First Resident Canadian PRINCE2 Trainer
Toronto – In March 2009, Julie Grabb B. Math, PMP, P2RP became the first resident Canadian to become a PRINCE2® certified trainer. “After teaching for the Masters Certificate in Project Management program across Canada for five years, I felt I needed to find out what else was going on in the project management world. PRINCE2 seemed to be the natural next step. I was pleasantly surprised to see that many of the best practices that I had been using as examples in my training were actually documented in the processes of PRINCE2, “Julie remarks. She continues “PRINCE2 documents all the detailed how to’s that supplement the knowledge areas of the PMBOK”
PRINCE2 is a process-based approach to project management, providing an easily tailored and scalable project management methodology for the management of all types of projects. The method is the de-facto standard for project management in the UK and is practiced worldwide. Early adaptors of PRINCE2 in Canada include Manitoba eHealth at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the CIO branch of Environment Canada.
“Until this spring, we had to use PRINCE2 trainers from the UK. They know PRINCE2 exceptionally well but they could not always relate to the prior PMBOK knowledge of our participants.” Says Elaine Gutmacher, Director, Operations. Schulich Executive Education Centre. “Julie’s background as a PMP and practical experience in both the private and public sectors is invaluable to our PRINCE2 training programs.”
Schulich Executive Education Centre has partnered with Advantage Learning in the UK. Advantage is a specialist PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organization. Paul Atkin, President of Advantage Learning says “Advantage Learning ran the first PRINCE2 classes in Canada in 2007. We know from our experience that PRINCE2 achieves strong project control and a clear focus on the organization’s business case. We are proud to have trained Julie Grabb as Canada’s first PRINCE2 Approved Trainer.”
Julie will be teaching PRINCE2 classes this fall in Victoria BC (Sept 14-18), Toronto ON (Oct 5-9) and in Winnipeg MB (Oct 19-23).