The Alternatives to PRINCE2

Arras People

As you can imagine, we have a lot of conversations about PRINCE2 at Arras. The split into two camps – those with minimal project experience who are looking to get into project management and want to do some training (or have already take PRINCE2 and don’t know what to do next). PRINCE2 is not the be all and end all for project management training – we’d be in trouble if it was! So what should people be doing as an alternative to PRINCE2?

PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

ProjectManager.com

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? PRINCE2 is an acronym for Projects IN Controlled Environments. History of PRINCE2. The PRINCE2 Methodology. PRINCE2 Roles.

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PRINCE2 – Still Top of the Charts

Arras People

Back in 2007 PRINCE2 was the most popular Project Management Qualification in the country (see article below). Has anything changed since then or is PRINCE2 still top of the charts? Then of those that do have a qualification, 66% had taken PRINCE2 Practitioner whilst 48% had taken PRINCE2 Foundation. So clearly PRINCE2 has a commanding lead at the top of the accreditation charts. So why PRINCE2 above other qualifications?

Introducing the PRINCE2 Principles

Project Health Check

PRINCE2 is a popular UK Project Management methodology, that continues to gain traction in other locations around the world. As such, is provides as alternative to the Project Management Institute's (PMI) A Guide to a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and it's Project Management Professional Qualification (PMP). Then there is the PRINCE2 "Processes", equivalent to the PMBOK "Process Groups" - essentially the flow of phases throughout the Project Life cycle.

25 Years Project Management Experience: Do I Really Need PRINCE2?

Arras People

“Even though I’m a veteran project manager, I’m not PRINCE2 certified, but that seems to be all companies want in their PM job descriptions. ” In our experience at Arras People we find a good deal of employers ask for a project management qualification such as PRINCE2, but when we delve deeper it transpires the organisation isn’t working stringently to the process but they are working within a structured environment. PRINCE2

PRINCE2 – Still top of the charts

Arras People

Back in 2007 PRINCE2 was the most popular Project Management Qualification in the country (see article below). Has anything changed since then or is PRINCE2 still top of the charts? Then of those that do have a qualification, 66% had taken PRINCE2 Practitioner whilst 48% had taken PRINCE2 Foundation. So clearly PRINCE2 has a commanding lead at the top of the accreditation charts. So why PRINCE2 above other qualifications?

Moving to the UK: PMI or APM?

Arras People

I have got my PMP from the PMI Institute as that was necessary in this region. A PMI PMP is just as recognisable in the UK as the APMP from the APM. Many job advertisements will state PRINCE2, APM or equivalent. It sounds to me that the PRINCE2 might not necessarily be applicable to you either. PRINCE2 is more applicable to business projects than it is to construction anyway so I wouldn’t worry about pursuing PRINCE2 practitioner.

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The PMI Talent Triangle: A Guide [for members and non-members]

Online PM Courses

The PMI Talent Triangle is a simple tool that reminds us all about the value of a broad range of professional skills. The most succinct – and possibly best known – articulation of that full range of capabilities is the PMI’s Project Management Talent Triangle. Just a Moment… Who or What is the PMI? If you don’t know who or what the Project Management Institute (PMI) is, take a look at this video before reading on.

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The Confusion Over Risk

Project Risk Coach

For projects, I recommend the PMBOK® Guide or PRINCE2 definition. PRINCE2 A set of events that, should they occur, will have an effect on achieving the project objectives. 2=Planning PMI-RMP Exam Prep Project Risk ManagementWhy are many project managers confused over risks?

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Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

There is a dizzying array of project management courses out there to help you achieve project management qualifications, both for PMI courses, PRINCE2 courses and more. Certification: PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®. No round up of project management courses to help you get through the PMI exams would be complete without a nod to Cornelius Fichtner. Logical Model PRINCE2 courses. Simon has two online e-learning video PRINCE2 courses.

Project Management Methodologies: How Many Do You Know About?

Online PM Courses

Agile Project Management APMBoK PMBOK Guide & PMP PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management PRINCE2 Project Management Tools and Techniques APM scrumbanWe often describe Project Management as a methodology-driven profession. And it's true to a degree: there are a lot of Project Management methodologies. The post Project Management Methodologies: How Many Do You Know About? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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The Secret of Project Delivery: Project Implementation Heartbeat

Online PM Courses

PMBOK Guide & PMP PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management PRINCE2 Project Delivery execution project delivery project implementationProject Implementation (aka project delivery or execution) is when things get going. After definition, scoping & planning, it's time to make things happen. Here's where you implement your project, execute your plan, and deliver the benefits your sponsor commissioned.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

Of note we can see the following: The Project Manager cohort is dominated by PRINCE2 with 62% having attained the Practitioner level and a further 9% having just the Foundation level. Of note we can see the following: The Programme Manager cohort is also dominated by PRINCE2 with 75% having attained the Practitioner level and just 3% having only the Foundation level.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

PRINCE2 – Top of the Pile: Love it or otherwise, the PRINCE2 certification still retains its position as the most common amongst UK based project management practitioners; with roughly two-thirds of the pool saying they have the Practitioner level of achievement. MSP – A Broader Perspective: After the PRINCE2 certifications we have Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) which 29% of the respondents identified as being part of their learning.

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Challenging Change

The Lazy Project Manager

project management alex marson apm change ocm peter taylor PMI pmp prince2 project project manager projects speaking success tailwind

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Project Implementation: Your Guide to What it Involves

Online PM Courses

PMBoK & PMP PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management PRINCE2 Project Delivery execution project delivery project implementationProject Implementation (aka project delivery or execution) is when things get going. After definition, scoping & planning, it's time to make things happen. Here's where you implement your project, execute your plan, and deliver the benefits your sponsor commissioned.

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Project Closure: Your Complete Guide to How to Close-down Your Project

Online PM Courses

The PMI’s PMBoK® 6th Edition. Axelos’s PRINCE2®. ‘Closing a Project’ is one of PRINCE2’s seven processes. I like the PRINCE2 recommendation of 6-18 months, but that is often most appropriate for large, capital projects. Project closure is often viewed as an afterthought by Project Managers: We’re done, let’s run.’ ’ But projects can become like a dripping tap.

This is what Every Project Manager should Know about ITIL

Online PM Courses

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management ITIL Ivor Macfarlane PRINCE2ITIL is the most widely-used framework for IT Service Management (ITSM). As a Project Manager, you may find yourself delivering IT.

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ITIL for Project Managers – Should you?

Online PM Courses

It was the CCTA that, late in the 1980s also adapted the PROMPT project management methodology into what we now know as PRINCE2. In 2011, the then UK Government decided to privatise the work of the OGC, and transferred ownership of OGC methodologies including PRINCE2 and ITIL to Axelos , a joint venture company, between the Cabinet Office and Capita plc. PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management ITIL Ivor Macfarlane PRINCE2

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

Online PM Courses

Major Project Management organizations with Agile Certification programs These include the PMI and other national and international project management professional associations. 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. In this category, I’ve also included Axelos, the owners of PRINCE2.

Project Integration Management: Your Guide to the PM Glue

Online PM Courses

APMBoK PMBOK Guide & PMP PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management PRINCE2 Project Integration Management Project Management Basics Project Process project integration project integration managementProject Integration Management is the glue that holds the parts of your project together. It's a discipline common to all project management methodologies. The post Project Integration Management: Your Guide to the PM Glue appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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

Online PM Courses

Gateway (PRINCE2). The Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) PMBOK 6th Edition: Phase Gate : A review at the end of a phase in which a decision is made to continue to the next phase, to continue with modificatin, or to end a project or program. ’ PRINCE2 and the UK Government refer to Gate 0 – Strategic Assessment. PRINCE2 and the UK Government refer to Gate 1 – Business Justification.

What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

Managing successful projects with PRINCE2. There are lots of introductory and explanatory guides to PRINCE2 on the market, but if your serious… This is the authoritative guide published by the current owners of the PRINCE2 methodology set. This is the PMI’s guide to its body of knowledge. You can also get PMBOK packaged with PMI’s Agile Practice Guide, co-authored with the gile Alliance. PMI cares about copyright theft.

The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

PRINCE2 Certification. What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is one of the world’s most practiced methods for project management. Started by Her Majesty’s Cabinet Office, along with the privately-held Capita LLC (The joint venture is now called AXELOS ), PRINCE2 is widely popular in the UK and other Commonwealth nations. PRINCE2 provides a framework and guidelines that enable effective project management for delivering projects successfully.

What is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO? | Video

Online PM Courses

It also appears in the related and far more widely known PRINCE2 methodology. PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership PRINCE2 Program Management Project Governance Project Management in Under 5 Project Sponsorship Managing Successful Programmes MSP Senior Responsible Owner SROThe term ‘Senior Responsible Owner’ or SRO comes from the UK Government’s Program Management methodology, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).

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Project Business Management talks to Peter Taylor – The Lazy Project Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

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Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

There is a dizzying array of courses out there to help you achieve project management qualifications, both for PMI courses, PRINCE2 courses and more. Certification: PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®. No round up of training courses to help you get through the PMI exams would be complete without a nod to Cornelius Fichtner. Logical Model PRINCE2 courses. Simon has two online e-learning video PRINCE2 courses. This article contains affiliate links.

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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

This is a schematic version of how the PMI represents it in the 6th Edition of its Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). A note for PRINCE2 Practitioners. The highlighting of work is mine, not PMI’s. Again, my highlights, not PMI’s. I hope the PMI won’t be upset if I say that I find the distinction between the two as a little artificial. I’ve often said that scoping is the hardest part of Project Management.

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Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

Online PM Courses

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project management Body of Knowledge (the PMBoK) has Project Cost Management as one of its ten Knowledge Areas (or KAs). The PMI’s PMBOK is weak on governance throughout. But, as always, the UK Government’s PRINCE2 methodology has governance as a key strength, and points us in the right direction. Project Cost Management often puts people off.

10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are a PMI member, you’ll get access to the resources marked Premium as well, so that’s an added bonus. PRINCE2 Templates from Axelos. If you work in a PRINCE2 environment, you’ll be aware that it’s quite document heavy! The latest version of PRINCE2 has a focus on tailoring, so you should be picking and choosing the documentation that you need, instead of creating everything. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

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Certification Proliferation and Confusion

Leading Answers

20 years ago things were much simpler, in North America, the PMP was the dominant credential, in the UK and ex British Empire countries it was PRINCE2. Within the PMI community, people know the CAPM® is a foundational credential and the PfMP® is more advanced. However, outside the PMI the situation is complex and rapidly evolving. Agile Project Management Certification PMI-ACPLike TV channels, the choice of project management credentials has exploded recently.

Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

Arras People

AXELOS – Uses the Best Management Practise toolkit qualifications and are the home of the famous PRINCE2. PMI – Are a not for profit organisation based in the USA. The qualifications you should be looking at for this level are: APM – Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and the PRINCE2 Foundation. The qualifications to look at for this level are the AXELOS Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) and PMI Programme Management Certification (PgMP).

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An update to the update on Google’s Project Management Certificate

Project Management Five

It’s an oft searched term here on PMfive, and for a good reason, it’s been touted as a possible competitor to the more expensive certifications from the likes of PMI, APM, and even PRINCE2.

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

The Lazy Project Manager

PRINCE2. PMI-ACP. PRINCE2. The PRINCE2 certification course is another important project management credential project managers can take. 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 is divided into two: foundation and practitioner. PRINCE2 Foundation.

12 Ways to Create A Positive Work Culture

Girl's Guide to PM

I have spoken about this with many PMI members, my project team members, business owners and other project managers. Anna is a Professional Scrum Master, PRINCE2 Practitioner and she is currently working on a PhD in Finance Management. Anna Erdmanska, PMP.

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Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

What Does PRINCE2 Say About Resource Management? PRINCE2 doesn’t say a lot about resource management. PMI, PMBOK, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CAPM, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, and PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Projects are done by people. Whether that’s just you, or whether you have a team of many hundreds, a project team is how work gets done. Working with people is the main part of project management.

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From Technical To Exceptional Review [Training Course]

Girl's Guide to PM

I asked Andrew how the course fits alongside other project management approaches, PMI standards and PRINCE2, for example. He said: For those readers who are following the Project Management Institute (PMI) path, many of the things we cover appear under the PMI heading of Cross-cutting Knowledge and Skills. From a PRINCE2 perspective, this course provides the ‘why?’ The move from technical expert to leader is a big jump for many people.

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ONEPOINT Projects - Scaled Agile Done Right

Brad Egeland

COMBINING THE BEST OF STANDARDS-BASED PPM WITH SCALED AGILE ​ ONEPOINT's innovative, hybrid approach to project management allows you to combine the best of Scaled Agile with all major features of common PM standards including PMI, IPMA and PRINCE2.

How to Become a Project Manager and Succeed in the Business World

ProProfs Project Management

PRINCE2 (Projects In Controlled Environments). The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers this certification. It can boost one’s career significantly and ensure 23% higher salaries than an uncertified person, according to the PMI. PRINCE2 (Projects In Controlled Environments). PRINCE2 is quite different from PMP certification. Unlike the PMP certification, beginners are applicable for PRINCE2. Another certification offered by the PMI is CAPM.

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Kick Start Your Project Management Career with APM’s PFQ

Arras People

Normally people want to jump straight onto PRINCE2 but I often think that’s a bit like learning to cook by using a recipe card rather than taking a cookery course in some of the basics first. It’s the “how project schedules work” and the “why do risk management” It’s the basic technical knowledge you need before progressing onto things like methodologies (PRINCE2 being one of those) or pulling together a project plan for a real project.

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