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Changes in the 6th edition of PRINCE2

A lot has happened since 2009, we have had a number of updates to the PMBOK plus another in the pipeline and we have heard a lot about Agile and Scrum. Due to the PRINCE2 manual and the current training material used by many training companies, PRINCE2 is seen as a more waterfall approach and not suited to the more flexible creative projects where requirements can appear like magic during the project.

Also, the majority of people who have a PRINCE2 certification never use it as they don’t know how. The training courses are too focused on passing the exams and not on using PRINCE2, which of course defeats the whole purpose. People don’t know how to apply PRINCE2 to their projects as they need both an excellent PRINCE2 and project management knowledge to be able to do this. This is also known as tailoring PRINCE2 to suit your project.

So AXELOS wants to make sure that people can start using PRINCE2 on their projects and have therefore done the following:

What are the main changes in the 6th edition of PRINCE2?

What are main changes to the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam?

What are the main changes to the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam?

There is much more focus to help ensure that candidates are equipped with the practical skills to use PRINCE2 after the exam, which is a big change as most people with a PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification did not have a clue where to begin. The existing PRINCE2 Practitioner courses were more exam preparation courses than anything to do with practicing and using PRINCE2.

The main changes to the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam include:

Reminder: Blooms Taxonomy (Learning Levels) Bloom’s Taxonomy provides a framework for educators. It provides a hierarchy of levels to assist educators in designing tasks, crafting questions and for providing feedback on student work.

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