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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 and executive levels. So, Prince2 can use parts of Scrum, but Scrum, as a complete package, may not be able to comfortably co-exist within Prince2. Scrum ...


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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 Certified practitioner PMI-ACP which has 8,870. The other 5 certification streams have less than 4k. All told a little under 700k. Keep in mind that some people ...


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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 environments, but where a project involves governance processes (in regulated environments for example), complex dependency arrangements, multiple vendors, offshore ...


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Scrum and Prince2 operate on a completely different level. As you can see in this post: Can PRINCE2 and SCRUM work together? Prince2 is on a PM level and Scrum is on product delivery level, so the position you are in, the environment, organisation and geographical position could be all factors that have an influence on your choice. One isn't more valuable ...


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You have some options: Use someone from your organization. I don't see this as overhead, rather there is an advantage that you have a single person/unit representing the interests of all suppliers. It also helps you avoid potential confidentiality issues (maybe you have suppliers A and B that are competitors, precluding some discussions at Project Board ...


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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 situation (I call em, "The real PMs!"), the Project Manager is the steel of your project: All functional changes, issues, beefs, dramas and decisions are ...


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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 opportunities that might impact a stage would be considered risks, and not issues, and would therefore be tracked on your Risk Register.


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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. Pass to development for their evaluation of the impact and fix options Review by a Change Board to accept or reject the change (or seek greater clarity), or ...


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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 and do coding in the same time, and report to a PM it was crazy and I burned out after 3 years. From my perspective good IT PM should have following skills. Be ...


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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 concepts that are important to them. It helps you evaluate developers' skillsets, and know when they're giving you targets that are reasonable. I started as ...


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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 the teams you get to do various tasks right from handling requirements, to managing teams and then the financials. Key point is not every one does everything. ...


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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 development and/or PM methodologies, but these can be looser for job titles like "Project Coordinator". If you review a dozen or so job postings per month for 2-...


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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 (IIRC ~$400 each) as well as practice questions, webinars, etc etc. If you want to go it alone the title for the Prince2 manual is "Managing Successful ...


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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 Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). You said: ...a lot of coordination with the stakeholders. I want to move in the direction of ecommerce Product Management....


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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 but I have found it fit for top management mainly or someone who does not deal with the details of the project and is more into seeing if the project is going ...


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Yes I have reused Product Descriptions. The key point is that the reuse of anything from one project to the next requires you to review and tailor what has gone before to suit your needs today. At a high enough level these will tend to be identical from one project to the next (e.g. documentation to support vendor selection, documentation to support project ...


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PRINCE2 is based on a methodology, specifically ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library). The early foundations of ITIL were based on best practices within the British Government and later expanded to be applicable to non-government work. You will find PRINCE2 used mostly in Europe and among government / Crown Corporations. PRINCE2 / ITIL is ...


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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 decisions. If something out of the control or capacity of the PM hinders the PM doing or achieving this, the PM has to escalate this information also. PM is ...


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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 qualitative risk analysis (high probability, high impact) Perform a quantitative risk analysis (will cost xy) Don't forget to include team members / experts during the ...


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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 lead to actionable or testable criteria. In addition, scope (and therefore to some extent quality) is the adjustable theory-of-constraint dimension in most agile ...


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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 get some experience. These are roles where you get to see a lot of the management activities but for the most part you don't have a lot of responsibility for ...


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PRINCE2 has basically the same general ideas and concepts in PMBOK. In my opinion PMBOK is: More detailed; explains more concepts and processes and in details. More versatile; and covers more concepts and ideas. Discusses almost every aspect of project management. Uses professional and advanced terminology uses charts and visualization extensively. More ...


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In my opinion, PRINCE2 and PMP are competing. Both are based on different approaches and methodologies. PRINCE 2 is Process based – defines What, How , When , and who can do series of management processes. It dictates right process to follow whereas PMP is Knowledge based – Tools & Techniques and best practices that can be applied when managing projects....


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I would go for prince2 and SCM after Updated after Brian's comment: First of all I'm not a great fun of certificates, but if I had to choose, my order would be prince2 and SCM after because: prince2 is a general while SCM is only for software development, so it values more Although SCM is very popular nowadays I believe that quite soon there won't be as ...


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It isn't difficult to inegrate PRINCE2 and Scrum. The PRINCE2 project proceeds as per the manual and during the Approving a Work Package Activity of Controlling a Stage, the PRINCE2 PM is acting as Product Owner (because he / she is representing the customer requirements). The accepting Team Manager (Development Team Lead probably) implements Scrum in the ...


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You should be able to train with anyone world-wide. You do have to sit the exams in person, but the exams do NOT have to be proctored by the trainer. APMG group is the certification body and are the ones who arrange for the exams. If you wanted to you could buy the text book, self-study and then talk to APMG to set up an exam location and date. Ensure that ...


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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 experience leading projects where we did just that (both before the principles that make up Agile were canonized, and after). The key is to look at Scrum ...


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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 of Exception Plan for the first time sometimes think that it's a different type of plan from a Project or Stage Plan. In fact it's just a potential replacement ...


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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 real appetite for the structure and control it provides, either "at the coalface" or with the management. Simply put, if there is no appetite for enforcing a ...


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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 sorcerers look for candidates with good background. Same of the HR persons I know say that certificate can be bought - actually that's the point of one - therefore ...


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