Now is the time to build your skills, your CV and your project career. Now is a good time for a career change to project management as the economy strengthens.
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 project 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.
Wellington, Auckland and across NZ
Join our classroom courses in our Wellington training room and our courses in Auckland. We can also deliver all of our courses in your offices anywhere in New Zealnd.
Project Plus is NZ owned and managed.
Accredited Training Company
Project Plus provides training courses in the most popular project management certifications. While we are accredited by APMG International® and by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS ™ we are New Zealand owned and managed. We can help you develop your understanding and gain an accreditation in:
- PRINCE2 Agile™
- Managing Successful Programmes MSP™
- Management of Portfolios MoP™
- Better Business Cases™
- APMG International Change Management™
- APMG International Stakeholder Engagement ™
The official manuals and exams are all included in our prices and can be booked from our website.
These classroom courses include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea – so you can focus on learning.
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. You can study PRINCE2, MSP, Better Business Cases, AgilePm, AgileBA, Project Planning and Control or upskill through two Association of Project Management (APM) courses. You will have access to the online study material for 12 months and we courier the official hard copy manuals throughout New Zealand.
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AXELOS, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, MoP 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. APMG International Change Management, APMG International Stakeholder Engagement, AgileBA, AgilePM, and Project Planning and Control are trade marks of The APM Group limited. All rights reserved.
Build your career as a Project Coordinator. Join our next Project Coordinator training course and gain our Certificate in Project Coordination to help you build your project career. By completing this certification you will develop your specific skills and knowledge and provide a solid grounding for your future.
The certificate is gained by participating in our Skills and Knowledge project management training courses and then completing an online assessment successfully. The assessment requires an 80% pass mark and reflecting the quality of the training course material and of our trainer’s abilities our successful pass rate is 100%.
The next dates for these courses are listed below. You should start with the Project Coordination Skills course. The other courses can be spread out over the next few months to suit your workload.
|Course Name||Start Date|
|Project Coordination Skills||19 July 2021|
|Project Management Skills & Knowledge (Two days)||20/21 July 2021|
|Managing Multiple Priorities||22 July 2021|
|Project Planning and Control Skills & Knowledge||TBA|
|People Skills & Knowledge||23 July 2021|
|Microsoft Project 2013/2016/2019||26/27 August 2021|
All of these 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 when you register and if you want to be added to our monthly training newsletter.
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™ , PRINCE2 Agile™, Managig Successful Programmes MSP™ and Management of Portfolios MoP™ training courses.
Three of the courses in the Certificate are detailed below.
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
This two-day course is ideal for Project Coordinators and Advisors, 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 will equip you 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. The course contents do not reflect any specific framework so it is useful for everyone.
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
PRINCE2, PRINCE2Agile, MSP and MoP are trade marks of Axelos Limited. All rights reserved.
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.
Since January 2021 we are training people in the new MSP 5Th Edition. We still offer the MSP 4th Edition self paced online but the exam will be withdrawn at some stage.
MSP’s new 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.
We offer you the choice of classroom training courses in Auckland or Wellington. If you have any questions about the course or wish to book, please contact us on 04 495 9100 or email us at email@example.com
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The MoP (Management of Portfolios) training course 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 organisation 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.
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.
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.
We offer MoP training courses in Wellington throughout the year.
AXELOS and MoP are trade marks of Axelos Limited. All rights reserved.
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
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 04 495 9100 to discuss training opportunities.
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We offer PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner training courses in Wellington, 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. 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.
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.
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:
Our Certificate in Project Coordination is well regarded by many people who have gone on to develop a strong career in projects. The training courses which make up the Certificate will suit you if you are new to project management of if you already have some experience.
Project management training in your premises across New Zealand.
We can deliver all of our courses and workshop for your teams in your premises and we can tailor our delivery to include your own policies and procedures when appropriate. We also offer Project SRO training.
If you want more information please call us on 04 495 9100 or 09 415 1035. 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.