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PMP vs PRINCE2? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE
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PMP is base on PMBOK a certification base on a knowledge
PRINCE2 is a methodology

I think PMP is more widely use and PRINCE2 stronger in UK influence country.
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2 replies by Hamid Zamanain and david litten
Aug 09, 2019 4:23 AM
david litten
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Following on from Vincent's precise reply - here is a little more:

I must say, that the blurb provided by PRINCE2 oweners Axelos, does not help the reader to zone in on the differences between PMP and PRINCE2 - yet both are compolimentary AND different!

Let me deal first with PRINCE2. It is a process-based approach that defines the roles for not just the project manager but for the entire team and everyone involved in the project.

In short, PRINCE2 is a FRAMEWORK for projects - for any insdustry, and is intened to be tailored to suit each project. Such tailoring includes changing from a traditional waterfall project to an Agile one. In fact anything from a small, low risk, low cost, short project to the converse!

PRINCE2 describes such tailoring and gives examples.

I am sure you all understand PMI's PMP Certification, and that it is a professional Project Management Certification.

There are some commonalities between both. For instance, the PMBOK Knowledge Areas of risk and human resources are detailed in what PRINCE2 calls Themes: Business Case, Organization, Quality, Plans, Risk, Change and Progress.

So do you need both qualifications? My answer would be yes, since PMP, despite its 49 Processes, does not explixitly provide a project framework for success (including the various roles in addition to the project manager)

If you want to dig a little deeper, check out more details here: https://www.projex.com/prince2 and https://www.projex.com/pmp
Sep 08, 2019 2:20 AM
Hamid Zamanain
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Good description , thanks Vincent
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Nice, short and simple reply from Vincent.
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PMP is not a matter of comparison with PRINCE2. PMP is the name of PMI´s certification. PRINCE2 is a method to preform project management with a project life cycle included.
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I agree with my fellow colleagues. I believe Prince 2 is mostly for the UK but PMP is more globally recognized.
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I suspect you meant PRINCE2 Practitioner certification versus PMI PMP certification?
(There is also a PRINCE2 Foundation and a PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certification.)

The PRINCE2 Practitioner certification has no education or experience pre-requisite, like the PMP. The only pre-requisite to taking the Practitioner certification exam is having one of the following certifications:

PRINCE2 Foundation
PMP
CAPM
IPMA Level A
IPMA Level B
IPMA Level C
IPMA Level D
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1 reply by Maya Kalach
Sep 11, 2019 4:51 AM
Maya Kalach
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interesting Stephane, thanks for sharing
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I always describe Prince2 as a methodology or governance approach that can be used by trained Project Managers in an environment where Prince2 is well understood and adopted.

PMP requires knowledge and experience of other highly relevant topics and skills that a Project Manager needs too.
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PRINCE 2 Certification is a process-based project management approach that is considered as the de-facto standard used extensively by the UK government and is widely recognized both in the UK and internationally. PRINCE 2 is a series of management approaches that answers to what, when, how and whom in a project life cycle. It is a certification program administered by the APMG which originated in the UK but soon got recognition across the globe.
PMP Certification is the most popular credential in project management recognized across the globe. It is administered and controlled by the PMI Institute. It is a knowledge-based approach to project management. The PMP exam is based on the PMBOK Guide that describes the core practices and areas of project management including the five process groups and nine knowledge areas.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RXQ5jIhI08
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https://drive.google.com/open?id=18vvNX9lp...JWRY6jmQ7y60nPh

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Management_Professional

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRINCE2

https://www.simplilearn.com/prince2-vs-pmp-certifications-article

https://drive.google.com/open?id=18vvNX9lp...JWRY6jmQ7y60nPh

https://www.knowledgetrain.co.uk/resources...opularity-grows
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Aug 02, 2017 12:13 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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PMP is base on PMBOK a certification base on a knowledge
PRINCE2 is a methodology

I think PMP is more widely use and PRINCE2 stronger in UK influence country.
Following on from Vincent's precise reply - here is a little more:

I must say, that the blurb provided by PRINCE2 oweners Axelos, does not help the reader to zone in on the differences between PMP and PRINCE2 - yet both are compolimentary AND different!

Let me deal first with PRINCE2. It is a process-based approach that defines the roles for not just the project manager but for the entire team and everyone involved in the project.

In short, PRINCE2 is a FRAMEWORK for projects - for any insdustry, and is intened to be tailored to suit each project. Such tailoring includes changing from a traditional waterfall project to an Agile one. In fact anything from a small, low risk, low cost, short project to the converse!

PRINCE2 describes such tailoring and gives examples.

I am sure you all understand PMI's PMP Certification, and that it is a professional Project Management Certification.

There are some commonalities between both. For instance, the PMBOK Knowledge Areas of risk and human resources are detailed in what PRINCE2 calls Themes: Business Case, Organization, Quality, Plans, Risk, Change and Progress.

So do you need both qualifications? My answer would be yes, since PMP, despite its 49 Processes, does not explixitly provide a project framework for success (including the various roles in addition to the project manager)

If you want to dig a little deeper, check out more details here: https://www.projex.com/prince2 and https://www.projex.com/pmp
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1 reply by BYARUHANGA DAVIS
Aug 11, 2019 7:23 AM
BYARUHANGA DAVIS
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Adding to David Litten's contribution and having recently attained both credentials, I think both are needed and are complementary.
I found PRINCE2 strong on processes and PMP strong on tools and techniques. I also found that PRINCE2 is more structured in the way it approaches the early stages of a project, while PMP covers Stakeholder engagement in more structured manner.
Again I found PRINCE2 more structured in the Project closure process.

Definitely you will find PRINCE2 more friendly with the PMP knowledge.
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