PRINCE 2® Training Course Update 2017
At the beginning of this year, AXELOS announced first major update of PRINCE2® since 2009. Known as the PRINCE2® 2017 update, this hugely successful project management course has been updated to reflect the constant demands of today’s business environment.
PRINCE2® 2017 is due to be released in the middle of the year and offers updated guidance and new Foundation and Practitioner examinations.
So what’s changed in PRINCE2® 2017 Training?
New improved guidance has been published to emphasise:
- Tailoring PRINCE2® to the needs of the organization and project environments
- The principles that underpin PRINCE2®
- Clarifying the link between themes and principles
- Restructuring the Themes guidance to accommodate specific examples of tailoring
- The practical application of the method and guidance, with numerous examples, hints and tips
Stronger emphasis on tailoring methods to project, the principles, how the themes and principles link and the practical application of of the guidance with examples, hints and tips
New Foundation and Practitioner Exams with a focus on the core of PRINCE2® and equipping Practitioners with practical skills to apply PRINCE2®
Specific guidance on identifying minimum requirements, using PRINCE2® elements to suit project scales and referencing PRINCE2® Agile where relevant
What if I book a PRINCE2® 2009 training course?
PRINCE2® 2009 version is still valid and your PRINCE2® accreditation is valid for 5 years. With the PRINCE2 2017 update your accreditation is valid for 3 years
PRINCE2® 2009 Is Similar: The majority of the underlying principles & terminology will remain the same.
Are there any benefits in waiting to book the PRINCE2® 2017 training course?
PRINCE2® adapts to the needs of your organization, the nature and scope of your project, and your professional role – even if you are not a full-time project manager
Completely scalable due to the new focus on tailoring
New guidance that is practical, accessible, authoritative and relevant
New exams, equipping Practitioners with practical skills to apply PRINCE2®
I have the current/2009 version of the practitioner Certificate, will the update make this redundant?
Any current PRINCE2® Practitioner certificate holder who passed the exam before the 2017 update remains as relevant as any end-learner. Your current certification in PRINCE2® will remain valid until the end of its five-year period.
If i have the current/2009 version of PRINCE2®, can i still take PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner training course?
Yes. The PRINCE2® 2017 update does not affect the existing prerequisite requirements for PRINCE2 Agile®.
How to find out more about PRINCE2® Training Courses
To find out more about PRINCE2® courses or to book a place on a PRINCE2® course, please give us a call or send us an email and one of our account managers can advise you to help you to choose the right course to suit your requirements.