After passing your PRINCE2 Foundation exam, you may wonder what you can do now to make yourself even more employable. Are there key skills you should develop? Is it worthwhile becoming a practitioner? Here are some tips on where to go from here.
It is always advantageous to have relevant experience when applying for any role, but whether you have been in project management for years or are just starting out, there are a number skills you should hone to make you a more suitable candidate.
To enhance what you learned during your Foundation training, you could aim to develop your knowledge in the various PRINCE2 reports and their structures, PRINCE2 product- based planning and your ability to update a plan. Additionally, look into network planning, activity networks and configuration management as well as how to construct a project filing system. It will be worth your while to continue your training by taking the Practitioner exam. Looking forward, in this previous post you will find advice on what steps to take after passing your PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.
I suggest you read a copy of the Best Management Practice manual on Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®). It will provide you with insight into project support but also into a career path through to programme and portfolio support. P3O is a practical guide based on real life experiences from a variety of organizations. It will help you to understand why, when and how you should use P3O models and will give you an organization-wide view of support and enablement structures within project management.
If you really want to prove your k nowledge and experience and have passed your PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification you are eligible to become a PRINCE2 Professional. PRINCE2 Professional is not an exam and it doesn’t require any training. You are simply assessed over a 2 1/2 day Assessment Centre where your experience and understanding of PRINCE2 will be observed by qualified Evaluators through roleplay and interview. To learn more about Professional, click here.
Here are some great facts and figures to remind you of the benefits of being PRINCE2 qualified and you may find some further inspiration here.
If you are interested in moving forward and taking your Practitioner exam or Professional certification, contact Africa Value Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org.