PMI has just released the new sixth edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK® Guide). Join Procept's Project Management Practice Lead Darya Duma as she explains the differences between the 5th and 6th editions.
Join other PMs in Ontario to network, get PDU's, prizes, food and more.
Procept Associates Ltd. is the primary sponsor and organizer of the International PM Day celebrations in Toronto. This 1-day mini-conference takes place on the first Thursday of November each year. It is just one way that Procept gives back to the PM community in gratitude for helping to make Procept a success.
The event will be held on November 2nd at North York Memorial Community Hall located at 5110 Yonge St., just steps away from North York Civic Centre and North York Centre subway station on the Yonge line. Admission is a nominal $25 to cover catering -- mention it to your friends. (And, yes, you get PDUs, CEUs and other professional recertification credits for attending.)
Join Darya Duma on October 5th at 12:00pm as she reviews the changes to PMBOK v6. It is important to stay current within the industry and be aware of the latest PMI standards. Darya is well versed in the new PMBOK and will highlight the changes. For those thinking of writing the PMP Exam and are deciding between version 5 or 6, participating in this Webinar is a MUST.
Continuing our practice of uploading recordings of our free monthly webinars to YouTube, Procept has just released our latest video, "Implementing ITIL and Certifying to the ISO 20000-1 International Standard" by Procept's IT Service Management Practice Lead, Sola Oduko.
Here at Procept, keeping up with changing client demands is something for which we take pride. Every year, we reinvest a significant portion of our company profits into updating our courses to ensure they are aligned with changing standards and emerging trends. In addition, we invest in creating new online course offerings.
This month, Procept is offering a NEW online ITIL Foundation course that will replace our older one. The new course includes a lot of interesting elements including study guides, six chapter tests, podcasts, 37 videos, 5 case studies, terms and concepts for each chapter, white papers, two simulated practice exams, and two mobile apps to use as study aids.
And in addition to the two practice exams, we have included the cost of the REAL ITIL Foundation certification exam in the online course price.
Procept Associates is once again supporting PMI chapters in their yearly professional development events. On October 24-26, 2017, PMI Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter is again hosting the National Capital Project Management Symposium with 2 days of track sessions followed by one day of workshops.
Procept will have a strong presence at the event: associate Mary Donohue is the keynote speaker for the first day (Oct 24th), Ori Schibi will be presenting a track session entitled "The Elephant in the Room (Stakeholder Management)" (Oct 25th) and our Agile Practice Lead, Kevin Aguanno, will be presenting a half-day Scrum Master Bootcamp preparing participants to write the Scrum Master Certification (SMC) Exam. Procept will also have a table at the 3-day event promoting our other offerings and services to participants from our nation's capital.
To continue the rapid growth of its business analysis training and consulting business, Procept is pleased to announce the appointment of Ori Schibi as its new BA Practice Lead. Schibi is a well-known consultant, trainer and author of books on business analysis. He brings decades of experience and a solid reputation to the role and his leadership in this area will greatly benefit Procept's clients.
Procept's former BA Practice Lead, Terry Aldebert-McLean will continue in an advisory role during the transition and will continue to support Procept clients through her training and consulting work. Aldebert-McLean helped choose Schibi as her successor, saying that Procept "will be in good hands with Ori."
Carlo Barrettara, Procept's president, comments on the change, stating "Terry provided strong leadership for our BA practice for many years. Recently, she led our BA team in the updating of all our BA courses to the new version of the BABoK standard and was instrumental in getting this work completed on time and within budget. With other priorities taking more of her time, we needed a new person to step up and take on the BA Practice Lead mantle. I could think of no one better for the role than Ori. As a new member to the Procept team, Ori brings a fresh perspective that will help us continue the rapid growth in this line of business through the development of new BA consulting offerings and courses. I can't wait to sit across the table from him, roll up our sleeves, and get down to work."
When informed of the appointment, Schibi was delighted, saying "I am delighted to be finally working with a company that has a deep understanding of business analysis and that is making significant investments to update its offerings to meet the changes I am seeing in the BA world. BAs want courses that are fresh and aligned with emerging practices. Most training companies just can't compare with Procept's lineup and I am thrilled to be a part of its team."
Procept Associates has just released a 45-minute video of associate Mark Peco as he presents a framework to use for transforming to a data-driven organization. This is the latest in a series of short instructional videos that Procept is releasing for free on YouTube to highlight the teaching skills of its instructors and to drive interest in Procept's offerings. Subscribe to the Procept YouTube channel to get notified of new videos as they are released.
University of Toronto has launched a "Summer Innovation Series" for July and August 2017 highlighting what it calls "Canada’s top innovators, thinkers, and makers." The series is composed of a series of one- and two-day workshops focused on thought-provoking and cutting-edge topics.
Procept is pleased that our Agile Practice Lead, Kevin Aguanno, has been selected as one of the lecturers in the series. He will be presenting a one-day workshop titled Agile Bootcamp for Executives and Senior Managers on July 7, 2017 at the downtown St. George campus.
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AXELOS have launched a new version of the PRINCE2 manual (2017 version). How will it affect me? Should I wait for the 2017 version of the PRINCE2 manual or take my Practitioner training and examination with version 2009?
We would thoroughly recommend that you take your training and examination with version 2009 of the PRINCE2 manual for the following reasons:
Fundamentally, there is no difference in the 2017 manual; therefore, you will not be disadvantaged in any way. Additionally, your certification will still be valid if you take your PRINCE2 Practitioner examination with the 2009 version and you do not need to retake it with the 2017 version.
If you have already passed your PRINCE2 Foundation Examination and have purchased a copy of the 2009 manual, then you do not need to buy a new one to take the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination.
The new manual is likely to cost at least an additional £10 ($17 Canadian, $13 US Dollars, or €14 Euros)
Your PRINCE2 Practitioner accreditation will be valid for 5 years instead of 3 years. AXELOS have informed us that delegates will either need to join their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme at a cost or they will need to re-register every 3 years.
The re-registration examination will no longer be available after 31st December 2017. From 2018, candidates will have to take the full examinations at the higher rate.
The new examination questions are under review and they may be difficult to understand. It may be advisable to wait for the 2017 version examinations, until the trainers have a good grasp of the terminology and the questions have been reviewed further.
Furthermore, for all those colleagues whose PRINCE2 registration will expire in under two years time, we would ask you all to take your re-registration examination by the end of 2017, for the reasons stated above