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Intl. pm standards prince2, pmi & co. - potifob 2011

  1. International Project Management Standards & Their Benefits PRINCE2®, PMI® & Co. Štefan Ondek PRINCE2 Approved Trainer, Managing Partner POTIFOB © 2009-2012 POTIFOB. PRINCE2®, MSP®, P3O®, MoP ®, MoV®, M_o_R® and ITIL® are Registered Trade Marks of the Cabinet Office. The Swirl logo™ is a Trade Mark of the Cabinet Office. PMI® is a Registered Trade Mark of the 1 Project Management Institute Inc.
  2. Speaker Introduction Speaker Introduction Štefan Ondek • Managing Partner of POTIFOB, an international group of project management training & consulting companies • PRINCE2® Approved Trainer & Registered Practitioner • MSP® Registered Advanced Practitioner, P3O® Registered Practitioner, PMI PMP®, IPMA B, TOCICO Certificate of Achievement 2
  3. Let’s start with… • What is PRINCE2 • What is its position • What are its benefits • How does it look like 3
  4. PRINCE2 Introduction PRojects IN Controlled Environments Often cited as the world’s most largely used project management method! 4 ©Crown Copyright 2009 Reproduced under licence from Cabinet Office.
  5. Related Cabinet Office (CO) Guidance Common Glossary Models Guides Refresh pending Portfolio, Programme and Project Gateway® M_o_R® ITIL Portfolio, Offices Programme and (P3O™) Project Management Maturity Model Portfolio Guide (PfM) (P3M3™) MSP™ (programme ) PRINCE2™ Maturity Model (P2MM) PRINCE2™ (project ) 5 ©Crown Copyright 2009 Reproduced under licence from Cabinet Office.
  6. Cabinet Office (CO) & PRINCE2 Profile • CO is a UK government agency • Amongst its goals is delivery of projects to time, quality and cost, realising benefits • CO standards: PRINCE2, MSP, P3O, MoP, MoV, ITIL etc. • CO’s project management standard – PRINCE2, originally developed for public administration, has become increasingly popular also in the commercial sphere • Now used in more than 50 countries • Current version of PRINCE2 standard: PRINCE2: 2009 • Certification body for PRINCE2 is the APM Group (APMG) • 2 levels of certification exams: Foundation & Practitioner • Accredited training organisations – ATOs offer courses, most of which also include exam entry in the fee. 6
  7. PRINCE2 Benefits • Embodies established and proven best practice • Can be applied to any type of project • Non-proprietary • Provides a common vocabulary • Explicit recognition of project responsibilities • Is product focussed • Plans that meet the needs of different levels of management • Based on management by exception • Participants focus on the viability of the project • The 2009 refresh makes PRINCE2 the most up-to-date project management standard 7
  8. The Four Integrated Perspectives of The PRINCE2 Method PROJECT ENVIRONMENT Progress Business Case Organization Change PRINCE2 PROCESSES Quality • Principles Risks Plans • Themes • Processes PRINCE2 THEMES • Tailoring PRINCE2 PRINCE2 PRINCIPLES 8 ©Crown Copyright 2009 Reproduced under licence from Cabinet Office.
  9. PRINCE2: 2009 Principles Continued business justification A PRINCE2 project has continued business justification Learn from experience PRINCE2 project teams learn from previous experience (lessons are sought, recorded and acted upon throughout the life of the project) Defined roles & responsibilities A PRINCE2 project has defined and agreed roles and responsibilities with an organization structure that engages the business, user and supplier stakeholder interests Manage by stages A PRINCE2 project is planned, monitored and controlled on a stage-by-stage basis Manage by exception A PRINCE2 project has defined tolerances for each project objective to establish limits of delegated authority Focus on products A PRINCE2 project focuses on the definition and delivery of products, in particular their quality requirements Tailor to suit the project PRINCE2 is tailored to suit the project’s environment, size, environment complexity, importance, capability and risk 9 © Crown copyright 2009. Reproduced under licence from Cabinet Office.
  10. PRINCE2 Themes Business Establish mechanisms to judge whether the project is (and Why? Case remains) desirable, viable and achievable as a means to support decision-making in its (continued) investment. Organization Define and establish the project’s structure of Who? accountability and responsibilities. Quality Define and implement the means by which the project will What? create and verify products that are fit-for-purpose. Plans Facilitate communication and control by defining the means How? How much? of delivering the products When? Risk Identify, assess and control uncertainty and, as a result, What if? improve the ability of the project to succeed. Change Identify, assess and control any potential and approved What’s the impact changes to baselines. Progress Establish mechanisms to monitor and compare actual Where are we now? achievements against those planned in order to provide a Where are we going? forecast for the project objectives, including its continued viability. 10 © Crown copyright 2009. Reproduced under licence from Cabinet Office.
  11. PRINCE2 Process Model 11 © Crown copyright 2009. Reproduced under licence from Cabinet Office.
  12. Project Management Institute (PMI) Profile • Largest project management association worldwide in terms of membership – over 340.000 members, over 420.000 certified project professionals (most of them PMP – Project Management Professional level) • Headquarters in the USA, more than 250 local Chapters • PMI offers individual membership – 119 USD/ year – includes access to all PMI methodology, discounts on PMI certification, publications & events. • The certification is based worldwide on the „Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 4th Edition”, released on 31.12.2008 • Various credentials exist for various project roles: Project Associate, Project Manager, Program Manager, Project Scheduler, Project Risk Manager • The certification exam is a computer-based multi-choice test, carried out in English at Prometric test centres 12
  13. PMI Project Management Process Groups Level Executing of Processes Activity Planning Monitoring & Closing Processes Initiating Controlling Processes Processes Processes Project/ Phase Start Time Project/ Phase Finish 13
  14. Project Management Knowledge Areas as per PMBOK 4th Edition* 1. Project Integration Management 2. Project Scope Management 3. Project Time Management 4. Project Cost Management 5. Project Quality Management 6. Project Human Resource Management 7. Project Communications Management 8. Project Risk Management 9. Project Procurement Management 14 * Source: PMBOK, p. 67
  15. PRINCE2 versus Body of Knowledge (e.g. PMI) PRINCE2 Body of Knowledge A project management method. A broad collection of ‘good practices’ for project management. Prescriptive. Non-prescriptive. An integrated set of processes and Each topic area can be referred to in themes (they are not isolated silos that isolation of others. can be selectively applied). Covers all project management roles. Targeted at Project Managers. Does not cover interpersonal skills. Covers interpersonal skills. References techniques Describes techniques The differences between PRINCE2 and a BoK make them highly complementary. 15 ©Crown Copyright 2009 Reproduced under licence from Cabinet Office.
  16. Your Questions? 16
  17. Thank you for your time & attention! Stefan Ondek E-mail: Skype: stefan.ondek Tel. CEE Office: +421-2-4524 1000 Tel. UK Office: +44-20-719 33 840 Intl. website: Local websites:,, 17
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  20. PRINCE2 Certification – Courses & Levels Certificate Target Group Eligibility Requirements Examination PRINCE2 Project Managers •Foundation certificate •9 objective test questions, Practitioner •Project management with a scenario background experience recommended •Each of the 9 questions is Valid for 5 worth 12 marks years •An overall score of 55%+ is required to pass •2,5 hour duration, for non native speakers + 40 minutes •Open-book examination – only the PRINCE2 Manual is allowed PRINCE2 Project Managers •No formal requirements •Multiple-choice Foundation Team Managers, •75 questions - just 70 scored Project Team Members •35+ correct answers are Unlimited Project Support staff required to pass validity Line Managers •1 hour duration, for non native speakers + 15 minutes •Closed-book 20
  21. PMI Credentials Family 21
  22. Project Management Certification by IPMA/ SIPR Certificate Target Group/ Validity Eligibility Requirements Examination Certified Program & Project 5+years of experience in project same as C plus: Projects Portfolio Managers portfolio management, program Program/ Portfolio Director 5 years management or multi-project Report (IPMA Level A) management, of which 3 years in leadership functions in project portfolio/ program management. Certified Senior Senior Project Managers 5+ years of project management same as C plus: Project 5 years experience, of which 3 years in Project Report Manager responsible leadership functions of (IPMA Level B) complex projects Certified Project Managers 3+ years of project management • paper-based exam Project 5 years experience in responsible • certification workshop Manager leadership functions of projects • interview with (IPMA Level C) with limited complexity assessors Certified Project team members, Project management knowledge paper-based exam Project project support staff in all competence elements. Management 5 years Application experience is not Associate compulsory, but advantageous 22 (IPMA Level D)
  23. POTIFOB Services in Project Management • Accredited PRINCE2 training courses • PRINCE2: 2009 Foundation certification courses (3 days) • PRINCE2: 2009 Practitioner certification courses (2 days) • Combined PRINCE2 Foundation + Practitioner certification courses • Introduction To PRINCE2 courses • PRINCE2: 2009 Bridge courses • PMI & IPMA training courses from Basics to PMP/ CAPM/ IPMA level B-D certification preparation • Accredited MSP, P3O, MoV & M_o_R training courses delivered in cooperation with renowned ATOs • Tailored training based on above standards • Project management consulting & coaching 23
  24. Why POTIFOB? • Largest PRINCE2 training provider in Czechia, Slovakia & Hungary, and the only one able to deliver accredited PRINCE2 training in Czech, Dutch, English, German & Slovak. • Our PRINCE2 courses are carried out in partnership with the Accredited Training Organization (ATO) Stichting Partners in Business), enabling us to draw from experience gained by delivering project management training to 10 000+ students from 20+ countries as of June 2012. • Our best price guarantee: if you get a better offer for an APMG accredited PRINCE2 course in the same location & time period elsewhere, just show it to us & we'll beat it. • Our quality guarantee: If you adhere to all trainer's instructions, participate in the whole course and in spite of that do not pass the PRINCE2 exam, you can repeat the PRINCE2 course with us once more for free. You pay just the re-exam fee. • Our Course Date & Support Guarantees – see 24 for details
  25. Contact Details Stefan Ondek, Managing Partner E-mail: Skype: stefan.ondek Tel. CEE Office: +421-2-4524 1000 Tel. UK Office: +44-20-719 33 840 Intl. website: Local websites:,, 25

Editor's Notes

  1. Purpose of quality Meet business expectations Enable the desired benefits to be achieved subsequently Quality defined PRINCE2 uses the ISO 9000 standards Quality Management and quality management systems Quality Management System (quality standards, procedures, responsibilities) Quality Planning (defining products with quality criteria, quality methods, quality responsibilities) Quality Control (fulfill requirements and improving) Quality Assurance (checking, as function and activity) Project Assurance versus quality assurance Assurance to project stakeholders versus to the corporate/programme organization Independent from PM versus independent from the project Responsibility of PB versus corporate/programme management QA can be used in the
  2. This slide is related to the introduction section in the OGC manual called ‘The structure of PRINCE2’.
  3. This slide is related to the introduction section in the OGC manual called ‘The structure of PRINCE2’.