PM2: Government isn’t a community In January, the European Commission published PM2. This is yet another Project Management framework created by yet another government body. This is the wrong initiative, done in the wrong way. The world doesn’t need another top-down government-inspired initiative. More so-called “best practice”. We already have the PMI from the US, […]
I stopped writing this blog in May 2015 I stopped because it was time to be less evangelical about Prince2. It was time to start facing up to the truth. My blogs were “explaining” Best Practice, as defined by Prince2. They were broadly uncritical. I assumed that Prince2 was “Best Practice”, and explained how to […]
SCRUM is misunderstood in the world of Project Management. The source of the misunderstanding is that SCRUM is a delivery method, not a Project Management method. SCRUM is good on delivery. The SCRUM guide is good on sprints and backlogs, but silent on Project Management. If you are a project manager, you need more than SCRUM.
In Project Management, the term “Best Practice” has become very popular. Too often, it is overused. At worst, it is pure marketing-speak….
What should “Best Practice” mean? It should be a reflection of current practice – techniques and ways of working which are widely and currently used with success. But too often today in Project Management, Best Practice is a long way from that ideal
In 2015, Axelos published their new “Prince2 Agile” guide with a great fanfare. This is a new companion to Prince2, designed to sit alongside Prince2. Unfortunately, the book is a major disappointment on all fronts. Rather than helping the Prince2 project manager to move forward, it adds to the confusion about Agile…
Fashions come and fashions go. For fashionistas, yesterday’s fashions are history. In the world of project management, Agile is the current fashion, particularly the Scrum variant of Agile. If you browse many project management websites, you’d think Scrum has become the only way to run projects. Some Agile fashionistas even suggest that everybody is moving […]
Are you fed up with boring Project Management meetings? Are you in an interminable cycle of weekly meetings? Are you overdosed by tedious Powerpoints? It could be that you are suffering from “management by meeting”. If the only way that your company can manage a project is to hold weekly meetings with everyone round the […]
If you are a project manager and you need to deliver quality, then go look at your car for inspiration. Your car is a high quality product which should inspire you in your project management… A modern car is long-lasting and useful. It’s high quality. The car manufacturers (Toyota, Renault, Ford, etc.) have worked hard […]