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Date: 26/03/2020

The current pandemic is challenging all of us in many different ways. One big challenge is that almost everybody works remotely. 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 all local languages.

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. Or contact us directly.

 

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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: 17/02/2020

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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Date: 25/10/2019

QRP International is proud to announce it has achieved the ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognised standard that ensures our services meet the needs of our customers through an effective quality management system.

Achieving excellence, Customer satisfaction and Continuous Improvement

We are dedicated to providing high Quality. Our Accredited Quality Management System enables us to maximize Quality provided in all of our activities – from the analysis of clients business needs to the tailoring of the services offered. The Quality Management System ensures that our services are supplied according to the foreseen specifications, in order to assure the constancy of the Quality, the full satisfaction of the Customers and the reference to our Core Values :

  1. We do our utmost to make our clients happy
  2. We enjoy working together as a team
  3. We keep our word
  4. We are committed to our professional development

QRP international decision to work towards ISO 9001:2015 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continually improving our services. To become ISO 9001:2015 compliant, the QRP team underwent an extensive company-wide audit that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, pre-audit, initial assessment. Non-conformances have not been identified along the assessment.

ISO is one of the most rigorous and well-regarded standards in the world. QRP International were audited by Bureau Veritas, and were presented with their certificate in August 2019.

QRP International Managing Director, Jacobus Groot says:

“As you know the first letter of our brand, the Q stands for Quality which means for us that we are focused on delivering services with an outstanding quality. It means also that we are constantly working on improving the quality of our services as we believe that can always improve the things we do. I am therefore very honoured and proud about our achievement of the ISO 9001 accreditation. It is a recognition of much work done in the last years. I was especially proud to learn that we had to make minimal changes to our systems in order to achieve the ISO accreditation as we have been working on improving our systems all the time. It is a great milestone for the development of our company and I am grateful to all staff contributing to this achievement!”

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Date: 31/01/2019

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

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Date: 03/01/2019

QRP International is expanding its activities in Europe with the opening of a new office in Switzerland

Switzerland is a highly interesting market: its economy has long been renowned for its developed service sector, with its banks gaining the country an impressive reputation in its financial industry. The Swiss economic miracle is based on the intensive development of country’s intellectual potential.

QRP International aims to develop professionals to facilitate changes through its TrainingCertification and Consultancy services in Best Practice Management Methods.

 

QRP International Story: Who We Are

QRP International is a leading player in Best Practice Training in Europe.
We are specialised in supporting organisations developing their personal skills and successfully implementing Best Practices.

QRP International is accredited to provide training and certification in the following Best Practice methods:

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 8 languages.

We have trained more than 20.000 delegates in order to support their business objectives on a global scale with a local presence. Our team is made up of trainers and advisors with international experience and different backgrounds: they have developed their expertise in satisfying clients’ expectations and delegates’ NEEDS.

Our head offices are in Como, Paris, Brussels, Cologne and now in Switzerland.

 

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.

Together with the historical leader in project management in Switzerland PROFEO AG we are pleased to launch our services with a completely new website under a new name PROFEO-QRP.

Having all the 3 language capabilities needed in the house with qualified trainers and consultants we are ready to serve the market with the major methods to manage change: from AgilePM to PMP and from PRINCE2 to ITIL. Our collaboration with PROFEO AG will extend to a wider offering of consultancy services in 2019.

Please enjoy our wide range of courses under PROFEO-QRP in your language of choice.

Happy learning!

 

Our Mission: Why Training in Project Management?

Our mission is to support individuals and organizations in the development of skills for implementation of Project, Programme, Portfolio and Change Management. For this purpose, we provide high quality in all of our services: from the analysis of clients business needs 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.

But the key factor to 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.

Working at QRP means for us to help professionals build news opportunity. We have passion for change and improvement. Our mission statement 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.

We’ve helped thousands of professionals improving their skills.
We can help you too.

 

Our Work: How Do We Help Professionals to Develop?  

QRP goal is to provide information and to create awareness on the importance of setting a strong method for your projects and portfolio.

How?

We organize free events where professionals can network with peers, share lessons and experiences and ask finally their questions to the experts from the field.
We strive to provide you with the most updated information about Project, Programme and Portfolio management.

We would keep you update with the latest market trends and give you the big picture of the PPM world.

 

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