Published 08 Jan 2018
2017 was certainly an interesting year for project management and 2018 looks set to be equally eventful. In a positive move for the industry, the Association for Project Management (APM) received its Royal Charter . This is a major step forward for the profession and tak...
Published 26 May 2015
How to develop and grow control processes that work for your teams How do teams deliver better quality software or an IT solution at a pace that matches the needs of a business? This question is especially pertinent in the context of the solution development lifecycle an...
Change Management|Change Requests|Collaboration|Methodologies
Published 19 Oct 2015
More and more organizations are finding a need for their employees to have project management knowledge because the work people do is increasingly project-based. Not only that, but as the world becomes more complex and advances in technology are made every day, project acti...
Agile|Best Practice|Processes|Project management
Published 14 Oct 2016
ITIL is being challenged by ‘shiny new’ philosophies, methodologies and frameworks that have recently laid claim to the work practices of service management professionals. But how valid and viable are these new approaches and how do they relate to the ITIL ® framework ...
Certification|Frameworks|IT Service Management (ITSM)|ITIL|Methodologies|Processes
Published 18 Dec 2014
This first, full operating year for AXELOS has been an incredible journey and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved. We’ve built a company and a team and, importantly, we’ve done it all collaboratively by listening to ITSM, project and programme and cyber res...
Best Practice|ITIL|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project Management|Service Management|Stakeholder Engagement
Published 25 Aug 2015
PRINCE2 Agile is the vital next step in project management; not because PRINCE2® wasn’t already agile which, in my opinion, it was, but more because the agile movement has grown rapidly. The agile arena has simply developed so dramatically that it’s now become essential for s...
Agile|Best Practice|Methodologies|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Training
Published 06 Jun 2018
PRINCE2 Agile ® arguably offers the best of both worlds, so why aren’t more Agile practitioners embracing this collaborative approach? In the past five years or so, I’ve seen a growing recognition within the Agile community that controls, governance and oversight are...
Adopt and Adapt|Collaboration|Governance|Methodologies|PRINCE2 Agile|Processes|Programme management
Published 14 Jul 2015
PRINCE2 Agile is long overdue. Though I’ve already been using PRINCE2® as a “wrapper” around agile methods, the rise of agile – post the Agile Manifesto – in relation to traditional project management is now starting to reach a level of maturity. AXELOS has done a good job...
Agile|Best Practice|Methodologies|PRINCE2|Project management|Training
Published 12 Dec 2016
What is the difference between leadership, management, and governance? Peter Drucker said that “leadership does the right thing while management does things right”. But why is it important to distinguish between them? Issues arise when people confuse the roles, and while...
Published 02 Jun 2015
Over the past 30 years numerous methods, practices, and certifications gained prominence across the global IT community. As the numbers grew, so too did the tendency to promote specific practices and methodologies at the expense of other legitimate and relevant ones as all of...
Agile|Capabilities|Methodologies|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Processes|Project Management