Let me tell you a story… published on 03/02/2016 by John Edmonds - Head of Training

The power of narrative in influencing change A few years’ ago researchers at Carnegie Mellon University conducted a study. The research team offered $5 to students to complete a survey on technology – although the survey was actually incidental to the real purpose of the study as we will see. At the end of the

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Permission to fail?… Permission granted! published on 02/02/2016 by Richard Rose - Director of Finance and Information

From time immemorial organisations have given their project managers permission to fail. This is generally through their constant inability to contain their urges when it comes to change. This manifests itself in time and cost overruns, not always with appropriate authorisation. Through poor control by senior managers, their project managers have inherited the wisdom that

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How do I choose a PRINCE2® training course? published on 26/01/2016 by John Edmonds - Head of Training and member of the team that authored the latest version of PRINCE2.

This guide is designed to help you find the right PRINCE2 training course. That sounds a simple objective, but as we will see, there are a few common errors that people make. Whether you are choosing for yourself or for your organisation, your choice will be a significant investment of time and money. We would

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What PRINCE2® method does not give us … and why published on 15/12/2015 by John Edmonds
Change Capacity published on 01/12/2015 by Robert Cole
Learning from Experience – How to Apply it published on 24/11/2015 by Maya Eadie
A practical approach to project management published on 03/11/2015 by John Edmonds and Adrian Boorman
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Protected: Can you Codify Change Management? published on 03/02/2016 by Patrick Mayfield

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Patrick Mayfield at Symphera Project Management Conference in Prague published on 03/12/2015 by Patrick Mayfield

For the second year running Patrick Mayfield attended the Autumn Symphera PM conference in Prague as one of a line-up of distinguished guest speakers. Presenting to an audience of practitioners, trainers and consultants he took as his theme this year the subject of how we manage projects in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world.

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We are at Better Business Cases Users Autumn Meet #APMGBBC published on 20/11/2015 by Maya Eadie

Come and talk to our Better Business Cases expert Anne Bellingan.       When: Friday, 20th November 2015, 9.30am-12.30pm Where: One Great George Street, Westminster, London Entry costs: FREE to attend and includes light refreshments You will get to meet our Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs), listen to talks from experts within the industry including Andy Blazey, Director

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Learning from Experience – How to Apply it published on 24/11/2015 by Maya Eadie

Question of the Month – November 2015 An experienced Project and Programme manager writes: “Two methods that I have used regularly in my work over many years (PRINCE2 and MSP) both share a common principle, that of ‘Learning from Experience’. Is this more than just maintaining a lessons learned log? What would you understand ‘experience’

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Why Agile Works for Today’s Projects published on 30/10/2015 by Patrick Mayfield

The more traditional “waterfall” approach to project management, which all the major project frameworks such as PRINCE2®, APM BoK and PMBoK® came from, works well in stable contexts. There is a clear case that the world we operate in since PRINCE2® was launched in 1996 is now far more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Waterfall

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Leading with History: the Creation Narrative published on 17/07/2015 by Patrick Mayfield

Many leaders focus on the future, on the what might be, on the vision. And rightly so. Leaders are at their best when they give hope to those that follow them, and vision is very much about giving them that hope in a better future. But there is a less emphasized area of good leadership

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The Challenge of Transformation published on 12/06/2015 by John Edmonds

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