PRINCE2 vs PMP is the wrong question to ask. PRINCE2 and PMP are useful and complementary tools in your skill set – they don’t compete. Certification in the PRINCE2 methodology is an excellent complement to your PMP credential and awards PDUs for instructor led classes or online learning. If you are a PMP, PRINCE2 already recognizes your prior learning so you can skip the PRINCE2 Foundation exam.
So do I need PRINCE2 and PMP Certification?
Short answer: yes – they cover different sides of the project management coin. They increase your earning potential, enhance your skills and improve your employability
PRINCE2 and PMP are the most popular global project management certifications: but they are different:
- PRINCE2 is a project management methodology – it covers, in detail, the processes and activities which a project management team must carry out to deliver a project of value to the sponsoring organization.
- The PMP credential, based on the PMBOK Guide, is the sum of knowledge of the project management profession. It covers what is generally accepted on most projects, most of the time.