GBMC helps SNCB-Belgian Train in PM² adoption
Global Business Management Consultants (GBMC) offers PM² consulting, training and certification services to SNCB and YPTO
GBMC Belgium has formed a consortium with CAPGEMINI Academy for the provision of Consultancy and Training Services to SNCB-BelgianTrain. Since 2010 the consortium partners have trained thousands of PM² certification candidates both within the European Institutions and in the private sector.
GBMC is PM² Alliance Affiliated Training Provider (ATP) and its trainers are PM² Certified Trainers by the PM² Alliance. GBMC has helped with great success in large organisations and public sector organisations to roll-out PM² in their organisations and projects.
CAPGEMINI trainers are also experienced in PM² and currently provide in-class and online training to the European Commission and other EU Institutions.
The objective of this collaboration is to deliver expert assistance to support the tailoring and implementation of the PM² Methodology (B-PM²) at BelgianTrain. The B-PM² aims at improving the collaboration and management of projects across SNCB departments aligned with a common PM² (and portfolio) approach, governance, best practices, tools and processes.
The consortium will support the SNCB Corporate PMO (cPMO) to:
- Tailor PM² and Agile PM² Methodology to the needs of SNCB
- Align existing business processes, including programme & portfolio processes
- Adapt B-PM² to current management tools
- Advise on organisation wide Business Implementation strategies and activities
Global Business Management Consultants have already delivered a large number of PM² trainings to YPTO – SNCB’s subsidiary that provides IT services to the rail operator. The trainings were successfully delivered in 2019 based on the European Commission’s PM² Methodology and on GBMCs experience in providing such trainings.
The PM² Alliance Trainer Programme has prepared all GBMC trainers to teach PM² and the highest level in accordance to the PM² Alliance standards so that in turn, they can also prepare SNCB staff in using PM² effectively in their projects and in achieving a PM² Certification.
We have chosen to apply PM² in our organisation because it’s an accessible and compact methodology combining worldwide acknowledged project management methodologies and best practices - (Robert Blommaert, SNCB Corporate PMO, Process & Methodology).
From April to November of 2019, YPTO’s project staff and contractors attended a series of 2 day PM² Trainings at three levels (PM² Essentials, PM² Advanced and Agile PM²).
Hundreds of trained staff have already achieved one (or more) of the PM² Alliance Certifications.
The PM² Alliance online Certification programme is available to anyone who wishes to certify their knowledge of the PM² methodology at various levels. The Certification programme is organised in 3 levels and currently includes 6 certifications:
- Level 1
- PM² Basic Certification: Examines the candidates’ understanding on the general concepts of the PM² Project Management Methodology of the European Commission.
- PM² Agile Certification: Verifies candidates’ understanding of the application of Agile principles, Tools and Techniques in PM² Projects.
- Level 2
- PM² Essentials Certification: Demonstrates the candidates’ understanding of key concepts of the Methodology.
- PM² Advanced Certification: Attests the candidates’ knowledge on both basic and advanced concepts of the Methodology.
- Level 3
Some words on the key stakeholders
SNCB – Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges, is an autonomous government company, formed in 1926 as the successor to the Belgian State Railways. SNCB Group is consists of 3 independent companies: SNCB, carrier or operator, Infrabel, infrastructure manager, NMBS Holding, responsible for personnel management, IT and the 37 largest stations and for coordination between companies
In 2008 NMBS/SNCB carried 207 million passengers a total of 8,676 million passenger-kilometres over a network of 3,536 kilometres. In 2017, that number rose to 230 million passengers carried, and Belgium has a rail network of 3,602 km of main railway lines. The network currently includes four high speed lines suitable for 300 km/h (190 mph) traffic
YPTO is a public IT company based in Brussels. As a subsidiary of SNCB, the Belgian National Railways, it offers them the essential IT expertise. In collaboration with SNCB, YPTO is constantly searching for the best way to transport passengers to their destination as comfortable as possible, focusing on modern and efficient railway traffic. See Also YPTO LinkedIn Page
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