The Trouble With Troubled Projects

As a freelance project manager, many of the projects that come my way are troubled projects. They run the whole gamut: from projects that only require a straightforward readjustment in scope to complex projects that require protracted negotiations on scope, time, costs and constraints. Interestingly, it is not easy to arrive at generalities or ‘rules […]

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PRojects IN Controlled Environments (a.k.a. PRINCE2®)

If you’re an American reader of this blog and you’re involved in, or interested in, project management, then you’re probably familiar, or at least heard of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). In this article I want to introduce you to a complimentary approach to project management which was developed […]

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Program Or Project ?

When an organization has the function of deploying multiple initiatives, the question arises:  should these be managed as projects?  Or should program management enter the picture? If there is an obvious way in which the projects are related, we may opt for program management straightaway.  For example:  if our organization deploys a few projects per […]

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PRINCE2: The Most Popular PM Exam In The World – Guest Post by Simon Buehring

Why is PRINCE2® is the most popular project management exam in the world? By Simon Buehring During September 2012, APMG-International, the PRINCE2 accreditation body announced that more than 1 million PRINCE2 project management examinations have now been sat. This is more than any other project management method. In this article I want to explore the […]

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