In the 20 years that I’ve been training people in Project Management (the APM process, not PRINCE2) I’ve been into hundreds of organisations of all types and sizes, and I have NEVER seen PRINCE2 being used, ever, in any of them. All these people get trained, and yet they never use it. So I thought I would get some facts to back up this observation:
I surveyed my Linkedin connections, many of whom are seasoned Project Managers – and got the following results:
So the votes are in, and what I get from the statistics is as follows:
If we leave out the 62% or respondents who have never been involved with PRINCE2 and just analyse those who know about it:
71% of people who are PRINCE2 trained are not using it. May not be their fault, but still, that’s a waste and maybe partly because companies pay lip service to something they ought to have but don’t need, or can see that it’s not really going to help.
11% are using it and are not impressed by it.
18% are using is successfully.
Not much of a success rate!
The more charitable way to look at the numbers is that of the (29) people who are using PRINCE2, 62% think it’s good and 38% don’t.
But then I guess the ones who don’t like it are not going to be using it – unless forced to – so the first stat is probably a better way to look at it.
You could even say that 18% like it and 82% don’t
And I’m one of those 82% for sure!!