No to PRINCE2

Arras People

Here’s the common type of thought we get: I have also considered investing in the PRINCE2 set of qualifications to make me more PM ready and confident but fear investing in the course with no definite sight of returns. I always like to find the answer that says No to PRINCE2 – not an indefinite No – just a hold off a minute until we explore what experience you already have and what it is you’re trying to achieve. PRINCE2

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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How To Close A Project In PRINCE2

Girl's Guide to PM

How Does PRINCE2 Handle Closing a Project? Closing a project in PRINCE2 uses a variant of the Managing Stage Boundary process, as this closure activity happens at the end of the last stage. The PRINCE2 manuals, Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 and Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2, both include sections on managing project closure. How To PRINCE2 This article contains affiliate links

How To Manage Project Tolerances (with PRINCE2 Guide)

Girl's Guide to PM

The 6 Tolerances in PRINCE2. The two most frequently used tolerances are budget and time, although PRINCE2 offers you a choice of six tolerances: time, cost, scope, risk, quality and benefits. How To PRINCE2Tolerances are an important part of being able to work autonomously as a project manager. You need to have the authority and freedom of action to be able to change the direction the work is going in.

Reasons to do a PRINCE2 Certification

Arras People

In this post, guest blogger Simplilearn explore just why PRINCE2 is the most popular project management certification in the UK. Having said that, we think PRINCE2 has not received the due credit it deserves. PRINCE2 is a systematic set of guidelines that aims to enable managers rather than spoon feed them. In this article, we highlight what PRINCE2 is, the types of PRINCE2 certifications, and why you ought to get certified in PRINCE2. What is PRINCE2?

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?

PMP or PRINCE2? Unraveling the Knot

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PMP or PRINCE2? The post PMP or PRINCE2? PMBOK Guide & PMP PRINCE2 Project Management Career Project Management Trainingis a common question from project professionals who want a qualification to strengthen their resumé. We'll give you the answers. Unraveling the Knot appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

Introducing the PRINCE2 Principles

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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.

PRINCE2 – Still Top of the Charts

Arras People

Back in 2007 PRINCE2 was the most popular Project Management Qualification in the country (see article below). Has anything changed since then or is PRINCE2 still top of the charts? Then of those that do have a qualification, 66% had taken PRINCE2 Practitioner whilst 48% had taken PRINCE2 Foundation. So clearly PRINCE2 has a commanding lead at the top of the accreditation charts. So why PRINCE2 above other qualifications?

PRINCE2 Agile Training: Logical Model Online Training Review

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Product reviewed: PRINCE2® Agile Bundle (includes exam fee, self-paced online training, support and mock exam). Other products offered by this training company: PRINCE2®, PMP Exam Prep, other online PM courses including How to Estimate, Recovery of Troubled Projects, Project Governance. PRINCE2® is a difficult topic to learn online. He’s also been a PRINCE2 examiner, which gives him an insight into how best to get students through the exam.

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: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

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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.

PRINCE2 Certification: Everything You Need to Know

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Today, over a million project managers use PRINCE2 in countries all over the world in public and private sector projects. The post PRINCE2 Certification: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. PRINCE2 Project Management Career Project Management Training PRINCE2 AgileIt’s attention to rigor and good governance make it a popular standard for many organizations.

Mini webinar PRINCE2 Agile Agilometer

Henny Portman

On request of several of my followers I created a mini webinar of the PRINCE2 Agile Agilometer. According to the official PRINCE2 Agile manual, the Agilometer is a tool that assesses the level of risk associated with using agile in combination with PRINCE2. This allows PRINCE2 to be tailored in such a way that best mitigated the level of risk. Agile English Post mini webinar PRINCE2 Agile

25 Years Project Management Experience: Do I Really Need PRINCE2?

Arras People

“Even though I’m a veteran project manager, I’m not PRINCE2 certified, but that seems to be all companies want in their PM job descriptions. ” In our experience at Arras People we find a good deal of employers ask for a project management qualification such as PRINCE2, but when we delve deeper it transpires the organisation isn’t working stringently to the process but they are working within a structured environment. PRINCE2

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).

PRINCE2 – Still top of the charts

Arras People

Back in 2007 PRINCE2 was the most popular Project Management Qualification in the country (see article below). Has anything changed since then or is PRINCE2 still top of the charts? Then of those that do have a qualification, 66% had taken PRINCE2 Practitioner whilst 48% had taken PRINCE2 Foundation. So clearly PRINCE2 has a commanding lead at the top of the accreditation charts. So why PRINCE2 above other qualifications?

Review Official PRINCE2 Foundation App

Henny Portman

A companion learning tool to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation exam. The App contains a case study to bring PRINCE2 to life and offers links to continue your PRINCE2 journey. The case study contains 5 topics: Introduction to PRINCE2: introducing the company, it’s vision, the project and the key employees. In the case there is a reference to PRINCE2 role: Sponsor (incorrect, see glossary). App English Post Prince2 review

Will PRINCE2 Help Me Get a Foot in the Door?

Arras People

“Being a project management professional who has been made redundant and actively seeking a role to no avail for the past few months, would employers take notice of me if I gained my PRINCE2 qualification?” ” A simple answer is maybe – it’s always difficult to say based on a job advert, most asking for PRINCE2 practitioner are actually asking for a project professional, who has and can work within a structured project management environment.

Prince2 Certification Guide for Misguided #ProjectManagers

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So, here I am, once again, writing the dreaded guide about Prince2 methodology and certification. Believe me, getting the Prince2 Foundation level certificate is not as hard as having to write the entire post again…. Prince2 Certification from Experts’ Point of View: Let’s start with Colin Bentley this time. He has a book called: ‘Prince2 A Practical Handbook’. Bentley’s argument has a lot of weight in the context of Prince2 methodologies.

What is the Difference Between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

Arras People

What is the difference between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management? A counterpoint would be that Agile Project Management (Agile PM) is based on DSDM Atern while PRINCE2 Agile “integrates any agile development approach you want”. Agile-PM’s inspiration traces roots from the 90’s while PRINCE2 Agile blends the 80’s and the noughties and 20-teen’s. PRINCE2 Agile gives us the “Agil-o-meter” to allow us to ‘calculate’ the answer.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Job After Taking PRINCE2?

Arras People

Someone wanting to get into project management had done the obligatory PRINCE2 Foundation course and was raring to go but unfortunately no-one seems to be biting. Doing PRINCE2 and getting a job as a Project Manager, when you have no prior experience, there is no correlation or link at all. Doing PRINCE2 does not lead to a project management job. DOING PRINCE2 DOES NOT LEAD TO A PROJECT MANAGEMENT JOB. Here’s a list of resources to get you started: PRINCE2

PRINCE2 Principles: Manage by exception

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In PRINCE2 there are 3 main “levels” within the project: Delivery, Management and Direction. We’ve all been there, a manager taking far too much interest in our every action at work, micro managing our day to day lives. We may have even fallen accidentally into this trap ourselves, spending far too much time in the detail.

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.

Spend £90 Become PRINCE2 Agile Foundation Qualified

Arras People

PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation has just been launched and April is the month where the certification is piloted with the project management marketplace. You can take the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation course online now, pay no examination fee and receive your certification, all for a price of £90. More details are available on the registration page here – PRINCE2 Agile Foundation. Why PRINCE2 Agile? PRINCE2 contains some references to Agile but not a lot.

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.

How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

There are a few project management methods which exemplify this approach, probably the most globally rec ognised being the PRINCE2® project certification. PRINCE2® started out as a UK-government method to manage the various IT ‘projects’ undertaken under its command. According to Arras People 2018, PRINCE2® Practitioners can earn approx. Many organisations use a management method which has its roots in PRINCE2® but ‘tailored’ to their own business needs.

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PRINCE2: The Reigning Project Management Methodology

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Projects in Controlled Environments (more commonly known as PRINCE2) is the most widely practiced project management methodology worldwide, used by teams in over 150 countries. But what is PRINCE2 and why is it so popular? These are tricky questions to answer without sifting through endless articles and vague definitions, so we’ve saved you some Googling by collecting the essentials of PRINCE2 in one convenient place. The fundamentals of PRINCE2.

Podcast: Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2

Henny Portman

Honored to be interviewed by Allan Thomson about one of my latest books Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2. The book Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 can be ordered by: Amazon. Prince2 Project Board English Post project sponsor Interview

PRINCE2 and DevOps, a successful marriage or recipe for divorce?

Henny Portman

Happy to see that my white paper PRINCE2 and DevOps, a successful marriage or recipe for divorce? Many organizations will also use PRINCE2 to deliver projects. I describe how a PRINCE2 project manager can cope with DevOps teams and how DevOps teams can cope with the PRINCE2 governance.

‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

Arras People

With the BBC’s popular program The Apprentice back on the television, I thought it worth looking at how true to life are the so-called projects being managed by the so-called Project Managers are; taking in the challenges they encounter and how they deal with them, compared to the approaches set out in the PRINCE2® Method and/or the APM Body of Knowledge (APM BoK). You’ll certainly need to know your PRINCE2® from your Prince Charles!

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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.

Fünf Gründe, Prince2 für Projekte zu nutzen

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Hier sind 5 Argumente für PRINCE2 als Methode. PRINCE2 wird in 19 Ländern gelehrt. Über 150 Organisationen aus dem öffentlichen und privaten Sektor bilden ein virtuelles Komitee, das den Standard PRINCE2 weiter entwickelt. Was PRINCE2 als “Best Practice” definiert, hat seine Verbindlichkeit. Mit anderen Worten, die Sprache von PRINCE2 ist die Sprache des Projektmanagements. PRINCE2 ist keine Projektmanagement-Software, sondern ein Standard.

Issue Log - Template for Prince2 and Agile

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Agile Excel RAID Logs Issue log Prince2 RAIDWhat is an Issue Log? The issue log is a document which aims at capturing and documenting any issues which were brought forward during the lifecycle of the project. Managing a project is a complex process, which many liken to a tightrope act: the PM (Project Manager) must keep their balance while taking into consideration all the variables, tasks and the influence of all the team members and stakeholders.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse with PRINCE2®

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So, how about if we employed the power of PRINCE2® – or more specifically, its seven principles – to help you survive the zombie apocalypse? Lastly, PRINCE2 is a tailorable methodology. To put this into perspective, zombies have taken on many interpretations over the years, and if you’re trying to use PRINCE2 to tackle land-based zombies when your environment actually calls for defence against water-based zombies, then the outlook is bleak, to say the least.

Managing a Football Team Like a PRINCE2 Project

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PRINCE2 is a controlled, consistent approach to projects that allows you to logically plan your tasks and objectives. We guarantee** the winning team this weekend will be using PRINCE2 processes – so if you haven’t implemented them in your organisation, click here to see why you should! The post Managing a Football Team Like a PRINCE2 Project appeared first on PRINCE2 Blog. It’s Super Bowl weekend, so (naturally) we’re thinking about project management.

Die 7 Prinzipien, Themen und Prozesse von PRINCE2

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PRINCE2 is now available in German, and so prince2.com has launched a German-language version of our website and is now delivering courses in Germany. PRINCE2 ist eher ein Vertreter der klassischen Projektplanung – doch es gibt auch Stimmen, die der hybriden Systematik folgen: PRINCE2 für die klare Struktur und den notwendigen Rahmen, Scrum für Sprints innerhalb der Projektabschnitte. Die sieben Grundprinzipien von PRINCE2 sind so etwas wie das Rückgrat eines Projekts.

How the PRINCE2 Directing Guide helps with decision latency

Henny Portman

On the AXELOS website you can find my blog how the Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 guide can help you with decision latency. To order Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2: managementboek.nl , bol.com , Amazon. directing English Post Prince2 Project BoardThe CHAOS Report’ 2018 from the Standish Group sees decision latency as one of the key factors why so many projects fail.

The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

Of note we can see the following: The Project Manager cohort is dominated by PRINCE2 with 62% having attained the Practitioner level and a further 9% having just the Foundation level. Of note we can see the following: The Programme Manager cohort is also dominated by PRINCE2 with 75% having attained the Practitioner level and just 3% having only the Foundation level.

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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.