ITIL vs. PRINCE2 vs. PMP: What They Offer and Which One is better

Posted by Natalie Strong on October 10th, 2019

If you want to give your career and knowledge a boost but you are not sure about which one to go for, you are going to know a lot of things at the end of this article. Here, it is discussed about ITIL, PRINCE2, and PMP, what are they, what they do, what they offer, and which is better. If you are unsure about these three, you will easily understand it here, which will help you to make a better decision not only for your career but also for your future. 

ITIL, PRINCE2, and PMP are three popular certifications in project or service management all over the world. They are very useful in businesses. ILXGroup is the governing body of ITL and PRINCE2, whereas PMI is responsible for PMP. 

PMP is the abbreviation for Project Management Professionals. It is based on the principles given by Project management institute (PMI), which is ‘A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), and it provides the techniques and tools of project management. PMP does not have many expertise levels like ITIL and PRINCE2, although people, who are not eligible for PMP, get CAPM first. It gives more importance to skills and knowledge. If you are thinking of honing your skills, this is the perfect option for you. It covers many aspects, from initiating to planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, closing, and all other practices in between. It is a US standard used in project management. 

ITIL means Information Technology Infrastructure Library. It lets an organization improve and manage IT services. It also helps the candidates to increase the quality and efficiency. It has many levels, such as foundation, intermediate, management, expert, and master. It is a process-based framework and is a widely used IT Service Management. It not only helps to boost the quality, efficiency and bring down the cost, but also provides good knowledge and money to the professionals. It highlights the alignment of information technology services and the needs of the market. It was developed by the Central Computer and Telecommunications agency of the United Kingdom in the 1980s. It gives the user a systematic and maintained approach to IT service management and can help the workers manage risk, strengthen relations with customers, put up cost-effective practices and build a stable IT environment that helps in growth, scale, and change. For a long time, it has helped many people, be it developers, workers, or customers, to work efficiently. 

PRINCE2 is a well-known acronym for certain job roles in a controlled environment. It provides a step to step methodology to work in a better way. It is known across the world and especially in America, Australia, and Europe, for its imperative design to manage projects and to improve performances. If you are interested in being in the field of project management, you should surely take up this course. It has three levels, which are Professional, Practitioner, and Fundamental. PRINCE II follows six aspects, which are scope, timescale, risk management, quality of the product; benefits acquired, and cost management. PRINCE2 follows seven principles, which are learning from experience, regular updates, division of properly structured roles, managing risks, taking quality and quantity into important aspects, and stage-wise controlling. PRINCE II projects also have defined tolerances or aspects, which are scope, timescale, risk management, quality of the product; benefits acquired, and cost management. 

Out of these three courses, you can opt for any on or even do multiple courses if you have the time and will to learn. Having knowledge of multiple courses is actually required on today’s date. Which certifications do you want completely depend upon you and your career? Taking these courses will surely help you one way or another is it to get wisdom or to earn money and boost your career aspects. It is worth to do more than one course if you are too confused and cannot choose anyone among the three. If you have the interest to do well, no matter what happens, you will see good results. PRINCE2, ITIL, and PMP, all three are in the list of the widespread project management approaches in the world today and are designed to manage projects and improve project performances. So choose wisely.

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