Project Manager: perspectives and impact on project management
We live in a fast-paced environment where everything is pervaded by a constant transformation and change is the only common value. The number of organizations which are using Project Management procedures are increasing together with the spreading of tools and methods developed to help project managers and their teams to accomplish successfully their projects.
We have tried to identify the key trends in Project Management and their impact on the profession of the Project Manager, Programme and Portfolio Manager (PPM).
Having a strategic vision is pivotal
Project Managers are experiencing the need of having a strategic vision and this need will increase more and more. This means PMs will still need to deliver on time, on budget, within scope, but they will need to acquire that strategic vision which is essential for the full realization of the project and of the expected outcomes. As emerged from the reports: “Project managers recognize that organizations will demand greater strategic vision and business awareness and as such will need to develop broader strategic skills to fulfil this need.”
Differently from the past, nowadays PMs are involved in the planning of the overall project strategy and they take directly part to all the project stages. The trend for the next years is that the strategic involvement will increase significantly and it will lead to a higher level of responsibility for the whole project: Project Managers will be responsible of the identification of the project to keep an eye on the overall organization objectives. Projects considered not strategic will be abandoned for the ones that serve the organization objectives the most.
“90% of project managers agree that they need a much stronger strategic vision that aligns with the goals of the business.”
Consequently, Project Managers have to enlarge their skills in order to include strategic and commercial competences such as the commercial analysis, change management and people management .
Change Management as an asset
Project Management will become more and more a basic business skill: every aspect of our roles can be considered in terms of project managing and delivering.
“Project Management will be used widely by individuals across the whole organization and will be seen as a valuable business skill. This democratization of Project Management will only enhance the value of Project Managers, setting them apart as professionals as they evolve their roles to be more strategic and affect change within the business.”
Acquisition of Agiles Methodologies
Past years have been characterized by the trend towards the adoption of Agile methodologies and this trend will increase during next years. Agile methodologies are recognized to fit the most the ever-changing business environment of the modern era and this has an impact also on Project Management.
“89% of project managers agree on the need of having more creativity and flexibility in Project Management”.
Working agile allows Project Managers to satisfy organization needs, needs which are in constant evolution and requires flexible, efficient and fast answers to the project execution. Real time information is getting more and more important with the consequence of making business scheduling redundant. Working Agile allows a continuous improvement on the product/service also after the launch. This means that the initial version doesn’t need perfection: the result is a decreasing of pressure during the launching phase and an acceleration in product development.
The identified trends underline the strategic importance of the Project Manager role for the success of the entire organization. Their ability to deal with and enact change will make of Project Management a unique and indispensable profession. Project Managers will be required to develop strategic competencies and skills in business analysis, change management, organizational diplomacy, leadership and communication (both internal and external).
Getting organization more and more involved with new technologies, Agile methodologies will continue to influence Project Management professionals requiring them to be more flexible and creative.
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Just few days left for the launching of the new ITIL version, ITIL 4: the Foundation module of the new certification scheme will be available from the 28 of February.
The update involved more than 2000 professionals with the aim of developing a framework which is agile and easy to apply. The ITIL version 4 framework provides a comprehensive, practical and proven guidance expanding itself to the wider context of customer experience, value streams and digital transformation, as well as embracing new ways of working as Lean, Agile and DevOps.
The framework has been developed to guarantee a flexible, coordinated and integrated system for the effective IT services governance and management
New ITIL 4 Foundation courses
ITIL 4 Foundation will be the first module to be launched; the release of the further modules is scheduled for Q2 2019. Currently, the updated ITIL version is available only in English and as for the ITIL v3 scheme, the achievement of the ITIL Foundation module is a prerequisite to have access to the further modules.
From February, 28, all the ITIL Foundation trainings published in the QRP 2019 classroom course calendar are updated to ITIL 4 version. The courses are available in the three languages (English, French and Dutch) but course material and the exam are in English. Here the first dates of the ITIL 4 Foundation course in Brussels, Liège and Gent:
- Brussels, 11-12-13 March (course available both in English and French)
- Liège, 17-18-19 June, French course
- Gent, 17-18-19 June, Dutch course
To know all the available dates and to discover the course objectives, click the link: ITIL 4 Foundation course
ITIL 4 webinar
The update to the ITIL 4 version brings changes to the entire ITIL framework. In order to let you know all the news of ITIL 4 and the differences with the previous ITIL v3 version, we have prepared a webinar about the ITIL update. Our ITIL trainer, Kaïs Albassir, will explain how the update will impact the ITIL framework and will clarify all the likely doubts. The free webinar From ITIL v3 to ITIL 4: everything you need to know about the update takes place on March, 12. At the end of the webinar there will be an Q&A session with the trainer but if you miss the event, you will receive an email with the link to watch the registration of the webinar.
QRP International has a core purpose: “Developing professionals to facilitate change“. 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 Hope and Homes for Children.
Over 8 million of children worldwide live in orphanages or other forms of institutional care. Hope and Homes for Children has a mission: to be the catalyst for the global elimination of institutional care of children and ensure that all children can grow up in lovely and safe families.
Hope and Homes for Children is working in over 30 countries to dismantle orphanage-based care systems and to find safe and loving families for children who live in orphanages. They’re also working with governments to tackle the root causes of family breakdown, and to prevent family separation. Indeed, the 80% of children confined to orphanages are not orphans: they have at least one living parent or relative but are abandoned because of poverty, disability or discrimination. With the right support, these children can join loving foster families or, if they are old enough, they can be supported to live independently.
The mission could seem impossible but it is not: since 1994, Hope and Homes for Children have transformed the lives of thousands of children by closing 109 orphanages across 9 countries.
QRP International decided to support the organization with a donation that will enable 3 vulnerable children, currently held in bleak orphanages, to start a new and better life with their birth family or with a foster family. Because all children need to live in a safe and stable environment to grow and develop their potential.
Visit their website to know their mission, stories and beautiful achievements: Hope and Homes for Children
Another new exciting year has arrived, don’t lose the chance to invest some of your time to upgrade your skills!
Have a look at this list of confirmed courses: Project Management (PRINCE2, AgilePM), Scrum and Change Management
CONFIRMED COURSES FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH
- Project Management– OPEN PM2 Fundamentals 25-26 February 2019 (EN) Brussels —> More Info
- Project Management – PRINCE2 Foundation 11-12-13 March 2019 (EN) Brussels —> More Info
- Project Management – PRINCE2 Combi 11-12-12-14-15 March 2019 (EN) Bruxelles –> More Info
- Project Management – PRINCE2 Combi 11-12-12-14-15 March 2019 (FR) Bruxelles –> More Info
- PMO Office- P3o Combi 4-5-6-7-8 March 2019 (EN) Brussels –> More Info
- Change Management – Foundation & Practitioner: 11-12-13-14-15 March 2019 (EN) Brussels —> More Info
- Scrum – all the Scrum courses are confirmed, have a look for dates/language/city! —> Certified Scrum Master & Certified Scrum Product Owner
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The ITIL® Best Practice framework is widely recognized to be the most enabled IT best practice which provides a common language and tools that power collaboration within IT teams, to deliver value across the business. Axelos, with the collaboration of field expert, decided to move a step forword to adapt the ITIL framework to the new IT business challenges. ITIL 4®, will be launched in 2019 and it will help businesses navigate the new technological era, commonly known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. .
The ITIL version 4 framework is built on established ITSM practices and expands itself to the wider context of customer experience, value streams and digital transformation, as well as embracing new ways of working, such as Lean, Agile, and DevOps.
ITIL continues to support organizations and individuals to gain optimal value from IT and digital services but it needs to allow firms to keep pace with an ever faster and complex business environment which requires them to be agile and ready to changes.
ITIL 4 – How it has been developed?
AXELOS has engaged a diverse range of people in the development of ITIL 4 assembling a Global ITIL Development Group, which is made up of over 2,000 professionals.
ITIL V4 Certification path – what is new
- ITIL will continue to have an holistic aproach and is still composed in different levels based on distinct aspects of teh ITIL best practice;
- The levels Practitioner, Intermediate (ITIL® Service Lifecycle e ITIL® Service Capability) e ITIL® Managing Across Lifecycle will be replaced by new simplified modules;
- The level ITIL Expert will be delated.
ITIL V4 Foundation will be launched on 28 February, 2019, the other modules in Q2 2019.
We have organized a free webinar focalised on the update, our trainer Kaïs Albassir will explain all the changes between ITIL v3 and ITIL 4. The webinar is scheduled for March, 12 at 12:30. Save the date and subscribe by following the link: webinar “From ITIL v3 to ITIL 4: everything you need to know about the update”.
What about your already achieved ITIL v3 credits and modules? Is there a transition module? We have collected all the most common questions answered for you by Axelos, download the article and get free of doubts!
After years of successful activity in Belgium, and with an ever increasing number of customers, QRP is opening a new office in Brussels!
QRP International aims to support organisations with Training, Certification and Consultancy services in Best Practice management methods in order to support their business objectives on a global scale with a local presence. Belgium is a pivotal country for QRP business: being the Headquarters of relevant International Organizations and private firms, Belgium is a leading country for PM certifications.
With its experience and network, QRP International have been able to become one of the principal actors in PM training thanks to Training, Certification and Consultancy services in Best Practice management methods.
QRP International Story: Who We Are
Being the first company to provide the method Project Management PRINCE2 available in Italian language, we are also accredited to provide training and certifications for the implementation of the following Best Practice methods: PRINCE2, Agile PM, MSP, P3O and MoP.
Since its foundation in 2000, QRP has grown rapidly year after year: we built our international experience and expertise by delivering training to professionals and organization in 42 countries and in 9 languages.
We have trained more than 25,000 professionals in order to support their business objectives on a global scale with a local presence.
QRP is one of the most relevant providers of training, certification and coaching in Project Management Best Practices in Europe.
Our team is made up of trainers, advisors and consultants with international experience and different backgrounds: they have developed their expertise in satisfying and exceeding clients’ expectations and delegates’ needs. Our trainers are officially authorised by PeopleCert and APMG International to teach PRINCE2, ITIL, MSP, P3O, MoP, Agile Project Management and Change Management courses. Our head office is in Como with a local presence in the principal European cities. With the opening of our new office in Brussels we guarantee a regular schedule with special attention for each Belgian official language in a location nearby (Kortrijk, Gent, Mechelen, Antwerpen, Leuven, Brussels, Namur and Liège) Moreover, together with our international partners we are able to supply our services all over the world.
A Message from our CEO, Jacobus Groot:
“Qrp aims to be at the forefront of change management . As our core purpose says:
We develop professionals to facilitate change.
We are pleased to launch our office in Belgium. As we have always been a specialist in supplying our services in many languages it is no surprise that Belgium has become a key country for QRP over its 15 years of history. Having all French,Flemish and English as our key language capabilities in the house with qualified trainers and consultants we are ready to serve the market with the major methods to manage change: From Agile to PMP and from PRINCE2 to ITIL. Please enjoy our wide range of courses in your language and location of choice. Our Belgium office will also serve our market in Luxembourg where we have been working extensively in the last 10 years.
Our Mission: Why do we provide training in Project Management?
Our mission is to support individuals and organizations in developing their skills in the implementation of Project, Programme, Portfolio and Change Management. For this purpose, we provide high quality standard and expertise for all our services: from the analysis of each business need to the tailoring of the services offered.
Our quality is guaranteed by our experience in the industry: with 18 years of activity we know what is required to make training successful.
The key factor of our success is our people:our train-the-trainer programme and extensive internal training programs make our staff highly skilled and our team deeply motivated. These efforts make it possible that our clients take advantage from knowledge sharing and the consequential easy application of best practices throughout their organizations.
Working at QRP means for us to help professionals build new opportunities.
We have passion for change and improvement. Our mission is ‘helping companies to get better communication across departments, to save time and money throughout the project’s life and to give agility to processes’.
We believe that companies could improve their overall business performance thanks to Training, Certification and Consultancy services in Best Practice.
Our Work: How do we develop Professionals?
The goal of QRP is to provide information and to create awareness on the importance of setting a strong method for your projects and portfolio.
We organize free events where professionals have the chance to network, share their experiences and receiving answers from field experts.
We strive to provide you with the most updated information about Project, Programme and Portfolio management. We guarantee that you keep pace with the latest market trends and give you the big picture of the PPM world.
From information to practical application of the methods: being specialist in PM training and PM consultancy, we provide high quality standard trainings internationally recognized by official accreditations body like Axelos and APMG International which issue the PRINCE2 and AgilePM certification.
Are you looking for how to improve your career or the project life of your company? So contact-us and we will immediately get in touch with you.
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