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PRINCE2 Project Management Articles, Videos and Other Useful Resources. Providing free info, hints & tips, guides and other useful resources to those that use PRINCE2 as a Project Management methodology.

How to Prevent Change Mistakes
Posted on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 09:10
Submitted by ILX Marketing Team
In a 2007 article for Harvard Business Review, John P Kotter introduced a statistic that has been both a source of panic, and a stimulus for best practice: 70% of change management initiatives fail. PRINCE2 is capable of bucking this ongoing trend. The potential for successful change is always there. Unfortunately, so are the obstacles, such as stakeholder conflict and ill-defined goals. These 6 tips will help you fend off any resistance to your proposed change.
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PRINCE2's Positive Risks
Posted on Tuesday, 27th June 2017 09:10
Submitted by ILX Marketing Team
In project management, the word ‘risk’ is always approached with trepidation. Amidst this anxiety managers often forget that not all risks are negative. In fact, positive risks are more common than you may think. The PRINCE2 methodology distinguishes the two, saying that negative risks pose a ‘threat’ but positive risks contain an ‘opportunity’. This blog will highlight several examples of positive risk, best practice tips on managing them, and how positive risks can become negative if not handled correctly.
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Which Countries Use PRINCE2 the Most?
Posted on Wednesday, 7th June 2017 09:10
Submitted by ILX Marketing Team
How global is PRINCE2? Depending on where you work, or want to work, this is an important question for project managers. While PRINCE2 started in the UK, it was always designed with a global scope. That has helped it get adopted by the United Nations, NATO and other international bodies. PRINCE2 is the de facto project management methodology, but where is it most common?
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3 Reasons Project Assurance is Vital to Success
Posted on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 08:12
Submitted by ILX Marketing Team
Assurance is when the project board objectively assesses a project’s performance. This assessment considers whether users’ requirements are being met, and if the project’s intended benefits outweigh its costs. In spite of this, project assurance remains an underutilised aspect of PRINCE2. In their annual Pulse of the Profession Report (2015), the Project Management Institute reported that inadequate requirements management was the cause of failure for 47% of unsuccessful projects. These 3 benefits should remind project managers and their teams of the ongoing importance of project assurance.
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The Role of a PRINCE2 Project Sponsor
Posted on Monday, 8th May 2017 09:10
Submitted by ILX Marketing Team
In a previous blog, we talked about PMI’s most recent report on project management. It celebrates the increasing success of projects, crediting a lot of it to sponsor engagement. Since we already discussed how to engage sponsors with PRINCE2 tools, now we’ll turn the tide and talk about what’s expected of executive sponsors.
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PRINCE2: What to Tailor and What to Keep
Posted on Wednesday, 26th April 2017 09:00
Submitted by ILX Marketing Team
PRINCE2 has facilitated the success of projects across a wide range of sectors, for companies of all sizes across the world. This dispels any misconceptions that PRINCE2 is a one-size-fits-all approach. The reality is that companies are ‘tailoring’ PRINCE2 to make it the best fit for achieving their unique project goals. This blog will explore what it means to tailor PRINCE2, what can be tailored, and what must remain the same.
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