Published 07 Nov 2017
What are the myths and realities about digital disruption? AXELOS attended the recent British Quality Foundation event, Digital Disruption – is it business as usual , and this is a summary of London Business School professor, Julian Birkinshaw’s analysis of current digi...
Published 24 Nov 2017
A project doesn’t end with delivery but with the realization of its benefits to the business. So why is corporate strategy still not being fully communicated to the project team and what steps need to be taken to ensure that it is? Without a clear understanding of corpora...
Communication|Frameworks|PRINCE2|Project management|Strategic objectives|Strategy execution
Published 11 Dec 2017
I was recently in Tokyo to meet with CIOs of Japanese businesses prior to the annual itSMF Japan conference. I was interested in asking these CIOs about their business and IT challenges, the skills they believed would be important, and their thoughts about ITIL ® and th...
Agile|Cyber security|DevOps|IT Service Management (ITSM)|Service management
Published 02 Aug 2018
When PRINCE2 Agile ® first arrived on the market in 2015, it explicitly addressed a deep-rooted misunderstanding . It challenged the assumption that PRINCE2 ® should be used to facilitate project delivery solely through a Waterfall process. But this focus on the Waterfall ...
Agile|Best practice|Certification|Governance|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Qualifications
Published 08 Aug 2018
With Day 2 of Agile 2018 come and gone, as promised here are my top thoughts from the day. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I’d highly recommend my recap of the first day . Today has had a common theme running throughout (bar one exception) of how to scale agi...
Agile|Capabilities|Communication|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Skills
Published 19 Oct 2018
Following the launch of PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification earlier this year, we caught up with members of the alumni for their feedback. Here, Shane Keown of Valtech UK – who took the course through Logical Model – explains what he learned from the experience. Wha...
Certification|Methodologies|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Qualifications
Published 25 Mar 2019
You could say I’m an “accidental project manager.” I studied philosophy at university so when I first came into the workforce I used my critical thinking to see problems and find ways to fix them. It didn’t take long for the fix to require significant planning on top of th...
Benefits realization|Business solutions|Career progression|Certification|MSP|PRINCE2|Project management|Project planning|Skills
Published 15 May 2019
This week, we celebrate the annual Learning at Work Week , a national event that celebrates professional development and lifelong learning in the workplace. All over the UK, organisations are running activities and workshops to empower professionals with new skills and know...
Published 27 Sep 2019
The big rugby tournament is underway in Japan and the all-conquering All Blacks will be many people’s favourites to win the title. What can be done to stop them? Could applying the seven PRINCE2 ® principles help? I say yes (well, maybe), here’s how: Business Justifi...
Communication|Learning|Learning from experience|PRINCE2|Project and programme delivery|Project management|Project Progress|Roles
Published 16 Oct 2014
Make no mistake about it - blending PRINCE2® and agile is a big deal. And as we approach the threshold of a PRINCE2 and agile marriage, it's clear to see that we've come a long way since 2007 when I first questioned how the two could feasibly come together. Back then, when...
Agile|Best Practice|Management|Methodologies|PRINCE2 Agile|Project and programme management (PPM)