Procept is pleased to announce the inaugural winner of the Hans Aggarwal Memorial Scholarship, launched earlier this year to honour the memory of a deceased Procept associate who was a pioneer in business analysis education. For more details on the scholarship, please visit the Hans Aggarwal Memorial Scholarship page.
We would like to extend our congratulations to the 2017 winner: Fernando Schmidkonz.
Today, Procept published a video to YouTube that is a recording of yesterday's webinar by associate Don Wallar titled Exploring the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team. The content is based on Patrick Lencioni’s bestselling book, used with his permission.
Join Don Wallar on October 18, 2017, at 12:00 pm, as he explores the challenges that teams face today. Why do some teams succeed and others fail? Are there any hallmarks that define high-performing teams? Based on Patrick Lencioni’s bestselling book, “The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team”, we will examine the foundations to build a successful team.
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."