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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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Interested in taking the Leading SAFe® 6.0 course, or already enrolled to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)? Here’s the lowdown on what to expect as well as expert tips on how to prepare for and ace the exam.

Happy 25th anniversary PM-Partners!

This month we are delighted to celebrate an important milestone: our 25-year anniversary! From the launch of PM-Partners in Sydney in 1998, to our expansion into the Singapore and Melbourne markets and the company’s acquisition by Japanese multinational OUTSOURCING Inc (OSI), there has never been a dull moment (as our longstanding team members will attest)!

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Planning Increment (PI) planning is a foundational event for the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®); it requires regular collaborative alignment between teams and stakeholders. PM-Partners Agile Learning Consultant and Facilitator Quinn Dodsworth explains what to expect and how to prepare for your first PI planning event, whether you’re an agile team member, release train engineer or

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Planning Interval (PI) planning is a fundamental practice that underpins the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), improving the alignment of stakeholders and teams (Agile Release Train) to a shared vision and mission. In this guide, Quinn Dodsworth, Agile Learning Consultant and Facilitator at PM-Partners, explains what PI planning entails and how it can benefit your agile