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Why should I study PRINCE2?

To Gain First Class Project Management Skills

PRINCE2 is the de facto project management standard. It provides the skills to make you confident about successfully managing projects. That's because PRINCE2 uses a common language, systems and procedures. This allows you to control resources and risks. PRINCE2's controls lead to fewer mistakes, but the lessons log teaches you and your team how to learn from them.

You can save time, money and effort with PRINCE2. Best of all, it's adjustable. So no matter what the industry, company size, project size or even methods already in use, you can tailor PRINCE2 to work effectively.

To Improve Employment Prospects

A PRINCE2 qualification is a great asset for your résumé. PRINCE2 is recognised as a world-class international product and is the standard method for project management. More than half the respondents to Arras People's 2011 survey have a PRINCE2 qualification (pg. 6). It's no wonder so many companies across the world require staff to be PRINCE2 certified.

A 2016 AXELOS PRINCE2 survey found that, in every country, respondents consider PRINCE2 valuable to their career, and less than 10% don't (pg. 21).

A PRINCE2 Foundation qualification can be reached with ILX's renowned PRINCE2 Foundation online learning or a three day PRINCE2 Foundation tutor-led classroom course. A PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification can be reached with the ILX combined PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner blended package or our prestigious PRINCE2 Practitioner Plus online learning or a combined PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner five day tutor-led classroom course. Businesses are increasingly working in an agile manner. A PRINCE2 Agile certification improves your prospects by proving your ability to tailor the PRINCE2 method to agile projects.

Why Implement PRINCE2 In Your Organisation?

PRINCE2 Is the International Standard Method for Project Management. It is recognised as a world-class international product partly because it embodies many years of project management best practice and provides a flexible and adaptable approach for all projects. Its method provides a framework covering the wide variety of disciplines and activities required within a project. PRINCE2 formally recognises responsibilities within a project, focuses on what a project is to deliver (the why, when and for whom) and provides your organisation's projects with:

  • A common, consistent approach
  • A controlled and organised start, middle and end
  • Regular reviews of progress against plan and against the Business case flexible decision points
  • Assurance that the project continues to have a business justification
  • Flexible decision points
  • Management control of any deviations from the plan
  • The involvement of management and stakeholders at the right time and place during the project
  • Good communication channels between the project, project management, and the rest of the organisation
  • A means of capturing and sharing lessons learned
  • A route to increasing the project management skills and competences of the organisation's staff at all levels.

Why Use a Project Management Methodology?

KPMG's 2010 survey of New Zealand's project management found that 70% of companies have experienced at least one project failure in the last 12 months (pg. 1).

As a counter to this, PricewaterhouseCoopers' 2007 survey found that "higher-performing projects are significantly more likely to be staffed with certified project managers" (pg. 14).

PRINCE2 can therefore put you ahead of the game. Your organisation can become one of the few in New Zealand that aligns projects with the corporate strategy and consistently delivers on project goals. It provides benefits to the managers and directors of a project and to an organisation, through the controllable use of resources and the ability to manage business and project risk more effectively.

PRINCE2 embodies established and proven best practice in project management. It is widely recognised and understood, providing a common language for all participants in a project.

PRINCE2 encourages formal recognition of responsibilities within a project and focuses on what a project is to deliver, why, when and for whom.

PRINCE2 Agile allows you to add flexibility and improved communication to these projects by integrating agile methods.