For many years, my PRINCE2 students who have passed their practitioner certification have asked me “What’s next?” Well, your next step is has arrived for 2012. There is now an advanced PRINCE2 certification out there waiting for all you practitioners to sign up and achieve it! The new PRINCE2 Professional qualification tests your ability to apply the PRINCE2 method when managing a non-complex project. This new qualification moves outside of the boundaries of PRINCE2 by also including globally recognized project management competencies as well, what fun!
Remember that candidates wishing to take the PRINCE2 Professional qualification must also have successfully completed the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification. You should really have actual “in the trenches” project management experience as well, or have been a team member of a more complex project effort. After all, this new certification allows qualified PRINCE2 Practitioners to demonstrate and obtain recognition of their ability to actually manage a PRINCE2 project.
Candidates must demonstrate both their knowledge of PRINCE2 and their project management skills/knowledge as well as the capability to apply and use those skills and that knowledge. Your capability assessment will take place using a case study at an Assessment Centre over three consecutive days.
Ask me more about this in February, since I am scheduled to head to the UK and sit this new certification myself as an assessor and also qualify to moderate these sessions.
The Learning Tree offers a range of PRINCE2 certification courses in the UK for those who are interested.