Successful projects – Implementing:
- Business change
- Process and system development
- Financial Resource projects
- Regulatory change
If you stand still, the rest of the world will move around you. Relative to others, your position will have changed and likely not for the better. Projects move businesses to a better standing. For all the creativity in change, and there needs to be plenty, a framework to help manage that movement is useful. I passed the PRINCE2 practitioner in 2020 and am familiar with Agile principles.
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- Business change – Achieving lasting change with technology and people.
- Process and system development. System development would typically include system changes or smaller scale development to support other changes such as business development, business intelligence implementation or accommodating regulatory change.
- Financial Resource projects – see Financial Resource Management
- Regulatory change – Leading regulatory introduction
- Co-ordination of multiple departments and subject matter experts
- Projects following Prince 2 framework for waterfall projects
- Projects following Agile principles
- Project planning and proposal preparation
PRINCE2 is the successor framework to PRINCE, which was born out of the UK government’s Cabinet office in the 1980s. It is a useful framework for waterfall projects, which also now has an Agile version. It previously gained a reputation for being heavy on documentation, but can be implemented with a lighter document demand. It drives a project thought process, giving a higher chance of project success. The latest Prince 2 update was published by AXELOS in 2017. The framework consists of interwoven Principles, Processes and Themes. I passed the Prince 2 practitioner exam in 2020 and have also studied Agile principles. My primary experience is of waterfall projects.
The PRINCE 2 Principles are:
- Continued business justification
- Learn from experience
- Define roles and responsibilities
- Manage by stages
- Manage by exception
- Focus on products
- Tailor to the environment
Change is a fundamental of projects and generally people dislike change. We get used to our ways of doing things. Change foisted on us is typically taken as an imposition rather aa a refreshing opportunity for something different. Projects then need to have some consideration not just to a technical success but adoption by users, for this we can follow a 6-step process.
|1. Define changes|
2. Align leaders
|> Create the vision, clarify the aspirations|
|3. Engage with stakeholders||> Engage the organisation|
|4. Consider the culture||> Manage people’s hesitance and resistance|
|5. Communicate the change|
6. Plan training
|> Implement and sustain the change|