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Stakeholder management: building the right communication plan

Stakeholder management is important in any project, irrespective of its size. It is the lifeblood of project relationships. After all, these individuals and/or groups have significant influence over the project’s success. You need know your stakeholders and their unique communication needs. So just...

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AgilePM® vs PRINCE2 Agile®: which one’s for you?

AgilePM® or PRINCE2 Agile®? It’s a question we’ve heard many times, and one that’s not often easy to answer. It’s a little like choosing a wine – it so often depends on the dish it accompanies, and your personal taste and preference. What are the key differences between the two? AgilePM originates...

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What is a Statement of Work?

The Statement of Work (SoW) is easily one of the most important project documents. Created at the start of the project, this is an agreement between a client and an agency. It outlines what the project does and does not include. What does a Statement of Work include? Essentially, the SoW captu...

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Things can only get better…

Forget new year for a fresh start – in today’s fast-paced, digital world, businesses can no longer afford to wait for annual milestones to start making changes in their organisation; adopting an improvement mindset has to become ‘part of the furniture’, as it were. Part of ITIL®’s entire culture...

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What is project scope?

Scoping a project resolves questions and issues related to project goals. The scope determines the deliverables, tasks, costs and deadlines. It’s the big picture view of the project. Importance of a project scope Project managers need a clear scope for assigning tasks and scheduling deadlines....

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10 failed projects and the lessons learned

Every project teaches lessons with its successes and failures. Best practice courses highlight the importance of developing a mind-set of continuous learning from the outset of the project. In this blog we’ll look at 10 major public project failures and the lessons learnt from these mistakes. Why s...

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What is project management? The PM's role and responsibilities

Project management is applying processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience to deliver project objectives. In doing this, the project manager (PM) will constantly refer to timescales and budgets. The project manager makes all this happen, with overall responsibility for the 5 phases of pr...

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