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

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“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. If you have the opportunity to take a PRINCE2 course through your current employer, take it. PRINCE2

What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

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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.

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The Benefits Of PRINCE2 For Better Projects And Organizations


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.

Managing Project Christmas

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Here’s SPOCE with the PRINCE2 approach to managing the project that is Christmas. 25 th December – closing a project process begins with a post mortem of how well it went. This is usually a big NO NO for PRINCE2 due to their conflicting objectives.

The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

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PRINCE2 Certification. What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is one of the world’s most practiced methods for project management. PRINCE2 provides a framework and guidelines that enable effective project management for delivering projects successfully.

Risk Management for Project Managers

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We’ve been building our expertise around the area of project management for a number of years,” Walaa explains, “and offer a master’s degree in project management, along with PRINCE2® and AgilePM® project management courses.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

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When used in a Project context you can benefit from merging the Agile delivery methods with the structure that PRINCE2 Agile or Agile PM bring with them. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. What does Agile mean?

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Let’s Be Agile Together!

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We were not fussy – best practice worked for us and we would happily take from PMBoK, PRINCE2 or whatever came along that could increase our capability to deliver successful projects and programmes.

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A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

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Another use for it is for process mapping. If you are going to change a process as part of your project you can use RACI to step through the process and record who is going to be affected by any process change. RACI and PRINCE2.

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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. Improving consistency in process and decision making.

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Governance and Estimating

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If your business is not subject to any external governance process, you’re free to spend your money as you please. Development Change control - ISO 12207, CMMI, CoBit, OPM3, Prince2. make use of estimates in their decision support processes.

Entrepreneurship & Project Management [Interview]

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What’s your top tip for shifting performance in a company with layers of decision making, where teams are targeted to achieve certain things and wouldn’t work on your pet process improvement project, for example? This process can be boiled down to trust.

Moving from PA to Project Administrator

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Don’t dive into a PRINCE2 course – it’s not the right time yet to be looking at that. Process sub contract payments, internal labor orders and payment allocations, using the Sage accounting system on a monthly basis.

How To Present To The C-Suite (And Everyone Else)

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If you are presenting new process changes that must be adopted by others, you might give a story about the challenges currently faced and how you approached the process development to get the right inputs for the changes. Today, I’m handing the blog over to Leigh Espy.

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

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Globalization, technology and improved internal processes have raised the stakes for all of us. We need to teach teams to adjust to every predicament and continuously improve their processes. How PRINCE2 has helped big business This is a guest post by Peter Richards.

How to Come Up With a Flexible Project Management ?


All types of project undergo different processes, life cycles or stages. That being said, the product or service should be under a flexible project management in order to adopt the entire process of the project. There is a separate process once the project is prepped for delivery and use. Such approach is named project-based planning and is considered an essential component of methods or approaches such as 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. It actually made me want to learn about process groups, which is a rare thing. Logical Model PRINCE2 courses.

Building Project Management Capability & Maturity

Jez Lister

In the UK and many other countries around the globe, this usually means Prince2 – ‘Projects in a Controlled Environment’. Prince2 was developed in the UK by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and launched in 1996. Although PRINCE2 sets out a framework for how individual projects should be managed, it doesn’t address how an organisation should be set up to use it. When these processes are being continuously reviewed and improved this is called a mature process.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

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Lean Six Sigma is an approach for Process Improvement Projects, combining many different conceptual tools depending on the situation. Lean Six Sigma Process ImprovementLean Six Sigma, a management buzzword that seems to persist and many don't understand.

Top Ten Things Every New Project Manager Should Do

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If you’re one of the many people who only has their PRINCE2 Foundation and are looking for a cost-effective way to boost your project management knowledge, I really advise you take a look at the online learning options Dr Mike has, they’re first-rate!

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Communications Tools: The Project Banner

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I should have measured it first as we’ve just had the ceiling painted as we’re in the process of moving into that room and I was nervous about bashing it with the support pole. This article, Communications Tools: The Project Banner , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?


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. For PMP, you need to file your entire project management experience to pass the vetting process.

Win a Training Course [Giveaway]

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Better Project Status Reports is a 5 step process for communicating confidently about your project. Set up processes with your team for collecting updates to go in the report. Job adverts declare that you have to be PMP certified or a PRINCE2 Practitioner.

How to Delegate Tasks With More Confidence and Less Stress

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Long ago I found being delegated to was often a confusing process. The reporting process should just be “so when I bring you an escalation you will already be familiar with the context needed to make the required decisions and take the required actions”.

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What’s To Like About AgilePM?

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The roles represent the Business, project Process and Technical Development required to manage and develop and deliver the project. It can be integrated successfully with PRINCE2 because the roles are complementary and the lifecycles are similar.

Socio political complexity and project management

Susanne Madsen

Process isn’t the answer When we look at the five levels of competency for project management in an organisation, it turns out that implementing a structured approach to managing projects will help an organisation progress to level three out of five.

Have You Considered Legal Project Management?

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Second, the legal services industry is such a distinct branch of commerce, with lawyers using particular procedures, processes and terminology, that the ‘legal’ suffix is entirely justified. Legal Project Management (LPM) is a discipline recognised widely in the legal services sector.

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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This quote demonstrates a lack of understanding of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty and the processes and events that create uncertainty. There is naturally occurring variability from uncontrolled processes. Aleatory uncertainty is expressed as a process variability.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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Project management methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, PRINCE2, PRiSM, Six Sigma, Critical Path, and many more. You can always switch the project you’re working on, the team you interact with, the industry you’re involved in, and even the processes and tools to ease your work.

Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

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So far so good; but when an organisation is orchestrating its status reporting process, what does it need to consider? What other considerations can you think of for designing Project Status Reporting processes?

When Elizabeth Met Colin [Video]

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I talked to somebody not so long ago and they said, “No one follows my process.” PRINCE2 and PMBOK: How They Compare [Interview] Learn what PRINCE2 has to offer project managers and how to get qualified.