Project and Programme Management training from QA

Where to after PRINCE2® Certification?

The cornerstone in most project manager's professional qualifications is PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Certification. But where do you go next as a project manager once you have this?

The next best step after PRINCE2 Certification largely depends on what your project management development needs are and which business area you work in. The further course paths below show that getting your PRINCE2 Practitioner certification is not the culmination of your training, but simply the start of a career path to becoming a complete project and programme management professional. 


Approved Training | APMG

APMP

For most project managers the best route is APMP from the APM.  PRINCE2 is essentially a methodology whereas APMP is a body of knowledge including skills and techniques.  So whereas PRINCE2 training will indicate when to estimate and when  to produce a schedule, the APMP course will show you how  to produce estimates using a variety of techniques and how  to schedule effectively. If you want to be a well rounded project manager then APMP training is an obvious next step qualification and a great compliment to the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification.  The APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioner training course is the best route as it builds directly on the knowledge gained in PRINCE2.

Approved Training | Agile APM

Agile and Scrum training

There are also other project methods to investigate such as Agile and Scrum training, which is ideal if you are working in a fast paced development environment.  Agile and Scrum is popular in software development but increasingly is used across IT and other projects.  Having the skills to run Agile projects is complimentary to PRINCE2 so you can look at the right methodology for the project.

Approved Training Centre | PRINCE2 Agile

PRINCE2 Agile

PRINCE2 Agile is a complete project management solution that combines the flexibility and responsiveness of Agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2®.

Approved Training Centre | MSP

Programme and portfolio management

Programme and portfolio management is an option, especially if you work in a larger organisation that runs projects under the umbrella of programmes and wider business change initiatives.  The most widely used methodology for programme management is MSP (Managing Successful Programmes).  Training and certification follows a similar route to PRINCE2, with MSP Foundation followed by MSP Practitioner training.  MoP (Management of Portfolios) also has a Foundation and Practitioner level certification.