Top Project Management Service Provider Blue Maple Weighs in on PMBOKĀ®and PRINCE2Ā®

One of Australiaā€™s top project management providers Blue Maple weighs in on two of the most popular standards in project management, PMBOK and PRINCE2.

Online PR News – 16-May-2011 – – Sydney, NSW ā€“One of Australiaā€™s most successfulproject management services companies, Blue Maple weighs in on two of the most popular standards and methodologies in

project management: the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKĀ®) and PRINCE2Ā®.

In a blog article through their website, Blue Maple cites the differences between the two.

PMBOKĀ® Versus PRINCE2Ā® Methodology

Project Performance International1describes PMBOK as a useful guide reference covering the entire subject of project management. Blue Maple agrees with this and

emphasises that PMBOK is clearly a guide and not a methodology.People who would like to get accredited with PMBOK have to take the Certified Associate in Project

Management (CAPM) exam or the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.

ā€œUnlike the PMBOK, PRINCE2 is a methodology,ā€ writes Blue Maple.

ILX Group2 describes PRINCE2 as a de facto standard that is being extensively used in the UK government and widely recognised in the private sector internationally.

PRINCE2 is an upgrade on PRINCE,an acronym which means Projects in Controlled Environments.

Blue Maple recognises PRINCE2 as one of the widely accepted methods in project management that is based around a series of underlying principles and seven processes

showing how to manage a project. People who would like to get accredited under the PRINCE2 Methodology can choose to go for the Foundation Level or the Practitioner

Level, which is recommended for project managers.

Blue Maple further expounds that PRINCE2 dominates in the government sector and is popular in pharmaceutical and IT departments where an organisation prefers a

structural approach to projects. PMBOK, on the other hand, is very popular in construction, engineering and mining sectors. It includes different types of contracts

and earned value calculations which are not covered in detail in the PRINCE2 Methodology.

The Verdict

ā€œThe two are not mutually exclusive and we usually recommend to professional project managers that they are across both,ā€ writes Blue Maple.

Project Management Academy3agreesto this conclusionby saying that PRINCE2 and PMBOK are complimentary. They also recommend project managers to attend both PMBOK and

PRINCE2 training to expand project management knowledge.

Blue Maple Offers Project Management Professional Certification

Blue Maple offers comprehensive Project Management Professional courses to provide any student the knowledge necessary to successfully complete the Project Management

Professional Certification (PMP) exam.

They encourage Project Managers, Team Managers, Team Members, Senior Managers who are overseeing project teams, and anyone interested in project work to attend. The

course includes topics like project scope, risk and change management, scheduling, stakeholder management and many more.

Blue Maple Services

Blue Maple offers both short-term consulting to help specific projects as well as a wider view of organisational maturity and how it can be improved with a series of

program and change initiatives.

Founded in 2002, Blue Maple was formerly called TPG Academy. They added training services in 2005. Besides providing PMBOK and PRINCE2 Methodology trainings, they also

offer the Office of the Government Commerceā€™s, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) and Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices (P3O) courses.

AboutBlue Maple Project Management:
Blue Maple Project Management is one of Australiaā€™s premierproject management servicesproviders. Formerly TPG Academy, we have been offering PRINCE2, PMBOK and

othercompetent project management servicesto Australian businesses for almost 10 years. Visit us today and learn how you can get your Project Management Professional


Contact Information:

Mike Gray
Blue Maple Project Management

Phone: 02 8347 0PO Box 324, Maroubra NSW 2035955