Amnis offers healthcare professionals an important adjunct to PRINCE2 training

From: Amnis Ltd
Published: Thu Aug 06 2009

Healthcare professionals who are concerned that their organisation’s project management performance has not improved despite their staff receiving training on PRINCE2 project management techniques can take advantage of ‘People Based Project Management’ – a programme providing the essential skills required to plan and run successful projects. Developed by the specialist healthcare quality, innovation and productivity improvement enabler, Amnis, the programme is relevant for any project manager – irrespective of whether they have had PRINCE2 training or not.

Amnis’ managing director, Mark Eaton, observed: "It is curious that, with many healthcare organisations investing in PRINCE2 training and qualifications, a significant number of them are asking for further advice on how to run projects.

"For large scale, high intensity projects with a complex structure, such as the redesign of a new hospital, creation of an autonomous provider organisation (APO) in primary care or similar, PRINCE2 provides a valuable structure," he added.

"However, most projects in healthcare are far less complex and rely far more on interactions between individuals, a simple structure and effective management skills.

"PRINCE2 provides an excellent methodology for project management but, in order for a project to be successfully implemented, you also need people and management skills. Amnis’ three day People Based Project Management programme focuses on these key areas," he said.

"Amnis trainers can take complex concepts and communicate them in a way that is both understandable and easy to grasp," commented Bridget Fitzsimon, Quality & Professional Standards Manager, Addiction Service, at Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust (WCPCT). "Students can take these concepts away with them and apply the practical principles, methods and techniques immediately.

"The training provides straightforward techniques which are necessary to make any project happen. I felt I could leave the training room and have a go at sorting out pretty much anything," she added.

For further details of Amnis’ People Based Project Management programme, contact Amnis’ Ruth Bodman at or call 0870 446 1002.



PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE) is a project management method. It covers the management, control and organisation of a project. ‘PRINCE2’ refers to the second major version of this method and is a registered trademark of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), an independent office of HM Treasury of the United Kingdom.
PRINCE2 is derived from the earlier PRINCE project management method, which was developed in 1989 by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) as a UK Government standard for information systems (IT) project management. However, it became regularly applied outside the purely IT environment. PRINCE2 was released in 1996 as a generic project management method. PRINCE2 is now a de facto standard for project management in the UK and has spread beyond the UK to more than 50 other countries. The most current revision was released in 2009 as part of the Prince2:2009 refresh project by the OGC.
About Amnis Limited

Working with both public and private sector organisations, Amnis is a consultancy which specialises in innovation, transformation and organisational improvement, helping clients plan and deploy strategies for successful transformation. Its goal is to help clients not only deliver sustainable change but also to develop their capability to tackle their next challenges.

Providing both consultancy and training services, Amnis’ team includes specialists in Lean/Six Sigma, organisational development, strategic planning, change management and systems thinking.

Further information from:

Mark Eaton, Amnis, 00 44 (0) 870 446 1002;
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 00 44 (0)1727 860405;
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