PMP Vs PRINCE2 - by Ashish Dhoke (projectingIT)


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During most of the trainings, seminars and showcases most asked question by people and companies today is the difference between PMP & PRINCE2.

Mr Ashish Dhoke our Lead Trainer and Principal Consultant thought of sharing his views on this topic
through this presentation,

What you will learn:

Summary of PMP
Summary of PRINCE2
Knowledge & Guidance from both
Accreditation of both

Thanks for Reading,
projectingIT Team

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  • Nice Presentation... I think the header for slide # 6 needs to be changed to 'Summary of PRINCE2', since the slide explains the features of PRINCE2 and not PMP guidelies.
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  • Excellent presentation on the key differences between PMP and PRINCE2. Must read for prospective Project Managers and those who are interested to take project management training but are confused which one to go for PMP or PRINCE2
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PMP Vs PRINCE2 - by Ashish Dhoke (projectingIT)

  1. 1. PMP Vs PRINCE2
  2. 2. CONTENTS Summary of PMP Summary of prince2 Knowledge & guidance Accreditation Conclusion
  3. 3. SUMMARY OF PMP Provides the all round guidance on project management Lists the tools and techniques that can be used in a specific process Guidance organized by Process groups & Knowledge areas Knowledge on specific aspects of the project such as Contract management, Quality management ….Continued
  4. 4. SUMMARY OF PMP Provides guidance on leadership, motivational skills and other interpersonal skills Guidance on Reporting techniques such as Earned Value Management for effective reporting Guidance on the professional code of conduct of a project manager No guidance on project management team responsibilities …..Continued
  5. 5. SUMMARY OF PMP No guidance on tailoring Not much details on how exactly to proceed / step by step approach Whilst outputs for every process are described the guidance on their contents is not provided No knowledge covered on the post project activity of ensuring the project was successful from benefits point of view Not enough details on the contents of plan and how they should be developed at varying levels of detail and by whom
  6. 6. SUMMARY OF PMP Provides a complete step-by-step methodology on how to set-up and run a project Guidance on Pre-project activities and Post project activities Emphasis on Business Case and Benefits Management by Exception ….Continued
  7. 7. SUMMARY OF PRINCE2 Description / Templates of project management products Offers the depth in project management practices Knowledge is organized around Principles, Processes, Themes & Governance Tailoring guidelines Emphasis on Business case and Benefits Managed by Stages i.e. only one stage is committed at a time Focus on Products …..Continued
  8. 8. SUMMARY OF PRINCE2 Detailed description on developing project plans Trainings and Exams are over in 5 days Specialist aspects are not covered Detailed techniques not provided to plan and carry out project management activities Leadership and People management skills are not coded in the method …..Continued
  9. 9. SUMMARY OF PRINCE2 No flexibility offered on adapting the best practices as it is more sort of a method Not much emphasis on guidance or development Project Managers Skill sets
  10. 10. KNOWLEDGE & GUIDANCECriteria PMP PRINCE2Recognition Worldwide WorldwidePopularity North America, Canada, UK, Western Europe, Asia AustraliaReference PMBOK PRINCE2 ManualBookWhat is it? A Best Practice Guidance A methodology that that can be tailored and defines the step-by-step modified approach on managing projects …..Continued
  11. 11. KNOWLEDGE & GUIDANCECriteria PMP PRINCE2Architecture 5 Process Groups, 9 7 Principles, 7 Processes, Knowledge Areas, 42 7 Themes, Guidance on processes - Input/ Tailoring Templates; Roles Tool/Output for each & Responsibilities processDifferentiator Descriptive PrescriptiveTechniques Described what Techniques are left to the techniques can be users to decide used and whenScalable Yes Yes …..Continued
  12. 12. KNOWLEDGE & GUIDANCECriteria PMP PRINCE2Defined Only for the Project For the entire ProjectResponsibilities Manager Management Team including Executive, Assurance, Team Managers, Project Manager, Supplier, User and SupportPeople Yes, Guidance on No, Left to the UserManagement Managing Project Team …..Continued
  13. 13. KNOWLEDGE & GUIDANCECriteria PMP PRINCE2Contract Yes, Guidance on What Not coveredManagement Contracts are good for which type of projectsTemplates & No Yes, Templates areContents of providedthe ProjectManagementDeliverables …..Continued
  14. 14. KNOWLEDGE & GUIDANCECriteria PMP PRINCE2Direction & Some guidance in the One entire process isGuidance beginning in the form of dedicated to Direction andfrom the Project Charter Ad-hoc guidance andSponsors / approvals – Directing aManagement ProjectTailoring Not provided Provided in the ManualGuidelines …..Continued
  15. 15. KNOWLEDGE & GUIDANCECriteria PMP PRINCE2Specialist Covered Not CoveredAspects suchas RequirementsGathering,Costing,Reporting,QualityTechniques …..Continued
  16. 16. KNOWLEDGE & GUIDANCECriteria PMP PRINCE2Pre-Project Techniques on Project Detailed description on Selection how to start up a Project in a controlled way before committing to itPost-Project No such guidance Creates the Benefits Review Plan
  17. 17. ACCREDITATIONCriteria PMP PRINCE2Governing Body PMI, USA APMG, UKAuthorised R.E.P. ATOTrainingOrganizationAccredited No YesTrainerEntry Level CAPM PRINCE2® FoundationQualification …..Continued
  18. 18. ACCREDITATIONCriteria PMP PRINCE2Expert PMP PRINCE2® PractitionerQualificationEligibility – 23 hours of NoneEntry Level Contact Training 1500 hours of experienceEligibility – 35 hours of Contact None – althoughExpert Level Training4500 hours of Experience is Project Management Recommended Experience …..Continued
  19. 19. ACCREDITATIONCriteria PMP PRINCE2Prerequisites PMI application Foundation certified approvalOpen Book No YesExam Format Online – Computer Paper based basedExam Conducted Prometric ATO on the last day ofBy TrainingDuration 4 hours 2.5 hours …..Continued
  20. 20. ACCREDITATIONCriteria PMP PRINCE2Pattern Multiple Choice Multiple Choice Objective Type Objective TypeNumber of 200 Foundation 75 ;Questions Practitioner 9Passing 62.50% Foundation 50% ;Percentage Practitioner 55%Result Immediate Foundation ImmediateDeclaration Practitioner approx 4 weeks …..Continued
  21. 21. ACCREDITATIONCriteria PMP PRINCE2Re-Certification 60 PDU’s in 3 years Re-exam after 5 yearsOfficial PMP Handbook PRINCE2® QualificationsInformation SchemeOfficial Exam PMBOK Edition Four Managing SuccessfulReference Projects PRINCE2® 2009 EditionOfficial Website
  22. 22. CONCLUSIONPMP & PRINCE2 are both recognized and respected across theworld. Doing PMP helps in developing the project managementskills whereas PRINCE2 helps in understanding more from theproject point of view. Whilst PMP is recognized more in the US andUS dominant countries, PRINCE2 is recognized in the British andtheir influenced countries. Having both definitely compliments andimproves the marketability of a project manager!
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