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DevOps Leader, DevOps leader courses, DevOps Methodology, Agile DevOps
Date: 15/07/2019

QRP International is about to launch new DevOps leader courses available in Bruxelles from September 2019!

The Digital Transformation and DevOps – discover how to lead DevOps and get DevOps Leader Certified!

We are living in an era characterized by fast change and automation, technology is pervading every aspect of life. To keep pace with this “digital revolution“, IT professionals and DevelOpers have to continuously upgrade their technical skills in order to be able to deal with new services and procedures.

When  speaking about “revolution” we imagine a change that pervades all the aspects of working activities so, focussing just on technical competencies represents a great underestimation of these changes. Revolution involves also cultural aspects and soft skills! The way of leading teams and departments is affected by digitalization; organizations that want to undertake the digitalization challenges need people capable of leading this change.

Leadership is a transfunctional skill essential to enable any department of the organization to reach the common objectives and maintaining the outcomes during the time. A new figure capable of creating a digital transformation, applying new techniques that have been proven by enterprise organisations is needed. This figure is the DevOps Leader. Organization’s profitability and productivity depends on the team capability to develop products, the good Devops Leader enhance comunication through the department producing profitabilities.

Why enrolling for the DevOps Leader course, and what prerequisits are needed to be DevOps leader certified?

The importance of the DevOps Leader course is represented by its unique position in the market, it was developed by leveraging key DevOps leadership sources to extract real-life best practices in leading DevOps initiatives, such as the Spotify Squad Model, and has been designed to teach the key differences and emerging practices for cultural transformation through leadership in a fast-paced DevOps and Agile environment.

Leadership is a pivotal skill for many function across the team that’s why the DevOps Leader training  is addressed to everyone starting or leading a DevOps digital trasformation program, professionals involved in modern IT leadership and organizational change approaches, change agents, business managers and stakeholders. The only mandatory requirement  is having succeded the DevOps Fundation examination.

The course aims to strenghten the 3 pivotal competencies of a real DevOps Leader:

  • Inspirational Communication: this is the capability of a devops leader to share an appealing vision that inspires and motivates the Devops team to perform beyond expectations. The Leader encourages people to see the change as an opportunity.
  • Intellectual stimulation: capability to challenge a team to ask new questions, challenge assumptions, take risks and generate ideas.
  • Personal recognition: focus on the individual needs, acknowledge better performance and personally compliments for developments and achievements.

DevOps Leader open courses will be available from September 2019, in English in Brussels.

To know more about the DevOps Leader course and to find your next date visit the DevOps Leader page!

 

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prince2. devops, change management. itil foundation certification, prince2 training and certification
Date: 23/07/2019

The warmest month of the year is coming soon; generally professionals feel left alone in big empty cities, dreaming about fleeing towards the mountains, hills or the seaside in the pursuit of freshness. But QRP International Belgium won’t let you alone. We have a plenty of confirmed courses in August and September.

⚠ Very Important: all our courses take place in air conditioned rooms!!!

Have a look at this list of confirmed courses: AgilePM, Open PM², PRINCE2, DevOps, ITIL 4, MoP, MSP, Change Management and Scrum.

 CONFIRMED COURSES FOR AUGUST and SEPTEMBER

        • Project Management- Open PM² Fundamental 5-6 August 2019 EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Project Management- PRINCE2 Foundation 5-6-7 August 2019 (FR) Brussels → More Info
        • Project Management- PRINCE2 Foundation 19-20-21 August (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Project Management- PRINCE2 Combi  19-20-21-22-23 August (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Project Management- PRINCE2 Foundation 9-10-11 September 2019 (FR) Brussels → More Info
        • Project Management- PRINCE2 Combi  9-10-11-12-13 September 2019 (FR) Brussels → More Info
        • Project Management- PRINCE2 Foundation 9-10-11 September 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Project Management- PRINCE2 Foundation 16-17-18 September 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Project Management- PRINCE2 Combi  16-17-18-19-20 September 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Project Management AgilePM Foundation  16-17-18 September 2019  (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Project Management AgilePM Combi 16-17-18-19-20 September 2019  (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Programme Management- MSP Foundation: 26-27-28 August (EN) Brussels → More Info
        •  Portfolio Management  MoP Foundation 16-17-18 September 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Portfolio Management  MoP Combi 16-17-18-19-20 September 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Change ManagementChange Management Foundation 9-10-11 September 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Change ManagementChange Management Combi 19-10-11-12-12 September 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
        • Service Management- ITIL 4 Foundation: 09-10-11 September (FR) Brussels → More Info
        • Service Management- DevOps Foundation: 23-24-25 September (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

Do your organization need to train several members? 

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Date: 17/05/2019

The Eurovision Song Contest, the international song competition among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union, has reached its 64th edition.

The contest is one of the most notorious  and long-lived TV music festival in the world: every year singers from all over Europe try to catch the audience attention through music and funny performances.
But how to manage such a complex event? Thanks to a set of best practices like MSP!

Eurovision Song Contest as a Programme of Projects

Eurovision Song Contest is a big event which is being broadcast to nearly 200 million people . It requires an intensive and structurated working plan. In other words, it’s a programme, a set of projects!

A competition that involves 41 countries and each of them  has its own goals to achieve. In addition, there are also projects around hosting the event in Israel. All these factors made of the Eurovision Song Contest an effective example of programme management.

John Edmonds, PPM Portfolio Development Manager published a very interesting article on the topic (The Eurovision Song Contest – How to make it work using MSP – AXELOS). Edmonds tries to underpin  the MSP principles at work which allowed  and are still allowing the Eurovision Song Contes to be  a high-profile and successful event .

Applying MSP principles on Eurovision Song Contest

Edmonds writes that the use of three principles of MSP are able to contribute to the success of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The MSP principles taken into consideration are: Learning from Experience, Envisioning and Communicating, Designing and delivering a coherent capability.  Let’s examine  them one by one.

MSP’s principle: Learning from Experience

The Eurovision 2019 arrived at its 64th edition and Israel already hosted it twice in the past 20 years. So, the team had the opportunity to learn a lot during the years making all those lessons available for the current organizers: the ability to apply all those lessons in an effective way is foundamental for the success of the whole event.

MSP’s principle: Envisioning and Communicating

Engagement is essential for Entertainment Business. Two ways in which we can encourage engagement on a large scale are:

  • Be pragmatic: do not enable a ‘one size fits all ’ approach.
  • Work in an engaging way that involves the participation of as many stakeholders as possible.

MSP’s principle: Designing and delivering a coherent capability

Coherency and a well-designed show are essential for the overall vision of the event. For this reason, the main stage at Eurovision 2019 is being designed by the same team from the five previous years.

Do you want to know more about MSP?
Have a look to our page!

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Date: 09/05/2019

The summer is coming and people are planning their holidays.  Planning is an important part of various management courses.  Choose one of our confirmed courses before to leave for holidays.  Follow a course, learn new skills, get inspired and get certified in Project, Programme, Portfolio and Service Management!

Have a look at this list of confirmed courses: AgilePM, PRINCE2, ITIL 4, MoP, P3O and Scrum

Have a look at this list of confirmed courses: AgilePM, Scrum and Change Management

 CONFIRMED COURSES FOR MAY and JUNE

      • Project Management- PRINCE2 Foundation 13-14-15-May 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
      • Project Management- PRINCE2 Practitioner 5-6-7 June (EN) Brussels → More Info
      • Project Management- PRINCE2 Foundation 17-18-19 June (FR) Namur → More Info
      • Project Management AgilePM Foundation  27-28-29 May 2019  (FR) Brussels → More Info
      •  Portfolio Management  MoP Foundation 3-4-5 June 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
      • Project Management Officer – P30 Foundation 3-4-5 June 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
      • Project Management Officer  P30 Combi 3-4-5-6-7  June 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
      • Programme Management- MSP Foundation: 3-4-5 June  (EN) Brussels → More Info
      • Service Management- ITIL 4 Foundation: 17-18-19 June (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

Do your organization need to train several members? 

Get in touch with us to discuss the best solution for your team!

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Change Management, AgilePM, SCRUM
Date: 21/03/2019

Wintertime comes to its end but QRP continues to spread knowledge in best practices through its accredited courses in Belgium.

Have a look at this list of confirmed courses: AgilePM, Scrum and Change Management

 CONFIRMED COURSES FOR MAY and JUNE

      • Project Management- PRINCE2 Foundation 13-14-15-May 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
      • Project ManagementAgilePM Foundation  27-28-29 May 2019  (FR) Brussels → More Info
      • Change Management – Foundation: 6-7-8 May 2019 (EN) Brussels → More Info
      • Programme Management– MSP Foundation: 3-4-5 June  (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

 

 Do your organization need to train several members? 

Get in touch with us to discuss the best solution for your team!

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Date: 08/02/2019

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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QRP facilitates change for better results

QRP International helps organizations and professionals in developing their competences and in the implementation of Best Practices thanks to its tailor-made offer of Training, Certification and Consultancy in Project Management.

 

Sources:

« The future project management professional », Axelos

« Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027  », PMI

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