Project Management

Time to renew your PRINCE2 Certification?

To ensure you keep your PRINCE2 Practitioner status and knowledge up-to-date, it is important to renew the qualification before the 5 year expiry date. The rules around re-registration are changing… As you may be aware, Axelos recently announced that PRINCE2 is undergoing an update which will be launched by mid-2017. […]

Agile Scrum methodology and a Rugby Scrum – any similarities?

With the Rugby Six Nations now well under way, and the usual excitement of two packs of eight crashing in to each other (joke as in reality it is now 8 people pushing lightly against another 8 people before one of them falls in a heap on the floor and […]

Axelos announces major update to PRINCE2®

PRINCE2, arguably the world’s most popular project management method, is undergoing a major update, its first since 2009. Due for release in mid-2017, Axelos has announced that the revisions will place a strong emphasis on the scalability and flexibility of the PRINCE2 methodology and on how best to tailor it […]

Manage Christmas like you would manage a project!

When considering this article I found lots of (serious) articles over the years describing managing the Christmas meal to be like managing a project; so I thought I would add my personal spin! Taking PRINCE2 as the defining methodology the principles are: Continued business justification – is there a justifiable […]

PRINCE2® Agile – Axelos announces new ways to become qualified

Back in February we provided an article (below) on the value of considering the benefits of mixing PRINCE2 with Agile and how the apparently conflicting methodologies can work positively together. At the time Axelos (the organisation behind PRINCE2) required that you needed to be full PRINCE2 Practitioner qualified before proceeding […]

Get your year off to a great start – become PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner qualified in just 4 days!

Normally the Focus on Training extensive range of PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner courses take five days  to complete and become accredited, however following much demand we have now secured a 4 day version of the course (longer hours) starting on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. The courses are being run in […]

What is the difference between PRINCE2 & APMP?

You’ve decide that a project management certification course is the way to go, but you’re confused as to the best option. On the one hand you are considering PRINCE2 and on the other APMP – what are the key differences? Which is the most valuable in terms of your development? […]

APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)

The Association for Project Management has announced a new qualification in its hierarchy of professional skills development. It is aimed at project managers with 3 to 5 years’ experience and sits above the APMP which is widely recognised in the UK as a solid demonstration of project management competency. The […]

The Importance of Scrum & Agile – Harvard Business Review

The May 2016 edition of the Harvard Business Review includes a notable article providing advice to executives who wish to promote and benefit from Agile. “Embracing Agile” is of particular interest since it is authored by: Hirotaka Takeuchi –  who in 1986 helped stimulate the emergence of Agile with a […]

£483 Billion Investment in 600 Major Projects

The demand for expert project management skills is not set to diminish. The new Infrastructure and Projects Authority is tasked with timely and cost effective delivery of the government’s major projects and programmes over the next 5 years and beyond. The projects include high profile initiatives such as “Smart Motorways”, […]