p3m global Welcomes Inclusive PRINCE2 Practitioner Pre-Requisite News from AXELOS
Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm
AXELOS Global Best Practice announced last Thursday that from 1st July 2014, they would waive their “requirement for project managers seeking the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification to obtain the Foundation level first.”
p3m global particularly applauds this update for its active inclusiveness of other leading project management standards of top practice. These include the Project Management Institute and the US and UK chapters of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) – the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management and the Association for Project Management, respectively. As recognised ATOs for both PMI and AXELOS (through APMG-International) certifications – and with aspirations for similar ATO status within IPMA via the APM – this is a significant development.
“With this initiative, we hope that project managers worldwide will consider how obtaining this higher level best practice management standard can improve project management within their organizations and develop their own careers without having to revisit a more elementary level of study beforehand,” said Frances Scarff, Product Development Director at AXELOS.
Inclusion opens up new windows for expanding the AXELOS customer-base that had once been closed or viewed as filled with a requisite re-learning of competencies. PMI and APMG-International Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) like p3m global welcome this opportunity to reach out to customers in the PMI realm.
“It’s good to see cross-standard recognition in the industry as we have long advised are clients that these two credentials are complimentary rather than conflicting,” said Ray Mead, CEO of p3m global. “I hope this will encourage some of our clients on the PMI side to look at what they can use from the AXELOS stable to further their role in project management, and vice versa.”
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