Free Resit Exam. AXELOS® Practitioner Training Course . Special June Offer

Join our AXELOS® Foundation and Practitioner Live Online courses in June and you will qualify for a free resit exam to gain your Practitioner certification, if you fail the exam first time around.  This is a very special offer.

This applies to PRINCE2™, PRINCE2Agile™, and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP™) Practitioner exams bought as part of a combined Foundation and Practitioner course.

Project Plus is offering the PeopleCert® Take2 exam resit option free of charge for Practitioner exams for a trial period. If you were to buy this directly from PeopleCert, when you register your details for the exams you would be charged US$89 which is around $140 New Zealand dollars.

Almost all our course attendees pass their exams first time. The PeopleCert Take2 option is like an insurance policy. It lets you resit your exam at a much cheaper price than the usual exam cost– but with no refund if you pass first time.

Everyone on our training courses who has bought this option in February has passed their exam. Their feedback is that the Take2 resit option was worthwhile as it took some of the pressure off when sitting the Practitioner exam – and therefore helped them to pass the exam first time around. It could help you too.

Our focus is on helping you build your project career – and so we are fully supportive of helping you pass your exams – ideally at the first attempt.

To qualify for this free trial offer you must register, pay for and attend one of our Foundation and Practitioner courses during June 2020.

The free resit is a PeopleCert Take2 option. The resit exam must be taken online (not in our offices). PeopleCert are the examination institute for all of our AXELOS training courses.

AXELOS, PRINCE2, PRINCE2Agile, and MSP are trade marks of Axelos Limited. All rights reserved. PeopleCert is a registered trade mark of Peoplecert International Limited. All rights reserved.

 

Build Your Project Career in 2020

Earlier this year we said that 2020 is the time to build your skills, your CV and your career in project management.  For some considering a career change now is an ideal time to do that.

Your CV

Surveys confirm that getting a new job or your next contract role is helped by having the right certifications on your CV. Developing your knowledge will help develop your career opportunities.

Certifications are one thing that many HR departments and recruiters look for as a guide when considering new candidates. Of course, progression and finding a new role or contract depends on your personality, and competencies and your experience. Often it is difficult to get your skills and motivation across in a CV, and listing a relevant certification helps.

Nationwide

You can join any of our training courses from your home or workplace via the internet from right across New Zealand. We use the well established GoToTraining system.

Project Plus is NZ owned and managed.

Accredited Training Company

Project Plus provides training courses in the most popular project management certifications. We are accredited by APMG International® and by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS®. You can gain the following certifications by studying with Project Plus:

  • PRINCE2™
  • PRINCE2 Agile™
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP™)
  • Management of Portfolios (MoP™)
  • Better Business Cases™

The official manuals and exams are all included in our prices and can be booked from our website.

PMP and CAPM Study Groups

We have reintroduced our study groups to help you prepare for your PMP or CAPM exam – you will already have your own copy of PMBOK and most likely will have already booked you own exams. The PMP exam syllabus changes have been delayed until at least 1 January 2021 – so now is the time to press on with your studies by joining  our three-day study group.

Self-Paced Online

If our classroom dates don’t suit you or you just don’t have the time to study with two, three or five days away from work, we can help you gain your certification through our self paced online study with online exams. We will soon publish details of the AgileBA®Foundation courses. You will have access to the online study material for 12 months and we courier the official hard copy manuals throughout New Zealand.

As well as PRINCE2, MSP, and Better Business Cases you can also study online to gain the APM certifications which will be very useful if you are planning to work in the UK. APM is the UK based Association of Project Management. Managing Benefits®, AgilePM and Project Planning and Control are other specialist online certifications that you can study online.

Plan to get certified in 2020 now.

AXELOS, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, and MSP are trade marks of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved. Better Business Cases is a trade mark of Her Majesty’s Treasury. All rights reserved. AgileBA is a trade mark of The APM Group limited. All rights reserved.

Project Management Training Live Online across New Zealand

Project Plus now offers project management training right across New Zealand through the facilities of GoToTraining.

Our Skills and Knowledge project management training courses are well received in Wellington and now we are giving project professionals the opportunity to develop their skills by joining one of our training courses online.

We continually review and update our course content and all courses are supported with full documentation. Our trainers are all accredited by PeopleCert to deliver PRINCE2™ certification courses.

Project Coordination Skills & Knowledge.

This one-day course is designed for people new or relatively new to project coordination or project administration. The course covers:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the Project Coordinator
  • How to manage scope change through change control processes
  • The role of the Project Coordinator as scheduler and cost controller
  • The importance of tracking risk and quality through maintaining registers
  • The importance of stakeholder management
  • Registers, report and minute taking

Project Management Skills & Knowledge

This two-day course is ideal for new Project Managers or Project Managers with no formal project management training and for managers or project team members who need to understand project management. This is our core “how to” project management course. The course equips participants with a set of tools immediately applicable in the workplace, taking you through the stages of a project. The course modules include roles and responsibilities, project initiation, planning, execution and closure.

People Skills in Project Management

This interactive People Skills training course provides insight and practical approaches to help you succeed in today’s organisational environment.

People Skills in Project Management covers the following topics:

  • What makes a strong, diverse project team?
  • Leveraging power, relationships and emotional intelligence
  • The communication imperative
  • Managing conflict
  • Collaborative decision making
  • Project team closure

You will learn:

  • How to develop a strong and diverse project team
  • The importance of influencing skills and emotional intelligence
  • How to create effective communication plans
  • How to resolve project team conflict
  • Collaborative decision making and supporting tools to achieve this
  • How to run effective meetings
  • Closure processes for a project team

Project Plus is a private company owned and managed in New Zealand.

PRINCE2 is a trade mark of Axelos Limited. All rights reserved.

Sponsoring the Project Management Awards 2019

The annual PMINZ (Project Management Institute of New Zealand) Awards will be announced at the Project Management conference in September. It is being held at Te Papa this year.

2019 is the eleventh year that PMINZ has recognised good professional project management, and professionals who are recognised and celebrated for their outstanding achievements. There are seven different award categories, including the PMO of the Year award. Project Plus has proudly sponsored the “PMO of the Year” award each year since it was established seven years ago. This award recognises a Project, Programme or Portfolio Management Office (PMO) that has improved the success of their company’s projects/programmes.

The PMINZ Awards play a valuable and important part in recognising exceptional project management professionals.

Managing Successful Programmes MSP™ Training Course

The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) training course is ideal for programme managers and budding programme managers to upskill and improve your programme management capabilities  – and career opportunities.

MSP is a proven framework and the use of programme management is increasingly recognised as a key enabler for organisations to manage transformation initiatives. MSP is being used and adopted more and more within both public and private sectors.

Project Plus is accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS to deliver the MSP course and exams.

Our Managing Successful Programmes Certification training course prices are:

  • MSP Foundation – $2195 plus GST
    Three day course (Monday to Wednesday)
  • MSP Foundation and Practitioner – $3295 plus GST
    Five day course (Monday to Friday)
  • MSP Practitioner only – $1795 plus GST (contact us for this option)
    Two day course (Thursday and Friday)

Our prices include the official manual and the exams.

This course is now delivered Live Online using GoToTraining. If you have any questions about the course or wish to book, please contact us on 04 495 9100 or email us at info@projectplus.co.nz

 

AXELOS and MSP are trade marks of Axelos limited. All rights reserved.

Management of Portfolios (MoP™) Foundation and Practitioner

The MoP (Management of Portfolios) guidance developed by AXELOS provides a set of principles, techniques and practices to introduce or re-energise portfolio management. MoP helps organisations consistently answer the fundamental question: Are we sure these investments are the best for us and will they help us achieve our strategic objectives?

Portfolio management helps organisations make decisions about which are the most efficient projects and programmes to take the organization forward to deliver their strategies. While project and programme management is concerned with managing  projects well, portfolio management is concerned with choosing to implement the right projects.

The MoP (Management of Portfolios) guidance developed by AXELOS provides a set of principles, techniques and practices to introduce or re-energise portfolio management. MoP helps organisations consistently answer the fundamental question: Are we sure these investments are the best for us and will they help us achieve our strategic objectives?

MoP defines portfolio management as: “A coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that together enable the most effective balance of organisational change and business as usual.” MoP is a good framework that enables organisations to allocate budgets when there are competing demands.

Rather than representing a new discipline, portfolio management builds on, and better coordinates, existing processes such as strategic planning, investment appraisal and project and programme management. Portfolio management is not concerned with the detailed management of these projects and programmes; rather, it’s value is in helping organisations to choose which projects and programmes to select and support to deliver the organisational objectives.

Unlike most methods, all portfolio management principles, cycles and practices are used at the same time, though at varying levels of intensity, depending on the organisation and the environment in which it works.

AXELOS and MoP are trade marks of Axelos Limited. All rights reserved.

 

Project Management Training Courses – Skills & Knowledge

Join our two day Project Management Skills & Knowledge training course to understand and develop your project skills.

The next dates for these courses are:

1 and 2 August, and 3 and 4 September and 1 and 2 October in Central Wellington

12 and 13 September in Newmarket, Auckland

This training course is our most popular course and participants really enjoy and value the learning.

One comment we received after a recent course was that the person learned more than from when they attended a PRINCE2 course. It is a full on learning experience.

The content is suitable for people new to project management as well as those with some experience – everyone will learn and understand the content.

The price for the two days is $1425 plus GST.

For full details and to register, please click here.

 

Other Skills & Knowledge project management training courses are available every second month in our Wellington training centre in Radio New Zealand House on The Terrace in Wellington.

 

Better Business Cases™ Foundation Online Training Certification

This course is  ideal for anyone responsible for influencing or making investment decisions and will help attendees understand an established and proven methodology which can be applied at both strategic and tactical levels.

The course embraces the Five Case model to enable effective decision making when scoping and planning proposals in a robust and thorough manner. The Better Business Cases™ course looks at this model to consider:

  • The strategic case – the investment objectives and strategic fit
  • The economic case – optimising for value for money
  • The commercial case
  • The financial case – affordability
  • The management case – deliverability and plans for delivery

With the online package, you will receive:

  • 12 months access to the Better Business Cases™ Foundation course
  • Interactive quizzes and access to the mock exam simulator
  • Access to tutor support
  • The Better Business Cases™ Foundation exam

The course manual is not required but may be useful and can be downloaded for free on our website. This course is offered by Training ByteSize, an Accredited Training Organisation of The APM Group. Better Business Cases™ is a trade mark of Her Majesty’s Treasury. All rights reserved.

Click on the link below for more information:

http://www.projectplus.co.nz/courses/46-better-business-cases-foundation/

The Importance of Professional Development

The Importance Of Professional Development

“The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.” – Zig Ziglar

It is no secret that employees are a hugely important factor in the success of any organisation. In his recent article for Forbes, Kevin Lynch argues that employees are ‘the key to taking any organisation from the ordinary to the extraordinary’ and thus investing in their development is paramount to success.

Kevin Lynch is President and CEO at National Industries for the Blind in the USA and, like many other executives, has recognised the value of professional development for both companies and for employees. Lynch argues that there are four key ways to utilise professional development:

1.) Invest In Your Best Resource — Your Employees.
Employees are in a unique position when it comes to institutional knowledge and experience of the organisation they work for and can be a valuable resource in learning where the company can improve. Gaining feedback can help in the creation of a professional development plan that accurately responds to employee needs.

2.) Create An Environment For Employee Growth.
A combination of professional training and on the job learning experiences can help employees achieve their full potential and find professional fulfilment.

3.) Expand Employee Development As Part Of The Overall Culture.
Investing in professional development is a great way of showing employees you value them and creating a culture of learning.

4.) Remember Organizations Succeed When Employees Succeed.
In their 9th Global Project Management Survey, PMI found that organisations that prioritise the development of technical skills are 20% more like to complete projects on time and on budget, and meet original goals and business intent.

Knowing where to begin can be difficult. Project Plus offer specialised training in project and change management, with public courses in Wellington, online courses and in-house training delivered at a location to suit you. Please get in touch with us at info@projectplus.co.nz or on 04 495 9100 to discuss training opportunities.

 

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Get accredited with PRINCE2™ Foundation and Practitioner

We offer PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner training courses in Wellington and Auckland, we offer an online option and we can deliver this course in-house anywhere in New Zealand.

You can also join our PRINCE2 Agile™ classroom courses in Auckland and Wellington.  Full details of our training courses can be found by clicking here.

PRINCE2 is a process-based methodology for effective project management. PRINCE2 contains a complete set of concepts and project management processes, including:

  • Starting up a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project

A PRINCE2 qualification is a great asset to you and will help gain recognition of your CV. The knowledge you gain studying for the certification exams will provide you with the skills to work on any project that uses the PRINCE2 framework. A 2016 AXELOS PRINCE2 survey found that 88% of certificate holders consider PRINCE2 to have been valuable to their career.

All PRINCE2 certification holders are entered in the official PRINCE2 Successful Candidate Register by PeopleCert, the sole provider of AXELOS examination and accreditation services. This register can be accessed online, making it easy to confirm the validity of your qualification. Project Plus is an Accredited Training Organisation. We are accredited by Peoplecert on behalf of AXELOS.

Our prices for online and classroom courses include all materials and the AXELOS exams which are managed by PeopleCert. Our classroom courses are fully catered with morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch to let you focus on your learning and understanding.

AXELOS, PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 Agile are trade marks of Axelos Limited. All rights reserved.