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Can PRINCE2 and SCRUM work together?

A Prince2 practitioner might view Scrum as being contained neatly within the delivery level. A Scrum practitioner, on the other hand, might see Scrum extending into multiple aspects of the management ...
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How many certified project managers in the world?

PMI publishes "PMI Today", which displays the number of Active certification holders. As of August 2015 there are 655,576 PMPs, and 28,826 CAPMs. Another up-and-coming certification is the Agile ...
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Is there any place for the Prince 2 Mandate Document 'Quality Expectations' in an agile development?

Define Quality Through an Agile "Definition of Done" What level of quality are you expecting from this solution? While tempting, asking the question in this way is not useful because it doesn't ...
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What are the benefits of PRINCE2 Agile?

Most agile frameworks, especially Scrum, are very light and tend not to focus on project delivery (favouring instead a very lightweight approach to product delivery). This isn’t a problem in many ...
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Which is the Issue Register NOT used for?

PRICE2 differentiates between "issues" and "risks". An issue is something that is happening or has happened in the past. A risk is something that may occur and impact a project. Threats or ...
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Advice on becoming a Project Manager in IT

It depends. In some companies Project Managers do nothing but chat with the client and report to supervisors how the project is going while having little power or responsibility on anything. In other ...
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Transitioning into Project Management from Network engineer

My background is similar, so I'll tell you my lessons learned. To get started, let people know you are interested in the PM role, and that you would like to work as a project admin or coordinator to ...
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No Checkpoint Reports

From the strictly technical point of view: Rise a risk. In this case the risk might be project failure due to insufficient control. The cause of the risk is missing or late reports. Perform a ...
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No Checkpoint Reports

My understanding of the PMs job is the following: PM is responsible for the success of the project. The PM is responsible to provide necessary information to the management in order to allow good ...
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Advice on becoming a Project Manager in IT

I think the best advice is to go online and find out what types of IT PM-type jobs are out there and what they require. By and large they will ask for XX years experience in IT, maybe also specifying ...
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Where can I find the PRINCE2 study material?

Your most cost-effective approach is probably to go to any of a number of online education providers. They will provide you with the manual (~$100) and should also cover the costs of the examinations (...
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What is the 'life-cycle' of an issue or exception report

What happens when someone raises an issue or exception report? Usually it is something like: Preliminary evaluation of the problem- Is it reproducible? Is all the required information present, etc. ...
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Advice on becoming a Project Manager in IT

I will speak from a developer perspective. I am working for IT company (US based) for 10 years so far. I had a lot of PMs, after 2 years I become a Front End Team Lead. So I had to PM smaller task ...
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Advice on becoming a Project Manager in IT

I think it helps a lot as an IT project manager to have training and experience in coding and development. It gives you credibility with developers when you can speak their language and understand the ...
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Advice on becoming a Project Manager in IT

My view is even before hopping on this journey to be a IT Project manager or not understand what it takes to be there. As matter of fact based on your experience with the technology and working with ...
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Right certification path for a professional more focused on requirements and deliverables rather than timelines?

You may want to consider the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Prince2, PMP, CSM - the right certification for an ecommerce professional? None of the above. You may want to consider the ...
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Right certification path for a professional more focused on requirements and deliverables rather than timelines?

Prince2: This is for people looking to manage the project from very high level. Keeping in view that your current role is not such, I would not suggest you to go for it. PRINCE2 is nice methodology ...
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Why does PRINCE2 specify that the project manager and executive roles cannot be combined?

Here's one angle on it. The Executive (& Project Board) has responsibility to the rest of the business for the project deliverables, and to ensure that they deliver value. The Project Manager has ...
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managing a project without subject matter expertise

This is a difficult one to answer because there could be a lot that is not being said, however, based on what you are saying here is some guidance. TL;DR Projects are temporary organisations to ...
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No / Late Checkpoint reports

It sounds to me like this specific issue is probably the tip of the iceberg. Although the company has clearly publically invested in deployment of a formal PM methodology, it sounds like there is no ...
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Does the exception report ever change, say after the project board has review it

From PRINCE2 Plans - Levels, Types and Scope: Exception Plans An Exception Plan is required whenever part of the project is predicted to go outside its tolerances. People encountering the concept ...
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Is there guidance for Agile Refactoring within a large Waterfall Project?

Your question might be best stated as, "Is is possible to implement Scrum methodology within a multi-national Waterfall ERP migration?" My answer to this question would be an emphatic yes, based on ...
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In Prince2 what is the difference between Quality Expectations and Acceptance Criteria?

Acceptance criteria defines when a project product is "done" while quality criteria (they don't use the term "Quality Expectations" in the glossary or index of the text) defines how you measure ...
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Is it useful to acquire prince2 certification to improve my PM profile?

This is a highly opinion based question, but here is my view on certificates. Nowadays, online presence, experience, and references trumps certificates in information technology. Recruiters and ...
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In the PRINCE2 process model, when is the project management team structure reviewed?

In PRINCE2, the project management team structure is set up during the Starting up a Project process: Individuals are appointed who will undertake the work required in project initiation and/or ...
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Where in the PRINCE2 process model do we actively apply the Learn from Experience principle, and capture previous lessons?

Yes, this can happen at other instances as well! Let's first review the Learn from Experience principle: the official manual (full title Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2) states: PRINCE2 ...
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can the Continued Busines Justification for a project change in Prince2

Of course the business reasons to do a project might change. It might become more interesting to do a project, or less... It all depends on the environment you're in: the strategy of the department ...
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What does it mean by Expected Benefits need to be measurable in Prince2

The PRINCE2 definition of a benefit is "The measurable improvement resulting from an outcome perceived as an advantage by one or more stakeholders." (from the glossary in the official PRINCE2 manual). ...
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Can Prince2 include a scrum?

What would be the potential pitfalls of adopting a similar process within a Prince2 PM framework? No pitfalls at all! Having stands up meeting in front of your Project Board is a tailoring of your ...
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Can Prince2 include a scrum?

The frequency of the communication is covered by Prince2. Have a look at the Communication Strategy https://mplaza.pm/prince2-communication-management-strategy-template/ Copy pasted from the link: ...
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