Published 03 Jan 2020
In this webinar AXELOS PPM Ambassador, Allan Thomson, discusses how you can sponsor agile project management in your organization.
Agile|Collaboration|Customer engagement|Governance|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Project sponsorship
Published 09 Aug 2017
This session focused on AXELOS research ‘The Future Project Management Professional’ and what this means for project managers today.
Published 22 May 2017
This session opens with an overview of Managing Successful Programmes (MSP): What is MSP?, When should you be using it?, and What are the different roles and responsibilities?
Published 03 Jan 2020
Allan Thomson discusses the updates to the Guide and the importance for the project board and project manager.
Best practice|Learning|PRINCE2|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project checklists|Project management|Project management office|Project reports|Project sponsorship|Senior team
Published 03 Jan 2020
AXELOS' PPM Ambassador Allan Thomson, discusses the continuing importance of the PRINCE2 project management methodology for project managers and organizations.
Certification|Knowledge management|Learning|PRINCE2|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project checklists|Project management|Project management office|Project planning|Qualifications
Published 11 Nov 2019
Discover what project management is with AXELOS. From key stages & components of structured planning methods to the responsibilities of a project manager.
Methodologies|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Processes|Project management|Project planning
Published 30 May 2019
What a beautiful city Riga is! Described as the ‘Paris of the North’, it struck me as quiet, incredibly clean and with the widest pavements (boulevards?) I’ve ever seen. Everyone also seemed to be tall, but it wasn’t my imagination – a factsheet in the hotel informed me that ...
Certification|Learning|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Roles
Published 05 Dec 2016
Project managers predict a bright future for the profession
Capabilities|Career Planning|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project Management
Published 06 Sep 2017
To take Bill Clinton strategist James Carville’s famous quotation and apply it to the world of project management: “It’s the benefits and value, stupid!” But as Dr. Harold Kerzner of IIL revealed in a recent AXELOS webinar , 70% of companies fail to achieve the bene...
Methodologies|Project management|Requirements|Roles|Strategic objectives|Value
Published 27 Oct 2019
Leading waste disposal and cleaning provider FES GmbH created a project to professionalize all of its project management and project portfolio management. The project was successfully run using PRINCE2, and completed in only eight months.
Portfolio management|PRINCE2|Processes|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project Management|Requirements
Published 17 Feb 2016
Lead PRINCE2 Trainer Steve Boronski discusses how AXELOS’ new project management guide, PRINCE2 Agile, blends the governance of PRINCE2 with the flexibility of agile.
Published 05 May 2016
AXELOS' Mike Acaster and John Power of DECC discussed how using our P3M3 maturity model helped the government department improve its project management office.
Published 28 May 2014
AXELOS and IPMA to Develop Best Practice in Project Management
Published 26 Sep 2016
This webinar opens with AXELOS’ Neil Glover and Mike Acaster offering their guidance on P3O and the key capabilities the certification will equip you with.
Published 22 Oct 2019
0.5 CPD Points
This White Paper examines how the common causes of project failure can be addressed by using the PRINCE2 method of project management.
Best practice|Budgets|Management|PRINCE2|Resource management|Stakeholder management|Strategy execution
Published 02 Aug 2017
Project management is under pressure – and organizations aren’t doing enough to get the most value from it. According to AXELOS’s PPM Benchmark Study 2017 – The Value of Project Management Excellence, about three-quarters of project managers are facing the dual challe...
PRINCE2|Project management|Project sponsorship|Skills|Strategy execution|Value
Published 10 Aug 2018
The discipline of project management is evolving rapidly, but what does this mean for the project manager? Lisa Hodges, principal consultant at Cornerstone Service Management, explains why the future belongs to project manager 2.0. At a recent conference one of my fello...
Agile|Benefits realization|Collaboration|Communication|PRINCE2|Project management|Skills
Published 08 Aug 2017
During this session, Dr. Kerzner walks you through the evolution of project management from 2.0 to 3.0 and the impact this has had on the industry.
Published 26 Sep 2014
Call for Japanese experts in Programme and Project management
Published 25 Aug 2016
Download customizable PRINCE2 ® templates
Best Practice|Certification|Examinations|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Qualifications
Published 15 Jun 2015
"What are the differences between Agile and a structured approach to project management?"
Agile|Best Practice|Methodologies|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Project Management
Published 10 Dec 2018
In the third instalment of our blog series looking at why PRINCE2 Agile ® offers a suitable best practice guidance and certification option for people working in project management, Julia Gosse, trainer at SPOCE Project Management , considers project managers who hold no ...
Agile|Certification|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Training
Published 16 Aug 2019
Despite being an experienced project manager, I keep the PRINCE2 ® Practitioner book on my desk and refer to it often, especially when starting a project. I think that’s the important point: If you want to be a project management professional you need the PRINCE2 Practit...
Best practice|Certification|Governance|Methodologies|PRINCE2|Project management|Training
Published 23 Nov 2015
Whether your project is about ICT enabled change or a major infrastructure project, this webinar explains how to get the best from the governance framework and ensure your project avoids the problems associated with poor governance.
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 12 Jan 2018
Why should professionals who have any level of responsibility for projects in their organizations look to approaches like PRINCE2 ® and others for help? Paul Bradley, MD of SPOCE Project Management, shares his view: Many people are involved in project management wit...
Career progression|Certification|Project management|Stakeholder management
Published 21 Jun 2017
According to AXELOS’ Future Project Management Professional research, the project managers of tomorrow will need to embrace a wider range of skills and become even more multi-faceted. Project manager, Ana Bertacchini considers the implications for the profession. How wil...
Agile|Capabilities|Change management|PRINCE2|Project management|Risk management
Published 22 Nov 2017
Those familiar with Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® will know that the value of the universal, process-based project management method is that it can be applied to any project regardless of type, organization, geography or culture. It can be used for any project...
Published 09 May 2016
Any discussion of project management in the USA demands the question: “how well are we doing?” I’d like to say that Project Managers are doing a good job in delivering projects on time and within budget along with all the scope and quality the customer expects. However, th...
Published 10 Sep 2019
Many professionals are given the responsibility for running projects without even realizing it. Although this can happen for any number of reasons, in my experience, there are generally two routes into this “unofficial” project manager role . Does this sound familiar? The ...
Certification|Communication|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Training
Published 30 Jun 2015
AXELOS releases new version of project maturity model P3M3®
Best practice|Change management|Frameworks|Management|Maturity models|P3M3|Project & Programme Management (PPM)
Published 08 Mar 2018
Consultant, mentor and lead trainer Rajiv Khanna lead this webinar discussing the differences between a programme and project and differences in the way these need to be managed.
Best Practice|Programme management|Project management
Published 24 Nov 2017
A project doesn’t end with delivery but with the realization of its benefits to the business. So why is corporate strategy still not being fully communicated to the project team and what steps need to be taken to ensure that it is? Without a clear understanding of corpora...
Communication|Frameworks|PRINCE2|Project management|Strategic objectives|Strategy execution
Published 03 Mar 2020
What is agile project management and does it mean the same thing to everyone practising it? To some people it’s about delivering at pace. To others, it’s a blend of Agile and more traditional approaches to project management which, with the right focus, leads to an increas...
Agile|Communication|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Programme management|Project sponsorship|Skills
Published 05 Apr 2017
Can you be both agile and strategic in project management? Based on our recent research, The Future Project Manager , AXELOS invited consultant trainers Duncan Wade and David Hinde to explore the debate in this first part of a two-part blog post series: Project managers...
Agile|Collaboration|Communication|PRINCE2|Project management|Strategy execution
Published 09 Aug 2017
In this webinar, Karen Ferris explains the importance of organizational change management and reviews the knowledge and tools available in ITIL Practitioner to support change professionals with OCM.
Published 11 Sep 2018
Many small companies and even departments in larger enterprises simply don’t have the need for a dedicated project manager and, more often than not, will appoint someone from within the business to run projects on a case-by-case basis. Selection is usually made on the gro...
Agile|Governance|PRINCE2|Project management|Project planning|Training
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|Programme management|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Skills
Published 30 Aug 2019
I first discovered PRINCE2 ® when I moved to the UK from the United States and, I can honestly say, it was an eye-opener. It both reinforced the project management theories explored in my early training years and provided guidance on how to use them. Instead of guessing ...
Benefits realization|Governance|PRINCE2|Project management|Project management office|Training
Published 29 Nov 2019
What is the role of the project board and how can members direct successful outcomes? In predicting that man would land on the moon by the end of the decade, US President John F Kennedy became the ultimate project sponsor . According to an often-quoted story, when JFK ...
PRINCE2|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Project planning|Project sponsorship|Roles|Senior team
Published 22 Aug 2017
How agile is project management in 2017? Our latest PPM Benchmark Study suggests a discrepancy between project managers and the organizations they work for in the way agile is perceived and adopted. The majority of project managers continue to be enthusiastic about agil...
Agile|Business Solutions|Governance|PRINCE2 Agile|Project and programme delivery|Project Management
Published 16 Jun 2017
AXELOS’ research project – The Future Project Management Professional – found that project managers’ roles will evolve to become more strategic within their organizations. In fact, 90% recognized the need for a much stronger strategic vision that aligns with the overa...
Capabilities|CPD|MSP|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Strategy execution|Value
Published 19 Feb 2020
This white paper highlights the activities, duties and required behaviours of project board members as described in Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 6th Edition.
Behaviour|Benefits realization|PRINCE2|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Project planning|Roles
Published 29 Jan 2019
If you’re considering a career in project management , the first step is to think about whether your goals, skills and natural aptitude fully align with what is required. I started my project career when I was supporting a small project and realized I wanted to have a bigg...
Agile|Career planning|Certification|PRINCE2|Project management|Skills
Published 08 Mar 2018
This session was led by Management and Leadership experts, David Hinde and Duncan Wade who debate the intricacies of managing vs leading.
Career progression|Leadership|Project management|Roles
Published 13 Jul 2017
What’s the point of training people in project management best practices and then not using their new-found skills? Clearly, there is no point; however, this seems to be an issue among organizations according to the latest AXELOS PPM Benchmark Study 2017 – The Value of Pro...
P3M3|Processes|Project management|Project management office|Skills|Training
Published 08 May 2018
For many project managers, their role in Benefits Realization is viewed as 'not my job' or out of scope for their role. This attitude will be the death of the 'old school' project manager in a world that is much more socially conscious and holds people accountable for the...
Agile|Benefits realization|Business Relationship Management|ITIL|Methodologies|PRINCE2|Project management|Value
Published 26 Nov 2019
I recently attended the national conference of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) in Melbourne. The two-day event featured talks from a wide range of industries and roles, all sharing their experiences on how to further project management. I’d like to sh...
Agile|Capabilities|Knowledge management|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Project planning|Project Progress|Skills
Published 20 Aug 2015
Why, in project management, are small projects treated as the “poor relation”? Many Project Managers aspire to manage large projects and programmes – large, transformation activities with high visibility, significant resources and a lot of kudos! As such, an aspirational Pr...
Best practice|Frameworks|PRINCE2|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Risk management|Small projects
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 27 Jan 2016
The Project Sponsor is accountable for the project; or, put another way, the Project Sponsor is the “owner” of the project and the business case that supports it. A sponsor needs to be actively involved and committed to the project in order for it to be successful and shoul...
Capabilities|Leadership|PRINCE2|Project management|Project sponsorship|Roles|Skills
Published 28 Sep 2016
What is the current state of project management and Project Managers? At the turn of 2016, PM Perspectives Blog - in its top 10 project management trends post - said: “Project management is no longer boxed away in a corner of the room. It stands front and centre and is b...
Certification|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Requirements|Stakeholder management
Published 05 Sep 2018
It may seem at odds with purist Agile thinking, but project managers are increasingly finding themselves allocated Agile projects. This trend is partly because Agile projects have become the norm rather than the exception in a number of disciplines, such as IT, where digit...
Published 24 Jun 2015
AXELOS launches PRINCE2 Agile™ - The world’s most complete agile project management solution
Best Practice|Methodologies|PRINCE2 Agile|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Project Management
Published 14 Jan 2019
Come again? How to enjoy your project board? What do you mean enjoy? It’s not uncommon for project managers to have a degree of trepidation about project boards. The board, after all, is a holding-to-account session, where the project manager presents progress – or, someti...
Communication|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Stakeholder engagement|Stakeholder management
Published 22 Oct 2019
0.5 CPD Points
This White Paper briefly compares them before recommending the use of Behavioural Science as the more effective approach to managing behaviour for successful project delivery.
Agile|Behaviour|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management
Published 15 Aug 2018
In our latest blog post looking at PRINCE2 ® best practice , Fiona Magee explains why the real value of the PID template is realized only if approached with the right mindset. The complete set of PRINCE2 templates covering all key business activities is available via...
Benefits realization|Frameworks|Methodologies|PRINCE2|Project and programme delivery|Project management|Stakeholder management|Value
Published 04 Apr 2016
The focus of the Project Manager today is more about delivering the right things: we’re now expected to be more involved with senior-level decisions and prove we’re delivering value. In 10 years’ blogging about the project management industry on GirlsGuideToPM.com I’ve ...
Change management|CPD|PRINCE2|Project management|Skills
Published 30 Sep 2016
PRINCE2 Agile prerequisite updated to open certification up to millions of Project Managers
Certification|PRINCE2 Agile|PRINCE2 Foundation|PRINCE2 Practitioner|Project management|Qualifications
Published 22 Aug 2018
When project management relationships break down, most of the time the underlying reason lies in misaligned organizational strategic priorities, which result in misaligned project objectives. This prevents the delivery of value to the organization, stakeholders and ultimately...
Problem management|Project management|Project planning
Published 04 Dec 2017
What has 2017 meant for project managers and what is coming around the corner in 2018? Karen Ferris of Macanta Consulting looks ahead to the challenges facing project managers and their organizations next year. The need to be both waterfall and agile in projects ha...
Agile|Communication|Customer experience|Leadership|Project management|Skills
Published 22 Oct 2019
This discussion paper describes the PRINCE2 project lifecycle, investigates different approaches to defining and using a project lifecycle and identifies some common features and issues.
PRINCE2|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Project planning|Project Progress
Published 09 Jan 2015
“When does a project become a programme and when does a programme become BAU?”
Best Practice|m_o_r|Management|Methodologies|Processes|Project & Programme Management
Published 02 Jul 2015
Understanding behavioural science is key to project delivery success
Behaviour|PRINCE2 Agile|Project & Programme Management|Project Management
Published 17 Mar 2020
0.5 CPD Points
This Case Study reports on a pilot study carried out on the largest publicly funded healthcare provider, the NHS, to assess its portfolio, programme and project management at a crucial time of organizational change.
Benefits realization|Best practice|P3M3|Portfolio Management|Programme management|Project and programme delivery|Project management|Strategic objectives|Strategy execution
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 20 Jul 2018
I’m a big believer that projects are a product of the people who are involved in them. Of course, an agile framework and clearly defined measures of control are essential but, based on my experience, people have to enjoy what they’re doing and want to work together to ac...
Communication|Project and programme delivery|Project management|Project planning|Skills|Stakeholder management
Published 13 Mar 2020
Why should companies be exploring full agility at product level instead of at project level – and what does this mean for project managers? Markets and competition are evolving so fast while digital resources are enabling organizations to respond very quickly to changing de...
Agile|Customer needs|Frameworks|Methodologies|PRINCE2|Processes|Stakeholder engagement|Value
Published 11 Aug 2017
Projects and project management are about delivering change that your organization values. Doing that needs task orientation: you focus on what needs to be done, by when and to what quality – the founding pillars of project management . That same task orientation can le...
Published 13 Dec 2018
When I was a junior consultant, I viewed project assurance with more than some trepidation. The scrutiny poured on my work by the manager felt like a school examination (which I was not passing). I had been cramming the previous night, checking project descriptions, ensuring ...
CPD|Management|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management
Published 18 Jul 2019
The term “ hybrid project management ” is generally assumed to refer to Agile and more traditional approaches when managing projects. People need to have the capability to manage both Agile and non-Agile initiatives. Yet, although we know “hybrid” exists, how capable is t...
Agile|Capabilities|Communication|Knowledge management|Project management|Reporting|Stakeholder engagement
Published 19 Dec 2018
In the fourth instalment of our blog series looking at why PRINCE2 Agile ® offers a suitable best practice guidance and certification option for people working in project management Julia Gosse, trainer at SPOCE Project Management , considers those working in large projec...
Agile|Business solutions|Certification|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Project management office
Published 26 Oct 2017
A career in project management is more popular than ever before, but what does it take to get your foot in the door? Lindsay Scott, director at Arras People, provides some direction. There has been a dramatic shift in the way people enter project management over the ...
Career planning|Certification|ITIL|MSP|PRINCE2|Project management|Qualifications|Skills|Training
Published 11 Apr 2017
In this second of a two-part blog post series based on AXELOS’ recent research, The Future Project Manager , consultant trainers Duncan Wade and David Hinde explore agile in project management and how it aligns with a strategic approach: While the term “agile” is becom...
Agile|Behaviour|Frameworks|PRINCE2|Project management|Strategic objectives
Published 15 Oct 2019
The financial sector, in the 10 years since the financial crisis, has seen an end to limitless expenditure. With the main constraint now being financial , projects have to be delivered very much on budget. When making investments, organizations are now very mindful of the ...
Career progression|Certification|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Training
Published 05 Mar 2015
Press Release: New career planning tool helping project managers pursue their professional ambitions
Career planning|ITIL|Project and programme management (PPM)|Roles|Skills
Published 13 Oct 2015
From the Olympic games to Federal Government projects, PRINCE2 is the go-to methodology to manage and deliver projects. What is PRINCE2 and what value does it bring to individuals and organizations?
Published 09 Nov 2017
Project management is all about risk management. Risk management is the key that helps you predict the future and have things ready in your “back pocket” to “fight fires”. However, you can extinguish only one “fire” at a time so risk management helps you spot the pos...
Agile|Best Practice|Communication|PRINCE2|Project management|Resource management|Risk management
Published 08 Sep 2017
Hannah Mason, project manager at Octopus Group, recently studied and certified in the latest versions of PRINCE2 ® Foundation and Practitioner. Here, she talks about the newly-updated certifications and how PRINCE2 helps her day-to-day work. Certifying in PRINCE2 has...
Published 22 Feb 2019
Many people can change roles in an organization and – suddenly – from being a specialist, operational person they’re thrown into managing a project . The “accidental project manager” might have leadership and management skills for business as usual (BAU) activity plus cre...
AgileSHIFT|Career progression|Certification|CPD|M_o_R|MoP|MSP|P3O|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Programme management|Project management|Roles
Published 25 Oct 2019
Project management is like a board game and PRINCE2 ® is the playbook. If you follow it, the project is successfully delivered and you “win the game.” If not, things are much more likely to go wrong. Guidance is there for a reason I believe the reason projects fail is la...
Benefits realization|Governance|Knowledge management|PRINCE2|Project management|Project sponsorship|Roles
Published 28 Sep 2015
IT and project management professionals to benefit from AXELOS Professional Development Programme
Agile|Best practice|Career planning|CPD|ITIL|PRINCE2|Qualifications|Skills
Published 17 May 2017
Rarely does an organization design its project management method from scratch. Instead it needs to be aware of the standards, best practice methods and bodies of knowledge related to project management (e.g. BS 6079 , PRINCE2 ® , PMI’s PMBOK ® and APM’s Body of Knowle...
Best practice|Governance|Methodologies|PRINCE2|Project and programme delivery|Project management
Published 12 Jun 2017
As a PRINCE2 ® -qualified project manager, I’ve tailored every project I’ve ever worked on. That’s why it’s great to see that the principle of tailoring runs explicitly throughout the updated PRINCE2 guidance and how it can be tailored for projects in any environment: smal...
Agile|Certification|PRINCE2|Project and programme delivery|Project management
Published 02 Oct 2018
Lessons learned is part of the PRINCE2 ® method and is there to save time, energy, effort and the cost of making the same mistakes on another project. For example, if you’ve been in a situation before with managing stakeholders and you know how to work with them it’s ...
Benefits realization|Communication|PRINCE2|Programme management|Project management office|Stakeholder management
Published 11 Nov 2019
Learn & discover Agile Project Management with AXELOS, from agile methods of working to how to become an agile project manager. Find out more today.
Agile|Certification|Collaboration|Learning|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 agile|Project Management|Qualifications
Published 28 Apr 2017
Agile is such a hot topic at the moment with clear recognition that agile approaches are increasingly important to fast-paced, organizational change. It’s definitely up there as important to the future of the project management profession and the people in it. Project...
Agile|Project management|Requirements|Stakeholder management|Value
Published 21 Jun 2019
Project management has been an element of every job I’ve had. As an events manager and global assignment consultant, planning and organization were key. But it was only when I took the leap to concentrate on project management as a career that I found out just how diverse,...
Benefits realization|Certification|PRINCE2|Project management|Qualifications|Roles
Published 29 Mar 2019
How does an engineer transform into a project manager with an eye on what a business wants? Or drive a project to solve a major environmental issue? I wouldn’t be where I am today without my background in electrical engineering, but it was the business management side of my ...
Behaviour|Certification|Governance|PRINCE2|Professional development|Project management|Qualifications|Requirements
Published 01 Feb 2018
In the international bestseller The 7 habits of highly effective people (Free Press, 1988), Steven R. Covey describes an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls the ‘true north’ principles of a character ethic that are universal...
Behaviour|Project management|Stakeholder engagement|Strategy Execution|Vision
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 24 Apr 2018
In the world of project management , what do we mean by complex? Managing the refurbishment of historic buildings and public institutions in a densely populated city is one such complex and challenging environment. These busy facilities often need to stay open while work ...
Collaboration|Communication|Frameworks|Project management|Stakeholder management|Strategy execution
Published 27 Feb 2015
Programme, Project and Portfolio Coordinator
Published 16 Nov 2015
There are, as you may know, a few key differences between agile and traditional waterfall projects, when managed using PRINCE2® . Traditional waterfall projects are delivered sequentially, whereas agile projects tend to be iterative and incremental. Traditional project p...
Best practice|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Project planning|Project progress
Published 05 Feb 2019
When asked what his songs were about, Bob Dylan once responded, “Oh, some are about four minutes; some are about five, and some, believe it or not, are about eleven or twelve”. When people ask me what I do, and what a project manager does , I’m often tempted to give a simil...
Best practice|Customer engagement|ITIL|MSP|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|RESILIA|Stakeholder engagement
Published 18 May 2016
In this, the first of a series of blogs on the use of PRINCE2 outside of traditional project management roles, we speak to Dan Verghese, Head of Digital at AXELOS, on how the guidance helps in the management of digital projects. How have you used PRINCE2 during your caree...
Published 21 Dec 2015
Projects fail for a number of reasons: while it’s dependent on the industries you are working in, there are some reasons that are more prolific than others. For example: Unclear scope and success criteria Lack of buy-in and engagement Lack of change management skills U...
Best Practice|Change management|Customer needs|Project management|Project planning|Skills
Published 24 Mar 2017
Why is it important to plan a project and why are project plans not taken seriously enough? Planning is an integral part of our everyday lives and is perceived as a natural process, such as deciding what to do at the weekend. So why do some people still see it as a tick box...
PRINCE2|Project management|Project planning|Requirements|Stakeholder management|Task management
Published 05 Mar 2020
This case study descrubes how OpenCom launched a PMIR project using PRINCE in a effort to follow a newly-established directive from the Official Journal of the European Union.
Benefits realization|Customer needs|PRINCE2|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Project planning|Stakeholder engagement
Published 10 Sep 2015
In the final post in her series on the Most Common Questions from PRINCE2 2009 Foundation Training , Lead Trainer Michelle Rowland addresses some of the most frequently asked questions from Chapters 11 through to 18 of the PRINCE2 2009 textbook . Chapters 11 and 12 ...
Best Practice|Methodologies|PRINCE2|Project Management|Project sponsorship|Qualifications|Training
Published 25 Jan 2017
What does the future hold for IT service management (ITSM) and project management professionals? Since we launched AXELOS Membership it’s something that we’ve been wanting to explore, especially from a skills perspective, which is why we embarked on this project. The r...
Best Practice|Capabilities|IT Service Management (ITSM)|Project management|Skills
Published 19 Dec 2017
When summing up project management in 2017, one word dominates: convergence. Convergence has been happening for a while and is founded on having a common understanding of project management and its underlying concepts. For example, if everyone involved in the project shar...
Best Practice|Communication|Processes|Project management|Skills
Published 24 Jan 2017
Project managers urged to develop strategic skills to enhance their role in organizational success
Change management|Professional development|Project management|Risk management|Skills|Strategy execution|Vision
Published 02 Mar 2018
Are you a person who wants to get things done and be successful but lacks the time to make big changes or to start anything complex and new? Based on PRINCE2 ® processes, though taking a more lightweight approach, we have created a brief, practical guidance paper using...
Certification|PRINCE2|Processes|Project checklists|Project management|Project planning
Published 27 Feb 2020
Projects and programmes can be highly emotional environments, where everyone is under pressure to deliver . Some team members may not even have experience of working in this way, which means they need extra care, understanding and guidance. For the project manager, having t...
Behaviour|Collaboration|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project checklists|Project management|Project planning|Project Progress
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 27 Mar 2020
How do you decide when to continue with a project – even when it’s horribly late and over budget – or when to stop it altogether? The new Berlin airport , for example, is scheduled to finally open this year, after its original opening date in 2007 was repeatedly delayed, co...
Benefits realization|Budgets|PRINCE2|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Project planning|Requirements
Published 01 Feb 2019
What leadership techniques and understanding of behaviour should project boards and project managers use for organizational transformation? Set the strategic vision Taking the example of AXELOS’ work on updating PRINCE2 ® in 2017 , our vision was focused on the se...
Agile|Behaviour|Change management|Communication|Digital transformation|Leadership|PRINCE2|Project management
Published 31 Jan 2018
Project managers don’t do enough to advance their careers, even in the current climate where change is constant. And in a year when almost a third of PPM practitioners predict * no increase in their salaries, improving job and earnings prospects needs to be high on the lis...
Career progression|Certification|Professional development|Project management|Project planning|Skills
Published 24 Mar 2020
0.5 CPD Points
This paper outlines how the PRINCE2 light-touch approach provides guidance for organizations working on small projects to adopt the best practice for successful management.
Best Practice|PRINCE2|Project management|Project planning|Project progress|Project reports|Small projects
Published 27 Jun 2018
PRINCE2 Agile ® Guidance Preview
Best Practice|Examinations|Frameworks|PRINCE2 Agile|Project & Programme Management (PPM)
Published 22 Oct 2019
0.5 CPD Points
This case study explores how the company benefited from project and programme management during a period of vast growth for the business.
Frameworks|Programme management|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management
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|PRINCE2|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project Management
Published 22 Oct 2019
0.5 CPD Points
This White Paper shows how US Federal government Project Managers can apply the PRINCE2 project management method to support Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC).
Best practice|Budgets|Frameworks|PRINCE2|Service Management|Strategy execution
Published 07 Jan 2019
Continuing our series of blog posts on PRINCE2 Agile ® Foundation certification, Allen Philip Abraham – IT project consultant – who took the course through Logical Model – explains what he learned from the experience. With an IT functional background and solid opera...
Agile|Career planning|Certification|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management
Published 19 Mar 2020
PRINCE2 is a process-based method for effective project management, making use of the best practices across various industries. Find out more at AXELOS.
Best Practice|Certification|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project & Programme Management (PPM)|Qualifications
Published 18 Oct 2017
What can project managers do to improve their skills and capabilities and – in turn – the performance of project teams? Have a best practice mindset To be truly effective, you need to know your chosen project management method – such as PRINCE2 ® – in ...
Capabilities|Communication|PRINCE2|Project management|Skills|Stakeholder engagement