New Version Of Prince2 2009 has Been Delayed Until August/September this Year
Prince2 2009, the new version of the de-facto project management methodology, has (we hear) been delayed until August/September this year.
[UKPRwire, Tue Jun 30 2009] Prince2 2009, the new version of the de-facto project management methodology, has (we hear) been delayed until August/September this year.
If you are already certified in the 2005 version of Prince2, unless you only have the Foundation element and want Practitioner, there's no straightforward upgrade to the new version. The bad news is you'd need to take the cert again. The good news however is that the current Prince2 cert is still valid for 5 years from the date you take it.
As a training company, the question that we get asked a lot in relation to Prince2 is, "So I want to get my Prince2 right now. I don't mind getting the older version, but I would like to be able to upgrade it later on. Can you help?"
Well Sir, yes, and no.
And with the current version being much more widely adopted in businesses, it will be a while until the 2009 method will be adopted as the industry standard.
So don't panic if you've just taken the Prince2 2005, it's still valid for some yet (up to 5 years). And if it is due to expire in 2009, you still have the option to retake the 2005, or if you prefer opt for 2009.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Prince2 is widely used as a project management method in IT-projects in both public and private sectors, but it has become popular in non-IT projects as well. It is now the UK's de facto standard for project management. One of the most effective ways to grasp the method is through Accelerated Learning.
The training course equips delegates with a detailed knowledge and structure of the method, working through each stage of pre-project preparation and the project lifecycle.
PRINCE2 was originally developed by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) now part of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) in 1989 as a UK Government standard for IT project management.
The Firebrand Training Accelerated Learning course:
• Helps students grasp complex project management concepts more easily by identifying and catering to individual student learning styles through a mixed visual, auditory and kinaesthetic-tactual delivery system
• Enhances retention by employing accelerated learning techniques focused on committing information to long-term memory
• Is not like other bootcamps where just the exams are taught. In fact our PRINCE2 training courses is delivers more case based scenarios than traditional training or boot camps
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