Public Training Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

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In which countries do you conduct public training events?
PPI delivers its public training courses over 6 continents. We regularly deliver public training throughout the United States of America, Africa, Europe, South America (Brazil), Asia and Australia. Countries in which PPI has delivered public training include Finland, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Turkey.

We also have several exciting new locations currently planned for 2013. These include Spain, Frankfurt in Germany and La Spezia in Italy. Our on-site training however, is able to be delivered around the world.

At which conferences do you exhibit?
PPI regularly participates in many International Conferences/Exhibitions and Symposia. Examples of these include the Annual INCOSE Symposia, SSTC, NDIA Systems Engineering Conference, various regional and various INCOSE conferences.

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What is INCOSE and what is Project Performance International's involvement in it?
The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1990. INCOSE aims to advance the state of the art and practice of systems engineering in industry, academia, and government by promoting interdisciplinary, scaleable approaches to produce technologically appropriate solutions that meet societal needs.
Ref: www.incose.org

PPI has had a long standing affiliation with INCOSE. PPI is a regular exhibitor at the annual INCOSE International Symposia, and frequently delivers tutorials and evening presentations to local INCOSE chapters around the world.

Is lunch included daily?
A sit-down 2 or 3 course lunch is provided daily for public courses, as well as coffee breaks throughout the day.

Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements and we will endeavour to make appropriate arrangements for you wherever possible.

Are there any vegetarian meal options?
Should you need a vegetarian menu, please inform our office so that we can make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

Can you help me find accommodation?
PPI will wherever possible make every endeavour to assist delegates in finding suitable accommodation, should accommodation be needed. Whilst accommodation is the delegates' responsibility, we are happy to make recommendations or suggest suitable hotels that are close to the courses venue and within necessary budgetary requirements.

Upon registration, you will be provided with a location information pack which details accommodation, dining and travel options as well as a general overview of the city (for most cities).

Can you help me find local transport to the course?
We are always happy to assist delegates wherever possible by advising you of local transport options. Should you have any queries regarding this, please contact our Administration Centre.

Do I receive a certificate for participation?
Yes, upon completion the delegate receives a certificate of participation. This certificate states any applicable accreditations, e.g. IE Aust (Australia) or ESCA (South Africa).

Do I need to bring anything to the course?
All materials needed for the course will be supplied, including a pen and writing materials.

What is the dress code?
Dress code for the week is business casual.

What time does the course conclude on the final day?
Depending on the course, and the content that has been covered during the week, the course may finish a little earlier on the last day. When it comes time to make travel arrangements, we encourage delegates to presume that the course will conclude at the advertised time. This will avoid any complications.

How can I best prepare for a PPI Course? Is there any particular reading material that is recommended?
Unless the course description clearly states otherwise, PPI courses are not designed to require any special preparation or reading. Although intensive, the courses are self-contained. Delegates who would like to undertake some prior reading, however, are welcome to request by email a reading package. Reading packages generally provide for about two hours of reading.

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Are there any prerequisites for attending PPI courses?
No, however a work role related in some way to the chosen field of the course will assist in learning. For example, for a systems engineering course, some role in engineering, engineering management or project management would be helpful.

What is the cut off date for registrations?
You may register up until the last business day before a course commences, some special arrangements may need to be made for course materials, however. Conditions Apply.

Can I defer the course?
You may transfer your registration to another course at a similar location. Conditions Apply.

What are the payment options?
Payment for public courses may be made via direct deposit or through Visa, Mastercard of AMEX (Conditions apply) credit card payment.

Is there any testing at the end of the courses?
No. Our course descriptions outline what to expect from the chosen course, however, PPI public courses do not feature formal testing. PPI’s presenters assess the progress of delegates throughout a course, with course activity providing to the presenter the main indicators of understanding by the delegate.

It is difficult for me to dedicate five days, is there any other option?
One successful approach that has been adopted is for companies to send several individuals, on different days during the course. We understand that time is valuable, and it is not always possible to attend the entire five days, so we welcome any suggestions/ideas to maximise your investment in the course. It is however beneficial to attend the full five days to benefit from the full course structure.

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