PRINCE2®

The world’s most practiced project management method

PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a widely used project management method that navigates you through all the essentials for running a successful project.

PRINCE2 provides a methodology that delivers increased agility & efficiencies while reducing costs, and packs many more compelling strengths, making it the ideal controlling solution for your organisation and Project Managers.

Who is it for:

  • Current Project Managers or professionals wishing to enter Project Management

 

  • Key personnel involved in project design, development, and delivery

PRINCE2 benefits for the organization

 

  • Manages resources, business risk, and deliverables effectively

 

  • Applicable to all types of projects

 

  • Saves time and resources through a shared approach to reporting

 

  • Improves productivity by increasing staff awareness of roles and responsibilities

 

  • Project alignment with business goals

 

  • Facilitates management and stakeholder involvement at relevant and appropriate times during the project

 

  • Facilitates the assurance and assessment of project work, troubleshooting, and audits

PRINCE2 benefits for the professional

 

  • Demonstrates expertise and know-how

 

  • Improves employability

 

  • Ensures project success and delivery

 

  • Improves communication and control

PRINCE2: In a Nutshell

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Processes: A step-wise progression through the project lifecycle, from getting started to project closure

 

Principles: Obligations and good practices that determine if the project is genuinely being managed using PRINCE2

 

Themes: Aspects of Project Management that must be addressed continually and in parallel throughout the project

 

Tailoring: The need to tailor PRINCE2 to the specific context of the project

Optimizing project management with a combination of PRINCE2® & PMBOK®

PMBOK and PRINCE2 may be usefully combined in many situations to benefit organizations:

  1. The description of what to do and the detailed tools and techniques from the PMBOK Guide together with PRINCE2’s principles, governance arrangements, methods and product descriptions can improve the way that projects are managed.

  2. When organizations are looking to develop their project managers’ skillsets they can turn to PMBOK for support. The combination of the two approaches, PMBOK and PRINCE2, provides the advantages of a clearly defined, recognized, established process that is constantly being developed while also encompassing the development of staff.

  3. The two approaches work hand to hand for effective technology development.

  4. The adoption of PRINCE2 and the PMBOK Guide goes a long way to help organizations meet international standards, especially ISO 21500. In the UK PRINCE2 is explicitly mentioned in BS 6079 as a means to embody the national standard.

  5. The different approaches to managing the scope of a project, providing multiple views on the project scope intended for different stakeholders, address the benefits and risks of the project more comprehensively.

All organizations need a process for doing things and they also need skilled people to use the processes appropriately. As organizations become increasingly global in operations – and mergers and acquisitions result in a growing number of multinationals – this creates pressure to combine project management approaches and frameworks. US firms more focused on PMBOK are looking to align it with PRINCE2, while UK firms more familiar with PRINCE2 are seeking to understand how it can work with PMBOK.

Across the world organizations are evaluating how to implement complementary globally recognized approaches to derive the maximum benefits from reducing costs, identifying the right skilled resources, improving internal communication, simplifying consistent processes and delivering products and services to grow the business.

More about Optimizing project management with a combination of PRINCE2® & PMBOK® available HERE

 

PRINCE2® Certifications

 

PRINCE2® Foundation

For individuals wanting to demonstrate they have sufficient understanding of the PRINCE2 project management method.

PRINCE2® Practitioner

 

Suitable for individuals wanting to demonstrate they have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method in a scenario situation*.

*The PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate is a prerequisite for the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification

PRINCE2 Agile®

 

For Project Managers wanting a complete project management solution, combining the flexibility and responsiveness of Agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2**.

**To sit the PRINCE2® Agile exam, you must hold PRINCE2® Foundation or other recognised PM qualification. More on peoplecert.org/PRINCE2

 

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