Published 05 Aug 2019
What should we call organizational initiatives that are focused on the long-term as well as short-term and recognize their wider impact on society? I’d call that responsible project management . The new generation of people growing up today are more switched on to the be...
AgileSHIFT|Best practice|Leadership|MSP|PRINCE2|Project management|Stakeholder engagement
Published 05 Aug 2020
Two of the skills that will be essential during the recovery after Covid-19 will be resilience and confidence. As non-technical skills, you won’t generally find any specific learnings about them in methods or frameworks. Therefore, it’s necessary to look elsewhere to supplem...
Published 24 Sep 2020
According to the AXELOS 2019 PPM Benchmark Report poor communication is the primary cause of project failure. An advantage of adopting a method such as PRINCE2 ® is that it provides a common language that makes it easier to communicate with critical stakeholders. This al...
Best practice|Certification|Communication|PRINCE2|Project management
Published 12 Nov 2020
The professional world is volatile, and that will probably always be true. In fact, it’s getting more and more unpredictable. New technologies, cultural expectations, and requirements mean it is impossible to predict what future roles and responsibilities will look like (don’...
Adopt and adapt|Agile|Best practice|Career planning|Career progression|Professional development
Published 12 Jan 2021
When first trained in project management, the skills I learned complemented the technical knowledge I needed at that time to function as an engineer. However, I eventually realized that project management techniques are useful for people anywhere in a business: things like...
Adopt and adapt|Best practice|Certification|PRINCE2|Project management
Published 04 Jul 2016
PRINCE2 is one of the world’s most popular project management methodologies, so congratulations if you’re studying to take the Foundation exam; having the PRINCE2 certification will prepare you well for job roles both within and outside the world of project management. But b...
Published 01 Nov 2017
How can change management – across portfolios, programmes and projects – really be embedded in organizations? There is – today – a major shift in how organizations view the proposals they receive for achieving effective change. Now, they are turning their attention more to...
Behaviour|Change management|Learning|PRINCE2|Project and programme management (PPM)|Senior management commitment
Published 13 Dec 2017
What have all the successful teams throughout history had in common? The England Football Team 1966, Apollo 11 astronauts or Sir Edmund Hillary’s Mount Everest expedition team were all made up of individuals with different skills and experiences working towards a common goa...
PRINCE2|Project management|Project sponsorship|Skills|Stakeholder management|Task management
Published 26 Nov 2015
Throughout the "Building Service Monitoring as a Service with an Eye on the Cloud" blog series, we have focused on the need for a Service Monitoring Service - a “monitoring hub” of sorts. This approach is different from the legacy centralized monitoring approach whereby t...
Best Practice|Capabilities|Cloud services|IT Service Management (ITSM)|IT Services|Service Management
Published 18 Jan 2016
How much do Small and Medium Sized Enterprises ( SMEs ) have to fear from cyber-attack? The high profile cyber attacks of the past year have involved much bigger commercial fish than companies in the SME market. But that doesn’t render them immune – far from it. 74% of s...
Cyber resilience|Cyber-attack|Data Protection|RESILIA|Risk management|Vulnerability