Build Your Project Career in 2020

2020 is the time to build your skills, your CV and your career in project management.  Now is a good time for a career change to project management as the economy starts to move forward.

Your CV

Surveys confirm that getting a new job or your next contract role is helped by having the right certifications. 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. Or you can jooin our classroom courses in our Wellington training room.

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 ™.  We help people develop their understanding and pass their exams in:

  • 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.

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. 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 at your own pace.

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, AgilePM, Managign Bnefits and Project Planning and Control are trade marks of The APM Group limited. All rights reserved.

Certificate in Project Coordination. 2020

Join our next intake to gain the Certificate in Project Coordination. You will build your specific skills and knowledge as part of your career development. This knowledge will help you to excel in your project coordination role and will set you up for the rest of your project career.

The certificate is gained by studying a combination of our Skills and Knowledge project management training courses and completing an online assessment.

The next combination of dates for these courses is

5 Oct or 2 December                                   Project Coordination Skills

3 and 4 December                                      Project Management Skills and Knowledge

8 December                                                   Project Planning and Control

7 December                                                     Managing Multiple Priorities

9 December                                                    Project Team Leadership

All of the above courses will be held in our training room on Level 1, Radio New Zealand House, 155 The Terrace, Wellington. Tel 04 495 9100

The certification is completed with a MS Project course booked through Project Plus and delivered by Ace Training in their office at 89 The Terrace, Wellington. Then you have to pass an online assessment.

If you wish to register please email info@projectplus.co.nz and we will do the necessary confirming dates with you and sorting out an invoice for your organisation.

Please don’t forget to tell us if you have any special dietary requirements or preferences.

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™ and PRINCE2 Agile™ certification courses.

Details of three courses in the Certificate are detailed below.

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.

Project Team Leadership Skills

This interactive People Skills training course provides insight and practical approaches to help you work well in a project team.

This course covers:

  • 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 and PRINCE2Agile are trade marks of Axelos Limited. All rights reserved.

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 and in our Wellington Training Room. 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.

 

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  Five Case Model includes:

  • 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 self paced online package, you will receive:

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

The course manual is not required but may be useful and can be downloaded electronically. 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 Live Online, we offer a self paced online option and we can deliver this course in-house anywhere in New Zealand.

You can also join our PRINCE2 Agile™ classroom courses in Wellington or Live Online.  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.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Training

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. The GDPR seeks to give all EU residents the right to know and control the use, storage, transfer, and deletion of their personal data. This regulation came into force on the 25th of May 2018 and applies to any New Zealand organisation that sells goods or services to citizens of the EU, and any organisation that processes or monitors the personal data of EU residents.

GDPR has implications for many organisations, in the EU and abroad. We offer an online GDPR Awareness Training course to assist organisations develop your compliance. This course explains the reasons for the regulation, and the scope of its application, and identifies the key participants in the processing of personal data and their responsibilities. Key principles are covered, and the risks and opportunities, complete with examples. Gaining this certification from APMG will help indicate that you have taken the steps to understand the implications and that a minimum level of knowledge is in place across the business.

This online course takes approximately four hours to complete and is followed by a multiple choice exam.

Project Management Training Courses in Wellington

 

You can join our project management training courses in Wellington to improve your project management skills and obtain certification. We provide professional development throughout the year with courses in our Wellington office on The Terrace. We offer a wide choice of certification courses. These include PRINCE2™,  PRINCE2 Agile ™,  Managing Successful Programmes MSP™,  Better Business Cases ™ and  Management of Portfolios (MoP™).

New courses include:

APMG International Change Management™

APMG International Stakeholder Engagement™

AgilePM™

AgileSHIFT™

Certificate in Project Coordination.

Our Certificate in Project Coordination is sought after. These training courses will suit you if you are new to project management of if you already have some experience.

In-house project management training.

We can deliver all of our courses and workshop for your teams in your own office and can tailor our delivery to include your own policies and procedures when appropriate. Our in-house workshops include our Project Governance Workshop which is really useful for leaders with little prior exposure to project management.

Further details can be found in the training section of this website. You can book our courses and workshops online.

If you want more information please call us on 04 495 9100 or 09 524 2336. We would love to talk to you and answer any of your questions and help you to find out what training would best suit you.

PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, MSP, MoP and AgileSHIFT are trade marks of Axelos Limited. All rights reserved. Better Business Cases is a trade mark of Her Majesty’s Treasury. All rights reserved. APMG International Change Management and APMG International Stakeholder Engagement are trade marks of the APM Group. All rights reserved. AgilePM is a trade mark of  the Agile Business Consortium Ltd. All rights reserved.

Introduction to Praxis Framework™

Praxis is the first framework to integrate projects, programmes and portfolios (P3). Praxis is a free, community driven framework which can help you and your organisation realise the intended benefits of P3 management. It is a great source of guidance and resources.

 

Want to build on your knowledge of best practice?

PRAXIS offers a free common use licence for you to download and use the framework and templates. The Praxis Framework is a trade mark of APMG. All rights reserved.