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.

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

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.

Issue Log - Template for Prince2 and Agile


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.

6 Things PRINCE2 Certified Project Managers Should Do Every Day


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.

Managing a Football Team Like a PRINCE2 Project


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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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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Managing Project Christmas

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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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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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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.

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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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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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How to recruit an outstanding project manager (Part I)

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The project manager must keep scope, quality, risks , issues and cost under control whilst liaising with stakeholders and providing leadership and direction to the team. A good project manager is proactive rather than reactive and will seek to uncover risks before they turn into issues.

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5 Project Red Flags


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.”.

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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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?

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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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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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You Could Be A Project Manager and Not Even Know It


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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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How to Run Brexit Like a Project


You’ve just earned your PRINCE2 Foundation certificate and your first job is to manage Brexit. Manage risk. Remember that big projects come with big risks. Make sure you assign a Risk Owner who understands the intricacies of this issue. Because Europol is EU-funded, Brexit means the UK risks losing membership. Under the circumstances however, this is one of the most tolerable risks. The post How to Run Brexit Like a Project appeared first on PRINCE2 Blog.

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.

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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 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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What is a Project Management Certification? And Why Do I Need It?

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By Anselm Begley, PMP, PRINCE2, CBAP, CSM, APMG Managing Benefits. Because for the corporation, there is too much risk for corporate liability if they do not assign a certified professional and you will never know. PRINCE2® – developed by AXELOS in the UK.

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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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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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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