Is PRINCE2 certification useful?

17th March

I usually reply that PRINCE2 certification may get our foot in the door for a job with central government, particularly in the UK, but not with private enterprise.

Our NZIM project management courses are often attended by PRINCE2-certified public servants.

Wow, doesn’t PRINCE2 certification mean that we already have the knowledge and skills needed to manage projects?  Not at all – PRINCE2 training is mostly about higher-level project control and governance.  It does not address project management fundamentals such as:

•  How to lead and motivate our project team, manage a diversity of stakeholders, or any other of those people skills essential for project management success.
•  How to apply basic scheduling, estimating, budgeting and control tools and techniques, and what specifically to do to keep our project on track.

Imagine we have just completed big amounts of PRINCE2 pre-course work, have attended … Read More »




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