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23
Nov
Time: 9.00 Location: Brussels Type: Conference Language:

With this yearly event QRP International wants to hear the stories of 3 companies that have implemented Project Management, and specifically decided to start this journey with a well-known method like PRINCE2. Come and hear their stories, their lessons and their tips for success!

First speakers confirmed!

  •  Fabrice Antoine, Directeur Général Adjoint du département Exploitation at ETNIC, partenaire informatique de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles.
  • Adriana Bancianu, Senior Manager at Deloitte Global Tax Center 

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Leading organizations across sectors and geographic borders have been steadily embracing project management as a way to control spending and improve project results. When the recession began, this practice became even more important. Executives discovered that adhering to project management methods and strategies reduced risks, cut costs and  improved success rates—all vital to surviving the economic crisis.

This is how the Project Management Institute describes the importance of Project Management in all organizations, and even in uncertain and risky times like in contemporary economy.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT MATTERS. Although this seems to be an evident truth, and although many organizations state that they do work with project management principles and strategies, it is still true that:

  • For some companies, some established PM processes are in place, but no monitoring or evaluation are foreseen*
  • PM is rarely aligned with organization’s objectives*
  • The challenges that most PMs emphasize tend to be poor practice, bad planning and bad management decisions*

(*from Axelos_PPM Benchmarking Report 2017)

Furthermore, Project Managers interviewed for the Axelos PPM Benchmarking Report 2017 highlight some of the issues that commonly led to project failure:

  • PMs often found themselves handling a project that couldn’t be delivered in the timeframe,
  • PMs witnessed significant changes to the project brief,
  • PMs stated the risks were not properly understood,
  • PMs felt their project didn’t have the right people in place.

These data underline clearly how Project Management, despite the common understanding of the its importance, still needs to have more dedicated investments in order to really deliver value for the organizations.

STRUCTURE OF THE CONFERENCE

This yearly Project Management conference will include 3 case studies from Belgian organizations that are implementing Project Management and the presentation of a subject matter expert, trainer and consultant, on the theoretical framework and PM methods. Furthermore, there will be a Q&A session for the audience to ask more in depth details about the scenarios presented, as well as a great networking moment with welcome coffee buffet and walking cocktails.

First confirmed speakers:

  • Mr Fabrice Antoine, Directeur Général Adjoint du département Exploitation at ETNIC, partenaire informatique de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles.
  • Ms Adriana Bancianu, Senior Manager at Deloitte Global Tax Center 
  • Mr Georges de Wasseige, PRINCE2 and Change Management Trainer and Consultant at QRP International.

Stay tuned!

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the workshop participants should:

  • Get an overview of the PPM framework, and how Project Management has a central place;
  • Get to know how other Belgian organizations implement Project Management, and how they select the right method;
  • Share lessons learned and tips from other professionals on the field;
  • Get an insight into PRINCE2 project management and how this works when selected as company method.

WHERE & WHEN?

  • Location: Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre – Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210 Bruxelles
  • Time: 9h00 – 13h00- registration starts at 8h30
  • Language: English
  • Attendance fee: FREE entrance, registration required
  • Inscription: to enroll please fill in the form below and click on “Register Now“.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the content, contact-us and we will reply you with a mail or call as soon as possible.

NOTE: This workshop is an information session containing interactive elements. This session will not give you any formal qualification.

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20
Oct
Time: 11.00 Location: From Your Computer! Type: Webinar Language:

As part of our effort to provide more on information on “What’s next after Project Management?” with this webinar we introduce you to PMO Management.

If your focus is on improving the way that projects are done (so that more projects succeed and change is more effective), then you should consider P3O, which explains how to use offices to support projects, programs and portfolios. You can facilitate effective portfolio, programme and project management in your organization by implementing a PMO Office. This may be provided through a single permanent office which may exist under several different names e.g. PMO, Portfolio Office, Centre of Excellence, Enterprise or Corporate Programme Office. It may otherwise be provided through a linked set of offices (portfolio office, programme offices, project offices), both permanent (enabling/supporting business objectives and consistency of delivery) and temporary (enabling/supporting specific programmes and projects), providing a mix of central and localized services.

STRUCTURE OF THE WEBINAR

1)PMO Management Background

  • Projects, Programmes, Portfolios
  • Business as Usual (BAU) and Change Initiatives

2)What is PMO Management?

  • What is a P3O?
  • P3 Lifecycles
  • Examples of PMO Offices (“P3O Models”)
  • PMO Roles and Techniques

3)PMO Management – benefits for the organization

  • How does a PMO add value?
  • 6 Principles
  • The P3O Value Matrix
  • Typical career paths

4)Q&A session on content and info on Training and Certification

ABOUT THE EXPERT

Stijn Jassens is a trainer and consultant specialised in project, portfolio management and general management advice. He worked for both the public and the private sector on IT management, Business and IT alignment, and business transformation through technology. Stijn is an expert in Project and Portfolio Management: he coordinated project delivery in previous jobs as release manager: he worked in the alignment of the planning, technical and commercial dependencies of IT enabling business projects.

WHERE & WHEN?

  • Location: Anywhere! From your computer!
  • Date: October 20th, 2017
  • Time: 11h00 – 12h00 – 1h session
  • Language: English
  • Trainer: Stijn Jassens,  PRINCE2 accredited trainer and consultant, MSP and MoP certified, P3O/PMO Expert
  • Attendance feeFREE! Registration required
  • Inscription: to enroll please fill in the form below and click on “Register Now“.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the content, contact-us and we will reply you with a mail or call as soon as possible.

NOTE: This webinar is an information session containing interactive elements. This session will not give you any formal qualification in P3O.

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29
Sep
Time: 11.00 Location: From Your Computer! Type: Webinar Language:

As part of our effort to provide more on information on “What’s next after Project Management?” with this webinar we introduce you to Portfolio Management.

If you are a manager with a top-down perspective (you are managing a budget and a team, or a group of strategic initiatives), your next step could be MoP Portfolio Management, a one week training with certification. MoP, Management of Portfolios, provides an overview of all change activities including what is in the portfolio, what it is costing, what risks are faced, what progress is being made, and what the impact is on business as usual and the organization’s strategic objectives. MoP helps you answer the question “Are we doing the right projects?” by prioritizing the right projects and programmes to undertake.

STRUCTURE OF THE WEBINAR

1)Portfolio Management Background

  • Definition and Interaction of Project, Programme, Portfolio Management

2)Elements of Portfolio Management – MoP

  • 5 Portfolio Management Principles
  • Portfolio Definition & Delivery
  • Governance Model

3)Portfolio Management benefits

  • 10 Benefits for the organization
  • An example of strategic alignment

4)Q&A session on content and info on Training and Certification

ABOUT THE EXPERT

Stijn Jassens is a trainer and consultant specialised in project, portfolio management and general management advice. He worked for both the public and the private sector on IT management, Business and IT alignment, and business transformation through technology. Stijn is an expert in Project and Portfolio Management: he coordinated project delivery in previous jobs as release manager: he worked in the alignment of the planning, technical and commercial dependencies of IT enabling business projects.

WHERE & WHEN?

  • Location: Anywhere! From your computer!
  • Date: September 29th, 2017
  • Time: 11h00 – 12h00 – 1h session
  • Language: English
  • Trainer: Stijn Jassens,  PRINCE2 accredited trainer and consultant, MSP and MoP certified, P3O/PMO Expert
  • Attendance feeFREE! Registration required
  • Inscription: to enroll please fill in the form below and click on “Register Now“.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the content, contact-us and we will reply you with a mail or call as soon as possible.

NOTE: This webinar is an information session containing interactive elements. This session will not give you any formal qualification in MoP.

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15
Sep
Time: 11.00 Location: From Your Computer! Type: Webinar Language:

As part of our effort to provide more on information on “What’s next after Project Management?” with this webinar we introduce you to Programme Management.

In you are a project manager, or a manager, managing bigger-and-bigger projects and driving transformational business change, your next step is Programme Management. MSP, Managing Successful Programmes, represents proven good practice in programme management in successfully delivering transformational change, drawn from the experiences of both public and private sector organisations. MSP defines programme management as “the action of carrying out the coordinated organization, direction and implementation of a dossier of projects and transformational activities (i.e. the programme), to achieve outcomes and realize benefits of strategic importance to the business”. In fact it’s key to understand that a programme is not only a “bigger project”, but can also be a set of coordinated projects.

STRUCTURE OF THE WEBINAR

1)Programme Management Background

  • Organizational Context
  • Programme Management Context (difference between project and programme management)

2)Introduction to MSP -Managing Successful Programmes-

  • 7 Principles
  • 9 Governance Themes
  • 6 Transformational Flow processes
  • Mapping the Transformational Flow with key control documents

3)Programme Organization

  • Roles in the Programme Board
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Analysis of Stakeholder Profiles

4)Programme Management benefits for the organization

  • Aligning 3 critical organizational elements
  • Overcoming classic programme failures

5)Q&A session on content and info on Training and Certification

ABOUT THE EXPERT

Stijn Jassens is a trainer and consultant specialised in project, portfolio management and general management advice. He worked for both the public and the private sector on IT management, Business and IT alignment, and business transformation through technology. Stijn is an expert in Project and Portfolio Management: he coordinated project delivery in previous jobs as release manager: he worked in the alignment of the planning, technical and commercial dependencies of IT enabling business projects.

WHERE & WHEN?

  • Location: Anywhere! From your computer!
  • Date: September 15th, 2017
  • Time: 11h00 – 12h00 – 1h session
  • Language: English
  • Trainer: Stijn Jassens PRINCE2 accredited trainer and consultant, MSP and MoP certified, P3O/PMO Expert
  • Attendance feeFREE! Registration required
  • Inscription: to enroll please fill in the form below and click on “Register Now“.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the content, contact-us and we will reply you with a mail or call as soon as possible.

NOTE: This webinar is an information session containing interactive elements. This session will not give you any formal qualification in MSP.

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19
Sep
Time: 18.00 Location: Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre - Avenue du Boulevard 17 Type: Conference Language:

The Public Administration world is in full change and looking for support and aid to successfully complete their ideas and projects.

QRP International has developed itself as an information provider towards the public sector and has built credibility on informing and supporting the public sector in their search to improve their project management practices.

PRINCE2 is perfectly placed to be a solution for the public sector as it is originated from the (British) Public Sector. The solutions that are provided within the Best practice framework are made by PA and are meant to be used by PA.
The conference P3 for PA stands for Projects, Programmes and Portfolio’s within Public Adminstration.

The conference has two objectives:

  • Reward loyal PA clients by holding an exclusive preview of the company services and by creating networking opportunities
  • Offer the chance to the PA clients to benchmark and learn from the people they meet and the presentations they follow.

We are proud to be sponsored by Axelos Global Best Practice for this P3 for PA event: AXELOS 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, MSP and the new collection of cyber resilience best practice products, RESILIA, are adopted by private, public and voluntary sectors in more than 150 countries to improve employees’ skills, knowledge and competence in order to make both individuals and organizations work more effectively.

SPEAKERS OF THE CONFERENCE

  • AFMPS (Agence Fédérale des Médicaments et Produits de Santé) – Mr. MAHY Didier, Executive Projects & Portfolio Management Officer, “La gestion et le suivi de projets au sein de l’AFMPS: Mise en place d’un PPMO (Projects & Portfolio Management Office)”

What is the role, mission and expectations related to the implementation of a PMO within a Public Service such as the Agence Fédérale des Médicaments et Produits de Santé? What are the methods and means? And what are the results of the implementation of the PMO  and what improvements still need to be made?

  • SMALS – Mr. Tom Van Medegael, Project Management Officer “PRINCE2 @Smals: Best Practices & lessons learned”:

In 2016, Smals made the switch from a PMBOK-based to a PRINCE2-based project management framework. This step has created a strong momentum for both internal (software development + IT infrastructure) and external management, in order to follow a common public-sector project management process. In 2017 SMALS achieved a maturity with a good potential for further synergies within the sector. A number of best practices and lessons learned will be discussed during the presentation.

  • QRP International – Mr. Georges de Wasseige, Accredited PRINCE2 and Change Management trainer and consultant
  • AXELOS Global Best Practice – Mr. Cameron Stewart, Head of PPM Product Development, “Aligning work done with strategy

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
By the end of the workshop participants should:

  • Be more familiar with the structure on how to set up a P3 structure;
  • Develop some ideas on how to improve their own organisation;
  • Have been explained an assessment tool for their maturity in P3;
  • Share experiences with peers, experts and a field panel.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM ATTENDING?
This workshop will be particularly relevant for:

  • Project/Programme/Portfolio managers involved in Public organisation;
  • People who want to discuss how to move forward from their actual situation and do a reality check with an accredited and experienced consultant and colleagues from the same sector;
  • Professionals that are looking for more structure on how to align projects with the overall strategy. It is not important at which stage or level they are.

WHERE & WHEN?

  • Location: Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre – Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210 Bruxelles
  • Date: 19 September 2017
  • Time: 18h00 -21h30 – Registration starts at 17h30 (Walking dinner included)
  • Language: French/Dutch/English – Speakers will present in their own language. Participant can ask questions in their own language
  • Attendance fee: FREE entrance, inscription required
  • Inscription: to enroll please click on the “Register Now” button below

MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the content, contact-us and we will reply you with a mail or call as soon as possible.
NOTE: This conference is an information session containing interactive elements. This session will not give you any formal qualification in any certification. It does lead to PDU points. Please ask us your attendance certificate in case of need.

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09
Jun
Time: 11.00 Location: Online Type: Webinar Language:

PRINCE2 is firmly established as the world’s most practiced method for project management and is globally recognized for delivering successful projects. In January 2017 AXELOS, announced the upcoming arrival of updated PRINCE2 guidance and Foundation and Practitioner examinations.

Together, these form PRINCE2 2017 and represent the first major update to PRINCE2 since 2009.

With this informative webinar QRP International wants to introduce you to the changes, understanding not only what changes in the content, but also what are the main reasons for the update, and how these updates will impact (or not impact) on your actual certification, and/or training plans.

Register for this FREE presentation to ask all your questions to the PRINCE2 expert!

STRUCTURE OF THE WEBINAR

1) Background:

  • Key drivers for PRINCE 2017 version
  • Brief review of main elements of PRINCE2: principles, processes, themes

2) PRINCE2 2017:

  • How is PRINCE2 going to change? What is NOT going to change?
  • Main updates in PRINCE2 content

3) Training & Certification:

  • PRINCE2 scheme
  • Changes to PRINCE2 practitioner certification validity
  • Introducing the PRINCE2 Community

4) Q&A Session

OBJECTIVES OF THE WEBINAR

By the end of the webinar participants should:

  • Understand the background in the Project Management context
  • Understand the reasons for change of the PRINCE2 2017 update
  • Understand the update in the PRINCE2 content
  • Understand the changes in the PRINCE2 qualification scheme (PRINCE2 Practitioner validity)
  • Understand the impact of the update on existing PRINCE2 certifications

WHERE & WHEN?

  • Location: Anywhere! From your computer!
  • Date: June 9
  • Time: 11h00 – 12h00 – 1h session
  • Language: English
  • Trainer: David Maegerman, PRINCE2 and AgilePM accredited trainer and consultant
  • Attendance fee: FREE! Registration required
  • Inscription: to enroll please fill in the form below and click on “Register Now“.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the content, contact-us and we will reply you with a mail or call as soon as possible.

NOTE: This webinar is an information session containing interactive elements. This session will not give you any formal qualification in PRINCE2.

 

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