Archives of Project Management

Systems Thinking: Part 1

Systems thinking helps us properly evaluate solutions to novel and existing problems. Patrick von Schlag introduces the Cynefin Model.
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Using Project Management Disciplines to Improve Performance

  I was asked late last year to write a white paper for Axelos on some of the reasons organizations might consider using disciplines from the PMBOK, from PRINCE2, and from Agile practices like Scrum to help them improve their project performance. It also became a nice opportunity to demystify some of the mistaken notions […]
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PRINCE 2 US Launch Podcast

I had a nice opportunity to take part in a recent Axelos podcast as part of their announcement of the new Managing Effective Projects with PRINCE2 US version. Take a listen; for those of you who aren’t familiar with PRINCE2, it builds on a knowledge framework like the PMBOK by providing a tailorable methodology for […]
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PM and ITIL

I have been thinking about Carol’s and IT Skeptic’s comments about PM (and have read the thread he pointed me to, and an awful lot more) and I still think this comes down to a simpler notion. We have a yawning, enormous gap in most IT organizations between Design and Operations, in many cases cast […]
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