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Date: 15/05/2018

What does it take to become Agile?

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. 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, Agile Project Management and Scrum:

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) is an innovative approach to project management and an actual Project Management method. It helps people work effectively together to achieve business goals. This guidance provides the ability 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.

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

Key Facts:

SCRUM

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

Key Facts:

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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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Discover our new innovative PRINCE2 Foundation Elearning
Date: 27/02/2018
Developed by QRP in-house experts, our fully accredited PRINCE2 Foundation e-learning has been taken from the official PRINCE2 2017 syllabus and made into an interactive and exclusive online training solution in order to prepare you for the PRINCE2 Foundation exam, and even more.  Don’t miss out our special offer, get 10% off your PRINCE2 Elearning Foundation. Managing Director of QRP Jacobus Groot explains,"The world is going digital and so is QRP. As one of the first ATOs we made a transition to fully online examinations in all cases and it did not stop here. The launch of this new e-learning Package is the start of a new era for QRP as we now offer complete e-learning solutions without any paper involved. QRP strives to be a leader in flexible learning solutions for all. Developing professionals to facilitate change: less paper, less travel , more interaction, more sustainability. With this development we are pleased to get the digitalisation support a more sustainable planet too. I can't wait to launch the various local language versions as soon as the new translated manuals are out! This way we can bring learning to even more countries in the World."

What’s in it?

The e-learning is broken into 20 bite sized lessons which include videos, quizzes and a collection of interactive readings that provide more in-depth detail on the PRINCE2 method. In order to create knowledge retention we have included the Q-Trainer functionality - it is a tool that repeats questions in such a way that the knowledge will be stored in your long-term memory. All those items combined with the 2 PRINCE2 Foundation exams simulator and the online tutor support ensure that you gain the required level of knowledge to obtain the PRINCE2 Foundation Certification.

Test your knowledge all along your training

With an ever growing database of test questions and 2 complete PRINCE2 Foundation mock exams, you are assured all aspect will be covered and all subjects continuously tested against your knowledge to ensure the best possible preparation towards sitting the official PRINCE2 Foundation exam.

Interactivity

Our experienced PRINCE2 experts explain the method through a wide range of video, interactive readings and practice exam questions, which will help you to not only know PRINCE2 and obtain the PRINCE2 Foundation certification, but also apply it for your projects. The course has been designed to ensure that it provides an interactive and engaging explanation of the PRINCE2 method.

Any-time, anywhere… any device

You can access the PRINCE2 online course from all types of devices (laptops, Smartphones or tablets), wherever you want and whenever you want, and without having to take time off work. So you can learn at a pace that suits you, at home, at work or on the go!

Online Exam included

The PRINCE2 Foundation exam will take place online thanks to the remote ProctorU technology which gives you the freedom to take your exams at a time and location convenient for you, using a webcam and a reliable high-speed connection.

Enjoy a 10% discount in March

For a limited time only, Buy the new PRINCE2 Foundation Elearning and receive a 10% discount on your package. Hurry up! This offer is valid until the 15th of March 2018 only. Buy now! Learn more about the PRINCE2 Foundation Elearning course Buy now your PRINCE2 Foundation Elearning Package Got questions? Contact us and we’ll help you choose the perfect training solution to suit your needs
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PRINCE2® 2017 Translation schedule in French, Dutch, Italian and Spanish
Date: 01/02/2018
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. AXELOS is also delighted to confirm the next four languages to be translated soon after these initial six. The additional four languages are: Italian, Chinese, Czech, Spanish." For our International Clients, 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. Other good news is that Italian and European Spanish will be soon released too. "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

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
Regarding Italian and Spanish,  further information on their rollout schedule will follow later in the year. For more information please refer to the FAQ documents below. Want to have more info? Get in touch anytime! We're here to help!
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Date: 21/11/2017

At QRP International we are committed to provide the best quality of training as well as the broadest offer, to make sure we can answer to our customers' needs.

This is what we kept in mind when working to prepare the new 2018 training calendar, now available at this link to be checked out: find out all upcoming dates for your Project, Programme, Portfolio, PMO, IT and Change Management training!

OUR TRAINING OFFER

As ATO (Accredited Training Organization) QRP Internationals offers the full range of Project, Programme, Portfolio, PMO and Change Management accredited training:

WHAT'S NEW IN 2018?

  • Stay on the top with the new DevOps course and certification

As IT Management keeps on in redefining and redesigning the classical lines of delineation between hardware and software, development and operations, the DevOps influence continues to head the way. That's why QRP has included this top IT certification into its portfolio in 2018. DevOps Foundation training and certification will be added to our catalogue in the coming weeks: starting from January 2018.

  • A new city for your next training: ANTWERP

What's new with our 2018 training catalogue? Starting from January 2018, you can choose ANTWERP (Belgium) as the city for your PRINCE2 or AgilePM training, available in both English and Dutch. When on the calendar page, make sure you view the courses with the "city" filter, to access to all possible dates available in Antwerp.

NEED TO TRAIN YOUR TEAM?

Looking for an easy and efficient solution to train your team of colleagues, or department? Get in touch to discover our in-house, tailored and customized solutions!

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What we know so far about the ITIL Update
Date: 10/11/2017

A big news was released few days ago by Axelos, the joint venture company, created in 2013 by the Cabinet Office, and owner of ITIL.

"Over the last 18 months we have embarked on a programme of extensive research (30+ global workshops engaging with over 300 partners, professionals and SMEs so far), and we recognise that this update cannot be done without the cooperation and input from our valued partner network. We are keen to work with you all to ensure that the new guidance will support you and your customers."

What we know so far about the ITIL Update:

  • The core elements of ITIL will remain and will continue to derive from the experiences of thousands of specialists and experts. Research has confirmed that ITIL remains best practice for the ITSM industry.
  • The Update will include practical guidance on how ITIL is adopted in conjunction with practices such as DevOps, Agile and Lean.
  • Individuals who have already certified will have their current certifications recognised in the new scheme.

A COMMUNITY-LED INITIATIVE: GET INVOLVED!

Axelos actively encourages practitioners to provide insight and feedback to directly influence the update via the Global Research Programme. Currently more than 650 members have signed up to the programme. Sign up too!

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