On Thursday 30th July, p3m global hosted PRINCE2 Agile: Empowering the Agile Business. The event was held in partnership with AXELOS and explored PRINCE2 Agile and Organisational Agility.
It was an interesting and insightful evening, which started with p3m global Consultant Drake Gearheart presenting “Empowering the Agile Business through Organisational Agility”. Drake explained how accelerated market demand and increased pressure on organisations to get products and services out the door in near real-time is driving them to be more adaptable.
This agility demands flexibility and needs to flow through the veins of the entire organisation, as a way of being or doing business and relies on its people, processes and technology to be synchronised and optimised to support the mission.
Guest speaker, Keith Richards lead author of PRINCE2 Agile, went on to explain that organisations using structured project delivery methods such as PRINCE2, can quickly develop their talent to be most effective in this agile world by adopting methods such as PRINCE2 Agile.
The team at p3m global, an AXELOS strategic partner, are well positioned to help todays organisations adapt their ways of working to meet this agile demand, and train and accredit their teams in PRINCE2 Agile.
For further information about Organisational Agility please contact us today or visit p3mtraining.com to book a PRINCE2 Agile training course.
If you have any thoughts on Agile you would like to share, please visit our LinkedIn group where there is an Organisational Agility discussion.
p3m global will be hosting further events similar to this one, if you are interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Drake Gearheart presenting – Empowering the Agile Business through Organisational Agility
Guest Speaker, Keith Richards discussing PRINCE2 Agile
Members of the p3m global team – Stewart Ball, Oana Pop, Ray Mead, Drake Gearheart, Hannah Burgess, Emma Dewar & Glenn Jones
Guests from AXELOS and EE, with the p3m global team
Hannah Burgess, p3m global and Susan Lin, AXELOS
Guest Speaker and PRINCE2 Lead Author, Keith Richards and p3m global, CEO, Ray Mead
What are you getting from p3m global? What are the catalysts for strong p3m competence, p3m capability, p3m assessment & assurance and p3m technology service – the points on our service star, if you will. It’s all about the 5 Key Principles, as highlighted in our recent p3m global Facebook campaign and on our website…
“We make it our mission not only to incorporate the best that global standards have to offer but to be at the forefront of defining those global standards. By being a genuine thought leader we can ensure the solutions we provide are not just current or compliant, but ahead of the curve.”
“We do not work on symptoms or in silos, we identify and work on root causes and focus our development on pan-organisational solutions that will make a real and beneficial difference to performance. This is reflected in our integrated approach to People, Process and Technology and our modus operandi of Assess, Develop and Engage.”
CONCLUSION #2: You can expect to get to the heart of the problem.
“We are not here to sell you a quick fix. We are here to be your partner on a journey. We do not believe in overnight transformation, though early benefits can always be identified and prioritised. We recognise that real maturity takes time and that different interventions and expertise will be needed throughout. We will be there to anticipate and provide that as a key partner.”
CONCLUSION #3: You can expect the right solution, not one merely good enough for “right now”.
Here’s why p3m flexibility is so important:
“One size does not fit all, and though we have standard engagement models, flexibility is built into them to ensure that the focus remains on you, the customer, and the targeted outcomes you need. No two projects we run are the same.”
CONCLUSION #4: You can expect us to be elastic and strong for the well-being of your project as it pertains to your business – not merely for the method.
More on the importance of measuring in what we do:
“We believe that all change, good or bad, should be measured because if you can’t measure it in some way, it didn’t really happen. This means we will benchmark at the beginning of each engagement and monitor changes in key performance metrics as well as capturing clearly defined benefits and outcomes. We believe you should be able to clearly see the results and return on the investment you place with us.”
CONCLUSION #5: You can expect us to benchmark, monitor and establish key performance metrics of what’s going on in a change programme.
PRINCE2® is the de facto standard for project management developed by the UK government, used in the UK and across the world. Developed by project management specialists and a review panel of public and private sector organisations (whilst taking into account user based improvements), it has grown into a tailorable best practice tool that is suitable for use on any project.
As the PRINCE2: 2009 update approaches its 5th Anniversary, AXELOS want your feedback on making it better.
Photo courtesy giulia.forsythe @Flickr, and reused with permission.
The last edition was published in 2009 which represented an evolution of the previous manuals. The basic method remained the same, but by building on feedback from users, the 2009 edition aimed to be more accessible and easier to tailor. For project sponsors or directors, this represented a revolution in that the guidance was divided into two;
- Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 for project managers and; - Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 to give project board members a role-specific guide targeted for their needs.
Now after five years the guidance is due for a revision.
AXELOS, the new joint venture between the UK Government’s Cabinet Office and Capita plc, are currently hosting a survey on PRINCE2®, from which they will analyse the results and validate with the user community. They will then seek to involve Accredited Training Organizations (like us) and User Communities in the process to formulate plans around the need and nature of any revisions to the guidance.
If you have not as yet completed the survey, you may do so at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HGQT27N. The survey should take about 40 minutes to complete, depending on how many comments that are left.
Mike Austin is the Lead Trainer for p3m global. His track record is that of a highly motivated Project Management Trainer who has an outstanding understanding of the PRINCE2® methodology and M_o_R® management of risk methodology and the ability to successfully communicate it to others. Get in touch with Mike via email today.