What is Which Pathway – APM,PMI or PRINCE2®? about?
There are three main recognised bodies for project management who provide a range of project management best-practice methodology, principles, qualifications, certifications and professional membership. Reassuringly, there is considerable overlap concerning what each of the three bodies considers as best-practice project management.
The differences between the three bodies tends to be more related to the level, focus, breadth and depth of project management principles, processes, techniques and methods rather than there being any fundamentally conflicting views about best-practice project management.
The three main recognised project management bodies are:
1. Association for Project Management (APM) – Their aim is to develop and promote project management across all sectors of industry. At the heart of APM ethos is the APM Body of Knowledge (APM BoK), comprising fifty-two knowledge areas required to manage any successful project. APM BoK provides a framework and key principles for managing projects.
2. Project Management Institute (PMI) – At the heart of the PMI philosophy is ‘A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)’. The PMBOK Guide comprises core project management processes and techniques, and also includes professional responsibility.
3. Association for Project Management Group (APMG) – owners of the PRINCE2 method for managing projects. PRINCE2 is an acronym for PRojects In Controlled Environments. PRINCE2 is a structured process-based method for effective project management.
What are the benefits?
The session will examine each and provide information to allow delegates to evaluate key requirements for their own organisation and projects and also consider the relevance to your own organisation or industry sector. It will also provide information in relation to qualifications or professional status that can be gained via each body, both in terms of individuals and organisations.
It will shed light on many considerations including if any of APM, PRINCE2 or PMI are already being deployed in own organisation. Also to consider the project management approach or method most common for own clients and to lesser degree own suppliers.