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Date: 23/04/2018

Agile approaches are no longer limited to software development. They are more and more popular with various organizations that need to be more flexible and responsive to effectively address their increasing pace of change. Agile Project Management is an innovative approach to project management.

This 1 hour webinar, followed by almost 100 professionals from all over Europe, will introduce you to the different agile methods, the principles of the AgilePM approach and the tools needed to manage projects in an Agile way.

STRUCTURE OF THE WEBINAR

    • The “Agile Manifesto”: philosophy, principles, behaviors
    • Intro to the most known and used agile PRACTICES: MoSCoW, Time Boxing, Iterative Development, Daily stand up meetings etc..
    • Intro to the most known and used agile TOOLS: Burn charts, Kanban, User stories…
    • Intro to different agile APPROACHES: Scrum, Lean, XP, AgilePM, AgileBA, DevOps, SAFe …
    • Overview of Agile Project Management (AgilePM): roles, responsibilities, principles, timeboxing …
    • Q&A Session

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Date: 16/03/2018

One of the key difficulties when we talk about ‘agile’ is that this is a very broad and general term and it means different things to different people. Furthermore, there are many methods and framework that fall under this umbrella term, and it is often difficult to recognize which one could fit your needs and the ones of your organization. Keep reading to find out more about two of the most famous and widespread Agile methods.

Agile Meaning and Definition: What Does it Take to Become Agile?

There are usually 2 common interpretations of agile:

  1. Flexible, responsive to customer needs, early to market with products that customers actually want;
  2. Internal capability, skills and commitment to implementing change constantly, allowing the business model to evolve to meet the needs of a fast-changing market place.

These perceptions share a positivity about ‘agile’, it is clearly perceived as a good thing. At the same time, this highlights that there are different interpretations of what Agile means, different ideas about how to adopt it and therefore different methods and frameworks that could be chosen.

Here we describe 2 of the most known names in the Agile world, AgilePM Agile Project Management and Scrum:

Agile pm: Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) is the most widespread Agile method that is “project-centered”, which means is aimed at Project Managers that want to deliver Agile Projects in organizations requiring standards, rigour and visibility around Project Management, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile. AgilePM is an actual “Agile Project Management Method”.

Agile Project Management is the result of the collaboration between APMG International and the DSDM Consortium.

Key Facts:

  • 60.000 certifications (globally since 2011)
  • 2 certification levels: AgilePM Foundation and AgilePM Practitioner
  • Courses available in Brussels and Anwterp
  • Course and exam language: English

Agile pm training in Brussels

Upcoming confirmed Agile pm courses in Brussels:

11-12-13-14 June -> AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner training -> Info

Agile Methodology: Scrum

Scrum is an Agile framework for delivering complex projects. Scrum method originally was formalized for software development projects, but it works well for any complex, innovative scope of work.

Key Facts:

Scrum Master training

Upcoming confirmed Scrum Master courses:

24-25 May -> Gent -> Info

11-12 June -> Brussels -> Info

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We can help you identify the right Agile method for you and your organization: use this form to get in touch!

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Date: 30/01/2018

A big news was released few days ago by Axelos Global Best Practice:

Following the successful update of PRINCE2 in English, AXELOS is delighted to announce the schedule for translation of the PRINCE2 2017 updated manual and the supporting Foundation and Practitioner examinations. The first languages to become available will be German, Dutch, Polish, Danish, French and Norwegian.

For our Belgian audience, this news is especially relevant as it specifically indicates the launch date of the translated PRINCE2 manual and official Foundation and Practitioner exams in French and Dutch.

The translation, taken from the  second impression of the new manual will be accompanied with the supporting examination questions that have become available after a recently completed standard review of the latest questions. This is to ensure that the translation into the languages is done from the highest possible quality of the source English material.

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PRINCE2 UPDATED VERSION – FRENCH TRANSLATION

  • 5th of April – FRENCH manual pre-order date
  • 2nd of August – FRENCH manual publication date
  • 21st of August – FRENCH Foundation and Practitioner exams available

FIRST FRENCH PRINCE2 2017 COURSES AVAILABLE:

PRINCE2 UPDATED VERSION – DUTCH TRANSLATION

  • 5th of April – DUTCH manual pre-order date
  • 5th of June – DUTCH manual publication date
  • 26th of June – DUTCH Foundation and Practitioner exams available

FIRST DUTCH PRINCE2 2017 COURSES AVAILABLE:

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Date: 21/12/2017

Many professionals already ITIL Foundation certified struggle in the selection of the next step in the ITIL Intermediate certification path. What is the next step to improve your IT service management skills? With the info and the guide below we want to explain in easy words the ITIL certification path: the different options available, the credit system and the steps that will guide you to become ITIL Expert.

WHY CONTINUE YOUR TRAINING AFTER ITIL FOUNDATION?

While ITIL Foundation remains the core level, as it provides good preparation and insight into the relevant ITIL structure concepts in IT Service Management, the Intermediate Levels deepen specific concepts across the different phases or processes of the IT Service Management cycle. Furthermore, the ITIL Practitioner level is a practical guide on how to apply these concepts for a continuous improvement of services.

Depending on the needs of the candidates, their activities or their position, some specific Intermediate levels can improve professional skills and help them become more competitive.

WHAT ABOUT THE ITIL INTERMEDIATE LEVELS?

To start off it is very important to underline that all ITIL Intermediate certifications are available ONLY to ITIL Foundation certified professionals. In other words, ITIL Foundation certificate is the prerequisit in order to enter any intermediate level.

Secondly, the ITIL Intermediate levels are divided into two categories: Lifecycle Modules and Capability Modules.

The ITIL Intermediate Lifecycle Modules modules are relevant for professionals who have a role of manager or team leader that requires the management of different areas or works in different teams. All modules in this category are suitable for those who wish to focus on the processes and practices used as well as the service management skills to deliver quality service.

The ITIL Intermediate Lifecycle Modules are:

  • Service Strategy (SS)
  • Service Design (SD)
  • Service Transition (ST)
  • Service Operation (SO)
  • Continual Service Improvement (CSI)

On the other hand, the ITIL Intermediate Capability Modules are relevant for professionals seeking specific knowledge in one or more process, with a focus on the day-to-day execution of ITIL practices and their interaction.

The ITIL Intermediate Capability Modules are:

  • Operational Support and Analysis (OSA)
  • Planning, Protection and Optimization (PPO)
  • Release, Control and Validation (RCV)
  • Service Offerings and Agreements (SOA)

Some professionals prefer to mix Service Lifecycle and Service Capability modules in order to combine managerial as well as technical knowledge.

To know more on IT Service Management career path follow this link: ITSM Career Path

ITIL INTERMEDIATE CREDIT SYSTEM: HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each of the ITIL Intermediate certification provides a certain amount of credits: this is the credit system which allows IT professional to reach the level of ITIL Expert (which requires 22 credits). 

  1. First of all, ITIL Foundation provides 2 credits;
  2. Secondly, as we’ve seen, candidates can choose between two separate Intermediate moduels, Lifecycle and Capability. Each of them has a number of modules: 5 modules for Lifecycle with 3 credits per module and 4 modules for Capability with 4 credits per level.
  3. In addition to Intermediate levels, ITIL offers a practical module called ITIL Practitioner, which gives 3 credits. It can be taken after ITIL Foundation or after completing one of the Intermediate levels.
  4. The access to ITIL MALC (Managing  Accross the Lifecycle), is obtained with a total of at least 17 credits, including 2 compulsory credits from the ITIL Foundation and 15 credits between Intermediate (Lifecyle & Capability) and Practitioner.
  5. Once the ITIL MALC certification awards 5 credits, the title of ITIL Expert is issued!

To know more on IT Intermdiate credit system follow this link: ITIL Credit System

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Source: Axelos

NEED EXTRA INFO?

Feel free to get in touch, we will ask our ITIL trainer to help you identify your next step!

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Date: 10/04/2018

Did you just get AgilePM or Change Management certified and want to share and show your growing skills? Now this is possible thanks to this innovative solution from APMG International!

DIGITAL BADGE – WHY YOU SHOULD CLAIM YOURS

APMG International has launched digital badges for successful candidates to share a credential online and easily broadcast certified skills to employers and other interested parties.

Nicholas Houlton, COO, APMG International describes the new solution as follows:

Our open badges are secure digital representations of credentials. Through a single click employers can verify the certification, understand the qualification and something of the process required to earn it. The badge can be easily embedded on a CV, email signature and social networking sites, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.”

Sharing your certification success demonstrates that you are committed to continual improvement, shows that your skills are current and that you are a highly skilled professional!

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BADGE

Digital badges are available for exams currently delivered by APMG (AgilePM and Change Management). To access your digital badge, you must have taken your exam with APMG International from 1 January 2016 to current date. To embed your digital badge simply log into the APMG candidate portal and click on the create badge button.

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Date: 06/12/2017

QRP International is one of the major player in the Best Practices Training market in Europe, and supports organisations in the development of their personal skills and in the successful implementation of these Best Practices through our accredited trainers and consultants.

Our 2018 Training Catalogue

Follow this link to download the 2018 version of our full Training Catalogue: it’s an easy way to have an overview of all our training services!

​”The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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QRP International is an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for PRINCE2®, ITIL®, MSP®, P3O®, MoP®, AgilePM, PRINCE2 Agile™, Change Management and a Registered Education Provider (REP) for PMP and delivers accredited trainings services in the following areas:

  • Project Management
    • PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) 
    • AgilePM 
    • Scrum 
    • PRINCE2 Agile 
    • PMP (Project Management Professional)
  • Programme Management – MSP (Managing Successful Programmes)
  • Project Support – P3O (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices Management)
  • Portfolio Management – MoP (Management of Portfolios) 
  • IT Service Management – ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) 
    • ITIL Foundation
    • ITIL Practitioner
    • ITIL Intermediate: Service Strategy (SS)
    • ITIL Intermediate: Service Design (SD)
    • ITIL Intermediate: Service Transition (ST)
    • ITIL Intermediate: Service Operation (SO)
    • ITIL Intermediate: Continual Service Improvement (CSI)
  • Change Management

The courses we deliver strike a balance between the practical application of the method and offering the best preparation for passing the examinations.

The benefits of our Open Courses throughout Europe

QRP open-courses benefits:

  • Share experience with other professionals;
  • Flexible QRP training locations across Europe;
  • Courses scheduled on a regular date throughout the year;
  • Multiple participant discounts.

Choose the nearest location, decide for the best week, and book your course: it’s never been easier!

Further Information

Visit our Scheduled Open Courses page to see our public schedule of courses, dates and locations, or contact us!

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