PM FlashBlog 2014 – Europe

pmflashblog2014As I mentioned in last week’s installment, the PM bloggers in Europe were to publish their FlashBlog posts on Monday at 01:00 GMT. In practice, they weren’t all published at the same time, but that’s not a problem for those of us reading them on Wednesday! So without further ado, here are the Week 2 posts: Europe.

  • Allen Ruddock reports from the UK on two debates: is project management a profession, and do qualifications trump experience?
  • Barry Hodge also weighs in from the UK, saying that Prince2 adoption seems more focused on training than implementing the governance processes.
  • Sam Barnes gives the recent history and present of digital project management in the UK, and the growth of a digital PM community.
  • John Carroll observes massive, failing projects from his seat in Exeter, in the UK, classifying them as Leviathans and Vanities.
  • Deanne Earle notes that project management in Europe is made more complicated by cross-border governance and cultural diversity.
  • Ian Webster reflects, from a hill in Spain, on the growth of project management in IT projects as a response to failures and increased risks.
  • Russell Whitworth dials in from Guildford, UK on how everything is a matter of culture, and the best project managers come from the UK.
  • Paul Naybor suggests that a fresh approach to project management is needed in the UK, based on a few simplified, basic activities.
  • Lindsay Scott summarizes the key findings of the Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report on what’s happening in the UK.
  • Michel Operto gives us the view from the technology parks of suburban Nice, France: diversity, community, and the Mediterranean!
  • Simon Harris offers a training-based solution to the problems of project management in the UK.
  • Simon Buehring notes that an average of 3,000 people around the world take a PRINCE2 exam each week, but the UK is still the largest market.
  • Henny Portman reports that the Netherlands is working on matching up the right project owner and project manager.
  • Peter Storm observes the growth of both PMI-NL and IPMA-NL in the Netherlands, but with different constituencies.
  • Neil Walker writes about the growth of programme management as a discipline in the UK.
  • Carlos Pampliega reports from Northern Spain on the challenges to adoption of good project management practices in small to medium sized firms.
  • Angel Berniz describes a very sophisticated project management community in Madrid, taking a unique approach to Agile and other “initiatives.”

Next week: Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy!

This entry was posted in PM Articles and tagged , , , , by Dave Gordon. Bookmark the permalink.

About Dave Gordon

Dave Gordon is a project manager with over twenty five years of experience in implementing human capital management and payroll systems, including SaaS solutions like Workday and premises-based ERP solutions like PeopleSoft and ADP Enterprise. He has an MS in IT with a concentration in project management, and a BS in Business. He also holds the project management professional (PMP) designation, as well as professional designations in human resources (GPHR and SPHR) and in benefits administration (CEBS). In addition to his articles and blog posts, he curates a weekly roundup of articles on project management, and he has authored or contributed to several books on project management.