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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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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

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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Agile Project Management: Combining flexibility with proven process for successful project delivery

16 March 2015   |   Project Management, Agile PM, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management

Through the fast pace of change pressure builds to deliver greater value, making project management methods that are traditionally reliant on predictable, more stable environments, less effective. During this time the project management team need to respond quickly while still demonstrating control and reliability. What’s it all about? The Agile Project Management (AgilePM) certification is aimed at addressing the need for more agility, from those working in project-focused environments. Based on the proven fundamentals of one […]

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Agile “scrum’s down” with PRINCE2 ®

18 February 2015   |   Project Management, PRINCE2, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management

Are you wondering how to introduce Agile to your organization easily, without wasting all the effort and money that went into developing and embedding your current PRINCE2 based (or any other) project methodology in the first place? Read on and find the answer. Experienced PM’s know how to use Agile and PRINCE2. Experienced project managers do not get fixated about any particular methodology. They know that they can take the most appropriate component or element […]

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Getting value driven results from project management training

3 February 2015   |   Project Management, Agile PM, Project Management, PRINCE2, Project Management, PRNCE2 Agile, Project Management

  We are spending millions on project management training. All private and public sector organizations invest a considerable amount of money in training, varying from a few employees a year to thousands, with many larger organizations running their own campus in addition to external service provider venues. Training budgets are considerable and getting larger. According to the 2011 ICAS report “Overcoming SA’s skills challenge”, South African companies were spending about 3% of their payroll on […]

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