How to Choose a PRINCE2 Course Online

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You’re looking for the best PRINCE2 course online. In this article, I’ll share what to look for in an online training provider and how to choose the right PRINCE2 certification course for you. What to look for in an online PRINCE2 course.

PRINCE2: The Project Management Method Explained

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What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 is a project management method. PRINCE2 stands for Projects IN a Controlled Environment (Version 2). Who is PRINCE2 for? PRINCE2 works in a huge number of industries and domains. The History of PRINCE2. PRINCE2 Core Principles.

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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.

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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How To Close A Project In PRINCE2

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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. How To PRINCE2 This article contains affiliate links

How To Manage Project Tolerances (with PRINCE2 Guide)

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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. Risk Tolerance. How To 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. 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.

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

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

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.

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. Themes 2: purpose and remarks from the key stakeholders in line with the themes risk, change and progress. App English Post Prince2 review

Risk Management for Project Managers

Arras People

“Increasingly,” says Walaa Bakry, who runs Westminster Business School’s project management courses, “successful project management is becoming a synonym for successful risk management. Therefore, project managers who wish to successfully fulfil their project’s objectives not only need to manage the technical aspects of the project but also ensure that risks which may impact on the project’s objectives are well managed.”. programme risk. operational risk. “It

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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

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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. 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.

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.

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.

‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

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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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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. A risk is a problem which hasn’t occurred yet, and has a good chance of occurring in the future. In other words: Risks are potential problems, while issues are current ones. Agile Excel RAID Logs Issue log Prince2 RAIDWhat is an Issue Log?

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.

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 Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

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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. M_o_R (Management of Risk) makes the top 10, whilst sitting at number 11 across the whole practitioner group. 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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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 ®. Each project would be individually justified with a Business Case and managed using PRINCE2. To access a free copy of our latest PRINCE2 eBook click here.

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Best Practice Program Design

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The level of complexity and risk involved in shifting an enterprise into a new phase of development and operation – and the associated investment – means the process has to be managed properly and improvement measured.

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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. Underpinning our ‘Ready for Change’ theme – find out all that you need to know about the new PRINCE2® 2017 changes: when they are happening, what this means for you and your organisation and get a chance to win the new PRINCE2® 2017 manual in our prize draw. Project Management Event Change management PRINCE2

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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 Risk a Feelings,” George F.

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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. PRINCE2 Project Management Recruitment PM Job applications Project Management recruiting project managers

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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. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Effective Risk Management 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk a Feelings,” George F. Hammonds, Risk Analysis 14.5

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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. Each household will have its own internal processes in place for this for which PRINCE2 can support. This way our issues and risks are kept better under control and the business case is continually reviewed. Risk number 1. –

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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?

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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. PRINCE2 and the UK Government refer to Gate 2 – Delivery Strategy. PRINCE2 and the UK Government refer to Gate 3 – Investment Decision. The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers.

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. But it is well written and, if you are a serious PM who needs to manage risk rigorously on major projects, it’s the book for you. Identifying and Managing Project Risk. and Effective Risk Management.

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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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. I once told the story of how my book on Risk Management , ‘ Risk Happens! But any risk manager knows that risk is a combination of likelihood and impact. How Project Risk Management will Make You a Better PM.

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

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There are two major certifying bodies, PRINCE2 and the Project Management Institute (PMI). Risk Management. Then there are risks, which are potential problems, ones that have yet to occur or might not ever. Risk management. Manage risk tracking process.

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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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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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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

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Only download templates from websites where you are confident in the source – don’t take any risks downloading files from sites that look and feel dodgy, to minimise the risk of accidentally downloading a virus Save a blank version of the template, then save another version with a file name related to your project. The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) arranges and manages project assurance reviews for the UK governments’ complex and high risk projects.

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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. In her next article Julia talks about the differences between AgilePM and PRINCE2 Agile. SPOCE Project Management Limited is a global leader in delivering best practice training for project programme and risk management.

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