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AXELOS launches PRINCE2 version for US market

AXELOS recently (28 September 2020) launched Effective Project Management – The PRINCE2® Method, the new US adaptation of the PRINCE2 guidance. It includes content relevant for users of American English, such as adapted spelling, terminology and common phrasing as well as tailored project management examples.

 AXELOS launches PRINCE2 version for US market

PRINCE2 is a process-based method that can be tailored to plan, manage and deliver projects of any size or complexity. It comprises four integrated elements of principles, themes and processes – these remain constant in Effective Project Management – The PRINCE2® Method.

PRINCE2 is used across a wide range of industries and sectors. It provides a centralized approach to manage time, costs, risks and the scope of projects while at the same time standardizing roles, language and processes. With over 2 million certified professionals in over 180* countries, PRINCE2 is one of the world’s most popular project management certification.

Mark Basham, Chief Executive Officer at AXELOS, recently said:

“This year, we have already seen a 13% rise of PRINCE2 exams in the US. And we are extremely proud of sharing our new US version of PRINCE2, as there’s no better time to invest in your skills and career.

“Project management is becoming more and more important nowadays. In times of uncertainty and change being able to speak one universal language and share the same processes will allow organizations and individuals to remain competitive and successful. PRINCE2 is key to this.”

Patrick von Schlag, President at Deep Creek Center, adds:

“PRINCE2 brings an optimal, proven, and flexible project management method that will assist businesses in crafting effective, reusable approaches to managing their project portfolios.

“Whether you are running traditional predictive projects or more agile ones, PRINCE2 gives you the necessary underpinning support to ensure your projects begin on a strong footing, maintain their focus on your organization’s business case, and provide the architecture to help your project managers leverage their knowledge and consistently execute.”

PRINCE2 consists of guidance, training with an exam and professional certification and no pre-requisites are needed. Project managers can sit the exam at any point in their career.

*As of 29 November 2019, PRINCE2 certifications are held and used in 220 countries/dependant territories/special areas of geographical interest using ISO3166 standard (source: AXELOS fact file data and AXELOS’ public register of candidates).


AXELOS is a joint venture company co-owned by the UK Government’s Cabinet Office and Capita plc. It is responsible for developing, enhancing and promoting a number of best practice methodologies used globally by professionals working primarily in project, programme and portfolio management, IT service management and cyber resilience.

The methodologies, including ITIL®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, MSP®, RESILIA® and its newest addition AgileSHIFT®, are adopted in more than 150 countries to improve employees’ skills, knowledge and competence in order to make both individuals and organizations work more effectively.


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