Project Management

Becoming a Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)

If you are interested in achieving the CSD certification there are several training tracks to choose from. In this article we look at the options available. What is a Certified Scrum Developer? The Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) certification is designed for developers and programmers that are building software in a […]

APM Project Management Awards 2017 – entries now being accepted

The APM (Association for Project Management) Project Management Awards, have been celebrating exceptional achievements in project management for over 20 years and are once again accepting entries for the 2017 Awards with a broader choice of categories to give a wider range of projects, programmes and professionals from any sector […]

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, and the success of the courses in January, we have now secured a number of 4 day versions of the course (longer hours) over Easter […]

Association for Project Management (APM) receives Royal Charter

From the APM website For nearly 800 years Royal Charters have been awarded to professional bodies, learned societies and world-class institutions that represent the values of trust, respect and reliability. In April 2017 the Association for Project Management (APM) joins this group of organisations by becoming the Chartered body for the […]

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 […]