Publications

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Scrumframe - That's how PRINCE2 and Scrum become a dream team. Part 2: How the combined framework will work

I showed in the first part of the article why Scrum needs a frame and why PRINCE2 fits best for it. Now in the second and final part I am showing how to blend the two approaches by discussing all of the seven themes of Prince2. The use of Scrumframe is developed by using a real project scenario.

In: Projektmagazin 24.03.2021, www.projektmagazin.de/artikel/scrumframe-scrum-prince2-themen

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Scrumframe - That's how PRINCE2 and Scrum become a dream team. Part 1: There are good reasons to combine PRINCE2 and Scrum.

When developing new products, you want to profit from the dynamics of Scrum and integrate it to your organization? SCRUMFRAME sets the frame for Scrum using the concepts of PRINCE2. You gain transparency and controllability for the organization as well as head space for the Scrum teams.

In: Projektmagazin, 10.03.2021, www.projektmagazin.de/artikel/scrumframe-scrum-prince2-perfekte-ergaenzung

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That's why PRINCE2 and SCRUM can be combined.

When introducing the new version of PRINCE2 we were told that PRINCE2 cares much more about agile approaches. There are even voices within the community saying that PRINCE2 had been agile for ever since. Let us take a closer look.

In: Projektmagazin, 22.11.2019, www.projektmagazin.de/blog/scrum-und-prince2-kombinieren (German)

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What's new with the new PRINCE2?

This article gives a summary of the changes in the methodology between PRINCE2 2009 and PRINCE2 2017 UPDATE as well as the changes in the manual. This article also highlights the experience of two years practice with the new certification exams.

In: ProjektMagazin, 21.6.2019, www.projektmagazin.de/blog/neu-bei-prince2-2017 (German)

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What Project Managers will learn from Poiliticians

"(...) Focus your attention on the people, their relationships and interactions, their motives and interests, their power and their alliances. If you are proficient in this discipline, you will win others over and take them on your journey. You can take different, perhaps unfamiliar, perspectives: In the role of marketer, you focus on attracting and retaining customers. As a speculator you take controlled risks to make a profit. But what I recommend to you: Act like a politician! As a project politician, you carefully analyse where the centres of power are (...)"

In: ProjektMagazin, 3.5.2019, www.projektmagazin.de/blog/6-schritten-stakeholder-integrieren_72268 (German)

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PRINCE2 Update

The long-announced new version of PRINCE2 was introduced in mid-2017. The German version will be out in a few weeks - we will give a preview of the main changes.

Hans-Peter Ritt: Prince2 Update, In: Computerwelt 13.05.2018 computerwelt.at/news/prince2-update-agiler-und-mit-deutschem-manual/

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Don't forget your stakeholders!

With different projects, be it change projects or classic projects, the focus is often too much on the tasks to be performed and the goals to be achieved. But the environment plays a key role in deciding whether the venture will be a success or not. Involving the stakeholders at an early stage and in a planned manner is usually the most important success factor. The article describes a process model in six steps. This guideline helps you to actively integrate your environment and to lead your stakeholders to personal commitment to your project.

Hans-Peter Ritt: Vergessen Sie Ihre Stakeholder nicht! Sechs Schritte zur Integration Ihrer Stakeholder, In: Magazin Training, Sept. 2014: www.magazintraining.com/2014/09/11/4903/

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The benefit of good governance

As deadly as unclear goals for a project are, it should also be clear who is traveling with whom and under what conditions. Clear responsibilities and escalation channels help immensely in achieving common goals. A good project management methodology tries to counter the complexity of the goals and the tasks with an appropriate structure - a well-considered project organization. In practice we often experience the opposite: roles and responsibilities are renegotiated each time, processes are redeveloped and activities are rethought from scratch. In addition to the complexity that is already there, the people involved only have to face more complexity. This is exactly where the strengths of the PRINCE2 project management methodology come into play - good, well-considered governance.

Hans-Peter Ritt: Die Wohltat guter Governance, in: Magazin Training 08/2013

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PRINCE2 with SCRUM – or – SCRUM with PRINCE2

With different projects, be it change projects or classic projects, the focus is often too much on the tasks to be performed and the goals to be achieved. But the environment plays a key role in deciding whether the venture will be a success or not. Involving the stakeholders at an early stage and in a planned manner is usually the most important success factor. The article describes a process model in six steps. This guideline helps you to actively integrate your environment and to lead your stakeholders to personal commitment to your project.

Hans-Peter Ritt, Stefan Jäger: PRINCE2 with SCRUM – or – SCRUM with PRINCE2 In: Platform for Agile Management. 11. May 2013

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Fit for Purpose

PRINCE2 is still in its infancy in Austria. Worldwide Prince2 is certainly the leading project management methodology, at the end of 2012 there were over 1 million certified people worldwide. The elections in Iraq, for example, were organized with PRINCE2 in a very short time. In Europe, Prince2 is big in the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux and Eastern Europe. A lively community has also emerged in Germany in recent years; Austria still has a lot of potential.

This interview in TRAINING magazine No. 5/2013 provides information about the opportunities and possibilities.