Which course to do after Prince2 Practitioner?

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pm1980
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Hi

I did my Prince 2 Practitioner around 6 years ago and am now in a position to do some more training and am a bit confused which course to do.

When I did my Prince 2 it was pretty much the main one but these days there seem to be so many? Any advice on which is the best one?

I am an IT Project manager specialising in Software implementations and developments.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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As you are already a project manager I would suggest looking at the PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP). It's the mostly widely regarded certification worldwide.

It's the route I followed, PRINCE2 followed by PMP. I put more value on the PMP, it just about the pinnacle in terms of project management.

There's a lot more information here and on the PMI's website.
http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/pmbok-and-pmp.html

Other related topics you may like to consider are:
  • ITIL
  • UML
  • Six Sigma
  • Scrum (Agile)
I'm very interested in the benefits of Agile methods such as Scrum and plan to get some training this year. This looks good, on paper at least:

http://www.agileleantraining.com/

Cheers,
Duncan
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There is a APMP Qualification for PRINCE2 Practitioners. That looks like a route people often take after becoming a PRINCE2 Practitioner.
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Thanks i3666,

Looks interesting covering a broad range of topics.
..._The APMP syllabus assesses breadth of knowledge in all areas of project management and covers 37 knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge 5th edition including budgeting and cost management, conflict management, communication, earned value management, leadership, negotiation, procurement, sponsorship and teamwork.
http://www.apm.org.uk/APMP.asp

Does anyone have firsthand knowledge of this qualification they'd care to share?

Cheers,
Duncan
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No worries :)

This link below willl be helpful for anyone looking to research the APMP course for Prince2 Practitioners.

http://www.ilxgroup.com/apmp-for-prince ... ioners.asp
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This link is really helpful in explaining the APMP Cert for Prince2 Practitioners:

http://www.best-management-practice.com ... _Paper.pdf
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Hi all,

I've just completed the Certified Scrum Master course. In a world where everything has to be done faster and requirements shift constantly, Scrum provides a viable alternative to the traditional and often bloated Waterfall method.

The concepts are easy to understand, harder to implement. My next challenge is introducing my customers and my team to Scrum.

Full details of how to become a Scrum Master can be found here: http://bit.ly/U0EMiy

Certainly worthy of some consideration.

Cheers,
Duncan
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