My Project Management Blog

My Project Management Blog

On this page you will find my project blog which is my view on the world of project management. I look forward to reading your comments and engaging with you about project management.

How to Make a Good Idea Great Does your organisation struggle with taking on new ideas? In this blog post, I will show you how the organisation I work for have started to take good ideas and get stuff done. The organisation I work for is Knightstone Housing. I wrote an article about why medium sized companies struggle with project management. Knightstone Housing ...

Why Project Management Fails Medium Sized Companies Do you work for a medium sized company that have around 500 employees? Do you wonder why projects never seem to get done? In this blog post, I will outline why medium sized companies struggle to deliver projects based on my experience of working in both medium and large companies. I will show what I have found ...

5 Pre-Kickoff Steps To Start Your Project Right It is well known that the majority of projects fail, but I have found on my projects that getting them off to a good start increases the chance of them being a success. To make sure your project starts well, there are some small things to do before the project kickoff meeting. In this article, ...

How to Tailor Prince2 One of the challenges with Prince2 is it can appear a very rigid way of managing a project. In reality, it is flexible and possible to tailor it to meet different project environments. To pass the Prince2 practitioner exam, you will need to have a good understand of how to tailor Prince2. In this post, ...

7 Processes of Prince2 As we have seen in my previous articles there are 7 Principles and 7 Themes of Prince2. There is a third 7 in Prince2 and that is 7 Processes. Prince2 by design is a process based approach to project delivery and that means projects progress through the processes in a linear way. In this article ...

7 Themes of Prince2 Prince2 is made up of 7 Principles, 7 Themes and 7 Processes that can be tailored and applied to different projects and organisations. In the last article I covered the 7 Principles and in this article we shall cover the 7 Themes. By the end of this article you should be able to state what ...

How to Start a Project #PMChat Every Friday at 12pm ET (5pm GMT) some of today’s best project management thinkers meet on Twitter to discuss project management. Follow what each other say we use the hashtag #PMChat. Each week there is a different host and on Friday 20th Jan 2017 it was my turn to host a discussion. The topic, How ...

7 Principles of Prince 2 Prince2 is made up of 7 Principles, 7 Themes and 7 Processes that can be tailored and applied to different projects and organisations. The first step in understanding Prince 2 is to be able to describe the 7 principles. In this article, I take each of the principles in turn and explain each one. By the ...

Is Prince2 Right For Me? There are numerous project management qualifications to choose from and when you are just starting out it can be overwhelming trying to choose which one to do. One of the courses that a lot of people come across is Prince2 and I get a lot of questions asking if Prince2 is right for them. In ...

Becoming a Project Manager Many people want to become project managers but struggle with the first step. A quick search will reveal some great advice on how to secure your first entry-level project management job. But there is another way. I will share with you the story of my first project and how I ended up becoming a project ...

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