The Pros and Cons of the Hero Project Manager

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Imagine a project that isn’t going too well due to unexpected complexities. It’s behind schedule, team morale is declining and the client is complaining about lack of progress. Communication between the project manager and client is getting increasingly tense and the level of trust is deteriorating. After a while it ...

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Agile, PRINCE2 and PMBoK – How They Fit Together

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Agile, PRINCE2 and PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) are all complementary parts of project management. They are parts of a whole, but not THE whole. Let me explain further. The Whole The whole is everything that project management embodies – the processes, the methods, the techniques, the tools, ...

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Mentoring and Coaching in Project Management

In this article two of TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s bloggers get together to talk about coaching and mentoring – Lindsay Scott asks the questions and Susanne Madsen answers the questions. LS – We hear a lot about coaching and mentoring – sometimes the terms are interchangeable – but is there a ...

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PRINCE2 in Five Minutes

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Or exactly 666 words! Here we explain the entire 327 page PRINCE2-2009 manual in a quick 5 minute read. Brevity is at the price of some reduction in detail. The picture shows: PRINCE2 has some structure, some sequence, some players and some output triggered by arrival of the ‘project mandate’. ...

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Agile 2.0

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Back in September I listened in to a few sessions on PMI’s Organizational Agility Conference 2016 which was a virtual member’s only event.  The day long event had various sessions all themed around an organisation’s ability to transform into an agile way of working. It included – what I call ...

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