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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PRINCE2 and PMBOK: How They Compare

Rebel’s Guide to PM

We were talking about PRINCE2®, what it means to get qualified and how it compares to the PMBOK Guide. — Today, on our Project Management Methodologies Series, we’re going to interview Elizabeth Harrin, from the award-winning blog A Girl’s Guide to Project Management.


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PRINCE2® Agile Foundation and Practitioner


What is PRINCE2 Agile? PRINCE2 Agile is a project management process that focuses on delivering projects with high levels of customer satisfaction. You can also use PRINCE2 Agile for small projects and large ones! How Does PRINCE2 Agile Work?

PRINCE2: The Project Management Method Explained

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 is a project management method. It’s structured, and experience-based, created from the lived experience of thousands of project managers and successful projects. PRINCE2 stands for Projects IN a Controlled Environment (Version 2).

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.

How to Choose a PRINCE2 Course Online

Rebel’s Guide to PM

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.

How To Close A Project In PRINCE2

Rebel’s Guide to PM

A project has a start, a middle and an end, so closing a project is an important part of the project management lifecycle. The project manager and the team will be able to move on to their next assignment. How Does PRINCE2 Handle Closing a Project?

How To Manage Project Tolerances (with PRINCE2 Guide)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Tolerances are an important part of being able to work autonomously as a project manager. The project tolerance definition I use in my book, Project Manager, is this: Tolerances are how much you can flex within your project without having to go back for approval. Risk Tolerance.

PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

Project management is a process of finding the best method to manage and control work through its every stage. There’s never just one way to accomplish this mission, and thus there is never just one methodology for project managers to use. But you can’t use a methodology you don’t know, which is why good project managers are intellectually curious and never complacent. What Is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 is an acronym for Projects IN Controlled Environments.

9 Steps to Managing Risk for Your Projects


Risk and uncertainty are inherent parts of all project work, making project risk management an important topic for teams to address. But there are ways you can mitigate and manage risk. Create a project risk register. Identify project risks.

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Introducing the PRINCE2 Principles

Project Health Check

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). But PRINCE2 has a third component: "Principles". of the PRINCE2 handbook.

PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner: Everything you need to know to get this Certification!


What is PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner? PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner. The aim of the first qualification is to provide a background on the concepts, process, terminology, and techniques needed to be able to successfully manage projects using Prince2.

What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

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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Is a PRINCE2 Virtual Classroom For You?

Arras People

She began working as a freelancer in April 2016, providing reward consulting and project management services to clients. 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.

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

Combining PRINCE2 and Scrum


The Six Nations Championship is underway, which has us thinking about project management (of course). Dr Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber actually invented a rugby-inspired management process named Scrum back in 1995. 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.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

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

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Prince2 Certification Guide for Misguided #ProjectManagers


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’. I call newbies, the misguided project managers because there are tons of certifications to choose from.

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. In the study part you will be able to read a case study (Axle Car Hire) about project management and study for your exam with Study Cards (in total 240 questions). The case study contains 5 topics: Introduction to PRINCE2: introducing the company, it’s vision, the project and the key employees.

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. The activities carried out by the project manager at any one time can be quite diverse. However, there are certain common activities that a PRINCE2 Certified Project Manager will carry out almost every day. Manage Risks – Unmanaged risks can derail the best laid plans. PRINCE2 Project Managers understand this.

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

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.

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The Qualities of a Good Project Manager


Understandably, we believe that being certified in project management is a sure-fire way to boost your career chances, knowledge of best practice and overall skillset. Disorganised project managers either struggle or fail. The best project managers know how to tailor helpful organisational tools, such as Gantt charts, to their own company’s practices, and apply a range of techniques to organise both themselves and others.

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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.

‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

Arras People

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). Now, I know the Apprentice is pretty far detached from what actually goes on in real project management.

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PRINCE2: The Reigning Project Management Methodology


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.

Managing a Football Team Like a PRINCE2 Project


It’s Super Bowl weekend, so (naturally) we’re thinking about project management. Well, as anyone who’s studied project management will know – its processes and themes all find mirrors in everyday life. The more enthusiastic (or manic) the project manager, the more likely you are to find them applying best practice to getting their kids ready for school, or Gantt-charting their skincare regimes. The Stakeholders: Identifying and Managing Some Very High Expectations.

Spend £90 Become PRINCE2 Agile Foundation Qualified

Arras People

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.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse with PRINCE2®


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? Manage by stages. Manage by exception.

The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. By way of a reminder the top 10 were identified as follows: Project Managers: When cut by those indicating that they belong to the Project Manager cohort the top 10 delivers the table below.

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

Arras People

The nature of what we do has changed significantly and we find ourselves needing to recruit a project manager for the first time. What should we be looking for in terms of the calibre of project manager and should we, for example, develop internally or recruit externally? Bringing a project management resource into an organisation for the first time will require a little bit of extra planning over and above the other types of resources you normally recruit for.

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Product Manager vs Project Manager – What’s the Difference?

Product Manager vs Project Manager. While both are leadership roles and the titles are similar, there’s a difference between a product manager and a project manager as Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains. What Is a Project Manager? Project Manager Responsibilities.

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Issue Log - Template for Prince2 and Agile


Managing a project is a complex process, which many liken to a tightrope act: the PM (Project Manager) must keep their balance while taking into consideration all the variables, tasks and the influence of all the team members and stakeholders. 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. What is an Issue Log?

Business Change & Best Practice Needn’t Be Puzzling

Arras People

How Can Best Management Practice Help To Build And Sustain The Bigger Picture of your Jigsaw? 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 ®. To access a free copy of our latest PRINCE2 eBook click here.

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Best Practice Program Design

PM Times

When managing major organizational change and improvement, programmes remain the most effective framework for achieving success. The post Best Practice Program Design appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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Managing Project Christmas

Arras People

Here’s SPOCE with the PRINCE2 approach to managing the project that is Christmas. Fantastic article if you’re also fairly new to project management too to understand the concepts and approaches. The project brief is produced and our Project Manager, in this case ‘Mum or Dad,’ is appointed. The remaining project management team is also appointed. The Christmas dinner – Quality and Risk Approach. Well done to our Christmas Project Manager.

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The ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshow for Project Practitioners

Arras People

SPOCE, the project management training organisation and partners AXELOS and APMG are running three events soon called the ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshows. It is what underpins all objectives in Project Management approaches. This summer, with the implementation of the PRINCE2 2017 changes, there is no better time to address this subject. PRINCE2 2017 Update. Change Management. A Cocktail of Project Management Approaches.

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Project Management Trends [2022]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

There’s no denying that project management today looks different to how it did even 5 years ago. Project management trends shape our profession. So what are the emerging trends in project management that are going to shape how you do your job in the future?

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

Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. We regularly feature project management resources to help train PMs to land jobs in the industry or develop better skills in their current role. What Does a Project Manager Do?

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Do you need a project management degree?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Recently someone got in contact with me to ask about how to become a project manager. On the other hand, I have been advised to do a degree in project management and do work experience in a particular field to build up your experience. “Do I need a degree in project management?”

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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? We expect more from our project managers – we expect them to inspire, lead teams and be more confident.

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