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Project Management and change go hand in hand from the planning phase onwards. Shifts in schedules leaving businesses unable to accommodate the changes, and constant uncertainty leaving change practitioners powerless to develop plans and keep stakeholders engaged. With organisational change management seemingly pushed to the margins. As project managers we cannot work in isolation, there must be an understanding on Continue Reading
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When starting a new job or project, it is very important as a Project Manager or Business Analyst to have a good idea of how an organization or business operates. This helps navigate the internal & external ways of the business, and understand how it affects the customer base. As organisations grow or change, there is a high chance that Continue Reading
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The Enterprise-level Project Management Model (EPMM) dispels the assumption that project management existence occurs with little discussion of where that project comes from.  The business validation and expected business value; why there is even a project and how to manage it within the constraints of the enterprise. In effect projects are treated as if they were islands independent of external Continue Reading
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When processes become all too consuming, it means that they have stopped being a means to an end and have become the end themselves. They have become integral part of the project and in some instances can consume projects. This can get to the point that they impede continuous improvement because the people who do them are emotionally invested in Continue Reading
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The way that projects are managed and executed has a direct relationship to organisational success because everything that people do in a business should be linked back to its strategy. A strategy is a plan of action that allows a long-term goal to be achieved. If a project fails, then this costs the organisation time and money. The organisation will Continue Reading
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We continue our series on PRINCE2, as previous posts covered PRINCE2 Fundamentals and roles. This post is concerned with the 7 phase processes of PRINCE2. The 7 phase process of PRINCE2 The PRINCE2 process is broken up into 7 (surprise!) phases: 1. Starting up a project Someone submits a request for a new project, called the project mandate. The project Continue Reading
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