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PRINCE2 Training – Introduction to the PRINCE2 Themes

The seven PRINCE2 Themes are an important aspect of this project management method. These themes guide the project manager throughout the project lifecycle in delivering a quality product according to plan. Read this summary about the PRINCE2 themes which is part of our PRINCE2 training course.

PRINCE2 Training – Introduction to PRINCE2 Principles

The seven PRINCE2 principles are at the heart of this project management method. These principles are so crucial to the project that in fact, unless all seven principles are applied, it is not a genuine PRINCE2 project. Read this summary about the PRINCE2 principles which is part of our PRINCE2 training course.

The Value of PRINCE2 Training Online

PRINCE2 training online courses offer much value to trainees. Read about how effective and efficient this training method can be to study PRINCE2.

PRINCE2 training – Why is it so popular?

More and more people are taking PRINCE2 training. What makes PRINCE2 training so essential for your career? Why is this qualification still so popular, even in light of other project management qualifications?

How I passed my PRINCE2 Exams

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam and PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam Success Tips

I don’t like exams. Who does? But sometimes you must take exams, as is the case with PRINCE2 certification. Over the years I learned a few tips and tricks that helped me cope with exams and pass them with great marks. In this post I will share these tips with you, so that you can […]

8 Myths about PRINCE2

What’s stopping you from implementing PRINCE2?

Many people misunderstand PRINCE2 and criticise it without knowing enough about it. Most people are not aware that PRINCE2 method is in the public domain.There are very good reasons for PRINCE2 being so widely used in many organisations. However, some people we spoke with were against PRINCE2 training and wouldn’t consider implementing this project management methodology. When we asked why, we were surprised to find out that many of them had the wrong ideas about PRINCE2.

Here is a summary of some of the common excuses and misconceptions about PRINCE2:

 

1.  PRINCE2 is too time consuming

It is certainly not! There is always time for project management, and it is time well spent. In fact, the less time you have to deliver the project, and the harder the deadline, the tighter control you need. PRINCE2 may take some time to implement, but you will gain that time back as you progress with the project. The PRINCE2 course itself can be done in 3 days (Foundation) or 5 days (Foundation and Practitioner). If you take PRINCE2 training online, you can still commit to your daily job whilst gaining this certificate.
PRINCE2 can be used in a modest and quick way, and will help you manage your scheduling risks quite efficiently without necessarily adding time to the overall project plan.

2.  My project is too small for PRINCE2

Didn’t you know that size isn’t everything? PRINCE2 will fit practically any size of project. Only two individuals are required (part time) to run a PRINCE2 project. But you need to know how to use these two individuals wisely in …

PRINCE2 Training in high demand

Is it time to get your PRINCE2 certification?

According to the market data from January 2014, PRINCE2® Practitioner certification is up 10 places in its rank from last year. As the IT job market is starting to get back on its tracks, it’s important to keep yourself desirable to potential employers. PRINCE2 certification has become a common prerequisite in many job adverts. Around the world, including the UK, more and more project managers get PRINCE2 training, and a growing number of employers demand this skill. More than 600,000 PRINCE2 exams and PRINCE2 training were taken in the UK so far. Nearly 60,000 PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams were taken globally just in the last 6 months of 2013. The numbers speak for themselves.
Some chose to take their PRINCE2 training course in the shape of Online Training. PRINCE2 Training Online allowed them to continue their day to day jobs while getting the PRINCE2 certification from the comfort of their homes.

Many organisations offered their staff to take an in-house PRINCE2 training course. Some of these organisations already implemented PRINCE2 practices or looking to implement them soon. There is little doubt today regarding the de facto position of PRINCE2 as the dominating best practice project methodology of choice in the UK and worldwide. A PRINCE2 training course will not only provide you with a certification but will also help you improve your employment prospect. The PRINCE2 Course and the PRINCE2 Training online are not only about the theory but also about improving your skills when managing projects.


PRINCE2 Training online – Isn’t it time consuming?

Not necessarily. The PRINCE2 Training online for the foundation level only takes 20 hours to go through. The PRINCE2 Training online for the practitioner level is longer and can take 30-40 hours, depending on the individual.


PRINCE2 Training Course – Is it just for my CV?

Absolutely not. It would be wrong to think that if you are a well versed and experienced project manager, you do not need PRINCE2 training and certification. Many experienced project managers agree that PRINCE2 certification goes beyond being yet another fancy acronym to put on your CV. This methodology embodies years of best practice in project management and provides a flexible and customisable approach to suit all projects. Many of those who took PRINCE2 training agreed it contributed a lot to their project management skills.

We asked a project manager with over 15 years’ experience about what he thinks about this training:

“With my experience I didn’t think I would learn any new things in this training course. However, I knew how important it is to keep on top of project management methodologies and remain updated in what’s in demand, because sometimes employers look for certificates in addition to experience. I decided to take PRINCE2 training because I had come across this skill as an essential certification while looking for contract work, and heard from my professional …

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