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by mattshearer
Sat 24 Apr 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: A graduate trying to get into PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6331

Re: A graduate trying to get into PM

Hi Anthony, I am not in the construction industry, but I would advise looking for apprenticeships. These folks look like they may be able to offer some advice, and let you know about relevant training: http://www.ecitb.org.uk/Regions/SouthEastEast/ My route into project management was not orthadox, ...
by mattshearer
Wed 21 Apr 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Totally confused!
Replies: 5
Views: 14116

Re: Totally confused!

Hi Folks, All the above recommendations on PRINCE2 are sage, and stand. For a balanced view, I would however like to draw attention to the Agile side of the Project Management world. PRINCE2 is largely based around a more classical waterfall approach ("Predictive" project management) whereas Agile (...
by mattshearer
Wed 21 Apr 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New to PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8133

Re: New to PM

Yep - project management is a huge area; lots of types of PM, scenarios that need PM, and flavours of PM frameworks. I ended up in Programme (an interlinked [with dependencies] group of projects) and Portfolio (a related group of independent projects) management via project management. My route was:...
by mattshearer
Sat 13 Mar 2010 11:29 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Example of Project Management Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 8426

Re: Example of Project Management Plan

Hi Sian,
What type of project are you planning for, and what kind of plan are you looking at?
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by mattshearer
Wed 24 Feb 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Agile Project Management: Myth or Reality?
Replies: 2
Views: 8350

Re: Agile Project Management: Myth or Reality?

Hi, I've had a fair amount of experience with agile PM. What area of business are you in? Like db1 says above, an iterative approach to prototyping is very effective. However, agile is also very useful for existing products, and infact that is one of its strengths. SCRUM ( http://www.scrumalliance.o...