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PMP, vs Princes vs AIPM & IPMA certifications

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A comparative of PMP, Prince2, AIPM & IPMA certifications

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PMP, vs Princes vs AIPM & IPMA certifications

  1. 1. PMP, Prince2, AIPM and IPMA certifications 24 November 2104, Joel Dupont, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dupontjoel/
  2. 2. Bodies of Project Management assessed  PMI: Project Management Institute, founded in 1969 pmi.org  Prince2: Projects in Controlled Environment, update to Prince in 1996 prince2.com  AIPM: Australian Institute of Project Management aipm.com.au  IPMA: International Project Management Association ipma.world
  3. 3. Prince2, PMP and AIPM approaches & usage PMBOK Guide (Fifth edition) Prince2 (Managing Successful projects with Prince2) AIPM Knowledge, skills, competencies (explains what you should know) with tools & techniques Methodology (explains what you should do), pragmatic & step by step Based upon PMBOK (Stakeholder Management not a separate body of knowledge) Descriptive (explains the good practices) Prescriptive (tells you what to do) Artefacts to be provided and questions to be answered in writing and discussed with the evaluator for each body of knowledge Answers HOW questions Answers WHAT, WHEN, and WHOM questions Answers WHAT and HOW you do things and the examiner is interested in knowing WHY you
  4. 4. Prince2, PMP and AIPM approaches & usage PMBOK Guide (Fifth edition) Prince2 (Managing Successful projects with Prince2) AIPM (part of IPMA) a certificate conversion from AIPM to IPMA available since 2017 Focuses on the project manager’s role Defines the role of everyone involved in the project Focus on project manager’s role real experience/competen ce supported by artefacts USA, Canada, Middle East, Australia UK, Europe, Australia Australia PMP standard is a guide rather than a specific methodology. One can use different methodologies and tools (e.g. agile, waterfall, PRINCE2) to implement the project management framework.
  5. 5. PMP & Prince2 exams and certifications PMP Prince2 Foundation Prince2 Practitioner PMI certification body Axelos certification body– previously owned by UK’ cabinet office Axelos certification body 200 Questions 75 questions 8*10 questions Multiple choice Multiple choice Objective Testing Abstract questions Abstract questions Scenario based questions ~ 62% pass mark 50% pass mark 55% pass mark 240 minutes 60 minutes 150 minutes Closed book Closed book Open book
  6. 6. PMP & Prince2 exams pre- requisites & renewal PMP Prince2 foundation Prince2 Practitioner At least 3 years of experience in the project management field (5 years if you don’t have a four-year degree) At least 4500 hours experience in leading and directing projects (7500 hours if you don’t have a four-year degree) 35 hours of formal project management education None PMP or Being certified as PRINCE2 Foundation Renewal every 3 years by PDUs It does not expire Renewal: Take a shorter exam every 3 to 5 years
  7. 7. PMI, Prince2, AIPM and IPMA certifications PMI Prince2 AIPM IPMA Entry level Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Foundation certification Registered Project Manager Reg PM CPPP Certified Practising Project Practitioner IPMA Level D Certified Project Management Associate
  8. 8. PMI, Prince2, AIPM and IPMA certifications PMI Prince2 AIPM IPMA Project Management Project Management Professional (PMP) Prince2 Professional Prince2 Practitioner Registered Project Manager Reg PM CPPM Certified Practising Project Manager Registered Project Manager Reg PM CPSPM Certified Practising Senior Project IPMA Level C Certified Project Manager IPMA Level B Certified Senior Project Manager
  9. 9. PMI, Prince2, AIPM and IPMA certifications PMI Prince2 AIPM IPMA Program Management Program Management Professional (PgMP) Managing Successful Programmes (MSP foundation, practitioner and advanced practitioner) Registered Project Manager Reg PM CPPD Certified Practising Project Director IPMA Level A Certified Project Director
  10. 10. PMI, Prince2, AIPM and IPMA certifications PMI Prince2 AIPM IPMA Portfolio Management Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) Management of Portfolio MoP Registered Project Manager Reg PM CPPE Certified Practising Portfolio Executive Not available
  11. 11. PMI, Prince2, AIPM and IPMA certifications PMI Prince2 AIPM IPMA Agile Project Management Institute – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI- ACP) Prince2 agile Not available Not available
  12. 12. PMI, Prince2, AIPM and IPMA certifications PMI Prince2 AIPM IPMA Other certifications PMI-BA Business Analyst PMI-RMP Risk Management Professional PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Management of Risk foundation and practitioner MoR P3O Portfolio, Programme and Project Office Foundation and Practitioner, Management of Value MoV Foundation and practitioner N/A N/A
  13. 13. PMP & Prince2 criticisms  Prince2 criticism  misses the importance of soft skills  Little details and guidance on scope management and contract management  Heavy in documentation  PMP criticism  Project Manager does it all: Planner, Problem solver, HR manager & key decision maker  Success is dependent on the project manager’s expertise, no step-by-step process
  14. 14. Prince2 concepts  Principles  Themes  Processes  Production descriptions (records, baselined products & reports)
  15. 15. 7 Prince2 principles  Continued Business justification  Learn from experience  Defined roles and responsibilities  Focus on products  Manage by stages  Manage by exception  Tailor to suit the project environment
  16. 16. 7 Prince2 themes  Business case  Organization  Quality  Plans  Risk  Change  Progress
  17. 17. 7 Prince2 processes  Starting up a project  Initiating a project  Controlling a stage  Managing a stage boundary  Managing product delivery  Directing a project  Closing a project
  18. 18. PMP concepts  10 Knowledge areas  5 Process groups  47 Processes
  19. 19. 10 PMP Knowledge areas  Project Integration Management  Project Scope Management  Project Cost Management  Project Time Management  Project Risk Management  Project Quality Management  Project HR Management  Project Communication Management  Project Procurement Management  Project Stakeholder management
  20. 20. 5 PMP Process groups  Initiating  Planning  Executing  Monitoring & Control  Closing
  21. 21. PMP Process example
  22. 22. Joel Dupont, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dupontjoel/

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