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Date: 24/05/2017
At QRP International our mission is to support individuals and organizations in the development of the needed skills in order to be successful in the implementation of Project, Programme, Portfolio and Change Management. The goal is not only to provide information, but also to create awareness on the importance of the set up of a strong method for your projects and portfolio.  How? We do so by organizing free events where professionals can network with peers, share lessons and experiences and ask finally their questions to the experts from the field. This FREE workshop will help you learning more about a method and the benefits for you and your organization: the EVENING format has been developed to meet your needs to have a learning moment after working hours. TITLE OF THE EVENT: "Mapping Roles and Responsibilities: AgilePM Evening Workshop" ABOUT THE EVENT: Agile continues to take the project management world by storm. No longer confined to software development, Agile approaches have become popular with a wide variety of organisations that need to be more flexible and responsive to deal effectively with the ever-increasing pace of change. In this workshop, a special focus will be put on the roles and responsibilities within an AgilePM typical project: people working together effectively are the foundation of any successful project. AgilePM recognizes this and assigns clear roles and responsibilities to each person in a project, representing all the interests involved: business, technical, management, process. The goal is to break down potential communication barriers.  Furthermore, we will map the AgilePM roles compared to the roles structure present in other Agile frameworks such as Scrum, and compared to other Project Management methods such as PRINCE2. Follow this link to access the full program of the workshop. ABOUT THE EXPERT: David Maegerman is Project Management specialist with over 10 years of Project Management experience, performing various roles in different types of projects. As a Project Manager, he delivered IT solutions as well as sales/marketing projects in the distribution and insurance industry. He’s a multilingual trainer for PRINCE2 and Agile Project Management, able to perform courses in English, Dutch and French Inscription: to enroll please follow this link and fill in the form.

WHERE & WHEN?

  • Location: Regus Offices -Diegem-
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30- registration starts at 17:30
  • Date: May 24th
  • Language: English
  • Trainer: David Maegerman, PRINCE2 and AgilePM accredited trainer and consultant
  • Attendance fee: FREE entrance, registration required
  • Inscription: to enroll please follow this link and fill in the form.
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Date: 14/04/2017

Once you have a good Project Management method in place, you might end up realizing that this is not enough. Why this happens? And what do you, and/or your organization, should know about the integration of Project Management with Programmes and Portfolios? What about a strong support structure like a PMO office?

With this series of 2 webinars, QRP International wants to introduce you to the concept of PPM (or P3) Management, where Projects, Programmes and Portfolio are all well connected, and being aligned deliver more value to the organization overall.

Have you missed the webinars? NO WORRIES! Keep reading to access the recording of both webinars!

TITLE OF THE SERIES: PPM Implementations: How to integrate Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

ABOUT THE EXPERT: Mr. Niels Van Bemmelen is "Organisational Change Management Specialist". Niels has 20 years of experience in projects and programmes for organisational change. He has been involved in complete business change projects in challenging international environments. As project manager, business analyst and in assurance roles Niels has worked in projects in finance, public sector, tourism and education. He is a multilingual accredited trainer and consultants for PRINCE2, MSP, MoP, P3O, PRINCE2 Agile and Change Management and he teaches in English, Dutch and Italian.

ABOUT THE WEBINARS:

  • WEBINAR 1: What is the PPM Framework and Why You Need it: Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, Benefits and Challenges: General picture on Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, plus zoom-in into PRINCE2, MSP, and MoP, giving an introduction and adding some details to what they are and how they work. We'll answer the questions “What is Project Management? What is Programme Management? What is Portfolio Management?”

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  • WEBINAR 2: How to implement PPM and set up of a PMO structure: A Portfolio, Programme and Project Office model will equip an organization with the structures, tools and techniques it needs to ensure it has the right programmes and projects in place and ensures consistent delivery of programmes and projects across the organisation. 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.

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ON THE SAME TOPIC: in our "Articles & Case Studies" section you can also find:

  • PPM Implementation: Where to start? Top-Down or Bottom-Up? - Read More
  • The Integrated Governance of Projects, Programmes and Portfolios - Read More

Still some questions for the expert? Want to know more on PPM implementations? GET IN TOUCH!

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Date: 03/04/2017
The importance of good governance in the delivery of capital investments has been recognized by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) for some time. For instance, OGC published a pamphlet entitled ‘The eight common causes of project failure’ which refers to problems such as ‘Lack of clear senior management … ownership and leadership’ along with ‘Lack of effective engagement with stakeholders’, both important facets of project governance. Establishing effective project governance can be an issue, however, and when an organization is running numerous projects and programmes within one or more portfolios, ensuring effective integrated governance can be a challenge. Keep reading to find out the latest article added to our "Knowledge Center". We hope you enjoy! TITLE: The Integrated Governance of Projects, Programmes and Portfolios ABOUT THE ARTICLE: The purpose of this White Paper is to present an integrated approach to the governance of projects, programmes and portfolios. It aims to demonstrate how the logic behind concepts such as ownership and accountability can be used to ensure a consistent approach to governance across an organization. This study addresses issues like "business as usual and management of change", "identity the right accountable resources", "decision-making processes at project and portfolio levels". In particular, this APMG White Paper highliths 5 problems with the understanding of governance:
  1. Failure to meet the needs of senior management
  2. Lack of understanding of the true purpose of capital investment governance
  3. Insufficient understanding of the principles of governance
  4. Lack of clarity around integration of project, programme and portfolio governance
  5. Lack of clarity around tailoring of governance arrangements
The paper also features interesting images and schemes that easily explain the governance elements and relationships, like the "Governance Triangle" which shows the difference between "RUN" the business and "CHANGE" the business. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Ross Garland is an expert in project governance and project assurance. He is a published author on project governance and has written white papers for the UK Cabinet Office Best Management Practice website. He was an official reviewer of the OGC's Management of Portfolios guidance. He regularly presents at conferences and has been a guest lecturer for tertiary education bodies. TO READ AND DOWNLOAD THE FULL ARTICLE: simply follow this link! ON THE SAME TOPIC: in our "Articles & Case Studies" section you can also find:
  • The 2 Biggest Benefits of PPM Implementations - Read More
  • PPM Implementations: How to Start? Top-Down or Bottom-Up Approach? - Read More
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Date: 16/03/2017
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." When talking about success, LEARNING is surely a key element. We all know that there are several different styles of learning, but we also all know that the best and easiest way to learn is get involved: simply "to teach" is not enough. This is why we strive to keep our "Articles & Case Studies" section always up-to-date with contents about Project, Programme and Portfolio Management best practices, in order to provide you with the information, examples, scenarios directly from the field or from the experts. Keep reading to find out the latest article added to our "Knowledge Center". We hope you enjoy! TITLE: 5 Ways PRINCE2 can be Agile ABOUT THE ARTICLE: “AGILE” seems to be the word of the moment in project management, just like if a miraculous way of keeping control of project has been suddenly invented. But AGILE practices started in the 1990 and at present there are about 13 agile approaches used in project management. PRINCE2 Project Management offers the double advantage to support of a full project lifecycle -from the emergence of an idea (pre-projet) to the benefits assessment (post project)- while also providing an agile framework for any type of project. How? How can PRINCE2 be also used in an Agile way? The expert trainer and consultant Antoine Breton gives the answer in this article he wrote for QRP, in which he identifies 5 elements of PRINCE2 that prove its in-featured agility:
  1. the agile “Project Product Description”,
  2. the appropriate use of the “Change” theme,
  3. the use of workshop practices and daily stand-ups meeting,
  4. the iterative development and incremental delivery,
  5. planning, the backbone of the project.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Antoine Breton has 30 years of experience in project management and technical Operations. He has been an agile management accredited trainer for the past 10 years on “Best Practices” in agile project and programs management: PRINCE2, DSDM - AGILE PM (Project Management and SCRUM) and AGILE PgM (Program Management). He performs consultancy work for embedding PRINCE2 and AGILE within organisations. He delivers training and support for the implementation of best practices. He is able to perform missions in English, and French. TO READ AND DOWNLOAD THE FULL ARTICLE: simply follow this link! ON THE SAME TOPIC: in our "Articles & Case Studies" section you can also find:
  • PRINCE2 or Agile? How to skillfully use the right tool, at the right moment - Read More
  • A Response to Uncertainty? Discover the Agile Approach - Read More
  • 3 Steps to Start Your Projects - Read More
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Date: 06/03/2017

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 2017 Training Catalogue

Follow this link to download the 2017 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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We are looking ahead to 2017, planning a full calendar for accredited best practice training courses in order to be able to meet your needs and the ones of your organization.

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) 
    • PMP (Project Management Professional) 
    • PRINCE2 Agile 
    • AGILE Project Management 
    • Scrum 
  • 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) 
  • 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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Date: 06/03/2016

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. The site’s homepage features bright colors and an uncluttered design. We wanted to make the new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.

As a Best Practice leader, it’s important for us to make information regarding solutions, services and trends easily accessible for our current and prospective clients. We endeavor to provide our clients with the most accurate, up-to-date information and share our knowledge and expertise in the field of project management and IT management. Our new site features an entire "News and Resources" section where all upcoming workshop, conference and webinars hosted by QRP are listed, and where we offer more insight and free articles on methods and trends .

We also wanted to give our clients an opportunity to know us better, who we are as a company, and the people driving the QRP team. By browsing through our "About us" pages, you’ll get a pretty good idea of who we are, what we do, and what others are saying about us. Here you can also get information about being a part of the QRP team in our "Working at QRP" section, and view our Locations and learn how to contact us.

Our marketing team has worked hard to put together this website, rich in information, to be used as a resource. We pride ourselves on being a thought leader in the project management Best Practice field and look forward to hearing any feedback from you.

If you experience any problem using the new website or if you have any questions, please contact us at info@qrpinternational.com

Marketing Team
QRP International

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