Ive taken Prnce2 (essay format!) and PRINCE2017 and PRINCE Agile and PMP and CGEIT and MoR and IPMA-D
IPMA-D is the broadest and most reality related
MoR i let lapse as I see it as less insightful than comonsense without guidance
PMP is the most widely recognised of the PM qualifications around the world and needed for credability in many industrys and contexts
PRINCE2agile is the most useful as its 'permission' to use prince sensibly and its give the magic 'qualified in agile' tin-star
p2-2017 is because the mad world obviously resets your ability to zero if you don't have the most recent exam even though no one ever wants the method actually used in preference to "just get on with it and don't waste time/ money on all those forms and documents"
CGEIT is the toughest, broadest, most real knowledge and ability one an probably the least known
I have done the PRINCE2 (2009) Practitiioner and just taken the PRINCE2 (2017) Practitioner - a far better than the 2009 version in my opinion and a more comprehensive exam cover of the syllabus.
I have also done AgilePM from APMG and Scrum Master certifications and have been accredited as a trainer for both PRINCE2 and AgilePM. I have recently completed a Diploma in Project Management.
Next I will be looking at the PMP exam .
impressive track of acheivements,
pretty much like yourself I have PRINCE2 Practitioner certiciate since 2008, have got MSP Practitioner as well while doing my PRINCE Agile Practitioner Exam next week and hav been accredited as a PRINCE2 2017 trainer for sometime now with good candidate pass record.
I have got my masters degree in Project Management for Lancaster University Mangement School since 2008 and have been around manging projects, programs and even portfolios for sometime.
my question to you my friend, why would you be lloking for PMP?
is it industry or coutry realted need? or you feel like PRINCE2 isn't doing as much as you're looking for?
I would really like to hear your thoughts as I am quite interested in the PM professional certifications vis-a-vis industry norms and practice needs..
I appreciate there are number of qualifications around for Project Management, majority of them in my opinion should be complimentary, as there are only so many ways you can manage a project. Unfortunately, each method, due to Copyright issues, creates and uses their own terminology, which is very confusing.
I would suggest in turn the questions that should be asked are:
- How many people work in organisations that have developed their corporate approach to project management and what termiology they use (Project Mandate or Project Charter; Executive or Sponsor)?
- How are the staff being trained on such approaches?
- Is the methdology enforced or can staff use their own version?
- What is the level of tailoring allowed within the corporate approach?
- What is process of sharing lessons during and at the end of the project, and how are these used to update the corporate methodology?
It frankly does not matter what qualification one has, unless they are able to work with the method in their organisation to support it and its projects.
I am qualified in (and accredited to train) PRINCE2 as well as DSDM AGILE PM and PRAXIS.
I like PRAXIS as a guide, it is community built and driven and refers you to the PMBOK knowledge and the PRINCE2 and AGILE methodologies as appropriate for your project. It also ties in various sources of guidance for managing teams (particularly short-term teams), conflict resolution, various models for organisational change management and a lot more.
More often than not I find myself using PRAXIS with PRINCE2 or PRAXIS with AGILE PM.
I am undergoing the PMP Certification by PMI. PMP and Prince2 totally compliment each other. Prince2 is more on Processes and PMP is more on Tools & Techniques. Over and above I am certified on ITIL v3 Foundation which helps in Change Management Processes how-to during application of Prince2 processes in the Project.
I believe PMI's PMP and PRINCE2 are not comparable. PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is a guidebook about how to become a good project manager. PMP measures your knowledge, skills, and experience as a PM.
On the other hand, Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 teaches project management methodology along with good practices and processes to manage projects.
Other certificates from both organizations follow their path with more detail on the specific subject.
I recommend both certifications to project managers; they are complementary to each other.