PRINCE2® grows in Germany

The latest figures released by APMG-International, the PRINCE2 accreditation body shows increasing numbers of candidates taking PRINCE2 examinations in Germany. The total number of students sitting PRINCE2 exams in Germany grew by 22% in 2010 compared with the previous year, and grew by 31% year on year in 2011. Based upon figures for Q1-Q2, it is expected that record numbers of students will take PRINCE2 exams during 2012 in Germany. The breakdown of the figures (see figure 1) shows that in 2012, it is forecast that candidates taking PRINCE2 Foundation exams will be slightly less than in 2011...
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Popularity of PRINCE2® in Australia still growing

Despite the global downturn in the economy over recent years, the growth of PRINCE2 as a key skill set shows no signs of abating in Australia. Figures released from APM Group International, the PRINCE2 accreditation body show that the number of people sitting PRINCE2 examinations in 2011 in Australia grew 19% compared with the previous year. The 2011 figures show the number of people sitting PRINCE2 Foundation exams was 6,897 compared with 5,795 in 2010. There were 10,642 candidates sitting Practitioner exams compared with 8,934 the previous year. This means that the number of people sitting e...
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PRINCE2 Templates for Successful Project Management

The PRINCE2 project management methodology recommends 26 management products to regulate the capturing and communication of information on a PRINCE2 project. Best Management Practice, which provides guidance and resources on using management methodologies such as PRINCE2, has developed official templates for each of these management products, based on the management product descriptions provided in the PRINCE2 course manual. PRINCE2 Management Products The purpose of the PRINCE2 management products is to facilitate and guarantee the appropriate storage and reporting of information about projec...
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Passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam – Part 5

Welcome to final article in our guide to passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam. The guide is designed to help students who are self-studying using accredited PRINCE2 CBT. The previous articles in the guide have discussed topics including the purpose of the Foundation exam; the style of the exam questions; improving your exam technique; and practical considerations for exam candidates. In this article we turn our attention to what happens after the exam, focusing on exam results. When to expect your exam results Normally, the invigilator will mark your answers at the end of the exam. He/she will ...
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Passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam – Part 4

Welcome to the fourth article in our guide to passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam. Whether you are studying one of our online PRINCE2 CBT courses or simply want to learn more about the PRINCE2 project management method and qualifications scheme, we hope you will find the information contained in the guide helpful. This particular part of the guide focuses on the practical considerations associated with taking a PRINCE2 exam. The suggestions and advice presented here are based on our extensive experience of PRINCE2 training and exams. We know that it is important for you to feel confident that ...
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Passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam – Part 3

This article is the third instalment in our guide to passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam. The guide is ideal for both individuals studying our PRINCE2 eLearning courses and anyone else who is interested in the PRINCE2 project management method and its associated qualifications. Our experience of providing PRINCE2 training strengthens our belief that a robust approach to tackling the Foundation questions plays a major role in exam success. We have therefore written the following article to offer you advice about approaching the exam questions and improving your exam performance. How to answer t...
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Passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam – Part 2

Here is the second article in our guide to passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam. The guide has been written to assist individuals studying our online PRINCE2 CBT courses, as well as anyone else who is interested in the PRINCE2 project management method and PRINCE2 qualifications. With our PRINCE2 training expertise, we know that familiarising yourself with the style of the exam is crucial to exam success. The focus of this article is therefore the exam’s structure and format. Structure of the exam The structure of the PRINCE2 Foundation exam is as follows: Question booklet and answer sheet 75 ...
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Passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam – Part 1

Introduction to the exam Welcome to the first article in our guide to passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam. The guide contains plenty of advice, hints, and tips to help you improve your exam technique. The information presented here is primarily aimed at students completing our online PRINCE2 courses, but it should also be helpful for anyone else who is interested in the PRINCE2 project management methodology and PRINCE2 qualifications scheme. PRINCE2 qualifications are very well recognised in the project management industry and often specified in project management job vacancies, making them h...
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The AMP Group and the OGC: PRINCE2 Project Management Framework and Qualifications

PRINCE2 is both a project management methodology and a set of professional qualifications. Originally developed for use in UK-government, IT projects, it is now the de-facto standard across the UK public sector, and is also widely used in the UK private sector, and abroad, in projects of all sizes, goals, and environments. While the UK government remains responsible for the development and maintenance of a PRINCE2 knowledge base, the organization responsible for accrediting PRINCE2 training organization and qualifying PRINCE2 practitioners is the APM-Group. The OGC and PRINCE2 Originally the C...
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