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Navigating through Agile – asking the right questions

In June 2015, PRINCE2 AgileTM was born, combining the best of both the PRINCE2® and the Agile worlds. Project managers and organisations who have thrown their lot in with agile approaches or methodologies could be forgiven for being confused about what PRINCE2 Agile offers that is not covered by Agi...

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Achieving business agility right through the project management lifecycle

Greek philosophers knew that change is the only constant in life and the maxim has never held truer than in today’s business environment. The pace of change has accelerated and organisations have trimmed themselves to the bone to stay competitive and agile but too often they have trimmed not just th...

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Leaders are made not born – developing emotional intelligence in project management

Some people have more emotional intelligence than others. This does not mean that they have a mystic ability to read other people’s thoughts. Emotional intelligence is as much to do with understanding yourself as it is to do with understanding someone else’s beliefs and motivations. Project m...

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PRINCE2 Agile – conflict becomes collaboration

Until recently project managers followed either the PRINCE2® methodology or were advocates of agile. Any gathering of project managers would be painfully like a school disco, with agile aficionados lining one wall and PRINCE2 cliques lining the other. Of course, in reality everyone had shared goals...

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Plugging the skills gap – what skills are organisations looking for?

It doesn’t matter how well project managers understand the methodologies – if they can’t communicate with people in the project, fail to lead from the front and don’t have a sound understanding of the commercial place of the project within the organisation they will not be successful. How can we cre...

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Project management –an ecosystem not a function

Successful programme and project management is a complicated and organic process. It is an ecosystem that needs intelligent design if it is to come to fruition, aided by the warmth and light of good leadership, fertilised by effective project management. Sending people on box ticking training cours...

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Managing Benefits – why it matters

Organisations are spending a lot of money on projects and programmes, but many are not seeing the benefit. Even worse, some organisations do not even realise that they are failing to see any return on their investment because they are not measuring the results. This situation is partly the result of...

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