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Articles Tagged 'PRINCE2'

  • Why the PMBOK is not a methodology
    Project management body of knowledge

    One of the more common discussions on the web and in other places is focused on comparing a methodology with PMBOK. The problem with the proposition is the basic premise is completely wrong! The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge guide is not, and never has been, a methodology, argues Pat Weaver.

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    Methodologies
  • Wrapping PRINCE2 around Agile
    Links between project management methodologies

    Rapid changes in the business world has seen the emergence of Agile as a project management methodology, while PRINCE2 is becoming the world standard for practising project management. Roger Fance considers how these two can be combined.

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    Methodologies
  • Wrapping PRINCE2 around Agile—Roger Fance
    Links between project management methodologies

    Wrapping PRINCE2 around Agile: You can, but should you?

    Over the years, many organisations have invested heavily to increase the chances of project success by establishing project management frameworks, methodologies, processes, tools, templates and training to support their project managers and teams and improve project management maturity.

    However, an ever increasing speed of change as a result of competition and technological innovation presents a serious challenge to business. It compels the need for continual re-evaluation of the project methods employed to ensure that organisations are responsive and adaptable enough not only to simply survive, but prosper. Some organisations have turned to Agile project management in an effort to improve their response to business change. In the right circumstances, Agile offers an effective way to rapidly react to change, indeed embrace change, through a range of management techniques. Some may be tempted to combine their original investment in traditional project management techniques like PRINCE2 with the benefits that Agile can bring.

    This paper suggests two ways that PRINCE2 and Scrum as an Agile framework could be combined and compares the characteristics of each approach in relation to governance, planning, risk, change and value delivery. It poses some questions that organisations should consider before trying to combine these two approaches.

    Author: Roger Fance
    Review status: UXC Consulting

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    Methodologies, Whitepapers
  • NZ Defence Force to learn PRINCE2
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    Global project management training company ILX Group has secured a contract to train New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in the PRINCE2 method, initially made popular via the UK’s Office of Government Commerce.

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    News
  • Cloud computing challenges project management
    Cloud computing for project managers

    Cloud computing is a very broad term for the ‘IT systems via the internet’ that hold the application technologies they run by an external party. Subscribers do not own IT infrastructure and are charged typically on the basis of per user per month.

    Adopting cloud computing could have significant and potentially disruptive implications for project risk and governance frameworks in enterprise IT projects, given the current relative immaturity of this technology, lack of standards, and inconsistencies in the governance frameworks.

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