Today’s edition of The Times UK newspaper features the story of how Sony Professional Solutions Europe adopted PRINCE2 Agile to offer a more flexible and dynamic approach to their growing portfolio of software based projects.
The article, featured in Raconteur’s Enterprise Agility report within The Times, shares how when approaching a new software based project, Sony Professional Solutions Europe has embraced the growing trend among businesses to eschew the more traditional project management approach in favour of less linear methods with the adoption of the PRINCE2 Agile methodology, launched in June 2015 by AXELOS.
Camilla Brown, Project Manager for Sony Media Solutions, says: “Increasingly, companies are recognizing that it can be virtually impossible to have a perfect understanding of a solution at the start of a project, and therefore the concept of agility allows them to benefit from being able to change and amend deliverables throughout the course of the project.”
Sony has been running projects in the broadcast and media industry for many years using the PRINCE2® methodology with its clients, to deliver predominantly hardware/software application solutions. While there are many benefits to this more established approach, Sony quickly realized they needed to use something else to satisfy the needs of companies that have a fast changing operation. Sony knew it needed to rework how it identified agile-based opportunities and felt PRINCE2 Agile would be the perfect fit for what clients wanted.
Yucel Timur, Head of Project Management at Sony Media Solutions, says “We have a growing number of customers who are opening up to the approach because it reduces the need for a big upfront design effort and allows business priorities to be adjusted during the project”.
To read the full report you can either pick up a copy of The Times today, visit the PRINCE Resources page, or alternatively download it below.