QUESTION: Staffing Plan

I am preparing a staffing plan for the year, how can I make sure  to staff right for next year projects? Planning by nature is an estimation  work, staffing plan is not an exception.  Planning highly depends on inputs and conditions at the time of  plan compilation which might change over time. Our main responsibility … Continue reading QUESTION: Staffing Plan

TRAINING: PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner – SAF/Signal Regiment – Oman

Last week I have conducted a very interesting PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner training for the Signal Regiment of the Sultanate Army of Oman. It was a very unique experience. It was a real pleasure working with such competent and smart group of people from Oman. At the end of the training I was honor with the … Continue reading TRAINING: PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner – SAF/Signal Regiment – Oman

TRAINING: PRINCE2 Foundation Training – UNRWA

In coordination with Optimza Academy I have conducted PRINCE2 Foundation training for a group of competent IT Managers from UNRWA. Delegates are managing IT units in Jordan, Palestine (West Bank an Gaza), Lebanon and Syria. The foundation training lasted for 3 days, December 3rd to December 5th, and took place in IBIS hotel in Amman.

REPHRASE: You’re a PMP, why PRINCE2 then?

In a region where  PMP certification is assumed all-what-you-need for project management, occasionally,  I have to answer the question “Why PRINCE2, you’re already a PMP?”. PRINCE2 stands for PRojects In Controlled Environment.  PRINCE2 is a project management methodology,that is mainly concerned with establishing, maintaining and controlling the project environment.

PERSPECTIVE: Agile and Project Estimations

Customers usually ask: how much? and how soon? It is inevitable to have answers for those questions. Especially when  bidding for projects, Project Managers usually need to estimate even when  they have no complete requirements document and no signed-off specifications. Even for internal projects, it is usually hard to get senior management commitment without having … Continue reading PERSPECTIVE: Agile and Project Estimations

REVIEW: Using ITIL and Prince2 Together

A  well-organized 6 pages case study published by Best Management Practices illustrating using ITIL and PRINCE2 together in setting up a service desk in an offshore site. Current service desk was reaching capacity and expansion in the current location was not physically possible or cost-effective. The new service desk should follow ITIL procedures. The case … Continue reading REVIEW: Using ITIL and Prince2 Together