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PRINCE2® 20 Years On published on 26/04/2016 by Maya Eadie

John Edmonds takes a fresh look at PRINCE2 and concludes that its value still lies in being a universal principles-based project management method, capable of being applied regardless of project type, organisation, geography or culture. “With its common language and global reach PRINCE2 still works! I continue to regularly deliver PRINCE2 training and support and

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The Seven Principles of Managing Successful Programmes published on 15/04/2016 by John Edmonds

  Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) is a best-practice framework for delivering complex programmes in accordance with long term strategies. It was developed in recognition of the need for greater links between an organization’s longer-term strategy, objectives and goals and the projects being undertaken by that organization. MSP defines Programme Management as “…the action of carrying

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Measuring project success – what really counts published on 01/04/2016 by John Edmonds

            Tens of thousands of passengers’ bags stacked high in temporary storage, scuffles breaking out between staff and customers and the Olympic torch having to be re-routed. The stories that came out of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 launch seemed to pile on the misery – they became project folklore. What lessons

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Question of the month: What is OBASHI? published on 21/03/2016 by Maya Eadie
Why all project managers should attend an MSP® training course published on 03/03/2016 by John Edmonds
Can you Codify Change Management? published on 01/03/2016 by Patrick Mayfield
Let me tell you a story… published on 03/02/2016 by John Edmonds - Head of Training
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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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