Winter newsletter 2020

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A message from our MD

Meet the team!

Frequently asked questions

Provek news

Provek’s MD appointed as ASPECT treasurer

AgilePM® courses now available

Associate Project Manager programme

Insightful articles from our expert trainers

Study tips – Paul Peel

How to build a team with diversity in the workplace – Tom Clarke

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Welcome to Winter’s edition of the Provek Newsletter!

 

“Winter has well and truly arrived along with a dizzying array of new social rules across all parts of the UK and beyond, so with many people going back to working from home in onesies, what better way to ease yourself into a morning than reading through all the latest news and updates from the world of project management training and consultancy, here at Provek?

Like many other businesses in the UK and globally, we have had to make significant adjustments over the last few months. We have had to engage in crisis-management mode, ensure survival, adjust our approach, and re-set the business to move forward. Through all of this, we have refused to batten-down the hatches or pull up the drawbridge, instead, we have moved through this cycle quickly and with determination to be a stronger and even more relevant development partner to the project management community. Having successfully adapted to the “new normal’, we’re now focusing on how we can help shape the next normal.

There’s a lot that’s different here at Provek, and a lot that has remained reassuringly unchanged since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in March. We have launched a number of cohorts on our Associate Project Manager Level 4 Apprenticeship programmes, adding new employers as well as repeat cohorts from existing clients. We have successfully moved all of our APM/APMG/Axelos qualifications courses online, introduced our APM Body of Knowledge v.7 (BoK7) courses, and launched our AgilePM® Foundation and Practitioner courses. Our exam pass rates continue to be well above the national rates and feedback from delegates has been fantastic, which reassures us and our customers that our focus on quality hasn’t diminished.

So, grab your cuppa and read on…”

Greg Montgomery,

Managing Director.

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 Provek’s MD appointed as ASPECT treasurer
 

Provek is an active member of ASPECT – an association for like-minded training organisations committed to delivering high-quality management training.

We are delighted to announce that our MD, Greg Montgomery has been appointed as treasurer of ASPECT (Association for the Promotion of Excellence in Consultancy and Training.) Read this article here.

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New AgilePM® courses now available
One day overview

Designed for those who require a fundamental awareness of Agile project management and Agile thinking more generally.

AgilePM® Foundation and Practitioner

Adopt a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good project management, and the fast-pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.

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Associate Project Manager programme 
Provek has been delivering the Associate Project Manager apprenticeship since 2018. To date, we have enrolled 421 learners with 200 completing the programme so far, with learners achieving 84 distinctions, 80 merits, 34 passes (and only 2 fails).

The programme is suitable for those who manage projects as part of their role and develops essential business skills including leadership, teamwork, ethics, stakeholder management, communication, governance, procurement, budgeting, and cost control.

Our recently introduced open public cohorts provide flexibility to enrol individuals, and our closed cohorts continue to offer organisations the opportunity to deliver tailored programmes.

Through the last two years many of our clients have delivered multiple cohorts due to the impact this programme has had, both on their employees and the business. Our clients include British Sugar, Fidelity, GKN Aerospace, Guys St Thomas, John Lewis, McCarthy and Stone, Royal Mail, Southern Water and University of Cambridge. Read our Associated British Foods case study that explains more about the business benefits this programme offers here. l

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Insightful articles from our expert trainers

Here are some of our recent insightful articles that some of our expert trainers have provided.

Study tips – Paul Peel

Finding it hard to focus when preparing to take your exams?

Take a look at some supportive study tips here!

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How to build a team with diversity in the workplace – Tom Clarke

One of our trainers Tom Clarke introduces some simple steps to make diversity something we actively do in the workplace rather than just be something we only talk about when putting together and growing a team. Find out more here.

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Meet the team!

From the first lockdown back in March, the Provek team made sure to have regular virtual meetings to check in and see how everyone is doing during these tough times. We think it is important to make sure everyone still feels apart of the team even when we are not in the office.

Provek has adapted in many ways such as making virtual classrooms to be able to continue to deliver and provide the best training and consultancy to our clients as well as making sure our team stays connected.

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FAQ’s

“How do I know which APM qualification is the most suitable for me?”

This can be ascertained by taking our PMA6 lite online assessment. More information on our free PMA6 Skills Assessment Tool can be found here.

“I am interested in gaining APM Chartership. How do I know if I meet the competency criteria?”

Our ‘free to use’ ChPP readiness checker will enable you to clearly understand if you are suitable to submit your ChPP application. To find out more click here.

“I am interested in gaining APM Chartership. What guidance, hints, and tips to improve my submission can you help me with?”

Our ChPP Specialist support package is provided by one of our directors who is an APM ChPP assessor. He can support you through both the application and interview stages, ensuring that those candidates who should pass, do not fail.

Course schedule

Take a look at our course schedule for 2020/2021!         k

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