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 & Programme Management (PPM)|Project management|Project management office
Published 25 Apr 2016
Dr Guy Brown is an academic in business, management and leadership with a background in designing and developing contemporary and vocational learning for companies and work-based learners. He leads Northumbria University London campus and works with organizations and profes...
CPD|Learning|MSP|PRINCE2|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Skills
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|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Programme management|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Project management
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|Porfolio management|PRINCE2|Programme management|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Project management|Qualifications
Published 23 Jul 2014
Project managers - by their very nature - generally don't start a new project without an underlying belief that their project will be a success. However, what should sit alongside this optimism at the outset of a project is an equal dose of realism and a willingness to ask c...
Best Practice|Frameworks|PRINCE2|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Project Management
Published 02 Jul 2015
The new P3M3 v3.0 best practice guidance solves a number of issues present in its previous incarnations. Most importantly, it greatly enhances the quality of advice organizations can obtain to help them improve their project, programme and portfolio maturity. As co-author o...
Best practice|Change management|Frameworks|Management|Maturity models|P3M3|Project & Programme Management (PPM)
Published 04 Feb 2016
The transition from project to programme management means being able to adapt and to draw upon a set of different skills as programme management is more than just being able to manage multiple projects. Where a Project Manager can deliver against a set of pre-defined goals a...
Best Practice|MSP|Programme management|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Project management|Requirements|Skills
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|MoP|Portfolio management|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project & 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 and project delivery|Programme management|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Project management
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 & Programme Management (PPM)|Project Management|Stakeholder Management