The success of PRINCE2 has been the compilation of proven best practices in project management taken from academics, business professionals, and consultants across the years. Since its creation in 1996, over two million PRINCE2 exams have been sat in over 150 countries. This is a clear testament to the value of PRINCE2 to individuals all over the world.
But the business world is changing, and even something as tried and tested as PRINCE2 is not completely resistant to change. The 2017 update has been a collaborative approach amassing feedback from a wide range of PRINCE2 Practitioners; the people best positioned to assess PRINCE2 through their continued application of the method across a range of working environments. This feedback has resulted in a thorough, evolutionary, update of PRINCE2. Yellowhouse is proud that our training director, Lizz Robb was a contributor to the 2009 and the 2017 updates.
The PRINCE2 update has a new edition of the PRINCE2 manual, plus updated training materials and Foundation and Practitioner examinations. These will be launched in August 2017. This update does not change any of the fundamentals of the method – PRINCE2’s overall structure of seven principles, themes and processes remains unchanged. But the emphasis and treatments within these have shifted to align with evolving needs.
The main changes to the guidance are a greater emphasis on the following areas:
PRINCE2 is a wealth of project management knowledge and Best Practice, but it needs to be tailored to suit each individual and their organization. The updated manual, training and examination will help you tailor PRINCE2 effectively to ensure you get the most out of the certification.
PRINCE2 has been developed from real life experience. This update can be trusted to provide practical, authoritative and relevant guidance to anyone managing a project in today’s environment.
If you are a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner, there is no change. You do not need to take the new examinations.
This important update reinforces PRINCE2’s unrivalled reputation for Best Practice in project management. As always, the focus is on helping individuals and organizations across a range of job roles, sectors and geographies to successfully manage projects.
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