When I've Got PRINCE2, ITIL As Well I actually need?

PRINCE2 and ITIL are both standardized and management methods, formulated by the British government and, consequently, by public and private institutions across the UK, Europe and increasingly adopted in the United States, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Both methods are described in standard textbooks, and managed as accredited courses available, with tests and certificates by the APMG.

PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments offers v. 2) ageneric project management framework developed based on best practices (or "components") by a team of professional and experienced project managers and subject to constant revision (it currently is a trend, the term "best practices" good practice "less absolutist''to to recognize the importance and necessity of continuous improvement.

There are two levels, the PRINCE2 qualification: PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner. TheFoundation qualification is for anyone who could work on a project run under PRINCE2 essential guidelines as a basic understanding of PRINCE2 concepts, methods and terminology is available. It is also recommended for anyone who needs to gain an insight of what is project management and what the industry standards are having.

PRINCE2 Practitioner is aimed at developing project managers. The qualification demonstrates analytical skills and knowledge anda solid understanding of industry standards and practices. It is necessary for anyone working in a PRINCE2 project and is also an extremely useful tool of the processes and procedures for project managers on where the administration not to cast PRINCE2 projects.

The IT Infrastructure Library (or ITIL) is a specific IT service management framework. The main difference between project management and service management is that a project is by definition a transientLifetime, while an important aspect of service management, the conservation and development of services that are currently available. An IT Service Manager to start on a project in the context of the role, but a project manager is not operational maintenance in the long term, unless it fundamentally changed the nature of the role.

There are several independent qualifications in ITIL. The basic Foundation Certificate is a prerequisite for all other levels,and provides an introduction to the "service lifecycle": Strategy, Design, Transition, Operation and Continual Service Improvement. As the Project Lifecycle PRINCE2 describes ITIL Service Management as a series of stages, but unlike PRINCE2 lays great stress on the ITIL maintenance, monitoring and improvement of services developed during the earlier stages of the lifecycle.

Intermediate level ITIL qualifications to investigate these phases closer. Some Modules will also examine specific service management processes (for example: Risk Management, Knowledge Management, Request Fulfillment), which are concentrated in the roles with which they are linked. This allows people in a busy IT service capability, but not necessarily accept as a service manager, the study methods and best practices for more responsibility.

There are significant cross-over project between> Management and Service Management. Both disciplines require the ability to distinguish between a macroscopic and a thorough look at the goals of the team, the business and industry to take. Both PRINCE2 and ITIL holistic approaches to teaching the objectives of the project / service managers, starting with the need-based development strategy and provides a comprehensive framework for organizing the progress towards a defined goal. In addition, there are both on the basis of an ongoing business focus inTo avoid degeneration into activities not required for its own sake, as an instrument for the fulfillment of customers.

However, there are important differences between PRINCE2 and ITIL. The necessarily temporary nature of a project means that PRINCE2 does not cover the promotion and development of the necessary IT Service Manager for the design and implementation of the initial product idea. On the other hand, does not adequately train ITIL Service Manager for projects to bring aclose to satisfactory, with the emphasis more on the provision of long-term service contracts. While an IT Service Manager ITIL can not do on a day to day basis, the project-specific training for PRINCE2 is of fundamental importance, are needed as separate projects under the long-term provision of services. And accordingly, while a project manager can provide many of the skills required in service management to move, it is the ITIL qualification that the necessary dealsUnderstanding of how a high quality of services can be maintained after the first product was developed.

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