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Business Owners MUST manage their own projects!

Business OwnersMUST manage their own projects!Life is all about change. There is no way around it and it has to be managed.Projects are the way to bring change to your organisation.Let us not kid ourselves, projects cost money and time. And I can guarantee you one thing, money and time will be spent.If you don’t […]

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Learning is not a commodity

Learning is not a commoditySelect wisely you want to guide you on your path to growth.You see, studying is dead. Doing is the new learning.There is no better way to acquire new knowledge and improve your skills than by doing it.You can follow a coach, you can follow a course, you can study to pass […]

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2018 – The Year of Project Managers

2018 – The Year of Project Managers 2018 is the year where Project Managers will make a difference in organisations.The article below from CIO relates to the salaries of project managers and how they evolve in relation to experience and certifications earned. It also states how the need for project managers will grow over the […]

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Templates are out – Models are in

TEMPLATES ARE OUTMODELS ARE INCan you please send me the Templates?How often have I heard this question which hurts me every time I hear it, and with good reason.Despite there being advantages to creating project related documents from a template there are also some major disadvantages in doing so.On the one hand, a template gets […]

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The white van man

THE WHITE VAN MAN(or how not to manage your project budget)Managing your project budget can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be.You are driving quietly on the road. Your favourite song is playing from your audio system. The weather is perfect for a lovely ride to your destination. This is when a white van arrives […]

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Yes! PRINCE2 is still relevant today with agile.

YES! PRINCE2 IS STILL RELEVANT TODAY WITH AGILE. Is PRINCE2 outdated?PRINCE2 is a living method of project management, in constant evolution as it happens.​Its continuous development is done by its owners (currently AXELOS) with the devoted support of its users.+Although originally developed for the IT industry (see history here), it has evolved to become a […]

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Who’s paying ?

So You Have An ExecutiveThe Executive is the owner of a project. The one individual who is supposed to pay for the cost of the project or at least ensure the funds are made available to pay for those costs. (S)he will ultimately be accountable for the success of a project. There are FOUR criteria suggested by PRINCE2 […]

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I was at the event “A solid Start with Agile.”

I WAS AT THE EVENT “A SOLID START WITH AGILE.”I do not think I’ve ever talked about the event “A solid Start with Agile.”I was pretty excited when I went. On the one hand, I had not seen John Higham since my PRINCE2 practitioner, but he made a strong impression on me.On the other hand, […]

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No need to be supersticious nor worried

This was the first time we had to use a room on the 13th Floor for a group of 12 participants plus me as a trainer, so thirteen in all.Some might see it as a bad sign but let me tell you that we had a great course with very interesting discussions about PRINCE2 and […]

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Fail Fast to speed up quality with Lean Startup

FAIL FAST TO SPEED UP QUALITY WITH LEAN STARTUPAccording to Lean Startup, the easiest way to progress is to fail fast.What does that actually mean and where does this idea come from?The concept comes from Lean Startup and suggests that we should not spend a huge amount of time developing something until we are sure […]

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