What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

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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.

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

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.

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.

Risk Management for Project Managers

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“Increasingly,” says Walaa Bakry, who runs Westminster Business School’s project management courses, “successful project management is becoming a synonym for successful risk management. Management of Risk was the next obvious area for us to expand into.”. programme risk.

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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.

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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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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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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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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 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.

The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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What to expect: John Goodpasture frequently writes articles on risk management, Agile processes, and leadership. The Risk Matrix – Yet One More Time! Risk Management Is How Adults Manage Projects. The “If/ Then” Risk Statement. PRINCE2 Blog.

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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. solid understanding of business cases and risk management processes. continuously follow up on the progress, risks, and opportunities of the project.

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Kick Start Your Project Management Career with APM’s PFQ

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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.

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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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 risk assessments. Testing risk response.

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10 Ways to Write About Your Project Management Career History in Your CV

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Assessed, tracked and managed any assumption, risks, issues and dependencies. So you’ve written your amazing introductory profile and got your key achievements just right. Now it’s time to focus on the real weighty part of the CV – your career history.

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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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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! Number 8: Risk Management.

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10 Ways to Write About Your Project Management Career History in Your CV

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Assessed, tracked and managed any assumption, risks, issues and dependencies. So you’ve written your amazing introductory profile and got your key achievements just right. Now it’s time to focus on the real weighty part of the CV – your career history.

Entrepreneurship & Project Management [Interview]

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An entrepreneurial project manager does not see the impediment as a risk but rather an opportunity to stand out and do something great ~ Chris Cook. PRINCE2 and PMBoK: why both?

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. Every Project Administrator uses MS Excel on a daily basis – they’re using it for logging information in areas such as financial; issues, risks and reporting.

How to Come Up With a Flexible Project Management ?


The following reasons are very common: the client made an unexpected change , the time was not managed properly or the risks were not addressed properly. More and more project management intensive training are resorting to time and risk management since this will trigger another form of flexible project management where it can help projects adapt easily to the constraints involved in a project.

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.

Project Management Training – Cheap or Value?

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SPOCE Project Management Limited is a global leader in delivering best practice training for project programme and risk management. SPOCE is the flagship training provider for PRINCE2® and MSP® and were APMGs first ever training provider.

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Governance and Estimating

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All businesses that operate inside governance frameworks, which address: Risk, Conformance and Compliance - COSO, CoBit, ISO 27001, ISO 38500. Development Change control - ISO 12207, CMMI, CoBit, OPM3, Prince2.

6 Real Project Managers Show You How To Manage Multiple Projects

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I like having a one-page project summary on the wall by my desk, like a PRINCE2 project product description). Red gets more attention than green, but a high-risk, high-value project sliding into yellow might get more attention than something less risky already in red.

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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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What is VUCA?

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Low-uncertainty introduces the need for “plan-B” or risk management while uncertainty favours reactive responding. PRINCE2® gave us a framework within which to create governance over the use of the tool-kit. No it’s not Spock. The world is a dynamic place.

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15 Tested & Practical Tips from Women in Project Management

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And, “Her risk management plans were to die for”? This is not to diminish the importance or role of planning, risk, value analysis and all other traditional “hard” skill sets; rather, it is a rebalancing of the skills required. Helen Hitchmough says: More than anything else, the [PRINCE2] training helped me because I was able to talk about projects and ideas with the other people there.

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Project Management – Where to Find the Jobs

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Words that have particular relevance for UK project management professionals include: PRINCE2. Risk Management. Everyday dozens of new project management jobs are created and filled.

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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. You’ve probably heard about all sorts of project management certifications and wonder whether it’s worth having one.

A very practical guide to start managing your projects

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Does “hammock activity”, “prince2” or “critical path” ring any bells? 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. the client is somebody you’ve already done business with; you’ve done work for this client before; the project seems pretty straightforward and/or you underestimate the potential risks and the problems that these might cause.

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Socio political complexity and project management

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To reduce structural complexity we can use traditional project management tools such as breakdown structures, critical path analysis and risk management. We want to control it and mitigate all risks up front with our risk registers.

Clarifying Misconceptions of the Big Launch

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What really works might surprise you – it’s definitely something to work on when you are thinking about positive project risk! PRINCE2:2009: The Launch Please be patient with the video: it takes a while to load. Do you think that your project should have a ‘launch’ event?

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