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Date: 23/04/2020

QRP International loves to organize events that will help you grow professionally. We like to continue your training outside of the classroom and keep you involved in the Best Practice Methodologies. Unfortunately we had to postpone many of our ‘real-life’ events to a later date this year, but we found another way to provide you with food for thought; online events!

We did not only change all our courses into online courses in our virtual classroom, we also planned a series of webinars to inspire you. The webinars we planned are the following;

April 30th, 11.00 AM; How to apply PRINCE2 Virtually?

Our expert and accredited trainer Stijn Janssens will help you apply PRINCE2 virtually. He will cover topics such as communication, changes of processes and lessons learned. Of course you can also ask any questions you might have.

To watch the webinar recording, click here.

Learn more and read the blogs Stijn Janssens wrote about the topic. Blog: PRINCE2 Principles applied to virtual projects or Communication in virtual projects.

May 19th 16.30 PM; Agile Frameworks

The term Agile always raises room for discussion, there are many different opinions and perspectives. Can you explain what Agile means to you and your organization? We asked our expert and accredited trainer Kim Delgadillo to once and for all explain about the different Agile Frameworks. Find out what fits your organization!

To watch the webinar recording, click here.

Learn more and read the blog Kim Delgadillo wrote about the Agile transformation. Blog: The Agile Transformation; the kickstart.

June 2nd 16.30 PM; SCRUM Master by APMG

SCRUM is a methodology that changed the way of work for thousands of organizations. It helps prioritize and deliver. One of the most important roles within the SCRUM set up is the SCRUM Master, but what does he/she actually do? We asked our expert Kim Delgadillo to take you on a journey into the world of the SCRUM Master during a free webinar. 

To watch the webinar recording, click here.

Want to read more about Scrum? Download the whitepaper ‘Discovery of Scrum; the foundation‘ for free!

June 23rd 16.30 PM; Trial and error; applying ITIL 4

You have followed the course, passed the exam and are now a proud owner of an ITIL 4 certificate. But what do you do next, how to actually apply ITIL 4 on a daily basis? ITIL 4 is created to adopt and adapt, to tailor to your organization. Easier said than done, we know. That is why we invited our expert and trainer Kais Albassir to host an online ITIL 4 user event. 

During this afternoon, Kais will share his take on the ITIL 4 application. But that is not all, we will create a discussion and answer all questions you might have.

Join us here for free!

For any questions, feel free to contact us directly.

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Date: 26/03/2020

The current pandemic is challenging all of us in many different ways. One big challenge is the fact that all of us are currently strongly advised to work from home. Meetings are cancelled, plans have changed and business as usual is interrupted. Also we as QRP International have to alter the planning of our courses. 

However, the pandemic was also the last push we needed to finally execute the plan we have had for a long time; Virtual Classrooms. As of now we can offer all of our courses virtually. We have the same teachers, the same challenging learning methods and the same energy. The only difference, you and the other participants are all in different locations. 

Our Virtual Classroom solution

We do our utmost to make our clients happy. It is with this core value in the back of our heads that we developed the Virtual Classrooms. We thought about giving you the best possible learning experience. In this light we decided not to just copy the on site classroom courses, but we shuffled it up. Our Virtual Classroom courses are made out of a mix of live training and homework. This is because we do not think you will be happy to sit behind your webcam for eight hours straight. 

The morning or afternoon sessions are taught live and that is where the trainer explains the methodology. This is your opportunity to ask questions to the trainer and engage with the other participants. The other part of the day, you will actively apply all that you learned while doing the homework. To do this homework we use tools that will make it easier for you to study and that have AI driven exam simulations. After finishing the course you will be more than ready to complete the exam! 

High quality solution

The Q in QRP stands for Quality, so quality is what we deliver. We use a state of the art e-learning software and provide you with a course that is in line with our quality standards. As you expect, the course is provided in English/French and Dutch. 

The Virtual Classroom courses are taught by our trainers, experienced and still active in their respective field. The courses include examples of real life situations and are adapted to the group of participants in order to offer them the best possible experience. 

Why now?

The changes in your business as usual might leave you with some time left on your hands. Once everything will go back to normal you will probably be challenged with an overload of new projects, programmes and software development. Now is the time to build up the expertise to face these coming changes so why not follow a course, get a certificate and change your business downtime into business uptime

QRP develops professionals to facilitate change. So we have been able to provide you with a solution during this challenging time for all of us. We offer our Virtual Classrooms next to our e-learning solutions and also hope to start providing you again with classroom courses on site soon. If you want to know more, download our Virtual Classroom brochure here. Or contact us directly at belgium@qrpinternational.com or +32 (0) 2 80 81 014. 

 

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Date: 11/04/2020

QRP International offers her training also through the KMO-Portefeuille for the clients that have the possibility to benefit from this measure.  Important to note is that the training must be followed by an approved training organization, like QRP International. More info on how it works you can find on: https://www.vlaio.be/nl/subsidies-financiering/kmo-portefeuille.

The “KMO Portefeuille” is a measure that gives you – as an entrepreneur – financial support for the purchase of services that improve the quality of your company. Specifically, these services are training and advisory services, such as one of the QRP courses, onsite as well as virtual

The “KMO Portefeuille” was adjusted on 1 December 2019. Since then, a small company can receive 30% aid, a medium-sized company 20%. Since 1 January 2020, the maximum aid ceiling per year is EUR 7,500

QRP International offers also Virtual Training with the KMO-Portefeuille

  1. One of the main reasons to apply the subsidy is that the client (private or corporate) is residing in Flanders.
    In the 4 steps that follow, the procedure on how to subscribe with the KMO-portefeuille, is explained:

    1. You register for the training of your choice onsite: https://www.qrpinternational.be/course-calendar-qrp/ or virtual https://www.qrpinternational.be/virtual-classroom-training/
    2. You receive the invoice from QRP International and the number of QRP International within the KMO-Portefeuille (DV.O237496). QRP is registered under QRP BE BVBA
    3. Client does a “projectaanvraag” within the KMO-portefeuille, at least 14 days after the start date of the course, on the website of the KMO-portefeuille. 
    4. Payment to be done on KMO, nothing needs to be paid directly to QRP

    For more information on how the KMO-Portfolio grant works and the latest updated information: https://www.vlaio.be/nl/subsidies-financiering/kmo-portefeuille/subsidies-aanvragen-en-ontvangen

Other subsidies

There are more subsidies you can use to finance your training next to the KMO-Portefeuille. For example Cheque-Formation or Co-Valent. For more information, click here.

Further Information

Visit our Open Course or Virtual Classroom page to see our schedule of courses, dates and locations, or contact us!

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Date: 28/02/2020

Axelos recently launched its last two ITIL 4 Managing Professional stream modules; ITIL 4 Drive Stakeholder Value and ITIL 4 High Velocity IT. With the publication of these two modules, the ITIL 4 Managing Professional stream is now completely available.

The ITIL 4 Managing Professional stream targets professionals that work with technology and digital teams across a wide range of businesses. The ITIL 4 Managing Professional Stream provides practical and technical knowledge about how to successfully run IT projects, teams and workflows.

ITIL 4 Drive Stakeholder Value
This module includes all types of stakeholder engagement and interaction between a service provider and their customers, users, suppliers and partners. The aim of the ITIL 4 Drive Stakeholder Value module is to focus on the conversion of demand into value through IT services. It helps professionals to always keep the customer and their customer journey in mind when developing their services.

For the first time in ITIL, we are seeing users and creators being included in multi-dependent workflows and systems. The module provides tools to improve stakeholder satisfaction, which is essential for the success of businesses in their current competitive landscape.

Those with a certification in ITIL 4 Drive Stakeholder Value are able to:

  • Influence stakeholders
  • Stimulate a culture based on transparency and collaboration
  • Ensure that customers demands are met
  • Create a great customer experience

Interested in maximizing your customers experience? Inscribe for our webinar on the 2nd of April with ITIL expert Kaïs Albassir, or read more about ITIL 4 Drive Stakeholder Value here.

ITIL 4 High Velocity IT
This module focuses on preparing professionals and businesses to remain relevant in an always changing digital landscape.The High Velocity IT module helps to distinguish between IT transformation and digital transformation. The module uses ITIL-principles to optimize and demonstrate how organisational improvements are tailored to create a high-speed environment.

The module helps professionals to put practices such as Agile, DevOps and Lean together with technologies such as Cloud, Automation and advanced analytical methods to a holistic and integrated approach.

Those with a certification in ITIL 4 High Velocity IT are able to:

  • Be successful and limiting risks in high speed environments
  • Improve efficiency
  • Collaborate with Agile, DevOps and Lean
  • Help digital transformations

Interested to take your organisation to the next digital level? Inscribe for our webinar on the 14th of April with ITIL expert Kaïs Albassir, or read more about ITIL 4 High Velocity IT here.

The other ITIL 4 Management Professional Stream modules
Launched late last year are the other two Management Professional Stream modules; ‘Create, Deliver & Support’ and ‘Direct, Plan & Improve’.

The module Create, Deliver & Support focuses on the integration of different value flows and activities to create, deliver and support IT products and services. Curious? See this page to learn more.

The module Direct, Plan & Improve focuses on creating strategies and developing teams dedicated to continuous improvement. This module is especially aimed at managers of all levels. Curious? See this page to learn more.

Do you want to reach out to us directly to have more information, or are you curious to see what type of module fits your organisation best? Write us at belgium@qrpinternational.com

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Date: 24/02/2020

QRP International has a core purpose: “Developing professionals to facilitate changes“. We believe in change as a tool for growth and improvement, not only professionally, but also in our society. This is the reason why every year we choose to support a cause. This year we chose to support Kibarè Onlus.

Going to school is a privilege in Burkina Faso. Many parents think that children should rather help the family to grow crops; some also think that girls should wed and move out when they are barely in their teens.

Issa Yelemou has dedicated his life to give these children a chance. In 2006, when he retired from being a teacher, he invested his life’s saving to build his own primary school in the outskirts of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. He called the school Millennium and he became its headmaster. His vision attracted talented and motivated teachers, which have made the school a centre of excellence in the area.
Over the years though, heavy rain seasons have taken their toll on the school buildings. Water has infiltrated the cheap cement and large cracks have appeared on the walls. Families have started to pull their children from school, fearing for their safety.

Since 2016, we are helping Issa Yelemou to rebuild the school. Some classes have already moved into the safe and dry rooms of a new wing, but many others still hope for the construction project to finish on time for the next school year.

QRP International decided to support the organization with a donation that will enable Issa Yelemou to finish the construction project on time. Because all children need to study in a safe and stable environment to grow and develop their potential.

Visit their website to know their mission, stories and beautiful achievements: Kibarè Onlus or follow their social accounts: Instagram, Facebook

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Date: 18/02/2020

QRP International is proud to announce the launch of new PeopleCert DevOps qualifications.

PeopleCert DevOps

DevOps (a clipped compound of “development” and “operations“) is a software development approach to work that combines software development (Dev) with information technology operations (Ops). The goal of DevOps is to shorten the systems development life cycle while delivering software releases frequently, in close alignment with business objectives in a faster, better, and cost-efficient way.

DevOps qualifications are offered by PeopleCert: these new hands-on qualifications are designed around those organisations using well-established IT Service Management practices to provide them with guidance on the ideal processes, tools and culture integration with DevOps.

PeopleCert DevOps qualifications levels

The Peoplecert DevOps qualification scheme currently consists of three distinct certifications:

PeopleCert DevOps Fundamentals
Candidates gain practical guidance on how to deliver effective DevOps through 15 essential practices, especially about well-established ITSM frameworks.

PeopleCert DevOps Leadership
Candidates get guidance on how to lead the implementation of DevOps practices and how to achieve a cultural shift for better collaboration and communication.

PeopleCert DevOps Engineering
Candidates will gain practical guidance on automation tools use and how these tools support DevOps culture and practices. – Coming soon

Feel free to get in touch to have more info on  the PeopleCert Devops.

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