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PRINCE2 and its global versatility

Written by Gary Murphy – Tue 11 Jul 2017

Some may be under the illusion that PRINCE2 is only valuable to those within the UK. Specifically, that the skills gained during the accreditation will only be applicable to the UK Information Technology market. You would be forgiven for thinking so with PRINCE’s history and origin. In the 1970’s, it began as PROMPTII Simpact Systems Ltd, created by the UK Government. In the 1980’s it underwent some changes was and renamed PRINCE. PRINCE2 came about in 1996 after the programme underwent further modifications. Another revision followed in 2009 and 2017 has brought us the latest update.

However, PRINCE2 is a versatile programme where the taught skills can be translated onto any project; whether it be organising a Bar Mitzvah, constructing and overseeing the building of a health clinic in Malawi, --READ MORE--to project management sectors in IT offices across the world.  

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PRINCE2 2017: What You Need to Know

Written by Elizabeth Sandwell – Mon 26 Jun 2017

PRINCE2 2017 - Everything you need to know!

The world’s most practised project management methodology, PRINCE2 is changing from this July. It’s been a long time coming - with the last update being implemented eight years ago in 2009. AXELOS announced the changes at the beginning of January and they appear to have been met with a good reception! The methodology has been substantially modernised to meet the latest project management ideologies which have permeated businesses in recent years.

But why is a PRINCE2 2017 update happening?

AXELOS, the accrediting body, has been monitoring feedback from all over the world and keeping up with any changes that happen over time. They are keen to acknowledge and respond accordingly. As such, they came to the conclusion that the syllabus and exams should be updated to make the courses more practical, authoritative and relevant.

The PRINCE2 2017 Syllabus: What is going to change?

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Silicon Beach Training | Locations and Courses update

Written by Joseph Scott – Thu 25 May 2017

Brighton Beach

We are delighted to announce that we have expanded further across the United Kingdom to ensure that we can cover all your training requirements in your local area!

Some of our New Locations: 

  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Dublin
  • Milton Keynes

To see the full list of locations please visit the link below: 

Training Locations

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To the edge - what's it all about?

Written by John A G Smith – Fri 05 Aug 2016

There are many different ways to manage something and the methodologies of PRINCE2®, Agile, SCRUM and ITIL® help. In this post our expert John A G Smith explains how a system or 2  can keep our world spinning on the correct axis!

It’s all about systems.  Whether you’re looking at something as small as an individual business task or as large as a whole company, they’re all systems.  We’re surrounded by the things.  We live on a planet within the solar system.  Our shower is supplied by a hot water system.  I’m writing this on a computer system.  Indeed we are each our own individual system: the human body.

Panel 6 Solar System

Image - Panel 6 Solar Systemm,  Ralph Buckley 

So what, I hear you say, is a system?  And what qualifies each mentioned above as one of them?

It is generally accepted that a system has five components: Inputs, outputs, processes, stores and a boundary.

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Prince 2 a means to an end or the beginning of a journey?

Written by John Smith – Mon 09 May 2016

As a project management consultant I have bumped up against a number of PM methods … or ‘methodologies’ as we are being more and more encouraged to call them.  I’ve used PRISM, PROMPT, PMI PMP and PRINCE but, of them all, my favourite is PRINCE2 … ‘the project method is formerly known as PRINCE’.

Image by Yves Lorson from Kapellen, Belgium - Prince

But I have a problem.  When I hear a new project manager say, “I’ve just been appointed to run my first project so I’ve got to go on a PRINCE2 course,” I shudder.  There are a couple of reasons for this perverse behaviour and it’s nothing to do with the temperature.

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