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 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 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 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 challeng...
PRINCE2|Project management|Project sponsorship|Skills|Strategy execution|Value
Published 18 Jun 2021
If you have project management responsibilities in your job, having a best practice method helps your performance, skills development and – ultimately – your career development. Why? The fact is best practice – such as PRINCE2® and PRINCE2 Agile® – is proven to work and prov...
Career progression|Project management|Risk management
Published 04 Feb 2021
When is a non-project manager a project manager? When it’s not on their business card, but project management is what they do anyway. While teaching a PRINCE2 ® course to (mostly) project managers, there were two delegates working in events who said: “We’re not really pro...
Best practice|PRINCE2|Project management|Skills
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 02 Jul 2021
My first exposure to project management – while studying engineering at university – was overwhelming. In my penultimate year on the course, we had to create and work in five, small teams for engineering design, transition, testing and production. I volunteered to be project...
Programme management|Project management
Published 06 Nov 2020
Project management in the USA is definitely a career with a pathway and progression opportunities. Moving from project assistant to junior project manager and onwards to project manager and even to programme level, this is a career with longevity. And, unlike some jobs tha...
Best practice|Career planning|Career progression|Certification|PRINCE2|Project management
Published 07 Jan 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has led to major changes in the way that business is conducted in terms of interfacing and interacting with customers and organizations’ internal processes. This may well result in the commissioning of multiple projects to formalize and de-risk the n...
Adopt and adapt|Career progression|Certification|CPD|PRINCE2|Project management|Skills