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by stonesfan
Wed 18 Mar 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Pursuing Project Management Without a Degree
Replies: 4
Views: 618549

Re: Pursuing Project Management Without a Degree

Mayaa Project Manager was one of 5 jobs listed on (MSN or Yahoo) a few years ago as 'Well paid jobs that you don't need a degree for'. The others were Train Driver, Police Officer, Estate Agent, IT Support Specialist. I agree with Kwalford. I don't have a degree but PM has given me a real career goa...
by stonesfan
Sat 21 Feb 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PRINCE2 - Studying and Preparing for Practitioner Exam
Replies: 27
Views: 86024

Re: PRINCE2 - Studying and Preparing for Practitioner Exam

As has been alluded to PRINCE2 is very dry to learn. For those who are studying it, there's a complete 101 page sample of a PRINCE2 project set of documents here: http://www.skillpower.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SampleProject.pdf Its actually quite useful to see all those documents and tools i...
by stonesfan
Thu 19 Feb 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How do I become a Software Project Manager in three years?
Replies: 2
Views: 4207

Re: How do I become a Software Project Manager in three years?

Sinha I believe the latter part of Duncan's assessment of the situation is extremely important when it comes to performing in your role as a PM. Whether its your profession, or whether PM is part of a a more diverse role, you are going to need those soft skills to survive and thrive. I'll put it blu...
by stonesfan
Thu 19 Feb 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PRINCE2 - Studying and Preparing for Practitioner Exam
Replies: 27
Views: 86024

Re: PRINCE2 - Studying and Preparing for Practitioner Exam

I sat my exam at 360 GSP in Wembley. I believe the test provider for this was EXIN. Exam was around £150 if I remember right. I believe if you are self motivated you can get through the foundation with self study and no structured course. Going on what others have said self study for Practitioner is...
by stonesfan
Tue 10 Feb 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PRINCE2 - Studying and Preparing for Practitioner Exam
Replies: 27
Views: 86024

Re: PRINCE2 - Studying and Preparing for Practitioner Exam

Congratulations on passing your P2 Practitioner exam. Always a nice feeling getting through something like this. Am in the same situation you were and presently preparing for my P2 Practitioner. Passed the Foundation with 100% self study. Bought the book "Prince2 Study Guide" by David Hinde and foun...
by stonesfan
Sat 31 Jan 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PM Predictions for 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 2825

Re: PM Predictions for 2015

1) Responsibility for all IT projects at my place of work.

2) Obtain PRINCE2 Practitioner certification.

3) Forge a closer working relationship with Property Services Manager and perform a project support role for building projects.
by stonesfan
Thu 29 Jan 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: A Question Regarding Risk
Replies: 1
Views: 2737

A Question Regarding Risk

Dear All, I'm managing a small project to install a sound system into a sports hall. I'm not a PM by profession, but PM is becoming an increasing and welcome part of my role. Have identified a number of risks, although they aren't really risks to the project, but more or less risks to the product on...
by stonesfan
Thu 11 Sep 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Unplanned Leave
Replies: 4
Views: 5989

Re: Unplanned Leave

I faced a similar-ish scenario although was managing a project of which involved an IT System being implemented by a 3rd party supplier. To cut a long story short the two 3rd party techies who were installing the new system resigned on the spot and left for a better offer elsewhere. Transpired they ...
by stonesfan
Wed 10 Sep 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: A Project Management Paradox: Entering the PM Profession
Replies: 5
Views: 6564

Re: A Project Management Paradox: Entering the PM Profession

Prince2 is like the iPhone of Project Managment certifications, eveyone has got one! In my opinion, you need to stand out from crowd with a certificate which is more challenging and shows a greater level of learning, thanks, Kit. Interesting take on things. Cannot argue with that statement at all. ...
by stonesfan
Sun 07 Sep 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: A Project Management Paradox: Entering the PM Profession
Replies: 5
Views: 6564

Re: A Project Management Paradox: Entering the PM Profession

Purely from an IT point of view. First of all I am not employed as a Project Manager but as 2nd/3rd line IT support. However, I have been lucky enough to have been allowed to work on the management of projects and have built up a reasonable amount of competence in this area. This is the natural 'way...