Published 09 Sep 2021
Having a project management office (PMO) is – more than ever – a valuable thing for organizations to invest in. Employees and teams are often overwhelmed in the workplace and having a PMO to provide project-related services makes life a lot easier, both reducing pressure and...
Best practice|PRINCE2|Project management|Project management office
Published 17 Sep 2021
Talking about the service management office (SMO) in 2021 raises two key questions: is it still relevant today and has it ever been useful? The concept of having some sort of structure like an SMO seems to be under attack at the moment, which is a knee-jerk reaction that I t...
Published 15 Sep 2021
How is risk normally managed in organizations that don’t use a project or risk management method? In my opinion, it’s not managed. When it comes to “uncertain events”, people don’t want to think about them. Rather, they want to focus on their ideal image of a risk-free p...
PRINCE2|Programme management|Risk management
Published 15 Jul 2020
Using Kanban in projects is a simple and direct way to help teams increase their work efficiency by visualizing the workload. As part of the guidance available in PRINCE2 Agile ® , it’s a tool that should be in every project manager’s toolkit, especially in less complex en...
PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Project planning|Task management
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 17 Aug 2021
How mature is the service management office (SMO) concept in 2021 and how can ITIL® 4 give organizations the foundation for an effective SMO? SMOs – from my experience working with a select group of companies – are either not properly developed or simply don’t exist. And y...
ITIL 4|Service management|Value
Published 23 Jul 2021
Working in an increasingly virtual world, the performance of business leaders in projects is facing more scrutiny than ever. Equally, the so-called “new normal” has magnified any leadership deficiencies that were there before and it’s vital that leaders are aware of that and...
Programme management|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management
Published 22 Sep 2020
Projects are dealing with change and uncertainty and sometimes, under pressure, it’s not possible for project managers to think about the countless activities happening. Therefore, it’s vital to know what’s been done, how it’s been done, that it’s documented and where it’s l...
PRINCE2|Programme management|Project management|Project planning
Published 19 May 2017
Sue Taylor examines the importance of the blueprint in programmes and within AXELOS’ Managing Successful Programmes (MSP ® ) best practice guidance. By implementing change through a programme , an organization is trying to achieve a better future. That starts with a pr...
Capabilities|MSP|Programme management|Project and programme delivery|Requirements|Vision
Published 22 Sep 2021
As a professional project manager, I’ve been used to managing my personal life with project management principles – from organizing trips with friends to being, practically, my husband’s PA (so all he needs to do is “just turn up”). So, I’ve decided to use some of my experie...
Adopt and adapt|PRINCE2|Project management