What is PRINCE2® 6th Edition

The PRINCE2® 6th Edition methodology is a structured project management method that guides individuals and organizations through the essentials for running a successful project, regardless of type or scale. It provides a “How To” guide to manage effective projects. Over 1 million PRINCE2® 6th Edition exams have been taken across the world.

PRINCE2® 6th Edition also enables organizations to clearly define project roles and responsibilities and integrate these with job roles, personal reviews, objectives and planning and management systems such as the balanced scorecard.

PRINCE2® 6th Edition is compatible with and improves the results produced for all other project management certifications, including PMP®.

Benefits for organizations:

PRINCE2® 6th Edition can help you focus and deliver value to your organization. Some of the benefits include:

  • Improving cost control through coordination of activities and teams using tried and tested processes
  • Improving effectiveness through fact-based decision-making using defined and relevant metrics
  • Delivering reliably and helping deliver to budget, quality and time specifications, while mitigating risks and identifying opportunities
  • Supporting cross-functional work.


PRINCE2® 6th Edition Certification and Training

The PRINCE2® 6th Edition certification provides varying levels, of which the two most popular are Foundation and Practitioner. These certifications are aimed at Project Managers and all those who are involved in planning and delivering projects. All courses take place in the 12th floor training rooms of the Desmarais building located on the University of Ottawa campus.


Why PRINCE2® 6th Edition and PMBOK?

There is a lot of value in project managers holding both a PRINCE2® 6th Edition and PMP certificate. Below we’ve listed just some of the main reasons why every Project Manager should have both:

  • PRINCE2® 6th Edition is the how, who and when to PMBOK’s what and why…here are a few examples:
    • In PRINCE2® 6th Edition the Business Case is a more dynamic feature as it’s incorporated throughout the project to ensure continual business justification
    • PRINCE2® 6th Edition clearly defines roles and responsibilities across the whole project and emphasizes the participation of internal customers and the people doing the work
    • PMBOK offers much more focus on the human side of projects and conflict management which is not covered in PRINCE2® 6th Edition.
  • PRINCE2® 6th Edition has no pre-requisite (not even professional experience!). That way before you begin to manage that first project you can learn how to.  The addition benefit is that you don’t need to unlearn bad habits that were picked up while the project manager acquired experience.
  • Understanding both PRINCE2® 6th Edition and the PMBOK guide means that project managers can speak the same language globally leading to more effective communication.
  • Having knowledge of both saves busy project managers valuable time; while the PMBOK guide gives practitioners all the tools and techniques they need, PRINCE2® 6th Edition gives project managers an easily repeatable (but also tailorable) method that can be applied to every project they run.

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PRINCE2® 6th Edition Re-registration

All PRINCE2® 6th Edition Practitioners should be re-registered within three to five calendar years of their original certification. This re-registration comprises a one-hour examination set at the same standard as the Practitioner examination. The re-registration certification enables you to demonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development and the currency of your knowledge of PRINCE2® 6th Edition to employers, peers and colleagues.


What if I’m already a PMP®?

We recognize the prior learning and achievements of individuals who hold a PMP certification, allowing them to progress directly to PRINCE2® 6th Edition Practitioner level without needing to take the PRINCE2® 6th Edition Foundation certification. This is because we understand and appreciate that PMP holders are experienced individuals for which the Foundation level may not be appropriate. Click here to visit the PRINCE2® 6th Edition for Project Management Professionals (PMP)® course page!


See our PRINCE2® 6th Edition certification and training section below to find out more

 PRINCE2® 6th Edition Certification Duration 
 PRINCE2® 6th Edition Foundation and Practitioner Certification      5 Days
 PRINCE2® 6th Edition for PMP® Certification  5 Days
 PRINCE2® 6th Edition Foundation Certification  3 Days 
 PRINCE2® 6th Edition Practitioner Certification   2 Days



We are Committed to Help You Succeed!

We at the Professional Development Institute strive to ensure that you will be successful in your PRINCE2® 6th Edition certification exam after training with the PRINCE2® 6th Edition Foundation and Practitioner. However, if you are unsuccessful on the exam we will gladly offer you the opportunity to retake a different paper in a timely fashion. For more details, please consult our terms and conditions.