Differences between Prince2, MSP versus IPMA

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R.D.T.M. Pape
Project Manager, Netherlands

Differences between Prince2, MSP versus IPMA

🔥NEW I am a bit confused and sad that the misunderstanding between Prince 2, MSP... versus IPMA is quite persistent.
All of the certificates in the (former) APMG-range are certificates that one can study and are examined by MPC-questions.
When you pass such examination you can call yourself "certified". Even if this is a bit like calling yourself a pilot only based on learning in a simulator.

All this unlike IPMA C up to B level, as you mention in this knowledge center. IPMA certification is based on proven experience. Shown to and assessed by experienced assessors.
Therefore in my opinion, IPMA experience certificates are far more valuable than the other project management certificates.
When using Prince 2, MSP in my IPMA B certificate, a comparison is completely useless. Prince2 and MSP are basically about learning, while IPMA is about experience.
I am using some method to get experienced and show this experience in an assessment.

So please remember that using Prince2, MSP, PSM, etc. is just part of getting certified on IPMA.

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