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Classroom training – it’s not out of date and it never will be! published on 27/05/2016 by John Edmonds

Why we should not lose sight of an ‘old technology’ in the face of new ideas Back in the exciting times of the 1950s and 1960s, people had some amazing ideas of how the world would look today. Cars flying along highways in the sky, jetpacks for everyone, homes and towns under giant glass domes

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Question of the Month: What are the attributes of a good programme manager? published on 06/05/2016 by Richard Rose

Let us start with the basic understanding that the role of a programme manager is different from that of a project manager and in order for us to consider the attributes of a good programme manager, we need to know what the role entails and acknowledge the differences between those two roles. First, a project

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5,000 to 1- What are your chances of achieving good stakeholder engagement? published on 06/05/2016 by John Edmonds

achieving good stakeholder engagement 5,000 to 1 – we have all seen recently the fantastic odds that bookmakers were offering to people last August who were prepared to bet that Leicester City Football Club would win the Premier League title. It is amazing that these were the same betting odds that bookmakers were offering on

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Are Your Skills Out of Date? published on 03/05/2016 by John Edmonds
PRINCE2® 20 Years On published on 26/04/2016 by Maya Eadie
The Seven Principles of Managing Successful Programmes published on 15/04/2016 by John Edmonds
Measuring project success – what really counts published on 01/04/2016 by John Edmonds
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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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5,000 to 1- What are your chances of achieving good stakeholder engagement? published on 06/05/2016 by John Edmonds

achieving good stakeholder engagement 5,000 to 1 – we have all seen recently the fantastic odds that bookmakers were offering to people last August who were prepared to bet that Leicester City Football Club would win the Premier League title. It is amazing that these were the same betting odds that bookmakers were offering on

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

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