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Get to grips with agile and discover the differences between Scrum and the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to decide which one is right for your next project, and aligned with your organisational culture and industry requirements.

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When deciding which career path is right for you – product manager vs project manager – it’s important to understand the differences between these two roles and how each professional collaborates with teams. Here we outline what sets them apart.

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A strong sponsor who seeks answers to the right questions makes all the difference to getting a project off the ground and keeping it on track. Download our resource to find out the questions you should be asking at the start of a project and at regular intervals along the way to improve your project’s

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An effective sponsor plays a critical part in the success or failure of a project. So what are the key behaviours that set a great sponsor apart from an average one?  Download our handy resource to find out which behaviours matter most. Then see how you measure up against each one and pinpoint any areas

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If you’re interested in a new challenge, switching into a product manager role could set you up for a creative and rewarding career. Here we explore what product managers do, the top skills you need to succeed, and how you can break into this exciting, in-demand profession.

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Enablers are a crucial piece of the SAFe® puzzle helping to support agile development practices and get the most from your agile transformation. Find out how in this comprehensive explainer article from Quinn Dodsworth, PM-Partners Agile Learning Consultant and Facilitator and Certified SAFe® 6.0 Practice Consultant (SPC).

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In the third instalment of The Agile Journey, we explain agile frameworks and unravel the nuts and blots of the most popular method for ‘doing agile’, Scrum.

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Despite the popularity of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its proven roadmap to organisational agility, plenty of SAFe roll outs do go awry. Before you dive into your first implementation, Matt Sharpe, PM-Partners Agility Practice Lead/Agile Principal Consultant, shares the top five success factors for SAFe which he sees most commonly in today’s market.

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Project management trends to watch in 2024

The project management sector is seeing dynamic changes across the professional spectrum, from technological advances to labour shortages. Mike Boutel, Head of Training at PM-Partners, shares his predictions for the five trends likely to pick up speed in 2024.

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Sustainable project management goes beyond positive environmental, social and economic project outcomes and includes sustainable methods, tools and techniques in the delivery of the project. In this article Dr Richard Stejer, Senior Training Facilitator at PM-Partners, shares how sustainability can be embedded at every stage of the project and what you can do to uplift

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