Published 13 Jun 2019
In case you were wondering if it still makes sense to invest in professional certifications , we can assure you that, this is definitely the case. How do we know this? We simply asked. Not so long ago, we conducted a survey among more than 1,800 individuals and decision-ma...
Certification|IT service management (ITSM)|Learning|Professional development|Project and programme management (PPM)|Training
Published 25 Sep 2019
Why should learning and training in portfolio, programme and project management (PPM) lead to certification? People take training courses, but if they are not tested and certified at the end they can’t demonstrate understanding of the finer detail that gives them a more ac...
Best practice|Certification|Programme management|Project and programme delivery|Project and programme management (PPM)|Project management|Skills
Published 19 Oct 2018
Following the launch of PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification earlier this year, we caught up with members of the alumni for their feedback. Here, Shane Keown of Valtech UK – who took the course through Logical Model – explains what he learned from the experience. Wha...
Certification|Methodologies|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Qualifications
Published 22 Feb 2019
Many people can change roles in an organization and – suddenly – from being a specialist, operational person they’re thrown into managing a project . The “accidental project manager” might have leadership and management skills for business as usual (BAU) activity plus cre...
AgileSHIFT|Career progression|Certification|CPD|M_o_R|MoP|MSP|P3O|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Programme management|Project management|Roles
Published 03 Jan 2019
What’s the difference between being certified and not certified in IT service management (ITSM) best practice? At a base level in ITSM you might be someone providing “boots on the ground”, doing the actual troubleshooting on the service desk and implementing changes. Howev...
Certification|IT service management (ITSM)|ITIL|Service desk|Service management|Training|Value
Published 03 Oct 2019
Emma-Ruth Arnaz Pemberton looks back at her career in project management and the role that best practice professional certification has played. Like a lot of people, I “fell” into project management without any formal qualifications. I was working abroad at the time an...
Career progression|Certification|CPD|Learning|M_o_R|MSP|PRINCE2 Agile|Professional development|Project management|Qualifications
Published 20 Dec 2019
Professional certifications obtained during undergraduate study at university are making a major difference to students’ career prospects. Above all, the key quality this gives them is enhanced employability. But what does an industry-recognized qualification actually...
Capabilities|Career planning|Certification|ITIL|PRINCE2|Professional development|Qualifications|Skills
Published 29 Feb 2016
Marcel Foederer was among a number of trainers and consultants who undertook the recent ITIL ® Practitioner “Trainer Readiness Session” course. In this first blog post from those trainers, he considers the value of the new ITIL Practitioner certification: Among t...
Capabilities|Certification|Continual Service Improvement (CSI)|IT Service Management (ITSM)|ITIL|Skills
Published 15 Dec 2020
The change in the workplace landscape had been on its way for a long time and Covid-19 helped expedite it. People currently working from home are encountering added levels of complexity, such as adopting technologies like Teams and Zoom as well as finding new ways to collabo...
Published 10 Dec 2018
In the third instalment of our blog series looking at why PRINCE2 Agile ® offers a suitable best practice guidance and certification option for people working in project management, Julia Gosse, trainer at SPOCE Project Management , considers project managers who hold no ...
Agile|Certification|PRINCE2|PRINCE2 Agile|Project management|Training