Published 09 Sep 2021
Having a project management office (PMO) is – more than ever – a valuable thing for organizations to invest in. Employees and teams are often overwhelmed in the workplace and having a PMO to provide project-related services makes life a lot easier, both reducing pressure and...
Best practice|PRINCE2|Project management|Project management office
Published 19 May 2017
Sue Taylor examines the importance of the blueprint in programmes and within AXELOS’ Managing Successful Programmes (MSP ® ) best practice guidance. By implementing change through a programme , an organization is trying to achieve a better future. That starts with a pr...
Capabilities|MSP|Programme management|Project and programme delivery|Requirements|Vision
Published 30 Jun 2017
Taking the MSP ® (Managing Successful Programmes) Practitioner exam puts you on a pathway to a proven best practice method for managing transformational change in organizations. Programmes are the delivery mechanism for this level of change, defining an organization’s f...
Published 06 Sep 2021
Traditionally, IT asset management has not received the focus it should. That’s changed with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has elevated its importance within service management. And why is it important? Just as a healthy human body relies on having core strength, asset manag...
Asset management|Best practice|ITIL 4
Published 19 Aug 2020
Many of us have been adjusting to the ‘new normal’, where the personal and professional have firmly intwined as we work from home. Despite saving valuable time on the daily commute, as well as the ability to work in our pyjamas, or nothing at all, this new arrangement has emp...
Published 17 Aug 2021
How mature is the service management office (SMO) concept in 2021 and how can ITIL® 4 give organizations the foundation for an effective SMO? SMOs – from my experience working with a select group of companies – are either not properly developed or simply don’t exist. And y...
ITIL 4|Service management|Value
Published 22 Sep 2020
Projects are dealing with change and uncertainty and sometimes, under pressure, it’s not possible for project managers to think about the countless activities happening. Therefore, it’s vital to know what’s been done, how it’s been done, that it’s documented and where it’s l...
PRINCE2|Programme management|Project management|Project planning
Published 24 Aug 2021
Investing in transformational change is both a major and risky undertaking but most organizations are not well-prepared for it. According to McKinsey failure rates for this run at about 70%. A large contributing factor, in my experience, is business leaders don’t necessari...
MSP 5th Edition|Programme management|Stakeholder engagement
Published 22 Sep 2021
As a professional project manager, I’ve been used to managing my personal life with project management principles – from organizing trips with friends to being, practically, my husband’s PA (so all he needs to do is “just turn up”). So, I’ve decided to use some of my experie...
Adopt and adapt|PRINCE2|Project management
Published 15 Sep 2021
How is risk normally managed in organizations that don’t use a project or risk management method? In my opinion, it’s not managed. When it comes to “uncertain events”, people don’t want to think about them. Rather, they want to focus on their ideal image of a risk-free p...
PRINCE2|Programme management|Risk management