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The Best 5 Blogs of 2016

COBIT5 tops the blogs for 2016Last year we published a huge variety blogs across a huge range of topics but COBIT 5, Agile and Change Management were the certifications our visitors wanted to read more about.

 

In 2016 the Agile Project Management Handbook was the biggest selling title on our Business Books website, outselling the second most popular project management framework handbook by a massive 79%. We have shipped the handbook to customers in all four corners of the globe and there’s no sign of the momentum slowing.

 

APMG developed the Agile Project Management certification in partnership with the Agile Business Consortium in 2010. The uptake of the certification has been rapid with almost a 40% year on year growth. It’s easy to understand why.

 

The world has changed to one where businesses need value to be delivered quickly, particularly in software development, where an application can be out of date by the end of the week. But although the roots of Agile Project Management are from the Rapid Application Development (RAD) processes Agile is not just for software, as our Top blog, ‘Agile Project Management not just for software IT projects’ explores.

 

With the growth of customer data captured and stored online it’s vital businesses are prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will become UK law from the 25th May 2018. COBIT 5 is the ideal framework to identify if your business is ready for GDPR as it provides an end-to-end business view of the governance of enterprise IT. COBIT 5 also focuses on the central role of information and technology, allowing you to identify if you are GDPR ready. For more information the ISACA website offers a wealth of free resources and COBIT 5’s professional guides can help businesses manage data to the required standards.

 

The other area of interest has been Change Management, which although not a new concept, has like Agile gained momentum. The speed and pace of how businesses diversify and implement new processes has grown more rapidly than in any other decade. To ensure all stakeholders are committed to change, communication and powers of persuasion can be critical to a project’s success.

 

 

The Top 5 APMG Blogs of 2016

 

  1. Good data protection regulation and COBIT 5 

 

  1. To be or not to be COBIT 5 Implementation qualified? 

 

  1. PRINCE2 Agile: the best of both worlds? 

 

  1. Front-end loading: what is it and why bother 

 

  1. Agile Project Management: not just for software & IT projects 

 

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