What is Prince2?
Prince2 stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments and is a kind of project management methodology. Some of the benefits of Prince2 include:
- Improved quality management
- A focus on business justification
- A certified, succinct training program
- Improved product delivery
- Creates real life, discernible deliverables for companies
Prince2 is still owned “by the crown”, or the UK government and is used across both the public and private sector all over the world. Including in the United Kingdom and Australia, with almost every project management professional having some understanding of Prince2 methodology and familiar with the iconic Prince2 swirl logo.
What will a Prince2 qualification give me?
There’s more than one training course in Prince2 that you can complete, with different levels of Prince2 business cases that you can do. Each requires you to complete a Prince2 exam at every level in order to be considered successful.
The first is the Prince2 foundation course. This course ensures that you can be an active member of a project management team using Prince2 processes. The foundation exam goes for an hour and you need 55% to pass.
The second is the Prince2 Practitioner course, This ensures that you could run a basic Prince2 project environment and understand that project environment and how to apply Prince2 principles. The Prince2 Practitioner exam is longer, and allows you to use the Prince2 manual during the 150 minutes, and gives you the Prince2 practitioner certification.
Finally is Prince2 Agile. Completing this level of Prince2 training means not only that you’ve already completed the foundation & practitioner Prince2 courses and Prince2 exams, but that you’re now ready to work at the highest level of a Prince 2 project, such as on a project board, coming up with and implementing a project plan, including designing a stage boundary, controlling a stage and able to complete risk management according to PRince2 methodology.
Why should I study a Prince2 foundation and practitioner or agile course?
PRince2 regularly updates their processes and learning’s, with Prince2 2017 foundation courses and other courses have been updated recently. The Prince2 trademark is incredibly familiar to employers, with business cases and more than one Prince2 project being internationally recognised. Because of this, whether you work in information systems or want to go into project management, understanding team plans and what a stage plan is crucial. A basic course can also help you understand Prince2 alternatives such as:
- Axelos Limited
And whether Axelos or PRince2 or one of the other alternatives is best for your company. All of this will give you a significant leg up in your career. Plus, some companies may offer a work package, so that it’s significantly cheaper for you, especially if you know you’re going to have to undergo re-registration at some point.
Courses are available at a variety of institutions, including at the project management institute, as well as online courses for distance learning options, which means it’s super easy for you to become qualified. Get started by browsing available courses now!