Published 17 Jan 2018
What you should do to improve project success and achieve value has been high on the agenda this year. Equally, the increased uncertainty in the economy has raised awareness of the need for increased professionalism in project and programme management (PPM) . In short, we’v...
Change management|Collaboration|Learning|Project and Programme Management (PPM)|Project management|Project management office
Published 02 Nov 2015
Why do you want or need a project and programme management (PPM) qualification? Ultimately the reason should be to achieve successful management of projects, programmes and portfolios. However, people often get pushed into getting a qualification for the wrong reasons. If t...
Best Practice|Portfolio Management|Programme management|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Qualifications
Published 26 Oct 2015
There’s a need for using a blend of best practice methodologies, but also a risk. The risk is that the elements of the final system might not be consistent with each other. It happens when people pick elements from multiple systems just because they seem interesting without p...
Agile|Best Practice|Portfolio management|Programme management|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management
Published 12 Oct 2015
Project management forms a part of portfolio management and in both there is currently a lot of talk about the issue of sustainability but not a lot of implementing sustainability in portfolio management. Organizations have strategic objectives that clarify what they want f...
Best practice|Portfolio management|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management
Published 09 Nov 2015
In the AXELOS White Paper "The impact of behaviour on project delivery", independent consultant Ann Cheung says that behaviour impacts "every aspect" of project delivery. She recommends project and programme management practitioners getting to grips with behavioural scien...
Behaviour|Best Practice|Processes|Programme management|Project and programme delivery|Project and Programme Management (PPM)|Project management
Published 04 Feb 2015
After an absence of several years, veteran project manager John Earwood has returned to his roots and is re-taking project and programme management qualifications. Here, he reflects on how far project management has come. Before PRINCE2® was introduced, project management ...
Best Practice|Examinations|Project management|Qualifications
Published 31 Oct 2017
Having spent most of my career in delivery, I wanted to share my views on what makes a good programme management office (PMO) . It's no secret that, at times, the programme manager and the PMO don't always see eye to eye, so I wanted to explain some of the system dynamics...
Communication|Processes|Programme management|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)
Published 16 Sep 2014
The "S" factor - sponsors and stakeholders - are critical to the success of any project or programme. And ensuring these vital people are actively supporting you and your team depends on how successful you are at "managing upwards". People tend to "buy into" programmes as t...
Communication|Programme Management|Project and Programme Management (PPM)|Project Management|Stakeholder Management
Published 22 Oct 2014
The space in between people managing and operating IT services and those that build and deliver IT products could be called the great divide. Among developers, the thinking can - sometimes - be based on the principles of "build it and hand it over". The big issue is that the...
Best Practice|Programme Management|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project Management|Service Management
Published 29 Oct 2014
The traits of the perfect project manager (PM) from my experience should include the following. The list is not exhaustive so I welcome any additions or challenges to those listed below. As a project manager you need to have the goal of striving for perfection. This will kee...
Best Practice|Project and Programme Management (PPM)|Project Management|Stakeholder Management