Seven Steps to a Successful Project Start Up
One of the greatest temptations in any project is to stop analyzing and planning the project and just get on with the “real” work of creating the products. Wasting time with unnecessary analysis is of course a bad thing, but rushing into the work can actually turn out to be a false economy, leading to […]
The Case for ITIL® 4
By Chris Littlewood FLPI MBCS ITIL Expert The ITIL v3 framework you are probably accustomed to was created in 2007. In February 2019, AXELOS introduced ITIL 4. The question may arise for some… Why should I care about the ITIL 4 update? There are many reasons why an individual or an organisation should consider ITIL […]
Transitioning to ITIL 4 – Is It Worth It?
By Chris Littlewood FLPI MBCS Service Management Expert Transitions can be startling, and change can be worrisome, but often with change comes improvements. Often times you wonder, why should I go with this change? Think of your phone for example, you might think, “Why should I upgrade?”. You love your iPhone 7 right now, it […]
Upcoming PMP Exam Changes: An Overview
Project management is growing rapidly as technologies advance and is considered one of the top desired skills within IT. According to AgilePremier.com, in 2017 there were about 47,000 open job postings, with just over 7,000 active candidates. This means there were 6.63 project management jobs for every one project manager actively looking.  With these statistics […]
What Makes a Project Successful?
I was presenting some research recently showing how badly most IT projects do. Did you know that a government audit reckons 50% of UK Government IT project fail or that Mckinsey estimates 80% of global IT projects don’t succeed? During the presentation someone asked me to define failure. I reeled off my usual theoretical answer about […]