Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 10:01
EVA have announced that the EVA18 conference at Armourers Hall, Moorgate in London on the 11-12 June will be called Success is a Project.Supported by the APM Planning, Monitoring and Control SIG, the conference which has a long reputation for recognising earned value as the best way to integrate cost and time and the best way to monitor status and inform management for decision making will be aiming to bridge what it calls the ‘knowing-doing’ gap.Speakers include APM Board member Sarah Coleman presenting “Helping your sponsor step up to the challenge”. While David Bright, managing director of...
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 10:58
Part 3 of a farce in 6 parts. Why not help 'David' by posting your answers below?Dear all,I’m now starting to worry a bit, I’m not sure I’m really changing anything. I’ve just gone and completed a round of project and programme management training – we are all now MSP® and PRINCE2® practitioners. We did it for really good reasons. Our senior stakeholders could not believe that our project and programme managers really knew what they were doing, so we made sure that they did.Unfortunately, all that seems to have happened is that we’ve spent a lot on training everyone, I’ve already had a...
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 19:49
In agile projects, everyone (developers, quality assurance engineers, designers, etc.) takes project management responsibility, to achieve the objectives of the project.The agile project manager plays a key role to provide the resources, keep the team motivated, remove blocking issues, and resolve impediments as early as possible.In this sense, an agile project manager is more of a mentor and a protector of an agile team, rather than a manager or methodology guardian. I would be interested to know if this results in an overall lack of reliance on process. If it does,...
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:03
Want to know more about the APMP qualification? This free webinar from ILX, one of APM's training providers, will tell you all you need to know. Hosted by David Atkinson FAPM, the webinar will include the following areas: - What is APMP? - Benefits of APMP to an individual and a company - Where the qualification fits into the market - Overview of the APMP course syllabus - Fast track route for PRINCE2 Practitioners - Live Q and ATo book onto this free event, click here.
Monday, October 1, 2012 - 13:32
As internal project management academies continue to flourish, Costain’s group training and talent manager Jeremy Galpin speaks to Project about how his firm is ensuring its education framework is delivered. Internal centres of excellence and project management academies are becoming an increasingly important part of a practitioner’s education in companies large and small all over the UK.Organisations including NASA, Siemens, BAE Systems and Costain are all investing in the future of their project managers by putting them through internal academies that aim to better equip them in the field...
New web briefing available for download - "Does the PRINCE2 approach suit the challenging environment faced by IT projects?"Laura Taylor Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 15:35Hello all,Following on from the interesting discussion that took place after this question was asked:"Does the PRINCE2 generalised approach suit the challenging environment faced by IT projects, particularly in relation to risk management?"Martin Taylor and contributors have summarised the responses in to a web briefing which is available for download here.If anyone would like to continue the debate please do so here on this new thread - any thoughts most welcome!Kind regards,Laura
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 21:57
HelloWith the recent launch of the 6th Edition of the APM Body of Knowledge, are you able to provide a timescale as to when your qualifications will be updated to reflect the version change especially the APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners, which I am looking to do?I've heard from an established training company today that it could be as long as the end of next year before a change is implemented, and before I looked at my plans again, I thought I'd try and get an answer straight from the horse's mouth if possible.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 14:14
Hi,I currently have a Prince2 Foundation certificate and I am looking to "convert" to an APM qualification. I have about 8 years PM experience of a variety of projects in civil engineering and was just thinking whether it is possible to go direct for an APM Practitioner course or do I have to have APMP first. The training company websites all seem to say APMP, experience of BOK or something else.Thanks,Dave
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:53
Hi, I have been in PPM for over 10 years now and am a qualified practitioner in Prince 2 and MSP, I now what to further my education with a further PPM qualification but am unsure which route is best or what is available, eg Diploma in PMAny ideas that could help would be gratefully receivedRyan
Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 17:02
I intend to enrol on a course which will provide me with a qualification which reflects my experience (about 20 years in refurbishment, small construction and fit-out projects), is appropriate to my work sector and is well recognised by potential client bodies - mainly commercial, plc and private organisaitons. Does anyone have a view on the specific benefits of the options available - APMP, Prince2 and PMP? I would opt for APMP - but I'm interested in how the different options compare or differ.Any views or comments?