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by David Shaw, PMP June 1, 2017

Cloud computing and services are central to digital transformation. The cloud improves an organization’s agility to rapidly roll out new IT solutions to meet business needs. The cloud by its fundamental nature reflects an adaptive (agile or value-driven) approach to delivering products or services. How does that fit into the usual five-gate phases in IT project governance?

Leadership

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA May 30, 2017

Question: Okay, I’m not proud of how this project ended, but management is blaming me…me! There were lots of moving people and parts to this one, and we knew from the beginning it would be a challenge. But how do I react to the accusations? I want to be sure no one goes away thinking it was my fault, because I don’t think it is. What do I say so that the proper culprits will be blamed and my reputation comes out unscathed?

from Be Agile in all type and aspect of projects, risk construction. posted by Vincent Guerard on June 02, 2017

Project manager needs to make a decision. Some are more difficult than others. Many are not clearly understood. When to say yes? When to say no? And when to change the initial choice? See this a.

from Change, Agility and the Elusive ‘Typical Project’ posted by Julia Shumulinsky on June 02, 2017

It was the best of projects, it was the worst of projects, it was the age of empowerment, it was the age of hierarchy I had better stop before Charles Dickens* gets annoyed with me. Imagine.

from Emerging Technologies posted by Kevin Coleman on June 01, 2017

An interesting question has come up and I thought I would share. Non-attribution of course! Here it is. Did the Police Department in FL violate HIPAA when they disclosed (video.

from Project Management Central posted by Tam Nguyen on June 02, 2017

Can someone explain what is the meaning of Scrum Artifact.

from PM Network posted by Dan Goldfischer on June 02, 2017

We are in a disruptive era. A new era calls for new leaders leaders who are fast, informed and decisive. Are you one of those leaders, or do you aspire to be? June s PM Network, with its a.

from Project Management Central posted by Ed Tsyitee Jr on June 03, 2017

As job seeker, I have been noticing lately a lot of job descriptions for project coordinators. This a great thing, but upon further reading, it is more of an Administration/Executive Assistant role.

from Project Management Central posted by George Lewis on March 01, 2017

What’s The Difference Between Scrum & Kanban.

from Project Management Central posted by Tam Nguyen on June 04, 2017

Can someone explain what is the meaning of Project Scope.

Help Shape The Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure

by PMI June 2, 2017

The Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure was updated in 2006 and reaffirmed in 2011. Plans are now underway to update the practice standard to the third edition. If you have experience in work breakdown structure, you are invited to apply now for a seat on this committee.

by Brandon Evans June 1, 2017

As more organizations become agile, clear, real-time communication becomes increasingly important. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure your communication remains effective a new fast-paced environment.

by David Shaw, PMP June 1, 2017

Cloud computing and services are central to digital transformation. The cloud improves an organization’s agility to rapidly roll out new IT solutions to meet business needs. The cloud by its fundamental nature reflects an adaptive (agile or value-driven) approach to delivering products or services. How does that fit into the usual five-gate phases in IT project governance?

by Alexis Devenin June 1, 2017

This is an exploration of the importance of first-cost estimates in engineering projects and how they are used to decide whether to go ahead with market studies and engineering development—or dismiss the project.

by Nima Bahrehdar June 1, 2017

The easiest solution is not always the best. It is more effective if you choose the best methodology for each single project based on its nature. Scrum doesn’t fit all projects’ needs. Kanban is another agile methodology that, believe it or not, works more smoothly for at least one type of project. But what type?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D. PMP May 30, 2017

As we are becoming more (excruciatingly?) aware, we live in a world of increased complexity. But just what does that mean, exactly? And in particular, what does it mean in the context of our projects?

by Greg Lewis May 30, 2017

Some baseline calculations become much more intricate when dealing with large projects, especially when fielding new technologies. But at the end of the day, the premise is the same. Is our project within scope, on schedule and within budgeted costs?

by Paul Visser May 30, 2017

We generally talk about managing projects that were sold to our customers. But how about the management of a presales project? Is that just like managing any other project? Do we have the same constraints? Is it less stressful?

by Patrick McBane

May 03, 2017 | 62:21 | Views: 3,350 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.82 / 7

If you have influence with at least one person – that makes you a leader. Becoming the leader you want to be is part of what we will look at during this session. We’ll supply the tools to establish, elevate, and sustain your leadership strategy as the #1 business priority and make it the #1 employee benefit in your organization. A culture of leadership does both.

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota

May 03, 2017 | 60:35 | Views: 2,040 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.84 / 7

In this webinar, the author applies concepts of strategic planning, change management and soft skills development, to provide a practical approach to increase PMO’s value, helping to change perceptions such as “being a process cop”, to create a culture where the stakeholders understand the value of the project management and become evangelists of the best practices.


Bank of Ireland launches Personal Contract Purchase for second hand cars – Press Releases – Press – About Bank of Ireland – Personal Banking ROI #lease #a #car


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Press Releases

30 July 2014

Bank of Ireland launches Personal Contract Purchase for second hand cars

Bank of Ireland Finance today (Wednesday, 30 July 2014) announced that, together with its franchise partners, it is launching a new Personal Contract Purchase* (PCP) product for second hand cars from Friday, 1 August 2014, the first Irish Bank to offer this product for the purchase of second hand cars. This is an extension of their current PCP offering on new vehicles and will enhance and support the growth of the PCP product through its franchise dealers.

The Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is a customer friendly product that allows consumers to drive a new car without the associated costs of ownership of same. Traditionally only available for the purchase of new cars, the extension of the PCP to second hand cars significantly expands the reach of the product across the market. Qualifying second hand cars will include vehicles up to 18 months old. Bank of Ireland has established itself as the market leader in the motor finance industry, partnering with 14 leading motor franchises in the Irish market.

Pat Creed, Managing Director, Bank of Ireland Finance, said: Conditions in the motor industry have been very challenging since 2007 when new car sales decreased from 152,830 to 74,300 in 2013. Consumers postponed the purchase of a new car which in turn led to a much older car pool in Ireland. It also means that the cost of purchasing a new car is now much greater with less equity in the older trade in.

However, Bank of Ireland s range of products including PCP and low rate subsidised offers are helping customers get their new car with affordable repayments and rates from as low as 0% APR.

With more than twice as many 142 cars registered on the first day of the new registration plate compared with the same day last year, it is evident that a significant number of consumers are returning to the market. The growth in the popularity of PCP and low APR rates has been such that over 71% of all new cars purchased by consumers are now selecting these forms of payments. We are seeing very strong approval rates for PCP and low APR rates, with 90% of applications being approved for finance.

2014 is proving to be the best year for new car sales since 2008 and looks set to achieve sales of 90,000 vehicles by year end. This strong performance, whilst coming from a low base, tends to be a lead indicator and reflective of the re-emergence of consumer and business confidence. This is the second year of the dual registration plate, which has also helped change the traditional seasonality where vehicle purchases would be frontloaded in the first quarter. This has ensured that there is a more steady flow of business throughout the summer months which historically would not have happened prior to the 132 plate launch last year.

Another impact of the recession was the shortage of used cars for the industry to sell which has resulted in a significant number of cars being imported to supply the demand. It is estimated that the importation of second hand cars will reach 50,000 by the end of this year. The growing popularity of PCP will now ensure that there is a strong supply of good three year old second hand cars coming back to the market on an ongoing basis.

Interestingly, we are seeing a slightly younger customer profile on our PCP deals. Industry research supports this as it shows that younger customers prefer the lower monthly payment and are also very used to the tariff type concept where they pay for the use of an item and upgrade as with their mobile phones.

New business in the commercial motor market has seen strong growth in the first six months compared to the same period last year, again a positive indicator of renewed confidence amongst SMEs. The agri sector is also buoyant with a 6.8% increase in tractor sales year to date.

The C02 changes implemented by Government in July 2008 have been instrumental in influencing consumer purchasing decisions. The last seven years have also seen a significant change in the shift from petrol to diesel purchases and this is reflected in that 71.7% of vehicles purchased in 2007 were petrol and this compares with 73% of cars purchased in 2014 being diesel. Similarly the level of low emission purchases in C02 Band A has increased from 1.42% in 2007 to 67% in 2014.

The introduction of a PCP product for second hand cars should further drive growth in this market for the second half of the year. , concluded Pat Creed.

Ends

Note to Editors

A Personal Contract Purchase is a form of vehicle finance for individual consumers who are looking to pay a fixed, relatively low monthly payment for a set contract period of somewhere between 24 and 36 months with the right to drive the vehicle while ownership is retained by the funding company. It is similar to contract hire or leasing, however, in the case the customer has to option to ultimately acquire the vehicle at the end of the finance term for a previously agreed amount which is set at the outset of the contract.

Bank of Ireland Finance provides motor finance to the following motor distributors; Toyota, Ford, Lexus, Hyundai, Opel, Kia, Peugeot, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, Suzuki and Mitsubishi.


Bank of Ireland launches Personal Contract Purchase for second hand cars – Press Releases – Press – About Bank of Ireland – Personal Banking ROI


#second hand cars ireland
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Press Releases

30 July 2014

Bank of Ireland launches Personal Contract Purchase for second hand cars

Bank of Ireland Finance today (Wednesday, 30 July 2014) announced that, together with its franchise partners, it is launching a new Personal Contract Purchase* (PCP) product for second hand cars from Friday, 1 August 2014, the first Irish Bank to offer this product for the purchase of second hand cars. This is an extension of their current PCP offering on new vehicles and will enhance and support the growth of the PCP product through its franchise dealers.

The Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is a customer friendly product that allows consumers to drive a new car without the associated costs of ownership of same. Traditionally only available for the purchase of new cars, the extension of the PCP to second hand cars significantly expands the reach of the product across the market. Qualifying second hand cars will include vehicles up to 18 months old. Bank of Ireland has established itself as the market leader in the motor finance industry, partnering with 14 leading motor franchises in the Irish market.

Pat Creed, Managing Director, Bank of Ireland Finance, said: Conditions in the motor industry have been very challenging since 2007 when new car sales decreased from 152,830 to 74,300 in 2013. Consumers postponed the purchase of a new car which in turn led to a much older car pool in Ireland. It also means that the cost of purchasing a new car is now much greater with less equity in the older trade in.

However, Bank of Ireland s range of products including PCP and low rate subsidised offers are helping customers get their new car with affordable repayments and rates from as low as 0% APR.

With more than twice as many 142 cars registered on the first day of the new registration plate compared with the same day last year, it is evident that a significant number of consumers are returning to the market. The growth in the popularity of PCP and low APR rates has been such that over 71% of all new cars purchased by consumers are now selecting these forms of payments. We are seeing very strong approval rates for PCP and low APR rates, with 90% of applications being approved for finance.

2014 is proving to be the best year for new car sales since 2008 and looks set to achieve sales of 90,000 vehicles by year end. This strong performance, whilst coming from a low base, tends to be a lead indicator and reflective of the re-emergence of consumer and business confidence. This is the second year of the dual registration plate, which has also helped change the traditional seasonality where vehicle purchases would be frontloaded in the first quarter. This has ensured that there is a more steady flow of business throughout the summer months which historically would not have happened prior to the 132 plate launch last year.

Another impact of the recession was the shortage of used cars for the industry to sell which has resulted in a significant number of cars being imported to supply the demand. It is estimated that the importation of second hand cars will reach 50,000 by the end of this year. The growing popularity of PCP will now ensure that there is a strong supply of good three year old second hand cars coming back to the market on an ongoing basis.

Interestingly, we are seeing a slightly younger customer profile on our PCP deals. Industry research supports this as it shows that younger customers prefer the lower monthly payment and are also very used to the tariff type concept where they pay for the use of an item and upgrade as with their mobile phones.

New business in the commercial motor market has seen strong growth in the first six months compared to the same period last year, again a positive indicator of renewed confidence amongst SMEs. The agri sector is also buoyant with a 6.8% increase in tractor sales year to date.

The C02 changes implemented by Government in July 2008 have been instrumental in influencing consumer purchasing decisions. The last seven years have also seen a significant change in the shift from petrol to diesel purchases and this is reflected in that 71.7% of vehicles purchased in 2007 were petrol and this compares with 73% of cars purchased in 2014 being diesel. Similarly the level of low emission purchases in C02 Band A has increased from 1.42% in 2007 to 67% in 2014.

The introduction of a PCP product for second hand cars should further drive growth in this market for the second half of the year. , concluded Pat Creed.

Ends

Note to Editors

A Personal Contract Purchase is a form of vehicle finance for individual consumers who are looking to pay a fixed, relatively low monthly payment for a set contract period of somewhere between 24 and 36 months with the right to drive the vehicle while ownership is retained by the funding company. It is similar to contract hire or leasing, however, in the case the customer has to option to ultimately acquire the vehicle at the end of the finance term for a previously agreed amount which is set at the outset of the contract.

Bank of Ireland Finance provides motor finance to the following motor distributors; Toyota, Ford, Lexus, Hyundai, Opel, Kia, Peugeot, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, Suzuki and Mitsubishi.