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PMP ITTO made easy

People approaching the PMP exam are often daunted by the prospect of learning the Inputs and outputs and tools and techniques of the processes. As an act of pure memory and with a 100% target its a Herculean task. A much more realistic target is to learn the key ones. Key means high chance of […]

Transitions

PRINCE2® as Transitioning Adolescent?

  PRINCE2 has been around since ’96 making it just about 23 years old. In all that time it has been mis-sold, and mostly we’ve had an uncomfortable suspicion something was amiss. Adolescence is the transition to adulthood rather than a specific age. The end of adolescence marks maturity claimed and acknowledged, to hold responsibilities. […]

soop to nuts

SoopToNuts

SOOP to NUTS For many years our company motto has been, ‘Bringing common sense to the seemingly irrational world of people, projects and therefore politics’. Alongside that, our mission continues to be, ‘to improve the state of the art in project management’. But project is wrong in both cases. Our concern is ‘the whole need’. […]

FlatEarth map with Scripture that condemns the globe theory

#FlatEarth Explanations of Project Performance

The Earth is Flat. The Earth is the Centre of the Universe… …and equally #FlatEarth…Projects have a clear beginning and a clear end. They are successful when they deliver to cost time and scope. …and…A programme is a temporary flexible organization structure created to coordinate, direct and oversee the implementation of a set of related projects […]

ValidationAndVerification

Confusing Vocabulary Obscures Concepts: Verification and Validation

Verification and Validation are two terms sometimes used interchangeably and sometimes used with swapped meaning. The meaning, I think, most widely accepted (e.g. ISO, PMI/ PMBoK, APM & APMBoK, IEEE, BS, DIN…) is: VERIFICATION is in-process – ongoing during development of the product. It means ‘is built to standards’ or ‘matches the specification’. VALIDATION is […]

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