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by stonesfan
Mon 04 Apr 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Moving from a senior admin role to project work
Replies: 3
Views: 8444

Re: Moving from a senior admin role to project work

Hi D Sounds like you are motivated enough to make the jump into PM. I don't work as a Project Management Professional, but am hopefully well on my way there. As far as qualifications go you have done the right thing. I'd suggest out of those PRINCE2 Foundation and then Practitioner. Employers seem t...
by stonesfan
Thu 24 Mar 2016 12:05 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Career Change - Support to Project Management
Replies: 2
Views: 6131

Re: Career Change - Support to Project Management

Evening Chris Have been in a very similar position to you. Two years ago I decided PM was the way forward and was recommended to go down this route by PM pro's who knew my strengths and weaknesses. Subscribed to this forum about 18 months ago and have had some invaluable advice on here, especially r...
by stonesfan
Sun 20 Mar 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: 23 Questions to Ask When Recruiting a Project Manager
Replies: 5
Views: 16055

Re: 23 Questions to Ask When Recruiting a Project Manager

Having been involved in recruitment, a fundamental we always look for is, "are they going to fit into our team". Can I share an office with this person without my blood pressure going through the roof! We've often waived certain job requirements or failure to answer every question correctly if they ...
by stonesfan
Wed 09 Mar 2016 12:00 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: The Relationship Between a Gantt Chart and a Scope Statement
Replies: 1
Views: 4642

Re: The Relationship Between a Gantt Chart and a Scope Statement

A Gantt chart is derived from a work precedence diagram. Of which itself is derived from the bottom level of a work breakdown structure. A work and product breakdown structure is more or less the scope of a project. Thats the theory behind a Gantt chart but how it interfaces with a Scope Statement i...
by stonesfan
Tue 01 Mar 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Unconventional Tips for Project Managers
Replies: 5
Views: 11274

Re: Unconventional Tips for Project Managers

I've always found using the phrase:

"I've listened to what you have just said"

Can assist in pacifying those stakeholders who feel their opinions are not being taken seriously.
by stonesfan
Sun 21 Feb 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PRINCE2 - Is it worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 23947

Re: PRINCE2 - Is it worth it?

Very much worth it. My 'goal' was to become a project management professional in around 3 years. This was exactly two years ago. So I've got a year to achieve my goal. In that two years I have managed to: Achieve PRINCE2 practitioner. Have sat APMP with Parallel and awaiting the results of the exam ...
by stonesfan
Thu 07 Jan 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Help with PRINCE2 Practitioner Past questions papers
Replies: 4
Views: 8104

Re: Help with PRINCE2 Practitioner Past questions papers

Hi Jayman APMP is well recognised in the UK. Although I would say more so by building and engineering companies. For example Network Rail and TFL often list this as a prerequisite on their job application page. Remember though, its not a clearly defined framework like PRINCE2 or Agile. That said, it...
by stonesfan
Tue 08 Dec 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Knowing when to call it quits on a project
Replies: 2
Views: 4559

Re: Knowing when to call it quits on a project

I know of one project of which should have been terminated prematurely! An ICT manager where I work had a bright spark idea to inflict Citrix Xendesktop on the entire site of 500 computers. Like all poorly conceived projects: There was insufficient pre project work completed as to whether it was eve...
by stonesfan
Fri 04 Dec 2015 12:57 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Help with PRINCE2 Practitioner Past questions papers
Replies: 4
Views: 8104

Re: Help with PRINCE2 Practitioner Past questions papers

Hi Jayman There is another past exam on that APMG website. Its a restructuring project. When you click on 'start exam' it will randomly give you the Calendar or Restructuring exam. Sometimes you have to close the the exam down and go back to the APMG page to get the exam you are looking for. I just ...
by stonesfan
Fri 27 Nov 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: eLearning Prince2
Replies: 2
Views: 5462

Re: eLearning Prince2

I'd agree with the above. Classroom training brings the subject to life. There is also the other benefit of taking the exam at the end of the course of which means you maximise your chances of passing. However, and I won't apologise for saying so yet again! You need to motivate yourself in the weeks...