- What is PRINCE2?
PRINCE2 is recognized as a world-class international product and is the standard method for project management, not least because it embodies many years of good practice in project management and provides a flexible and adaptable approach to suit all projects. It is a project management method designed to provide a framework covering the wide variety of disciplines and activities required within a project.
PRINCE2 is a flexible and adaptable method than can be used at all kinds of project.
PRINCE2 putt together all the knowledge of thousands of professionals into a structure that anyone can understand.
PRINCE2 is a successful project management system that is used by a lot of agencies.
- Who owns PRINCE2 or what are the main publications for PRINCE2?
PRINCE2 is owned by AXELOS Ltd, a joint venture between the Cabinet Office and Capita plc. ( https://www.axelos.com/ )
- Which companies use PRINCE2?
AXELOS does not keep a list with all companies that are using PRINCE2. If you want to contact other users of the method, you can do this through the Best Practice User Group (BPUG) at the following URL: www.bpug.co.uk/
- What are the PRINCE2 qualifications and what will they teach me?
There are three different PRINCE2 qualification:
- PRINCE2 Foundation
- PRINCE2 Practitioner
- PRINCE2 Professional
PRINCE2 Foundation qualification contain general information about the PRINCE2 principles and nomenclature. After you get this type of qualification, you can start to use the PRINCE2 methodology in project management.
PRINCE2 Practitioner is the greatest level of PRINCE2 qualification and will learn you how to use PRINCE2 in developing and managing a project. This qualification shows the relationship between the PRINCE2 processes, components, techniques and PRINCE2 products.
- How will PRINCE2 qualification help me?
PRINCE2 is a widely used project management method, is considered a de-factor standard for project management in the UK and it covers the organization, administration and the control of a project.
A PRINCE2 qualification will increase your trust and abilities to manage a project and will also expand your employment perspective.
- What is the origin of the name PRINCE?
PRINCE is the acronym for Projects IN Controlled Environments.
- PRINCE2 can be used at any types of projects?
PRINCE2 can be applied to every kinds of projects, both small and large. PRINCE2 project management methodology is suitable for all needs and can be a guideline to success. Even if it was originally designed for the management of IT projects, it has a flexible structure and can be adapted for all types of projects indifferent of industry or market.
- Do I need a computer based planning tool to implement PRINCE2?
No! PRINCE2 does not recommend which tools you should use to implement the project management method, but it does admit that such tools are world wide used. You can recourse to a paper-based planning system or at any other tool which is on your disposal.
- Does PRINCE2 guarantee a successful outcome to projects?
No! but applying the system you can grow the chances to develop a successful project.
- What countries recognize PRINCE2?
PRINCE2 is world wide recognize as a standard methodology in project management.
- I want to go straight to Practitioner training!
This thing can not be done because in order to be eligible for the Practitioner exam you must have successfully passed the Foundation exam. The Foundation qualification is necessary because it contain the theory of PRINCE2, the main principles which are essential for passing the Practitioner exam.