A candidate recently asked us: ‘I have completed ITIL V3 and I would like to know if PRINCE2 would help me,if so how? I work in a project as a team lead. I would like to become a project manager.’
If your organization has adopted PRINCE2, or you might move to an organization using PRINCE2, you would find it very useful; it also has the advantage of being compatible with ITIL.
PRINCE2 is widely used as a framework for delivering projects and so an understanding of its themes and processes will widen your job prospects.
But PRINCE2 alone will not make you a project manager, so it is well worth also looking at qualifications offered by BCS, IPMA and the US-based PMI. There are also degrees relating to project management.
Have a look at the APMG web site for details about PRINCE2 trainers and www.best-management-practice.com is an excellent repository of information.
An experienced trainer could advise you on how your present experience and ITIL background and aspirations could lead to a project management position.
Your organization’s HR department and any project managers in your organization could also give you some advice on what they would look for in achieving your aim of becoming a project manager including that invaluable asset: “experience”.