Complete Change Management Training this November

The Change Management® certification is based on ‘The Effective Change Managers Handbook’. This is a comprehensive certification based on the whole change life cycle.

Effective change management is hugely important to successful organisations. The Change Management certification covers everything from getting stakeholders engaged, assessing the impacts of change and embedding effective change practices within your organisation. This certification is perfect for anyone who wishes to:

  • Understand the human side of change and know how to help people deal more effectively with change, maintaining their commitment and bringing them successfully through the change process.
  • Understand the various types of change that affect organisations, and know how to draw on a range of professional approaches to support the effective delivery of the organisation’s desired outcomes from each change initiative.
  • Know how to identify and work with the stakeholders in a change initiative, and how to plan, execute and measure the effective communications required to build and maintain their engagement.
  • Know how to assess the impacts of change, to develop effective change teams and to recognise and address resistance to change.
  • Understand the process of sustaining change and know how to embed a change initiative as the new ‘business as usual’.

Our Change Management® Certification programme is priced as follows:

  • Change Management Foundation – $2195 excl. GST
    3 day course inc. exam & official Change Management Manual
  • Change Management Foundation and Practitioner – $3295 excl. GST
    5 day course inc. exam & official Change Management Manual
  • Change Management Practitioner only – $1795 excl. GST
    2 day course inc. exam

Our next course is scheduled for Monday 26th November – Friday 30th November 2018 in Wellington. Book now here

What is Managing Successful Programmes Foundation and Practitioner?

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) represents proven programme management good practice in the successful delivery of transformational change through the application of programme management. As programme management is increasingly recognised as key to enabling organisations to manage change, MSP is being used and adopted more and more within both public and private sectors.

The MSP framework is based on three core concepts:
MSP Principles. These are derived from positive and negative lessons learned from programme experiences. They are the common factors that underpin the success of any transformational change.
MSP Governance Themes. These define an organization’s approach to programme management. They allow an organization to put in place the right leadership, delivery team, organization structures and controls, giving the best chance for success.
MSP Transformational Flow. This provides a route through the lifecycle of a programme from its conception through to the delivery of the new capability, outcomes and benefits.

The MSP framework proves to be especially useful in today’s climate where organisations are expected to adapt constantly to change. Organisations must learn how to adapt and transform themselves through effective leadership and strategic control in order to survive and prosper. Programme management is increasingly being recognized as key to enabling organisations to manage that transformation. Where there is major change there will be complexity, risk, many interdependencies to manage and conflicting priorities to resolve. MSP provides a structured framework and approach to programme management that can help organisations avoid pitfalls and achieve their goals.

Managing Successful Programmes Foundation can be completed in 3 days, with Practitioner then taking a further 2 days. Our next MSP course will be held in Wellington beginning on the 12th of November. To register for our classroom course book here

We also offer Managing Successful Programmes through our e-Learning programme. This flexible and cost effective option is great for those who may not have time to commit 5 days to the classroom course. For more information on our e-Learning course visit

For organisations who would like their staff to become accredited, we can offer the course to be delivered in-house. To discuss this option please get in touch with us at or 04 495 9100

Get accredited with PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner

We offer PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner training courses in Wellington, we offer an online option and can deliver it in house as well. Our next PRINCE2 Foundation course starts on the 29th of October and our next Practitioner course begins on the 1st of November. Book now 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 your CV and 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. 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.


Project Plus now offer PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner Certification

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner certification. PRINCE2 Agile is a forward-thinking certification blending the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the defined governance of PRINCE2. Designed to help professionals tailor management controls when working in an agile environment, this certification will help you to understand PRINCE2 governance requirements, agile concepts and techniques and the interface between them. This course is certified through AXELOS.

PRINCE2 Agile is the perfect certification for anyone who delivers projects in an agile context. The certification will help any project staff member combine agile concepts with one of the world’s most popular approaches to project management, PRINCE2.

The PRINCE2 Agile certification follows the same structure as PRINCE2, with Foundation being completed over 3 days and Practitioner being completed over 2 days – each with an exam upon conclusion. PRINCE2 Agile Foundation has no prerequisites so is perfect for any member of a project team wishing to tailor PRINCE2 to an agile work environment. In order to sit PRINCE2 Practitioner, you must hold any of the following:

  • PRINCE2 Agile Foundation
  • PRINCE2® Foundation (or higher)
  • Project Management Professional® (PMP)*
  • Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM)*
  • IPMA Levels A,B,C and D® (Certified Projects Director).

Our first PRINCE2 Agile course is scheduled for Monday 8th October – Friday 12th October in Wellington. We also have a second course scheduled for Monday 10th December – Friday 14th December in Wellington.

To discuss in-house delivery options or any queries please get in touch with us at or 04 495 9100.

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Get accredited with AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner

AgilePM is the industry standard for a full agile project management approach. AgilePM offers a practical and repeatable methodology that provides a balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good project management, and the fast-pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.

The AgilePM certification is ideal for aspiring, new and existing project managers who wish to advance their career and projects by adopting a fast-paced, flexible and collaborative approach to project management without compromising quality or standards. Many workplaces are experiencing a trend towards more Agile styles of project management and are increasingly likely to adopt this methodology.

At Project Plus we have been offering AgilePM since 2017 and have found it to be of great value to our clients. We have our last AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner course for the year scheduled for Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October. This will be your last opportunity to get accredited in AgilePM before the new year so make sure you don’t miss out!

AgilePM is accredited through APMG International.

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Celebrating Excellence

PMO of the Year finalists

The judging panels have confirmed the following finalists for the Project Management Awards in 2018. The winners will be announced at the Conference Dinner on Thursday 20 September 2018.

Project Plus PMO of the Year Award

This award recognises a Project, Programme or Portfolio Management Office (PMO) that has increased the success of their company’s projects/programmes. The finalists are:

  • Defence Estate and Infrastructure Portfolio Management Office (A joint nomination of the New Zealand Defence Force and Deloitte Limited)
  • Environmental Protection Authority of New Zealand
  • The University of Auckland

Keeping you busy with our Project Management Training Courses


Our project management training courses aim to help you to improve your project management skills and obtain certification. To help with your professional development we have scheduled additional courses and workshops in Wellington. The training courses cover the PRINCE2 waterfall and PRINCE2Agile agile project management certifications. We also offer the main Managing Successful Programmes programme management and Better Business Cases business case writing certification courses.

New for October. Managing Benefits.

We are introducing a one day Skills and Knowledge Workshop focussed on project management benefits realisation. More and more organisations are monitoring and tracking project benefits. This is now a good career path for some.

Certificate in Project Coordination.

We continue to offer our Certificate in Project Coordination. This series of training workshops is appropriate for those new to project management as well as people with 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.

October project management training dates for your diary.

  • Better Business Cases Training course – Foundation & Practitioner (15 October)
  • AgilePM Training Course – Foundation & Practitioner (15 October)
  • Project Management Skills & Knowledge Workshop(17 October)
  • Managing Benefits Skills & Knowledge Workshop(23 October)
  • Project Coordination Skills Workshop(24 October)
  • Managing Multiple Priorities Skills & Knowledge Workshop(25 October)
  • People Skills in Project Management Workshop(26 October)
  • PRINCE2 Training course – Foundation & Practitioner (29 October)
  • Project Planning and Control Skills & Knowledge Workshop (31 October)

Further details can be found in the training section of this website where you can book all of these project management certification courses and workshops. 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.

Special Offer. ‘Better Business Cases’ Online Training Certification

Our Better Business Cases Online Foundation course is usually $917.00 excl. GST but we’re doing a special offer this month of $700 if you register before 30th of August 2018This 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 eLearning 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.

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Our First PRAXIS Framework Course

On the 14th of May we held our first PRAXIS Framework Bridging Course and are delighted that every student successfully passed their final exam. The course was run by one of our trainers, Martin Aitken, for a Government organisation and we will also be offering the training publicly in Wellington throughout the year and across New Zealand on an in-house basis

PRAXIS is a free, community driven framework which can help you and your organisation realise the intended benefits of projects, programmes and portfolios. The bridging course takes place over three days and is designed for those who have previously undertaken project and programme training and would prefer to use a more integrated framework going forward. The bridging course allows participants to become certified at a Practitioner Level without having to sit the Foundation exam. The course covers the similarities and differences between Praxis and other prominent frameworks; PRINCE2 and MSP – as well as the APM qualifications, PFQ and PMQ. The exam consists of complex multiple-choice questions, is open book and has a two and a half hour duration.

Other options for PRAXIS Framework training include the Foundation & Practitioner courses. These two courses combined take 5 days to complete and equip participants with an understanding of project, programme and portfolio management functions as well as the ability to apply and tailor this information for their own organisation.

For more information on PRAXIS Framework get in touch with us at or 04 495 9100.

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. Essentially, 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 comes into force on the 25th of May 2018 and includes 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.

The introduction of the GDPR could hold implications for many organisations, in the EU and abroad. Many companies will have to undergo a cultural change to ensure everyone is aware of their new responsibilities and compliant with specified regulations. We are now offering an online GDPR Awareness Training course to assist organisations with this transition. This course will explain the reasons for the new regulation, and the scope of its application, and identify the key participants in the processing of personal data and their responsibilities. Key principles are covered, and the risks and opportunities that arrive, complete with examples. Gaining this certification from APMG will show that organisations have taken the steps to educate their teams, and that a minimum level of knowledge is in place across the business.

This online course takes approximately 4 hours to complete and is followed by a multiple choice exam.

There is only one week until the GDPR is enforced, so if you feel you or your team may need to develop your understanding and ensure your processes are compliant, consider investing in this training.

The New Zealand privacy regulations are also being reviewed and there is a chance New Zealand could adopt similar provisions to those in the GDPR.