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 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 ...

Best Project Management Blogs 2016 As we have approached the end of another year, I thought it would be time to share how I keep up to speed on what is going on in the world of project management. Below I share a list of all the great writers who produce really good project management articles. I have put a ...

How to Close Your Project in 11 Steps A project is defined as something with a definite start and finish. Just as starting a project well is important it is also critical to finish it well. A project that never ends is not a project. In this article, I will show you how to finish a project, so it is clear when the ...

Beginners Guide to Managing Project Issues Issues. Nobody likes having them, but unfortunately, you will have them on your project and in this article I will show you what to do when you do have them. This follows on from my last article on risk as some risks can become issues. The first thing I will cover is what an issue ...

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