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PMP and PRINCE2 Difference

PMP and PRINCE2 are most recognized certifications in Project Management. You might be interested in understanding difference in PMP and PRINCE2 certification. Here is PMP and PRINCE2 difference:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam and PRINCE2® are completely different approaches to looking at Project Management
  • They are both complementary to each other and there is NO OVERLAP
  • EPMC recommends that a leader needs to undergo PMP® credential as well as PRINCE2® credential to become a complete Project Manager
 PMP® Credential                             PRINCE2® Credentials
  • PMP® credential is bottom-up focus
  • PMP® exam focuses on Project Manager mainly and his role and responsibility
  • PRINCE2® believes that it is not just the Project Manager who is responsible for a project success.
  • Other entities such as Vendors, Executives, Business analysts, Client Partners, Supplier Teams are also covered in detail
  • PMP® credential is Tools and Techniques focused
  • You will learn approximately 300 tools and techniques
  • PRINCE2® is a end-to-end project management methodology
  • You will learn a end to end methodology
  • PMP® certification answers the questions “How do you do things”
  • PRINCE2® answers the question “What and when to do things”
  • PMP® certification deals with tools and techniques. No recommendations on the document formats
  • Covers Document formats and recommendations on how to write various documents practically
  • PMP® certificate recognizes PRINCE2®. One who attends PRINCE2® course is awarded 27 contact hours towards maintaining PMP® credential
  • PMP® examination is conducted by Project Management Institute (PMI)®
  • PRINCE2® is by Cabinet Office, UK
  • The tools and techniques are known worldwide
  • PRINCE2® methodology is used widely in Europe, UK and common wealth countries. The methodology is generic and used with different usage of terms and terminologies in USA and other countries