Published 18 Oct 2021
To what extent do agile advocates anticipate that agile projects can go awry? Rarely. Now that agile practices have almost grabbed “centre stage” (where project management tended to remain in the background) there is commonly little consideration of the question: “is Agile ...
Agile|PRINCE2 Agile|Problem management|Project management|Project planning
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 12 Oct 2020
The lack of “strategic mindset” capability is – I believe – a clear and present problem in industry. Where, previously, there were generalists with broader skills, today we have more specialists – or subject matter experts. This is not inherently bad, but it has forced some ...
Best practice|MSP|PRINCE2|Programme management|Project management|Strategy execution
Published 24 Sep 2021
From my first role in IT service management, ITIL was the foundation for successful best practice. Working as first level support – with the ambition to become a manager of a service integration or IT operations team – the job was about incident, request, problem, change man...
Best practice|ITIL 4|Value
Published 01 Sep 2021
This is the time of year when many people will be finishing their education and receiving their final grades. The job market will be inundated with recent graduates and school-leavers, many of them entering the workforce for the first time. On top of that, the pandemic has b...
Best practice|Career planning|Career progression|ITIL 4
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 28 Sep 2021
A new phenomenon has grown out of the past 18 months of pandemic: the accidental agile organization . How does this differ from the deliberately agile organizations already accustomed to agile methods, collaboration tools, working with widely-distributed teams, sharing know...
Adopt and adapt|Agile|Certification|PRINCE2 Agile
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 05 Oct 2021
Transferable skills are not a new concept, but the ones employers consider valuable evolve over time. Understanding this is essential for people entering the workforce or those wanting to progress their current careers. A report from UK agency Nesta and the City of London Co...
Adopt and adapt|Best practice|Career progression|Certification|PRINCE2|Skills