The Secret Staying Power of PRINCE2 Project Management

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Sometimes there is no explanation for why certain innovations and trends catch on, while others crash and burn. For every Facebook, there is a Friendster, for every iPod, a Zune, for every Coke, a New Coke. However, given PRINCE2®’s immense popularity as a Project Management methodology, there is no mystery regarding its popularity and staying power; it’s simple and effective. Since being founded in 1989, PRINCE2 has become an industry standard for project management, and a valuable element of any

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Don’t Manage Your Stakeholders…Engage Them

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To most new project managers, the most important aspect of your job is likely the project delivery. In a close second place is probably the project stakeholders. However, as you begin to gain more and more experience as a project manager, you soon realize that project stakeholders are as important as the project itself because the relationship with the stakeholders defines whether the project is seen as a success or not, despite a successful delivery. It becomes imperative to make

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Bridging the Gap – How To Be a Formal Project Manager in an Informal Organization

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Walking into a casual party in a tuxedo might be awkward; being a formal project manager in an informal organization shouldn’t be. More organizations are adopting an informal structure and culture, where job titles and responsibilities become more ambiguous, and the dress code becomes more casual. This move toward an informal corporate structure and culture can present challenges to someone versed in more formal project management methodologies. However, there is a balance to be found between the formal project manager

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PRINCE2 Certification-Stand Out From the Crowd

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Have you ever done something crazy like dancing while presenting in a business meeting or dyed your hair purple? While there may be a variety of reasons a person would do this, there is no mistaking it would make them stand out from a crowd. To set yourself apart in this jam-packed world of professionals what would you do to make yourself “Stand Out”? The days are long gone when professionals had just a few skills they relied on to

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