APMP for Prince2 two views of the same topic

What is the APMP for PRINCE2?

 

The APMP for PRINCE2 practitioners is a new qualification from the association for project management. It recognised the value of the prior learning in the PRINCE2 covers many of the gaps in the PRINCE2 method to develop a more complete and pragmatic project manager. Key areas included in the APMP for PRINCE2 qualification which are missing from PRINCE2 because it is a method not a body of knowledge. Some of these are fairly essential areas for most project managers. These most critically include: 

Procurement of goods and services required to complete the project. This includes forms of contract, the main procurement options and typical forms of payment. 

Resource and cost planning are recognised as vital areas for the completion of successful projects. Although not covered as part of PRINCE2 these are key areas that any project manager needs to fully understand to stand any chance of delivering a successful project. 

Safety Management is critical to many projects. The APMP give PRINCE2 practitioners an understanding of the requirements for a systematic approach to understanding and managing health and safety risks. 

Estimating including how confident the project manager can be with the estimates produced at the various stages of a project 

Leadership and team development are critical areas covers by this new qualification but excluded from PRINCE2 

Negotiation Skill are also a key requirements of project management which are not part of PRINCE2 development. 

These topics are covered in the new qualification which leads to a more effective project manager. 

Why do APMP for PRINCE2

PRINCE2 is recognised as being a best in class project management method. However there is increasing recognition that it does not fully equip project managers to deliver successful projects. Some critical skills are needed to complement PRINCE2 in order to have a fully rounded project manager. This new qualification which is a collaboration between the APM and OGC has been widely welcomed as a way of bringing the two approaches to project management development together in to a complete framework. 

For a PRINCE2 Practitioner this new qualifications can give you the complementary skills you need to deliver successful projects within a PRINCE2 framework. 

Many people are hoping that this is the first step in the road to more collaboration between the APM and OGC. 

When will PRINCE2 for APMP be available?

The new qualification will be available from September 2010 from Parallel Project Training amongst other training providers.