Making P3 simple, repeatable and hybrid
  • Lean3 for P3

    Projects, Pgms, Portfolios

  • Making P3 simple

    Ensure repeatable success

  • Steps to Agility

    P3 + Agile = Hybrid

  • Lean3 for P3

    Projects, Pgms, Portfolios

  • Making P3 simple

    Ensure repeatable success

  • Steps to Agility

    P3 + Agile = Hybrid

PM2 : Government isn’t a community

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, […]

Why I stopped blogging (and why I’m starting again)

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 […]

Two words to clarify Agile

Agile is a mystery to many project managers. They are confused. That’s because they don’t understand how Agile fundamentally differs from traditional Project Management
Two concepts help clarify things, specification and discovery

Use SCRUM within projects, not for projects

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.

Adding agility to Prince2

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

Ignore the fashionistas: you still need Prince2 in an Agile world

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 […]

Need inspiration on project quality? Look at your car!

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 […]

If you want to get things done, prioritise

If you want to get things done, you need to prioritise. Not all things are equal. In this busy world, if you don’t prioritise, you won’t get the right things done. This simple truth applies at all levels. At the lowest level, it applies to your personal productivity. At the wider level, it applies to […]

Don’t sprint into debt

Do it right or do it fast?  There’s sometimes a price to pay for “Do it fast”. It’s called Technical Debt. Probably the most famous example of technical debt is MS-DOS. Back in 1981, IBM asked Bill Gates for an operating system for its new PC. To deliver on time, he took QDOS, (QDOS stood […]

Need to deliver on time? Then start using time-boxes!

On time delivery is the El Dorado of project management. No one wants to be late for a key deadline. As the deadline approaches, and you’re running late, the project manager and the project team work like crazy to stay on time.  Everyone works late and comes in at weekends. This generates stress, overload, even […]

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