With a variety of Project Management Frameworks available, we will discuss the benefits of each and it’s effectiveness for your individual project.
PRINCE2 is a structured, process-based method for project management that emphasises dividing projects into manageable stages. PRINCE2 is adopted world-wide, as it can be tailored to meet your organisation or industry-specific requirement, regardless of type or scale. PRINCE2 has achieved this status by: encouraging the use of common terminology, aligning with the business by identifying and understanding the value chain, and focusing on activities that add value.
Combining the flexibility of Agile Shift with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2, PRINCE 2 Agile provides structure and controls when working with agile concepts, methods and techniques. Originally developed in response to demand from the user communities, PRINCE2 agile helps practitioners understand control requirements clearly and comprehensively. Agile methods allow organisations to realise the benefits of products and potentially an earlier return on investment while products are being developed and improved across PRINCE2 and Agile disciplines.
ITIL is an approach to IT Service Management (ITSM) providing a formidable set of best practice. This approach provides guidance to both organisations and individuals to gain optimal value from IT as a tool to facilitate business change, transformation and growth. ITIL is used to define the direction of the service provider with a clear capability model and aligns them to the business strategy and customer needs. Integrates with Project Management Frameworks – ITIL is a set of best practices rather than a methodology. Due to its compatibility and use of common concepts and terms, it can be used alongside popular frameworks such as PRINCE2.
Portfolio management helps organizations make decisions about implementing the right changes to their business as usual (BAU) activity via projects and programmes. The Management of Portfolios (MoP) guidance provides senior executives and practitioners responsible for planning and implementing change, with a set of principles, techniques and practices to introduce or re-energize portfolio management. MoP defines portfolio management as: “A coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that together enable the most effective balance of organisational change and business as usual”.
A compound of development and operations, Devops is an IT mindset that encourages users to communicate, collaborate, integrate and automate amongst themselves. Teams focus on standardising development environment and automatic delivery processes. By increasing communication between formerly siloed roles – development, IT operations, quality engineering and security – teams gain the ability to better respond to customer needs, increase confidence in the application they build and achieve goals faster.
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) represents proven good practice in the successful delivery of transformational change through the application of programme management. MSP provides a structured framework and approach to programme management that can help organizations avoid these pitfalls and achieve their goals. MSP encourages users to record and act on lessons learned when managing programs, especially at major points. This can have a positive impact even before a program’s conclusion, while also providing excellent wisdom for future programs.