Agile Practices

How to choose between PRINCE2 and Agile project management courses?

How to choose between PRINCE2 and Agile project management courses? Many working professionals would agree that question like “How can I develop my career from here?” is very common for them to constantly ask themselves. One of the most effective ways to do so is by attaining professional certifications. For project managers, leaders or software developers, having a professional certification in project management such as Agile Project Management, Scrum Master or PRINCE2 can help them gain competitive edge when it comes to internal promotion or external career opportunities. However, many people find it hard to decide which course to take especially when they have so many options out there. Thus, today we will be providing some suggestions and our thoughts for some of you who are considering to choose between the PRINCE2 and Agile Project Management courses. PRINCE2 is an acronym for Projects IN Controlled Environments. It was developed as a UK government standard for information systems projects and now it is one of the most recognized and respected project management certification around the world with over 1 million certified PRINCE2 professionals. PRINCE2 is based upon a set of 7 principles which guide all aspects of the methodology. It highlights the importance of processes that are to be followed and organizes them into linear and logical steps. The methodology focuses on many [...]

By |2020-05-28T11:48:52+08:00May 15th, 2020|Agile Practices|0 Comments

How to become a more capable and effective project manager in your organization

How to become a more capable and effective project manager in your organization Being a project manager is never easy but it is one of the most sought after professions that organizations from many industries are constantly looking for. The project manager is responsible throughout the entire lifecycle of a project from initiation, planning, execution and closure. As you can imagine the tasks on hand can sometimes be too challenging for a project manager to cope with if he or she does not have the necessary skills and knowledge. According to the Project Management Institute’s survey, organizations which are good in project management can complete 88% of their projects on time and 90% of their projects completed are within the planed budget. However, for the underperformers only 24% of their projects are completed on time and 25% of the projects completed are within the planned budget [1]. One of the key factors that differentiates the two groups, is the training and development of project management skills. Whether if you are an experienced or an entry-level project manager, attending project management courses can be a great way to acquire insightful knowledge to improve your project management skills and to gain globally recognized certification desired by employers. Cybiant is currently offering the project management online course bundle for that purpose. The online course bundle includes [...]

By |2020-05-08T14:46:08+08:00April 13th, 2020|Agile Practices, News|0 Comments

What is Agile Programme Management

What is Agile Programme Management? There is often a requirement in an organisation of any type to transform the organisation from its current operational state to a new operational state. The reasons and the type of change may vary greatly - from the decommissioning of nuclear power stations to building a new business model or creating a new product to take to market. The characteristics are the same. A series of initiatives are carried out to move the organisation from the old state to the new state. The initiatives may be projects, business change activities or other activities. A programme is formed to manage this series of initiatives and to ensure that the new operational state is successfully reached. The length of the programme is likely to be years, and quite often a stepwise approach to implementation may be taken. Figure 1: The Agile Organization, reprinted with permission from the Agile Business Consortium Programme management is concerned with ensuring the programme will successfully deliver its outcomes and expected benefits, realised though delivery of new or changed capabilities into the organisation. In many ways programmes are already Agile by nature, in creating fairly autonomous project teams to deliver outputs that contribute to the programme outcomes and in taking an incremental approach in delivery. Agile Programme Management places more emphasis on incremental delivery and recognises [...]

By |2020-06-02T11:49:45+08:00April 7th, 2020|Agile Practices|0 Comments

Eight reasons to adopt Agile Project Management

Eight reasons to adopt Agile Project Management Introduction to Agile Project Management Agile’s influence on the project management industry continues to rise at pace. More organisations and project professionals than ever are embracing Agile tools and frameworks as they aim to increase the success of – and return on investment from – projects and other change initiatives. Key benefits often attributed to Agile include improved revenue and speed to market, developing the right product/solution (through iterative development and incremental delivery) and increased collaboration and customer satisfaction. Since its introduction in 2010, AgilePM has fast established itself as the leading framework and certification for agile project management. Based on the Agile Business Consortium’s Agile Project Framework, the AgilePM guidance offers a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good project management, and the fast-pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile. AgilePM offers a structured and scalable corporate Agile framework based on proven practice. So why should organisations and project professionals consider AgilePM to support their adoption or improvement of agile project management practices? Why choose Agile Project Management? Why should organisations choose Agile Project Management? Below are eight key reasons to embrace Agile Project Management: A tried and tested corporate approach: The AgilePM methodology is essentially a project manager’s subset of the Agile Business Consortium’s [...]

By |2019-09-27T05:23:37+08:00August 27th, 2019|Agile Practices|0 Comments

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