AXELOS has announced that as from 1 October 2016 it will no longer be necessary to hold the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification to become accredited in PRINCE2 Agile.  Instead, candidates will only be required to hold any of the following: PRINCE2

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Protecting ROI

Boosting Business Benefits is a collection of articles and short essays devoted to ensuring benefits realisation from projects. Read more…

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Adapting Business Strategy

Philip Evans has a bold prediction for the future of business strategy.  Adapt or die is what his TED talk is about. Former business strategies are rapidly becoming obsolete.  The value chain is no longer applicable.  Vertical integration is moving

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Boosting Business Benefits

Integrating sound Benefits Management practices has been made easier with the publication of Boosting Business Benefits by the Benefits Institute.  The book is available in both hard-cover ($24.95) and eBook formats ($9.95). There is just over 80 pages of useful

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Cost-benefits of sporting events

Thinking about the cost-benefits of sporting events…Just looking at sports-related spending alone, the cost of the Sydney Olympics was $4.2B. The London Olympics have been estimated at $14.8B. The equivalent figures for the winter olympics in Sochi are more than

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Phoenix Schemes and Adaptive Frameworks

An example On 29 October 2012, the ACT Magistrates Court ordered Adaptive Frameworks Management Group Pty Ltd to pay debts and costs amounting to $74K to P3 Practices. Adaptive Frameworks Management Group Pty Ltd traded as Adaptive Frameworks. On 31

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Funding public programs

Rather than looking at funding cuts or selling off government enterprises, the focus could be on “more for less.”  A lot of money is wasted on expensive programs with poor outcomes. Introduce some quality into outcomes as well as the

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‘A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.’ Lao Tzu

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Revamped Vic Gov Investment tools

The Victorian Department of Treasury & Finance has moved all investment lifecycle, gateway and investment management standard guidelines, tools, templates under the one roof:  Their Investment Professional’s Toolkit is located at This is a very valuable site and is being

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Evaluating major government programs

See the Benefits Institute’s post on the factors impacting a more results-driven approach by governments or read the article in the July/August edition of The Atlantic

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