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kaiser78
6th March 2011, 13:03
Happy Sunday everyone.

So I have done all the Prince2 Practitioner exams a while ago and undertook the Practioner re-registration exam in 2006.

Re-registration has to be done every 5 years and so I am due to do this later this year. I am in two minds whether to, given I have only ever been asked during role applications/interviews if I am Prince2 Practitioner and not if I have ever re-registered.

I know there is a case of refreshing myself with Prince2 and also of any changes that have taken place and it does only cost around £200 for the exam only (refresher course + exam costs around £1k I recall) but not sure if it was worth doing. Has anyone bothered to go through re-registration ?

Sockpuppet
6th March 2011, 13:52
I'm not going to bother. Can't say anyone has ever vetted me and its not a qualification that means anything. Now if I didn't renew my DGSA or ADR licence then yes, I'd be looking at some serious consequences.

amcdonald
6th March 2011, 23:08
You can still put on your CV that you've done Prince 2, you'd be better off spending the money on the latest paper tiger like ITIL

They're all just money making schemes that make you wish you'd invented them first, they're almost a good a scam as carbon credits

Churchill
7th March 2011, 08:01
You can still put on your CV that you've done Prince 2, you'd be better off spending the money on the latest paper tiger like ITIL

They're all just money making schemes that make you wish you'd invented them first, they're almost a good a scam as carbon credits

ECNIRP is the next big thing!

al_cam
7th March 2011, 13:26
Mine is up this year as well and I'm not going to bother.

The only reason I got it in the first place was because most job specs required it. I see it being asked for less and less as more people get qualified and more people realise that it isn't the solution to their problems.
If they start asking for my prince2 to be current then I might renew, otherwise, what is the point?
If anything, it will be P3O or whatever the latest fad is.

Al.

ThePRINCE2coach
13th March 2011, 17:30
The PRINCE2:2009 update provides a lot of added value for any Project Manager and I would at least suggest reading over a PRINCE2:2009 manual if you are interested in Project Management. Then you can decide if you need to follow a classroom or do a self study course and take the exam.

Regards
Frank

TykeMerc
13th March 2011, 19:42
My Prince2 Practitioner expires in just under 2 weeks, I don't think I'll bother re-registering. It's not like my 10+ years of PM experience will evaporate with the qualification timing out.

When I've got some bench time I might bother to do it.

Sockpuppet
13th March 2011, 22:04
The PRINCE2:2009 update provides a lot of added value for any Project Manager and I would at least suggest reading over a PRINCE2:2009 manual if you are interested in Project Management. Then you can decide if you need to follow a classroom or do a self study course and take the exam.

Regards
Frank

Advice from someone that seems to make a living from selling PRICE2 related articles? PRINCE2 is useless and if the public sector didn't seem to want to waste money like it was going out of fashion would probably never have happened.

TykeMerc
13th March 2011, 22:56
Advice from someone that seems to make a living from selling PRICE2 related articles? PRINCE2 is useless and if the public sector didn't seem to want to waste money like it was going out of fashion would probably never have happened.

Oh it's not useless, I'd never agree with that, it provides a framework and logic that people can work to/within.
Admittedly 90+% of it is common sense or just putting names to things that PM's already automatically do. The one thing it taught me was product base planning approach which is quite handy, the rest of it I already knew and used so Prince2 gave me names for things.

ThePRINCE2coach
4th April 2011, 07:31
Advice from someone that seems to make a living from selling PRICE2 related articles? PRINCE2 is useless and if the public sector didn't seem to want to waste money like it was going out of fashion would probably never have happened.

I can understand that some people see these kind of methods and certifications as over the top and there is some truth in this. I think both PRINCE2 and ITIL are valuable, however I did get quite annoyed when learning PRINCE2 as there was not enough practical examples on how to use it, too much theory, too many classroom slides, in fact you needed to have good PM experience to keep up. Everybody passed the exam but I wondered how many people could give a 5 minute overview of PRINCE2 after the course.

What next, well I could keep complaining or do something about it. So I decided to write a PRINCE2 Foundation Training manual that would address these issues and make it easier for readers to understand and make this freely available. Have a look and tell me what you think: The PRINCE2 Foundation Training Manual (draft) (http://www.mgmtplaza.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95)

It's in PDF format, so it is easy for me to keep updating it based on the feedback I get.
Frank

minestrone
4th April 2011, 07:49
Advice from someone that seems to make a living from selling PRICE2 related articles? PRINCE2 is useless and if the public sector didn't seem to want to waste money like it was going out of fashion would probably never have happened.

Bingo!

I find the vast majority of places that cling to these 'working practice frameworks' do so because their product/software is out of control and they feel that if they can manage the process of change they can manage the crap software which is a false economy. I have seen whole software departments become management driven waggling the tail and not focused on getting the dog that is the code base.

The office across from me does Prince training courses, it is just an endless stream of public sector managers through the week. I believe if they spent the training money on the developers and not the managers then they might get more ROI.

eek
4th April 2011, 08:17
Have a look and tell me what you think: The PRINCE2 Foundation Training Manual (draft) (http://www.mgmtplaza.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95)



Its readable so that's an improvement on the actual manual.



The office across from me does Prince training courses, it is just an endless stream of public sector managers through the week. I believe if they spent the training money on the developers and not the managers then they might get more ROI.

I think if you simply sacked the managers many places would be better off.