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PM2 – overview of a EC Council project management methodology.

About a month ago the PM2 (Project Management Methodology) was approved by EC. The new standard actively implements both waterfall and adaptive project management models.

I consider the following as the main advantages of this new standard:

  • It is short and simple;
  • Standard is separated from tools and techniques; and from Portfolio management as well;
  • Clearly described roles;
  • Impressing clear for understanding illustrations;
  • It’s free!

After the short introduction and basic description in Chapter I, basic definitions and standard area are defined in Chapter II:

  • Project and project management definitions
  • Project Support Office
  • Project, programme, and portfolio management areas;
  • Project environment
  • Project manager competencies.

The third chapter contains general overview of project management methodology based on five-phase model:

initiating – planning – executing  – closing – monitoring 7 control.

Each phase is described in a classical way: inputs – tasks – outputs.

Adaptive (Agile) approach is described in a special Appendix E. PM2 and Agile, while interaction between project and portfolio management is in the Appendix D. PM2 and Portfolio Management. I consider this kind of description very precise and clear for understanding and implementation.

The fourth chapter describes typical project roles:

    • Project Stakeholders
    • Project Organisation and Roles
    • Appropriate Governance Body (AGB)
    • Project Steering Committee (PSC)
    • Project Owner (PO)
    • Solution Provider (SP)
    • Business Manager (BM)
    • Project Manager (PM)
    • Business Implementation Group (BIG)
    • Project Core Team (PCT)
    • Project Support Team (PST)
    • RAM (RASCI) — Documenting Responsibility Assignments

I am very impressed with clearness of roles description.

Chapters from 5th to 8th describes the consequent project management phases: initiating, planning, executing, closing, and monitoring and control.  The management phase descriptions are separated from tools and techniques, which are described in details in Appendix C  Project Management Tools & Techniques.

Appendix B contains structure for the main project documents:

  • Requirements Management Plan
  • Project Change Management Plan
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Issue Management Plan
  • Quality Management Plan
  • Communications Management Plan
  • Change Log
  • Risk Log
  • Issue Log
  • Decision Log

     

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ITIL Practitioner exam news

AXELOS(r) announces that more time would be available for the ITIL(r) Practitioner exam: 2hrs. 15 min. instead 1hr. 45 min. since March, 1st.

PMI Standart for Portfolio management new edition

PMI(r) Standard for Portfolio management 4th ed. is available for open independent review till February, 23.

Any volunteer PMI member  can send his/her review at PMI website.

EXIN exits from the AXELOS ITIL certification program

AXELOS(r) announced that only PEOPLECERT will hold the examination program for AXELOS portfolio (ITIL(r), PRINCE2(r)) since January, 1st, 2018.

EXIN(r) and 3 other examination institutions keep their rights for examination programs during 2017.

New conditions and transition rules to be announced further.