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By: cyberworkplace

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:21:22 +0000

Thanks Beth - really interesting summary of the use of PRINCE2 in CILIP. How refreshing! Looking forward to learning more as the Future Skills project progresses.



By: Jo Alcock

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:56:35 +0000

Interesting Liz - I've heard of a number of different ways of modifying PRINCE2. Do you stick to all the principles or just some of them? I'd be interested in knowing more about your implementation if you are able to share?



By: Liz Jolly

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:13:02 +0000

Excellent summary and really interesting blog Bethan, thank you! Jo - we use modified Prince 2 for all our Departmental projects and we did at my previous institution (who kindly allowed me to take the methodology with me). I find it really helpful for projects of all sizes!



By: bethan

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:56:29 +0000

That's a tough question! This is my first experience of PRINCE2. I can definitely see uses for it, but I think I'd need some more/formal training before I was able to think about actually using it myself. My first impressions are that it would be great for handling large-scale projects (like this one), but could be over-kill for smaller or less-formal projects. I'm certainly interested in finding out more!



By: Jo Alcock

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:17:53 +0000

Interesting - I think this is one of the few (if any) examples of PRINCE2 that I have come across in the library world. The theory is all coming back to me reading through your post, but most of the projects I work on don't use this methodology. Having worked with it, do you think you would now choose to use PRINCE2 if you were given the option on a project you manage?



By: Zaddyman

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:44:29 +0000

I look forward to hearing more about the project :)



By: bethan

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:59:51 +0000

Thanks! I'm going to be using Gantt charts much more often now I know how flexible they can be. It's really encouraging to hear that you're still applying your project management knowledge to all sorts of tasks - that's definitely what I'd like to do, and I'm glad the principles cross-over!



By: Zaddyman

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:25:37 +0000

This is a really nice guide to people new to project management. I would say the fluidity of Gantt charts is one of the most important things as you say and it allows meetings to be well structured. Ever since I did some project management in an older job it's allowed me to apply these principles (at least to a degree) to almost any large task I take on and it definitely works.