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APM Chartered Status update blog post

Blog Post by Alex Smith on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:59

As usual, we’ve been incredibly busy here in the run up to Christmas and the New Year.

As one of the many things we’ve been doing in what promises to be an exciting 2018, we’ve been actively involved in the consultation process contributing towards the development of the Association of Project Managers’ (APM) new Chartered Standard for project professionals.

Tailoring to your need

How often, when shopping for perhaps a laptop or a piece of furniture, do you find the perfect product straight off the shelf? The same can be said of training – often when choosing a course to skill up your team, you look at the off the shelf options and think… my team know half of that course and half of that course… wouldn’t it be perfect if we could combine the two courses into one, relevant and cost effective course?

ITSM and Universities – what I’ve been thinking about lately…..

IT Service Management has never been more important to the higher and further education sector than it is now. Everybody has the technology, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is here and isn’t going away anytime soon. ‘New and Shiny’ will get you so far but I don’t think it’s the differentiator it once was. My experience with universities over the last couple of years has led me to the conclusion that it’s the service provided and the effectiveness and efficiency with which it is provided that is going to be key moving forwards.

Service Integration and Management (SIAM) Foundation

Integrating service providers to achieve your customer’s goals is key to success

SIAM is a comprehensive view on managing relationships with a diverse range of partner and vendor organisations, all contributing towards end-to-end IT services. The SIAM Foundation Certificate is aimed at anybody that needs a broad understanding of best practice in this fast growing area of management and one that has proved consistently challenging, especially with the fast pace of technological change.

Duration
3 Days

Real World Examples

At Quanta, we believe that training should not be straight out of a textbook or staring blankly at a PowerPoint presentation. The majority of our trainers have real world experience of living and breathing the product that they are training. Our trainers are not just trainers – they also do a lot of consultative work with our customers and so have been heavily involved in applying their knowledge to live environments. It is not uncommon to see Howie sit in a scrum stand-up with one of our customers or to see Jason working with a customer to migrate to Office 365.

Pre Course Work and Exam(s) included

Quanta are here to make your training journey as enjoyable and slick as possible. For many of our courses, we have dedicated courses setup in our online Moodle Platform, Quanta Learn, which contains past exam papers, quizzes and useful resources specific to the course you are attending. Asking delegates to do this learning before the course enables us to make the course as consultative and engaging as we can – the trainer can spend more time exploring and discussing ideas rather than simply reading through a textbook in front of a class of delegates.

Free Post Course Support

How many times have you sat on a course, a lecture or a seminar and then gone back to work and found that you have forgotten to take a note of that point which the trainer made on the 2nd day of the course which was vital to a project you are working on? Or, where you have started implementing a new methodology but have hit a stumbling point and you need some advice on how to overcome the hurdle?

Hat-trick for Quanta

Blog Post by Jo Wright on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:28

A half-second pause preceded an enormous roar when the Worcester based Quanta Forces Training Team realised they had won the Service Leavers’ Training Company of the Year award for the third year in a row. 

On-Site Kit Delivery and Setup

Here at Quanta, we believe that technical training should be practical – we teach people how to put their skills to use in the Real World rather than just to pass an exam. In light of this, each delegate has their own workstation for the course that they can tinker with as they please (within reason!). Within this sandbox environment, delegates can try out the things that they want to do in a live environment safe in the knowledge that any problems encountered can be addressed by the trainer.

PRINCE2 and the Combat Estimate

Blog Post by Alex Smith on Fri, 03/11/2017 - 16:29

The PRINCE2 methodology and its purpose in giving structure to projects is well-documented.  And, of course, having processes to follow, documentation templates to make use of and a clear list of roles and responsibilities that need to be fulfilled is all incredibly useful stuff.

But this will only get you so far.