Working in North America, it’s easy to dismiss PRINCE2 as some obscure, also-ran oddity from across the pond that has limited popularity. A little like afternoon tea or cricket, you hear about it occasionally, but don’t come across it in regular work very often. However, that is a stereotyped view that no longer applies.
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As much as project managers are pioneers with a skill set that helps them and their teams through each difficult journey, the unexplored territories of government projects can add significant layers of confusion and effort.
The U.K. government's Computer-National Offender Management Service project ran into trouble last August when it was halted due to cost overruns. Following a review, the original scope was recently abandoned amid criticism for the way in which the government handled it. C-NOMIS is the latest in a number of high profile U.K. government IT project failures. What can you learn from it? Read on.
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