicflow Blog

A profession of a project manager has always been in demand and seems to be gaining momentum more and more. Besides, about 88 million employees will be needed for project management jobs. . How Can I Understand that a Career of Project Manager Fits Me?

What Do Project Managers Do?


If you work in construction, IT, manufacturing, architecture, chemicals or any other major industry, you’ve almost certainly come across people with the job title ‘project manager’. Unlike some other positions within your industry, say site foreman or quantity surveyor, the moniker ‘project manager’ doesn’t really indicate what this person does. Yet, the project manager, PM, might just be the most important person on any specific task. One key attribute is risk management.

How to Come Up With a Flexible Project Management ?

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.

2017 82

Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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Are you preparing to become a project manager but you don’t know where to start? We’ve put together an extensive guide for you to serve as a beginning point and reference for your future career as a project manager. You can now start being part of this line of work right away by reading the basics of each aspect of a project manager’s career growth. – the basic personality traits of a good manager. What does a project manager actually do? Monitoring.

2018 87

What’s To Like About AgilePM?

Arras People

In this guest post, Julia Gosse talks about the new Agile Project Management framework. It is a complete package incorporating enough structure to manage projects and an agile delivery method. You don’t need anything else to manage and deliver projects in an agile way. An agile approach should start to deliver benefit earlier than a more traditional project management approach. What it does have that PRINCE2 doesn’t are roles defined for delivering the requirements.

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Become a PM Pro With These Project Management Courses


This article shares a list of project management courses to help you learn faster than ever. Are great project managers born or made? Some of the skills you need to be a project manager are innate. If you’re a naturally good communicator and a born leader, you’ll be at home in a project management role. But a huge chunk of project management skills is acquired. And the best way to acquire these skills is through project management courses.

Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

Online PM Courses

Project Cost Management often puts people off. Instead, you must act with determination to understand project cost management and implement all the tools at your disposal to control costs and bring in your expenditure on budget. So, in this feature article, we’ll look at: What project cost management is. Your ‘Project Cost Management Plan’ Establishing your costs – the processes of estimating and budgeting. What is Project Cost Management?

How to Become a Project Manager in 2020


How to become a project manager? This guide answers all your questions about becoming a project manager and landing a great job. If yes, then you should consider becoming a project manager. A project manager manages, well, projects. What Does a Project Manager Do?

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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

I’ve often said that scoping is the hardest part of Project Management. So for a formal project, you’ll need a good Scope Management Plan. But a Scope Management Plan is a tiny part of project management. Why a Scope Management Plan is Important. Your scope management plan will set out the processes and procedures that will protect you from all these failings. In other words which comes first scope management plan or project management plan?

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

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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Agile Project Management: What is It and Why Does It Matter?


From the building of ancient pyramids and industrialization of the 19th century to modern-day developments such as the Gantt chart and Critical Path, project management has always existed in some form. A multitude of management models. Traditional versus agile management.

Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen. ONEPOINT Projects Every once in awhile we find that product or process or program that can help us out immensely in the project management and project portfolio management world. Make your job easier, make project management and PPM more interactive and complete, and help bridge any agile and waterfall gaps you may have in the organization – with one tool.

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Evidence-based Management: Gathering the metrics

Gathering the metrics for Evidence-based Management in software organisations can be a strenuous task and I have a number of customers that are fretting on what to collect and from where. Evidence-based Management: Gathering the metrics.

Improving big data project management


Big data and project management often go hand in hand, but some project managers, or those wishing to follow a career in project management, may be unfamiliar with the term. That’s why velocity is often just as important to monitor as the volume of data.

The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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People are gradually becoming more interested in project management as an independent topic and as a possible career. Project management blogs and resources can be a primary source of knowledge, especially if project management (PM) experts contribute to them. To help you save time searching for the best resources, we have thoroughly analyzed more than 300 project management blogs and resource websites. Project Management Software Developers. PRINCE2 Blog.

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A very practical guide to start managing your projects

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To manage projects from start to finish can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not a certified project management professional. Does “hammock activity”, “prince2” or “critical path” ring any bells? You (really) need a plan to manage projects. If you don’t know this from the beginning there’s a big risk that a project can’t be finalized due to the lack of funds. Project Management

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The Hidden Cost of Free Project Management Software


Even small projects can become complex and require a lot of management oversight. The project manager needs to oversee costs, schedules, and resources, as well as track changes, monitor risks, and report on progress. So it’s no wonder that many people turn to project management software. There are a lot of free project management software options on the market today. Any so-called “free” tool for project management is going to have some hidden costs.

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. We’ve compiled a glossary of essential and the most frequently used project management terms that can be a good assistant for you in your work. . is a process of detecting risks related to the time allowances for activities in particular or a project in general, with the width of estimates range indicating a respective level of risk.

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. We’ve compiled a glossary of essential and the most frequently used project management terms that can be a good assistant for you in your work. . is a process of detecting risks related to the time allowances for activities in particular or a project in general, with the width of estimates range indicating a respective level of risk.

Project Management Terms for Team Leaders


Project Management Terms for Team Leaders. Confused by Project Management terms? PRINCE2, NVP, Analogous Estimating etc. So we have made it easy for all you Team Leaders and Managers out there who are running projects and brought you a list of what we think are the key PM terms you should know. The deliverables are then broken down into various levels of tasks that are manageable and that can be scheduled, cost and assigned resources.

Brief comparison between MSP 5th edition and MSP 2011 edition

Henny Portman

After nine years there is a new edition of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) guide. Looks like they embraced my idea to add a quick reference card as I did when writing the official Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 guide. Programme management requires a focus on learning, design, and redesign of the progression towards the desired future state. There is no division in boundary, governance or management information baselines.

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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.

2017 192

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Browse this collection of project management statistics collected from studies and reports from the past five years. Benefits of Project Management. —1A. Project Management Methodologies. —1B. Project Management Best Practices. —1C. Agile Project Management. Project Management Salaries. Project Management Training & Certification.

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