Should I take CAPM or PRINCE2?

July 3, 2013

Recently I was contacted by someone who wanted advice about which project management certification scheme to pursue. Should she take CAPM or the PRINCE2 Foundation? Is it possible to take CAPM and then PRINCE2 Practitioner or are the standards different? Are PMP and PRINCE2 seen as equivalent by employers in the UK? I think these […]

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The Inexorable Rise of PRINCE2®

February 4, 2013

This is a guest post by Simon Buehring The number of people gaining PRINCE2® qualifications just keeps on growing and growing. September 2012 saw the total number of PRINCE2 examinations being sat break through the one million mark. That’s a pretty remarkable figure especially since this has been achieved in just 16 years since PRINCE2 […]

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How PRINCE2 can change your outlook

December 10, 2012

This is a guest post by Maria Burton from Focus On Training. What is it about any business proposal that makes it more important than any other? I am about to present one of the most important business presentations of my entire career. It has to be fresh and bold. My mind flashes back to […]

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Project Management and Leadership – can you have one without the other?

November 12, 2012

This is a guest post by Andy Trainer of Silicon Beach Training. Project management is a field that is becoming increasingly valued within both large and small organisations – our project management training has never been so much in demand! It’s now widely recognised that having employees with great project management skills leads to more […]

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How PRINCE2 has helped big business

July 2, 2012

This is a guest post by Peter Richards. When considering investing in a training course for yourself, a single staff member or your team, it’s crucial to consider the applications of that course. While PRINCE2 is a carefully-accredited training course, whose original two levels of Foundation and Practitioner have attracted favourable reviews from all over […]

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February: News round up

February 13, 2012

Here’s the round up of news from the world of project management this month. New Major Projects Leadership Academy Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford will design and deliver a new Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) for the UK public sector. The MPLA is designed to develop a cadre of world-class major project […]

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Book review: Management of Portfolios

August 11, 2011

This new book is part of the stable of Best Management Practices guides from the OGC. Sitting alongside PRINCE2 and MSP, Management of Portfolios (MoP) looks at—unsurprisingly—managing portfolios of projects and balancing organisational change. So, what are portfolios and portfolio management? The book explains like this: Portfolios represent the totality of an organisation’s investment (or […]

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Throw away your quality plans

March 30, 2011

None of my projects last year had quality plans. Shocked? The project teams delivered high quality results, on budget and mostly to the timescales agreed with the customers.  But we didn’t do it with the help of quality plans. A quality plan is a document that sets out what ‘quality’ means to the project and […]

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PMP and PRINCE2 working together

November 22, 2010
This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Inside PRINCE2

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Inside PRINCE2The Inside PRINCE2 series continues with this look at how PRINCE2 and PMP are compatible. In this video Peter Milsom, Executive Program Manager at Aegian Consulting Service Corporation, talks about why he chose to take PRINCE2 when he was already a PMP.

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6 Reasons To Use Your pm4success Subscription

September 1, 2010
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This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Inside PRINCE2

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Inside PRINCE2The Inside PRINCE2 series continues with this look at pm4success. Exam rooms for APMG exams like PRINCE2 can be daunting. The desks are clear apart from the papers you need. And somewhere on the desk is likely to be a leaflet for pm4success, the […]

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