PRINCE2 and PMBOK: How They Compare

Girl's Guide to PM

We were talking about PRINCE2®, what it means to get qualified and how it compares to the PMBOK Guide. She first took her PRINCE2 Practitioner exam in 2004. Elizabeth, what’s the story behind the PRINCE2 methodology? In brief, how does PRINCE2 work?

Should I take CAPM or PRINCE2?

Girl's Guide to PM

She asked whether she should take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or the PRINCE2 Foundation. Is it possible to take CAPM and then PRINCE2 Practitioner or are the standards different, she asked? PRINCE2® Practitioner, Online Course and Exam.


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PRINCE2: The Project Management Method Explained

Girl's Guide to PM

What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 is a project management method. PRINCE2 stands for Projects IN a Controlled Environment (Version 2). Who is PRINCE2 for? PRINCE2 works in a huge number of industries and domains. The History of PRINCE2. PRINCE2 Core Principles.

Reasons to do a PRINCE2 Certification

Arras People

In this post, guest blogger Simplilearn explore just why PRINCE2 is the most popular project management certification in the UK. Having said that, we think PRINCE2 has not received the due credit it deserves. PRINCE2 is a systematic set of guidelines that aims to enable managers rather than spoon feed them. In this article, we highlight what PRINCE2 is, the types of PRINCE2 certifications, and why you ought to get certified in PRINCE2. What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

Project management is a process of finding the best method to manage and control work through its every stage. Project managers who aren’t based in the United Kingdom might not be intimate with the PRINCE2 method of managing a project, which is primarily used by the British government. Although foreign to some, there’s still much to be gained from the PRINCE2 method, even if it isn’t adopted in its entirety. What Is PRINCE2? History of PRINCE2.

How the Stage Gate Process Will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process has the potential to transform your project management, deliver more successful projects, and make you a better project manager. The post How the Stage Gate Process Will Make You a Better Project Manager appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. Gateway (PRINCE2). In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work. What is a Stage Gate Process? The Stage Gate Process examines your projects at key decision points in its lifecycle. So, it must: Follow a set process.

Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

Christopher Wright wrote the book Agile Governance and Audit – An overview for auditors and agile teams. Agile Governance and Audit gives a short introduction to agile, compares agile with waterfall and looks at audit and agile cultures. The author follows a project life cycle from idea towards a usable product including governance and control. Conclusion: This easy to read book focusses on projects with an agile delivery team using Scrum, Unified Process or XP.

How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

There are a few project management methods which exemplify this approach, probably the most globally rec ognised being the PRINCE2® project certification. PRINCE2® started out as a UK-government method to manage the various IT ‘projects’ undertaken under its command. Since then, it has become the standard which the government mandates to manage its projects and many multi-national organisations have adopted to manage their projects.

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PRINCE2: The Reigning Project Management Methodology


Projects in Controlled Environments (more commonly known as PRINCE2) is the most widely practiced project management methodology worldwide, used by teams in over 150 countries. But what is PRINCE2 and why is it so popular? These are tricky questions to answer without sifting through endless articles and vague definitions, so we’ve saved you some Googling by collecting the essentials of PRINCE2 in one convenient place. The fundamentals of PRINCE2.

Governance and Estimating

Herding Cats

If your business is not subject to any external governance process, you’re free to spend your money as you please. But you’re not free to suggest your approach is applicable to those who are governed by external frameworks of spending and accountability for that spend, without a testable confirmation this idea doesn’t violate those governance principles. Governance includes: Responsibility for a specific duty, task, or decision. NoEstimates Governance

Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

Let’s take a look at each one of the areas listed above that you’re selling and go a little further into how these are used and seen in the recruitment process. None of that is good in a recruitment process. In a recruitment process, it’s always good for the self-confidence to know that you’re well informed before entering the interview. There are the project management ones – like PRINCE2 , Agile. How you change a process?

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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview

The name is apt, as the waterfall methodology is a process in which the phases of the project flow downward. For example, the project management process groups describe the project life cycle while the 10 project management knowledge areas explain how to manage a project. PRINCE2.

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ITIL for Project Managers – Should you?

Online PM Courses

And, whether you are an IT Project Manager or not, you may find yourself delivering IT in the form of hardware, infrastructure, software, or service processes as a part of your projects. How well its people and processes can use computing services and access data will impact how well they can work. IT service management is performed by IT service providers through an appropriate mix of people, process and information technology.” The processes are: Event management.

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Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

The Project should then be reporting its status regularly to senior management via a Status Report, as part of its overarching Governance arrangement. So far so good; but when an organisation is orchestrating its status reporting process, what does it need to consider? We’ve recently been involved in a review and update to the Project status reporting and governance structure for a major organisation with circa 150 Projects live projects at any one time.

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

There are a few project management methods which exemplify this approach, probably the most globally rec ognised being the PRINCE2® project certification. PRINCE2® started out as a UK-government method to manage the various IT ‘projects’ undertaken under its command. Since then, it has become the standard which the government mandates to manage its projects and many multi-national organisations have adopted to manage their projects.

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Risk Management for Project Managers

Arras People

We’ve been building our expertise around the area of project management for a number of years,” Walaa explains, “and offer a master’s degree in project management, along with PRINCE2® and AgilePM® project management courses. Like PRINCE2 and Agile, the M_o_R programme is split into two parts: Foundation and Practitioner. But whilst PRINCE2 and AgilePM address risks from the perspective of the project, M_o_R considers the following angles as well: strategic risk.

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) arranges and manages project assurance reviews for the UK governments’ complex and high risk projects. PRINCE2 Templates from Axelos. If you work in a PRINCE2 environment, you’ll be aware that it’s quite document heavy! However, you’re always going to need the basics, and you can get free editable Word versions of several PRINCE2 core documents from Axelos.

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Top 5 Project Management Certifications To Become A Great Project Manager!

The Lazy Project Manager

PRINCE2. PRINCE2. The PRINCE2 certification course is another important project management credential project managers can take. was first introduced for the government offices of UK. PRINCE2 is accredited by AXELOS and focuses on managing, directing and delivering projects throughout all phases from pre-project to initiation, delivery, and the final delivery. About the PRINCE2 Certification exam structure. PRINCE2 certification prerequisites.

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Project Management System: The Basics


The project team structure subsystem governs how project teams are organized into hierarchies. government agencies). The project planning subsystem governs all aspects of project planning across the portfolio. Efficiently implement new processes and workflows.

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The Four Keys to Successful Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Performance

Arras People

Process. The methods by which programmes and projects are selected and delivered have been properly thought through and defined, based on methodologies such as MoP®, MSP® and PRINCE2®. They, therefore, have a bespoke framework of processes and templates in place that are appropriate to the organisation, which work well together, are fit-for-purpose and easy to use. P3M3®, PRINCE2®, MSP®,MoP®, P3O®, MoR® and MoV® are registered trademarks of AXELOS Limited.

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The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies


A project management methodology is essentially a set of guiding principles and processes for managing a project. BONUS: Click here to get our totally free, curated list of 63 Project Management Templates with everything you need to streamline your processes today. Each stage in this process is self-contained; you wrap up one stage before moving onto another. This methodology emphasizes sharing and standardization of processes across the organization. PRINCE2.

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5 Project Red Flags


If you can’t answer what the project will do for the business, you may have forgotten the most important process: creating a Business Case. Putting processes ahead of people. Try not to dwell on getting the processes right according to the Managing Successful Projects guide. Some processes are alien or disruptive to individuals or groups. A good Practitioner will tailor PRINCE2 to the environment. It makes PRINCE2 easier to tailor, especially for Agile.

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This quote demonstrates a lack of understanding of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty and the processes and events that create uncertainty. There is naturally occurring variability from uncontrolled processes. Aleatory uncertainty is expressed as a process variability. This uncertainty is introduced by a probabilistic event, rather than a naturally occurring process. Federal Government, in support of OMB Circular A-123.”.

Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

I have also included the Axelos PRINCE2 Agile qualifications here. I very nearly placed Axelos PRINCE2 Agile in here and could equally well have done so, but you’ll find that certification discussed in my Tier 2 section. This is supported by an APMG accreditation and certification process. Will teach you to break down features, write user stories, improve team and train processes, and plan and execute Iterations. Axelos PRINCE2.

The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

Managers in the PMO become concerned about the quality and timeliness of the data, standards are defined, processes are introduced, and more activities are included in their sphere of influence. Project managers and project consultants – the supply side – are seconded into one or more local structures and report on performance, report on process improvements and provide ways of disseminating lessons learned.

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8 Project Management Methodologies Made Simple


Robust development to ensure quality PRINCE2 ?—?Controlled Controlled project management made of principles and processes Let’s take a brief look at these methodologies and see how beneficial they can be for your organization. It consists of a set of principles that primarily focuses on the end-state in a process. Kanban The kanban methodology is pretty much like a visual system for work management where you get to see work as it moves through a process.

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Building Project Management Capability & Maturity

Jez Lister

In the UK and many other countries around the globe, this usually means Prince2 – ‘Projects in a Controlled Environment’. Prince2 was developed in the UK by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and launched in 1996. Although PRINCE2 sets out a framework for how individual projects should be managed, it doesn’t address how an organisation should be set up to use it. When these processes are being continuously reviewed and improved this is called a mature process.

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Brief comparison between MSP 5th edition and MSP 2011 edition

Henny Portman

Looks like they embraced my idea to add a quick reference card as I did when writing the official Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 guide. To get a first understanding of the differences, I will look at principles, themes, processes, organization and products. Themes are essential aspects of governance required to ensure that the programme is aligned with the principles. Themes are collectively applied during the processes throughout the programme lifecycle.

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Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Creating a winning formula for efficiently implementing business processes. A methodology is a framework of processes, methods, and practices that project managers employ for the design, planning, implementation and achievement of their project objectives. PRINCE2.

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute for Learning

They realize the final solution and product can only be arrived at through a process of experimentation and use of iterative methods. Everybody’s incentives are governed more by their contribution to overall customer value rather than their individual output. About the Author Sandeep Shouche (PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, [ASM.EN], ITIL Expert, PRINCE2) is an expert in the areas of project, program management, Agile methodologies and IT Service Management.

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Choosing a Project Management Methodology


A methodology is like a roadmap or a set of blueprints for your project, providing teams with a set of instructions and processes to deliver successful projects. In this article, I will briefly outline seven popular approaches – PRINCE2, Critical Path Management, Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, Hybrid, and Kanban – before concluding with some tips to determine which methodology to use. A project is about change and transformation.

Let’s Be Agile Together!

Arras People

We were not fussy – best practice worked for us and we would happily take from PMBoK, PRINCE2 or whatever came along that could increase our capability to deliver successful projects and programmes. The project managers were taught to be agile ; focussed on delivering the project, not the process. PRINCE2 being a great example of this kind of failure to execute; which in turn led to so many PINO (Prince in name only) organisations.

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Top Ten Things Every New Project Manager Should Do

Arras People

If you’re one of the many people who only has their PRINCE2 Foundation and are looking for a cost-effective way to boost your project management knowledge, I really advise you take a look at the online learning options Dr Mike has, they’re first-rate! So, you need a rigorous process for monitoring what happens, and taking control of the situation. Number 10: Governance. When we learn to reflect, we learn the process of growing wisdom.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

Project management methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, PRINCE2, PRiSM, Six Sigma, Critical Path, and many more. Some of your duties will include: taking part in the creation process, executing the project, preparing communication methods, finding solutions to recurring issues, monitoring the project’s progress from start to finish, and many more. solid understanding of business cases and risk management processes. The PRINCE2 Certification. PRINCE2 Practitioner.

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How to Run Brexit Like a Project


You’ve just earned your PRINCE2 Foundation certificate and your first job is to manage Brexit. Processes. That still applies to a lot of the people, like government and business leaders. Breaking government manifesto pledges. As you’re working for the government, they’ll expect you to keep their promises. But before you can even work as an informed member of a PRINCE2 project team, you’ll need a Foundation certificate.

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Too many rules makes agility impossible

Henny Portman

You could also apply this principle to the process you are using to develop your product. 13 roles, 6 processes, 15 products, 8 principles. PRINCE2 Agile. 9 roles, 7 processes, 7 themes, 7 principles, 5 behaviors, 26 products.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Acceptance Test: A process through which a project's end users run through the project to identify any potential issues before it can be formally accepted. Allocation describes the process for assigning resources for different project activities in the most efficient way possible.

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Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

Online PM Courses

Your ‘Project Cost Management Plan’ Establishing your costs – the processes of estimating and budgeting. The governance considerations for project cost management. Tailoring your project cost management process. Project Cost Management is a process that has two principle components: Estimating costs and creating a project budget from them. Banking, borrowing, and foreign exchange (forex) policies and processes.

How to recruit an outstanding project manager (Part I)

Susanne Madsen

In other words, a good project manger is so much more than a person who has the knowledge and ability to make effective use of tools and processes. Although it isn’t possible to provide one single definition of what a good project manager looks like, certain traits, skills and attributes seem to be advantageous for a person who is to lead a project.

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