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An Introduction to PRINCE2 with Frank Turley, 'the PRINCE2 Guy'

PRINCE2 is one of the best-known Project Management methodologies. It is highly flexible, and offers two levels of widely-recognized certification. I discuss it with Frank Turley, ‘the PRINCE2 Guy’.

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Our Discussion of PRINCE2

We discuss:

  1. What is PRINCE2?
  2. Who is it for?
  3. How does the methodology work? (and the main features of what it does)
  4. What is the certification process?
  5. Frank’s tips for each exam

Running Order

  • 00:00 – Frank Turley
  • 00:51 – What is PRINCE2?
  • 03:13 – What Project Managers and types of projects is it appropriate for?
  • 04:26 – PRINCE2 Agile
  • 05:38 – PRINCE2 and governance
  • 07:03 – The key features – Processes
  • 09:03 – The key features – Principles
  • 11:12 – Clash between one of the Principles and Agile
  • 12:23 – The expression ‘think outside the box’
  • 13:16 – Definition of Done
  • 13:56 – The key features – Themes
  • 15:36 – Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
  • 16:12 – Who are PeopleCert?
  • 17:50 – How does certification work?
  • 19:56 – The Management Plaza PRINCE2 training programs
  • 21:49 – Management Plaza Practitioner Course
  • 23:14 – Pre-requisites for PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • 23:42 – PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner?
  • 24:51 – The right reasons to take the Practitioner certificatio
  • 26:03 – Alternative learning
  • 26:44 – Top tips for people wanting to study PRINCE2
  • 28:10 – Getting in touch with Frank Turley
  • 29:07 – Close

Alternative Pre-requisites for PRINCE2 Practitioner

  • PRINCE2 5th Edition (Foundation or Practitioner) or 6th Edition (Foundation)
  • Association for Project Management (APM) certifications
    • PMQ: Project Management Qualification
    • PPQ: Project Professional Qualification
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Certifications
    • PMP: Project Management Professional
    • CAPM: Certified Associate in Project Management
  • International Project Managment Association (IPMA) Certifications
    • CPD – Certified Projects Director: IPMA Level A®
    • CSPM – Certified Senior Project Manager: IPMA Level B®
    • CPM – Certified Project Manager: IPMA Level C®
    • CPMA – Certified Project Management Associate: IPMA Level D®

Frank Turley

Frank Turley has 14 years’ experience in Project Management. But he now focuses on helping aspiring project managers learn the craft and gain practical experience. He does this through his writings, project case studies, and innovative ways of teaching PM methodologies.

Frank is co-creator of P3.express – a lightweight approach to project management that makes project management practical and easy to teach, learn, and use. He is also a trainer for PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner courses – among others.

Essential Links concerning PRINCE2

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Our Written PRINCE2 Resources


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About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.

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