PRINCE2 pre-course preparation

PRINCE2 pre-course preparation
“I liked how the pre-course work was targeted to every type of learner with text, images and video” - Emily Morales, PRINCE2 student No black and white photocopies, thick text books or 18 hours staring at boring diagrams. We know about the tedious and unhelpful ways that other providers supply their pre-course materials. We have also listened to what our students think and how they would prefer to learn. With those two ideas in mind, we designed your perfect PRINCE2 package. Focused, bite-sized preparation We don’t ask you to read the PRINCE2 manual from cover to cover, as many training provid...
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Women in project management – Interview with Naomi Caietti

Women in project management – Interview with Naomi Caietti
Please introduce yourself, The Glass Breakers project and your inspiration behind setting it up. You must have felt that there was a particular need to create awareness about the challenges women face in the project management and leadership field. Hi I’m Naomi Caietti, CEO of a woman’s network called The Glass Breakers, global speaker, blogger, corporate consultant, author and sought-after expert on personal growth and leadership development for project/program/portfolio managers. – www.theglassbreakers.net How were the members selected for The Glass Breakers group? Many of the members met vi...
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Women in project management – Interview with Lindsay Scott

Women in project management – Interview with Lindsay Scott
Please introduce yourself and your relationship with The Glass Breakers networking group. I’m Lindsay Scott, Director of Arras People, a project management recruitment and careers specialist in the UK www.arraspeople.co.uk I’m part of The Glass Breakers group due to my work in and around project management over the last 15 years. Is the number of women looking for project management roles on the increase? At Arras People we’ve been monitoring many stats about UK practitioners, over the last nine years of the Project Management Benchmark Report the gender splits between male and female practiti...
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Women in project management – Interview with Deanne Earle and Alexia Nalewaik

Women in project management – Interview with Deanne Earle and Alexia Nalewaik
Please introduce yourself and your relationship with The Glass Breakers Deanne: I’m Deanne Earle, a Project Consultant specializing in delivering business technology projects and Director of Unlike Before Ltd www.unlikebefore.com. As a founding member I was attracted to The Glass Breakers because virtual networks are increasingly important, we have common ground and are building a basis for professional interaction. Alexia: I am Alexia Nalewaik, Principal Consultant of QS Requin Corporation. My specialties are project performance review, risk management, and audit; my profession is that of qua...
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Women in project management – Interview with Teri Okoro

Women in project management – Interview with Teri Okoro
I’m Teri Okoro - Chair of APM’s Women in Project Management SIG, founder and director of a construction design and project/programme consultancy, member of the construction industry council diversity panel, non-executive director, speaker and commentator on gender and diversity matters. How WIPM came about The idea for WIPM was proposed by Jean Bilsborough, an APM member who wished to create a forum for women to develop their skills and network. There was awareness at the time that there were no clear initiatives for ‘encouraging, developing and introducing more women into project management’....
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Knowledge Train’s PRINCE2 examination results (since 2012)

Knowledge Train’s PRINCE2 examination results (since 2012)
One of the most important things which sets the many PRINCE2 accredited training providers (ATOs) apart from one another is their exam pass rates. We're proud to say that for the 4th year running we are on target to achieve PRINCE2 exam pass rates which easily surpass the national average. For that I would like to give a very big thank you to all of our dedicated trainers. Be careful of inexperienced trainers If you're considering PRINCE2 training, be careful. There are some ATOs which use very inexperienced trainers. You can tell who they are because they are the ones offering the cheapest co...
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How to sell PRINCE2 training to your boss

How to sell PRINCE2 training to your boss
If you are looking to go on a PRINCE2 course and need to convince your boss why it’s in his/her interests to pay for you, then read on. Does your organization run projects? It would be a strange organization if it didn’t, so I’m assuming the answer is yes. Are all your projects delivered on time, within budget and according to expectation? I am assuming the answer is no. That’s because most projects are either late, over budget, or don’t deliver what stakeholders expect from them. How much would your organization save, not just in terms of money, but in terms of resource time if your projects ...
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What does project management mean to me?

What does project management mean to me?
Whenever you think of any of the grand achievements from human history they all required an understanding and application of project management techniques. Think of the Egyptian pyramids, Rome’s Colosseum, India’s Taj Mahal and New York’s Empire State Building. All of these are perfect examples of what project management means – which is to take an idea which only exists in someone’s imagination and to construct something which reflects in a concrete form those thoughts in the real world.  Leaving aside the fact that many of these ancient wonders were vain attempts to leave everlasting me...
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The challenges that you look forward to most within project management

The challenges that you look forward to most within project management
You’ll learn about problems (or issues) on any of our project management courses, and you’ve probably heard the saying “Problems are merely challenges”? Well, my colleague was inspired to ask this question to the online project management community after watching the TV show “24 hours in A&E”. One of the nurses described how she always looked forward to Friday nights because that’s when all the stab wound victims are brought in. Although this might make you wince, it was also very inspiring to hear how the nurse enjoyed a somewhat negative challenge to her job. My colleague thought about t...
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