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. PRINCE2 Agile is not a replacement for PRINCE2. It is an extension to PRINCE2.

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. What Is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 is an acronym for Projects IN Controlled Environments. History of PRINCE2.

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. 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.

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. PRINCE2 Axelos

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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. What are the reasons why Christine chose to study PRINCE2 in a virtual environment? “I SPOCE PRINCE2 Virtual Classroom.

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? The fundamentals of PRINCE2. The 7 principles of PRINCE2.

Spend £90 Become PRINCE2 Agile Foundation Qualified

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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.

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.

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.

Business Change & Best Practice Needn’t Be Puzzling

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For Managing a Single Change – PRINCE2 ® : If one piece (or business function), needs changing in order to meet business objectives, then the change should be justified using a Business Case and project managed using a professional best management practice approach, such as PRINCE2 ®.

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

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. Risk Management Papers. “A

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Project Management Q&A: How to Hire a Project Manager for the First Time

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If your project is relatively high risk or business critical you could indeed be looking for a project manager. A classic is insisting on the PRINCE2 qualification when actually your own organisation does not use it nor has any intention of hiring project managers with vast experience of it.

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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse with PRINCE2®

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A zombie apocalypse epitomises every project manager’s nightmare – no clear plan (other than, y’know… not dying), no clear budget, scope or even visibility on how many team members will turn up each day, and don’t even get us started on the ever-increasing log of risks…. 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.

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

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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.

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Issue Log - Template for Prince2 and Agile

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Issue vs. Risk All issues are basically risks which weren’t mitigated and have materialized, either due to the fact that they couldn’t have been resolved or because the risk wasn’t recognized on time. In other words: Risks are potential problems, while issues are current ones.

Managing a Football Team Like a PRINCE2 Project

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The Project Team: Super-Human Risk Assessors. Just as a project should be continually risk-assessed, players must carefully analyse where they can maximise opportunities or minimise threats. 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 ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshow for Project Practitioners

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This summer, with the implementation of the PRINCE2 2017 changes, there is no better time to address this subject. PRINCE2 2017 Update. Eagerly anticipated, the PRINCE2 2017 update has been introduced to reflect our ever-changing and dynamic working environment.

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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. Risk number 1. –

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Challenging Change

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You can read more about this at SME www.smeweb.com/sme/how-mismanaging-change-is-the-biggest-risk-of-all – where Peter describes the four-year study by LeadershipIQ.com which found that the number one reason CEO’s got fired was ….

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Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

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Gateway (PRINCE2). The risks and benefits associated with moving to the next stage. ’ PRINCE2 and the UK Government refer to Gate 0 – Strategic Assessment. PRINCE2 and the UK Government refer to Gate 1 – Business Justification.

What are the Best Project Management Books?

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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.

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12 Project Management Rules You’d be Wise to Note

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It is no coincidence that the developers of the UK Government’s Project Management methodology, PRINCE (now, PRINCE2 ), chose the acronym they did, for their new methodology. PRINCE2 was updated in 2007 , by the way. How Project Risk Management will Make You a Better PM.

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The Qualities of a Good Project Manager

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One project management practice where logic is essential is Risk Management. As with Risk Management, your past experiences will inform how you apply logic to future projects. For a great example on how you can do this, click here to read our earlier blog post: Motivating your Project Team with PRINCE2. The post The Qualities of a Good Project Manager appeared first on PRINCE2 Blog.

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Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

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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. Blog by: Richard Lampitt.

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What’s To Like About AgilePM?

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It can be integrated successfully with PRINCE2 because the roles are complementary and the lifecycles are similar. What it does have that PRINCE2 doesn’t are roles defined for delivering the requirements. PRINCE2 Agile® is a registered trademarks of AXELOS Limited.

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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. Blog by: Richard Lampitt.

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

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PRINCE2. The employers will depend on the project manager to manage the budget, track costs and expenditure, ensure there is no scope creep and to identify potential risk factors that could impact the project and minimize such risk to protect the investment of a project. PRINCE2.

5 Project Red Flags

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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.”.

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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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. Embrace Risk!

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Project Forecasting 101

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You'll also like: Inside PRINCE2: Who does what in project Initiation Initiating a project is where it all starts in PRINCE2. This article, Project Forecasting 101 , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

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Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

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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. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Project Managers (PMs) live and die by the Plan.

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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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You Could Be A Project Manager and Not Even Know It

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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.

A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

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When you don’t document who is responsible for what, you risk: Decisions taking longer because no one is clear who will be having the final say. RACI and PRINCE2. PRINCE2® doesn’t have RACI/RASCI in exactly the same way as described above.

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Project Management CV – Writing in the First Person

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I have a good track record in effectively engaging various types of stakeholders and managing difficult risks during complex projects. Excellent track record in effectively engaging various types of stakeholders and managing difficult risks during complex projects.

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

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They encourage their teams to take risks and make it safe to fail sometimes. They will willingly share information about potential risk factors. By Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.”.

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Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

You might want to take this even further and document exactly how you are going to estimate how much time resources will be required for, how you are going to ‘win’ scarce resources, and what risks you might face around securing the resources. What Does PRINCE2 Say About Resource Management?

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How to Get Into Project Management: 5 PMs Share Their Stories

Girl's Guide to PM

I completed the PRINCE2® qualification soon after I started my IT role. I also took the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification which was good to have as it is widely recognised and has a solid methodology, but I use those concepts less in my day job today.

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Let’s Be Agile Together!

Arras People

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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