PRINCE2 2017 includes a number of changes to the project management methodology. These include changes to the syllabus and the exam format, as well as changes to the membership scheme. It is important to understand these changes as they will affect the way you approach your projects. Here are some of the key changes that have been made.
Changes to the project management methodology
As of PRINCE2 2017, there have been a number of changes to the project management methodology. The manual has been updated to provide more clarity on the principles and practical examples. It also includes more guidance for integrating agile into the PRINCE2 framework. Both the Foundation and Practitioner exam have also been updated to reflect the new methodology.
If you’re not familiar with the PRINCE2 methodology, it is a highly-respected and widely-used project management methodology. The method focuses on organization and control throughout a project, from planning through completion. It has seven processes that guide a project’s lifecycle. Each procedure is designed to help the project team understand and apply best practices.
Changes to the methodology include a greater emphasis on tailoring. While tailoring was previously a separate chapter and not part of the exam, it has now been made a more central part of the methodology. The new manual also explains the principles and practical application of the methodology and helps remove the common misconception that PRINCE2 is a waterfall methodology. Another notable change is the removal of the daily log, which had been included in appendix A. It should now be used as a view of lessons log, rather than a literal copy.
Changes to the project management methodology in PRInCE2 2017 include delegating roles to different members of a project team. Each project member can take on multiple roles, share responsibilities, and collaborate in various ways. The project board provides a governance layer, and the project manager delegates tasks to their team members. The project board also meets with the project sponsor to make decisions.
Changes to the project management methodology in PRinCE2 2017 are meant to make it more useful for the modern project manager. The process is now more user-friendly and focuses on tailoring PRINCE2 to the project. It still has its core objectives and is still set up to help project managers manage projects consistently.
PRINCE2 is a highly organized project management methodology that focuses on project governance and represents the interests of three primary categories of stakeholders. It also has processes for the authorization and management of change requests. In addition, PRINCE2 includes a risk log. This risk log helps the project manager to evaluate risks and identify mitigation strategies.
Changes to the exam format
As of January 2018, the exam will no longer use the old approach. As part of this update, AXELOS has produced a FAQ document. PRINCE2 London training courses will also take these changes into consideration. To learn more, read this article on Quality Trail.
While most of the content will remain the same, the exam format will have some changes. For example, the time for the exam will be 60 minutes, and the pass mark has been raised to 55%, rather than 50%. In addition, the exam design will be more streamlined and there will be fewer negative questions. There will also be fewer questions on each paper, down from 75.
As part of the PRINCE2 certification, the exam is now available in a variety of languages. In addition to English, the exam will also be available in French, Danish, and Norwegian. As with previous versions, AXELOS has reviewed the exam design and content to ensure that it reflects current project management practices.
As well as the new exam format, PRINCE2 2017 will now feature an e-book that will help candidates prepare for the exam. Candidates will be able to access the book using their PeopleCert account. This way, they can add notes to the book. They can also access the e-book offline through PeopleCert’s Bookshelf app.
Those who have already passed the PRINCE2 2017 Practitioner exam will still have their certificate valid for five years. After that, the Practitioner exam will need to be re-taken to keep the certification active. The Foundation exam may also be offered with more sample papers.
The Foundation exam is very easy to pass, while the Practitioner exam is difficult. The average pass rate for the Foundation exam is 97 percent. By contrast, the Practitioner exam has a 73 percent pass rate. However, the Practitioner exam is harder, requiring a deeper understanding of the framework. As a result, candidates should consider their personal professional development and training to prepare for the exam.
Changes to the syllabus
The changes to the syllabus for PRINCE2 2017 are aimed at making the certification more relevant to the IT industry. As a result, the exams will focus on the principles of PRINCE2 rather than the management products, and there will be fewer negative questions. The new syllabus will also make the course more practical and authoritative.
The new syllabus for PRINCE2 2017 was introduced in mid-2017 by AXELOS. It is an enhanced version of the first version of the certification. The changes to the examinations and syllabus are largely limited to the English language. However, other language versions of the course are expected to be released in 2018.
The new syllabus includes new material related to agile approaches. The new syllabus is designed to provide more practical guidance for project managers. It has also been restructured to accommodate more information. In addition, it incorporates the principles of PRINCE2 and the agile approach. In addition, the syllabus has been made more flexible and versatile, so that it can be adapted to any organisation.
The new syllabus also includes important concepts on project phases and the roles of project members. The new syllabus will help you understand how to apply PRINCE2 principles in a real-life project. It also outlines the minimum requirements for the business case, the organization theme, and the risk theme.
Despite the changes to the syllabus, the exam itself will remain unchanged. The Foundation exam will still be an hour of multiple-choice questions and the passing mark is 55%. However, the changes will have an impact on how the exam is structured. For instance, the exam will no longer have negative questions and will use more positive questions.
Changes to the membership scheme
The PRINCE2 Certification scheme has been updated to reflect the new and ever-changing nature of business. Its guidance has been updated to reflect current best practices, and the membership scheme is designed to help people keep their certification valid. However, the membership scheme is not free. The current price of a one-year membership is PS59.
The new membership scheme offers several benefits for PRINCE2 practitioners. One of them is the ability to renew their practitioner status every three years. Practitioner status was previously only renewable through the re-registration exam. With this change, practitioners can maintain their Practitioner status by joining the AXELOS community and completing continuous professional development activities (CPDs). The membership scheme provides a CPD recording tool to ensure that practioners meet CPD criteria for the certification.
After passing the PRINCE2 exam, individuals will be contacted by AXELOS and notified of the changes to the membership scheme. The membership scheme offers a range of benefits, including a CPD recording tool and a wealth of useful resources. It is recommended that practitioners consider the new membership scheme for their certification preparation.
In addition to the new membership scheme, there are also several changes to the existing certification scheme. The former membership scheme included the re-registration exam, which was conducted every three to five years, and the introduction of a one-hour practitioner re-exam in 2017. Taking a new exam every three to five years also requires you to demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of the PRINCE2 methodology and earn the registered PRINCE2 practitioner badge.
The new PRINCE2 manual has been updated to reflect the latest developments in business practice. It includes a more comprehensive explanation of the principles and practical examples. Additionally, there is more guidance for using agile with PRINCE2. The PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams have been modified to reflect the new requirements for certification. The exams are now more user-friendly.
The new PRINCE2 certification is a great benefit for PMs looking for professional recognition. It increases your credibility with peers and employers and increases your chances of a salary raise. The certification is an important part of any career and can add great value to your resume.