PRINCE2® Certification – Introduction and Benefits

In this blog article we will talk about the PRINCE2® methodology and what are the benefits of PRINCE2® certification.

PRINCE2® (Projects IN Controlled Environment) is a structured methodology for effective project management and it is internationally recognized certification system. The methods and techniques in PRINCE2® are based on experience gathered from thousands of projects and from the contributions of countless project sponsors, project managers, project teams, academics, trainers and consultants. The PRINCE2® methodology and qualification was first designed by the UK Government, but today it is one of the best known project management methodologies and it can be applied in many projects, with different level of scope and complexity.

The PRINCE2® qualification has three levels: PRINCE2® Foundation, PRINCE2® Practitioner and PRINCE2® Professional. It is required to get a PRINCE2® Foundation certificate in order to proceed for a PRINCE2® Practitioner certificate, while to obtain the third level PRINCE2® Professional it is required to acquire the two previous levels. The PRINCE2® Foundation certificate is valid for an undefined period and doesn’t expire. Candidates who pass the PRICE2® Practitioner exam are recognized as a ‘PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner’. Individuals will remain registered for a period of 3 years. To maintain the registered status, practitioners must complete and pass a PRINCE2® re-registration examination to prolong it for further 2 years following their initial/previous practitioner certification.

Benefits of PRINCE2 Certification

Gain project management skills

For professionals in the project management field it is necessary to have specific qualified knowledge that can be effectively applied. PRINCE2® certification gives the skills to feel confident in successfully managing projects within the workforce. Using PRINCE2® methodology in projects provides common systems, procedures and language in the project and among the project team. Moreover this methodology delivers greater control of resources, greater visibility of the processes and ability to manage project risk effectively.

The PRINCE2® methodology goes through the whole lifecycle of the project management, starting form “Project Startup” (that includes activities that are done before the project starts) and ends at “Project Close”. This allows anyone that applies the methodology in his projects to follow the processes in the project and to know at any time what action to take at the right moment.

Career prospects boost

A PRINCE2® qualification is a great plus in the CV, because PRINCE2® is a worldwide recognized certification and is considered as a standard method for project management. Many companies in the world require from its employees to get PRINCE2® qualification in order to be sure, that all the parties involved in the projects use one and same methodology.

In Bulgaria PRINCE2® certification is gaining more and more significance, because it is applicable in almost all sectors: starting from IT sector, financial institutions, telecommunication companies, public administration to producing companies and manufacturing.

There are different PRINCE2® trainings in the portfolio of ITCE, which helps you to gain the needed knowledge and skills to apply this methodology in you projects, as well as to gain PRINCE2® certification that will make you stand out from the other professionals.

Find out more about the PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training here.

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