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Agile Project management Course

A Certification in Agile Project Management can help deliver what the market and Customers need

5 March 2018   |   Project Management, Agile PM

Agile Project Management is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes. An Agile project is completed in small sections. Each section is reviewed and critiqued by the project team, which should include representatives of the project’s various stakeholders. Insights gained from the critique are used to determine what the next step should be.   The main benefit of AgilePM is its ability to respond to issues as they arise. Making a necessary change […]

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Agile from the top floor

14 September 2017   |   Programme Management, Agile PgM, Project Management, Agile PM

  Scrum teams must be self-organizing with all the competencies and emotional intelligence required to master their work without reliance on direction from above. In my previous article I briefly introduced the three key Scrum roles, that of, Product Owner, Development Team, and Scrum Master.This article focusses on seven core competencies you will need to be the best Product Owner (PO) you can be. We are dealing with an unprecedented level of change, ambiguity and [...] Read more

Business Relationship Management (BRMP®) – The IT department’s “holy grail”?

21 June 2017   |   Portfolio Management, Project Management

Let’s face it, the IT dept. can do all the self-measuring and chest thumping they like to show how successful they are, but that only becomes true when their internal or external customers believe it. Off course the self-measures, COBIT audits and ISO conformance add value and promote efficiencies, but real effectiveness occurs when IT and business partners work together to maximiseIT value, often the most expensive resource area in the organization. The BRM role is a [...] Read more

Why all managers need to be able to facilitate workshops and meetings effectively

23 January 2017   |   Management and Business Improvement, Facilitation, Management and Business Improvement, Project Management

Why all managers need to be able to facilitate workshops and meetings effectively An overwhelming amount of literature and facts substantiate why managers adopt facilitative styles in progressive, synergistic organisations. The Snap Tech summary of these findings is simple. [/vc_column][/vc_row]

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The Change and Transition Freeze: From Paralysed to Competitive

3 January 2017   |   Project Management, Agile PM, Project Management, PRINCE2, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management

The Change and Transition Freeze: From Paralysed to Competitive Tomorrow People Tomorrow’s leaders build on the value of sound change and transition actions, essential contributors to strategy fulfilment. Snap Tech shifts the fear of change to deeply inculcated competitive practice by exposing leadership to robust professional development opportunities. Entrenched project management principles can shift an organisation’s locus of control when members co own strategy fulfilment and the achievement of measurable benefits. Building organizational competency in [...] Read more
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The 7 Worst Change and Project Management Fails to Avoid

8 August 2016   |   Project Management, Agile PM, Management and Business Improvement, Change Management, Project Management, PRINCE2, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management, Risk and Benefits Management, Risk Management

The 7 Worst Change and Project Management Fails to Avoid The worst project management fails are costly and embarrassing to the companies and individual professionals responsible. Here are 7 change and project management fails to avoid at all costs: 1. Poor or partial planning Planning in project management is crucial. As the saying goes, ‘a goal without a plan is just a wish’. Yet adding detail too early, before proper control mechanisms and risk management is [...] Read more
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3 Must-Read Blogs for Portfolio Management

21 July 2016   |   Portfolio Management, MoP, PMO Support Offices, P3O, Portfolio Management, Project Management

3 Must-Read Blogs for Portfolio Management Project managers who design and implement Project Portfolio Management (PPM) based systems are always on the lookout for new benchmarks and elegant solutions to the problems they solve on a daily basis. It’s natural to look to the internet for fresh ideas and inspiration, but this creates a new challenge: Which blog to read during your valuable downtime? To make things easier, we’ve selected three PPM blogs that will [...] Read more
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8 Common Misconceptions about Project Management

15 July 2016   |   Programme Management, Agile PgM, Project Management, Agile PM, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management

8 Common Misconceptions about Project Management Common misconceptions about project management easily derail projects that do not incorporate internationally-accepted standards of project planning, execution, control and closure. Here are 8 common misconceptions to avoid: 1. Project process is more crucial than implementers A smooth, well-planned project process is key. Without people making intelligent decisions around process, however, projects fail. Amanda Schupak, writing for the PMI, cites cases where insufficient expert engagement or inadequate skills development [...] Read more
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Thinking Agile? Where to from here?

6 June 2016   |   Programme Management, Agile PgM, Project Management, Agile PM, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile

Thinking Agile? Where to from here? Making the right choice for your personal career or business! At some point in your career, as with most people, you will reach point when you start asking yourself how you can develop your skills and best demonstrate your ability to a potential employer. Having formal certifications is an excellent way to do this and putting yourself ahead in the recruitment process remain imperative if you are looking to [...] Read more

Agile Programme Management ™ is the place to start

29 March 2016   |   Programme Management, Agile PgM, Project Management, Agile PM, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Programme Management

Agile Programme Management ™ is the place to start I realised this after delivering our recently launched Agile Programme Management™ training event to several senior managers who all had similar challenges in implementing an Agile framework. They voiced their main stumbling blocks, specifically: very limited involvement from the customer side; a poor understanding of Agile, even from the implementer; confusion around the Agile flavour to use; and Agile extremism, i.e. implementers and some project managers [...] Read more

Benefits Realisation Drives Enterprise Project Management

2 February 2016   |   Risk and Benefits Management, Benefits Management, Risk and Benefits Management, Benefits Management, Managing Benefits, Project Management, Risk and Benefits Management

Benefits Realisation Drives Enterprise Project Management In an increasingly challenging economic and political landscape, shareholders and citizens want more value for money. They want benefits, and it is up to the project managers, business owners and senior politicians to actively and enthusiastically engage in the pursuit of identifying and realising quantifiable, visible benefits. /WHY DO WE NEED BENEFITS MANAGEMENT? A Benefit is defined as “the measurable improvement resulting from an outcome perceived as an advantage [...] Read more

The 10 Absolute Basics of Project Management

24 November 2015   |   Project Management, Agile PM, Project Management, PRINCE2, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management

The 10 Absolute Basics of Project Management Mario, a friend of mine, owns a business in a popular coastal holiday town where he sells, services and stores boats. He needs to build a new, larger facility to store his clients’ boats until they come down for their holidays. He has just a few months in which to build it, and must keep a close eye on the finances as well as the structural quality. Because [...] Read more

PRINCE2 Agile Qualification: Watch the Video

16 October 2015   |   Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management

The strength of PRINCE2 lies in the areas of project direction and project management whereas agile has a very strong focus on product delivery. When PRINCE2 and agile are combined, project direction, project management and project delivery are optimized to create a complete project management solution. PRINCE2 Agile is an extension module tailored for forward-thinking organizations and individuals already benefiting from PRINCE2. It provides further guidance on how to apply agile methods to the world’s most recognized project management method. Learn more Read more

Axelos Launches PRINCE2 Agile ™

30 September 2015   |   Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management

Agile Methods & Techniques are being adopted at a rapid rate as organisations seek to respond faster & more effectively to ever increasing change requirements. Combine the flexibility & responsiveness of Agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2 for a complete project management solution. PRINCE2 Agile ™ is a framework bringing together the flexibility and responsiveness of Agile with the clearly defined PRINCE2 ® method. The PRINCE2 Agile framework covers a wide range of Agile concepts, […]

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Is Agile the “Magic Solution” for Project Success?

30 September 2015   |   Project Management, Agile PM, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Programme Management, Project Management

Agile the latest buzzword; the new hype. Is it time for a PRINCE2 Agile combination? As an experienced PRINCE2® and AgilePM™ trainer, I have recently come across rather scary interactions with my delegates that indicates that their employers think Agile is going to magically resolve any issues faced in the past when it comes to successful project delivery. Nothing can be further from the truth. Since the introduction of PRINCE2 to South Africa in 2000, […]

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