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Many government ministries and private organizations in Saudi Arabia are starting to require project management certifications for their managers. Both the Project Management Professional (PMP) and the Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2) certifications are an industry-recognized qualification for project managers. Today, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has more than 300 chapters in over 80 countries, while AXELOS is a joint venture company between the UK Cabinet Office and Capita Plc. This paper shows why the marketplace in Saudi Arabia is demanding PMP rather than PRINCE2. The aim of this study is to contribute to such literature by understanding the dominance of PMP in project management in Saudi Arabia.

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