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November 11, 2017

You Could Be A Project Manager and Not Even Know It

Project Managers often have chameleon-like adaptability, infallible common sense and unmatched efficiency. The best PMs combine these traits with relevant training for even better results. Do you watch people tackle tasks and think “Why would they go about it that way?” Does it baffle you when others can’t multitask? Are you rarely surprised by so-called “unexpected” events at work? You sound like a Project Manager.

We’re going share two (completely fictional) real-life stories where project management helped saved the day. If these are “so you” but you aren’t a Project Manager, you should seriously consider [...]

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October 27, 2017

“Let’s do this!” – Motivating your Project Team with PRINCE2

This month’s blog entry comes from a great guest blogger. Phil Doyle has worked in a variety of project management roles, particularly in the IT sector. Certified in Project Management Professional, PRINCE2 and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), Phil has a strong interest in metrics and process improvement. He is also passionate about what he describes as the ‘fusion of the theoretical and the actual’, how best practice methodologies could have helped real-life projects. To see more of Phil’s work, he writes regular blogs for Project Health Check.

“Let’s do this!” It sounds like a wrap-up line from a motivational speech a leader may [...]

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October 20, 2017

The Course Formally Known as PRINCE2 2009

We’re getting closer to the end of 2017. This means there’s only a few months until PRINCE2 officially switches from 2009 to 2017. This is the first major update to PRINCE2 in eight years. Currently, both PRINCE2 2009 and PRINCE2 2017 are available. According to AXELOS, this crossover should ‘facilitate an optimal transition.’ This is to minimise disruption to those studying for the PRINCE2 2009 exam.

To reiterate, from January 2018, all learning will be based on PRINCE2 2017. This means that both 2009 exams and certificates will no longer be available. This blog entry will briefly summarise what is to be expected in the changeover. This includes [...]

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October 3, 2017

Sony’s PRINCE2 Agile Journey

In September 2016, Sony Professional Solutions Europe implemented PRINCE2 Agile in its Media Solutions Department. Why did they make this decision? How did they implement it? What differences has it made looking back a year later?

Why PRINCE2 Agile?

Both PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 Agile are suitable for a wide range of organizations. However, their particular appeal in the technology sector is understandable. When launching new products, companies must remain responsive to audience demands. Furthermore, advances in technology go well with PRINCE2’s principle of continual improvement. Finally, a fast turnaround on deliverables ensures continued relevance among users.

Sony [...]

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