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January 8, 2014                                 PRESS RELEASE

 

 

Q’vive and Schoolcraft celebrate partnership with tenth consecutive

Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation course.

 

WIXOM, MI—January 8, 2014—Schoolcraft College’s Continuing Education and Professional Development department continues its successful partnership with Q'vive, a local leader in innovation strategy and training.  The Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation course, scheduled to begin at 6 PM on January 23, marks the tenth consecutive semester of the partnership.

 

“It is exiting and encouraging to realize that our partnership with Schoolcraft College is entering its tenth semester. In the past three years we have trained 220+ students in project management. The overwhelming majority of those taking the PMP or CAPM exam are passing”, says Eric van der Meulen, President of Q'vive.

 

The Project Management Institute published the new PMBOK® Guide–Fifth Edition in 2013. The Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation course (Thursday January 23 - April 3 from 6 PM to 9:40 PM) is aligned with the new PMBOK® Guide–Fifth Edition. 

 

Potential students are invited to attend a free informational session on Thursday, January 9 from 6 to 7:30 PM in the McDowell Center, Room 110, at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

 

According to the Project Management Institute, there are more than 600,000 PMI credential holders around the world and in every industry, from healthcare, telecommunications and finance to IT and construction.  More and more project management related jobs in today's world require PMP® certification; and in today's competitive job market, becoming PMP® certified may significantly increase the chances of getting a job. According to a 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 80% of high-performing projects use a credentialed project manager.

 

For more information about the Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation course, contact the Continuing Education and Professional Development department at 734-462-4448 or go to www.schoolcraft.edu/cepd/pmp or www.qvive.biz/pages/pmfun.aspx.

 

About Q’vive

 

Q'vive, LLC is a consult­ing and training company, support­ing businesses with inno­vation strat­egy, new product development, and project manage­ment.  Q'vive helps clients accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical and organizational challenges.  Services benefit small to mid-size companies, who are committed to growing their business with new products.  Q'vive is from “qui vive” – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project.  We believe in teaming up with our clients to enhance their vision to full 360-degree awareness, so they can stay focused on their mission.

 


 

July 29, 2013                                       PRESS RELEASE

 

Q’vive and Schoolcraft offer new PMP Exam Shift course to prepare for 

updated project management exam.

 

WIXOM, MI—July 29, 2013—Schoolcraft College’s Continuing Education and Professional Development department is continuing its successful partnership with Q'vive, a local leader in innovation strategy and training to offer PMP® Exam Shift™, a new course to prepare students for the updated PMP and CAPM exams.

 

“We are pleased that our continued partnership with Schoolcraft College enables us to add this new course. There are many project managers that have studied for the exam based on PMBOK® Guide–Fourth Edition, who now have to become familiar with the new Fifth Edition to take the exam.” says Eric van der Meulen, President of Q'vive. “The PMP® Exam Shift™ course will only be offered this fall. It is a short, condensed, and intensive review, highlighting the differences between the two PMBOK® Guide editions, with an emphasis on discussion of exam questions. We are thrilled to be able to offer this course, and are expecting to see many more pass the exam.”

 

The Project Management Institute published the new PMBOK® Guide–Fifth Edition in January, 2013. The update to the PMP exam is effective on July 31, 2013, while the CAPM exam was updated on July 1.

The Project Management Essentials & Exam Preparation course (Mondays September 23 - November 25 from 6 PM to 9:40 PM) and PMP® Exam Shift™ course (Thursdays September 26 - October 17 from 6-9 PM) are aligned with the new PMBOK® Guide–Fifth Edition

 

Potential students are invited to attend a free informational session on Monday, September 9 from 6 to 7:30 PM in the Biomedical Technology Center, Room 170, at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

According to the Project Management Institute, there are already more than 500,000 PMI credential holders around the world and in every industry, from healthcare, telecommunications and finance to IT and construction.  More and more project management related jobs in today's world require PMP® certification; and in today's competitive job market, becoming PMP® certified may significantly increase the chances of getting a job. According to a 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 80% of high-performing projects use a credentialed project manager.

 

For more information about the PMP® Exam Shift™ course go to www.qvive.biz/Pages/shift.aspx.

For more information on the Project Management Professional program, contact the Continuing Education and Professional Development department at 734-462-4448 or go to www.schoolcraft.edu/cepd/pmp.

 

About Q’vive

 

Q'vive, LLC is a consult­ing and training company, support­ing businesses with inno­vation strat­egy, new product development, and project manage­ment.  Q'vive helps clients accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical and organizational challenges.  Services benefit small to mid-size companies, who are committed to growing their business with new products.  Q'vive is from “qui vive” – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project.  We believe in teaming up with our clients to enhance their vision to full 360-degree awareness, so they can stay focused on their mission.

 


 

April 3, 2013                                         PRESS RELEASE

 

Q’vive and Schoolcraft offer new Project Management Classes

in advance of New Exam

 

WIXOM, MI—April 3, 2013—Schoolcraft College’s Continuing Education and Professional Development department is continuing its successful partnership with Q'vive, a local leader in innovation strategy and training to offer PMP® Exam Focus™ and PMP® Exam Fuel™, two new shorter courses to prepare students for the current PMP and CAPM exams.

 

“We are pleased that our continued partnership with Schoolcraft College enables us to add these courses as there is increasing demand for effective project managers,” says Eric van der Meulen, President of Q'vive. “The new courses are in the format we offered ahead of the previous exam change which was well received by students.  We are thrilled to be able to offer these again, and are expecting to see many more pass the exam.”

 

The Project Management Institute published the new PMBOK® Guide–Fifth Edition in January, 2013. The update to the PMP exam will be effective on July 31, 2013, while the CAPM exam will be updated on July 1. Exams prior to these dates will be on the current Fourth Edition. The Project Management Essentials & Exam Preparation course (Mondays May 6th-July 15th from 6 PM to 9:40 PM) is aligned with the new Fifth Edition.  PMP® Exam Focus™ (Thursdays May 9th-30th from 6-9 PM), and PMP® Exam Fuel™ (Saturday, May 18th from 9 AM – 1 PM) are new classes which are shorter courses designed to help prepare for exams on the current Fourth Edition. 

 

According to the Project Management Institute, there are already more than 500,000 PMI credential holders around the world and in every industry, from healthcare, telecommunications and finance to IT and construction.  More and more project management related jobs in today's world require PMP® certification; and in today's competitive job market, becoming PMP® certified may significantly increase the chances of getting a job. According to a 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 80% of high-performing projects use a credentialed project manager.

 

Potential students are invited to attend a free informational session on Monday, April 22nd from 6 to 7:30 PM in the Biomedical Technology Center, Room 100, at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

 

For more information on the Project Management Professional program, contact the Continuing Education and Professional Development department at 734-462-4448 or go to www.schoolcraft.edu/cepd/pmp.

 

About Q’vive

 

Q'vive, LLC is a consult­ing and training company, support­ing businesses with inno­vation strat­egy, new product development, and project manage­ment.  Q'vive helps clients accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical and organizational challenges.  Services benefit small to mid-size companies, who are committed to growing their business with new products.  Q'vive is from “qui vive” – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project.  We believe in teaming up with our clients to enhance their vision to full 360-degree awareness, so they can stay focused on their mission.

 


May 4, 2012                                         PRESS RELEASE

 

“Actionizing Innovation Strategy” First of New Seminar Series for Project Managers Offering Free PDUs.

 

Wixom, MI—May 4, 2012— Is it possible to apply limited resources to endless opportunities without killing yourself, and still be successful? It all comes down to making the right decisions.  We will discuss a process that connects strategy with day-to-day activities, so you can recognize good projects and kill bad projects.  This empowering approach focuses your resources to get products to market quicker with better results.

 

“Q’vive is pleased to offer this seminar and support the initiative of fellow Automation Alley member Unique Solutions of Advanced Technologies.” says Eric van der Meulen, President of Q’vive, LLC, who will present this first session.

 

Project Management Professionals (PMP) will be able to obtain free PDUs by attending seminars in this series.  This first seminar will be held on May 9 from 6-7:30pm, with opportunity to network starting at 5:30pm.  Location of the event is at Unique Solutions of Advanced Technologies Inc., 1500 N. Stephenson Hwy, Royal Oak, MI 48067.  Registration is required at http://www.usatinc.com/actionizing_innovation_strategy.htm.

Further information can be obtained by calling 248-681-1283.

 

About Q’vive

 

Q'vive, LLC is a consult­ing and training company, support­ing businesses with inno­vation strat­egy, new product development, and project manage­ment.  Q'vive helps clients accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical and organizational challenges.  Services benefit small to mid-size companies, who are committed to growing their business with new products.  Q'vive is from “qui vive” – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project.  We believe in teaming up with our clients to enhance their vision to full 360-degree awareness, so they can stay focused on their mission.

 


 

April 26, 2012                                       PRESS RELEASE

 

Eighty Percent of High-Performing Projects Use a Credentialed Project Manager.

 

Wixom, MI—April 26, 2012—According to a 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, eighty percent of high-performing projects use a credentialed project manager.  Project managers have to be great multi-taskers and wear many hats and these skills can be acquired with intensive training.

 

Schoolcraft College’s Continuing Education and Professional Development department in partnership with Q’vive, LLC is continuing to offer its successful ten-week, intensive training program that will prepare students to take the Project Management Institute PMP® and CAPM® certification exams.

 

On Tuesday, May 1st Schoolcraft will host a free information session which is open to the public and is intended for individuals who may be interested in project management or are already working as a member of a project management team and would like to advance to a project team leader.  Session attendees will be able to meet the instructor to review class offerings, course curriculum and certification requirements.

 

According to the Project Management Institute, there are already more than 470,000 PMI credential holders in 185 countries and in every industry, from healthcare, telecommunications and finance to IT and construction.  More and more project management related jobs in today's world require PMP® certification and in today's competitive job market, getting PMP® certified can significantly increase their chances of getting a job. “We are pleased to offer this training as there is a great demand for knowledgeable and certified project managers,” says Eric van der Meulen, President of Q’vive, LLC, who is the instructor that has developed the training.

 

The Information Session will run from 6-7:30pm in the McDowell Building, room 110 on the main campus in Livonia. For more information on the Project Management Professional program, contact the Continuing Education and Professional Development department at 734-462-4448 or go to www.schoolcraft.edu/cepd/pmp. 

 

About Q’vive

 

Q'vive, LLC is a consult­ing and training company, support­ing businesses with inno­vation strat­egy, new product development, and project manage­ment.  Q'vive helps clients accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical and organizational challenges.  Services benefit small to mid-size companies, who are committed to growing their business with new products.  Q'vive is from “qui vive” – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project.  We believe in teaming up with our clients to enhance their vision to full 360-degree awareness, so they can stay focused on their mission.

 


 

Q'vive offers new Project Management Basics course in partnership with Schoolcraft College.

 

Wixom, MI—December 5, 2011—Q'vive will be offering Project Management Basics in partnership with Schoolcraft College Continuing Education and Professional Development in the upcoming winter semester.  This 16-hour course is offered in addition to the successful Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation course, which has helped students pass the PMP exam.

 

“We are pleased that our continued partnership with Schoolcraft College enables us to offer this course as there is increasing demand for effective project managers,” says Eric van der Meulen, President of Q'vive.  Project Management Basics benefits people that are new to project management, part-time project managers, accidental project managers, and project managers that need to refresh their knowledge and complement their skill sets.  The classes are very interactive and hands-on.”

 

Project Management Basics will be offered this winter semester with classes starting on Tuesday, January 24th from 6:00-8:40pm.  Registration starts on December 12.  For more information about the Project Management courses, contact Schoolcraft College’s Continuing Education and Professional Development department at 734-462-4448 or go to www.schoolcraft.edu/cepd/.

 

The course instructor, Eric van der Meulen, PMP has extensive experience providing leadership and program management in product and process development, R&D, and engineering.  He has more than 15 years experience in project management for large and small companies, and internationally, both as functional leader and as consultant.  Mr. van der Meulen has developed and taught various project management courses and delivered on-site training for both corporate clients and local colleges. 

 

About Q’vive

 

Q'vive, LLC is a consult­ing and training company, support­ing businesses with inno­vation strat­egy, new product development, and project manage­ment.  Q'vive helps clients accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical and organizational challenges.  Services benefit small to mid-size companies, who are committed to growing their business with new products.  Q'vive is from “qui vive” – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project.  We believe in teaming up with our clients to enhance their vision to full 360-degree awareness, so they can stay focused on their mission.

 

 

June 7, 2011

 

Q'vive offers Project Management Professional Exam Focus course ahead of August 31 exam change.

 

Wixom, MI—June 7, 2011—Q'vive announced today that it will be offering PMP Exam Focus, a condensed Project Management Professional exam preparation course, at Schoolcraft College this summer.  This four-week, intensive training will cover the essentials of project management and prepare motivated individuals to take the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential exam prior to the upcoming change which takes effect August 31, 2011.

            The PMP Exam Focus course offers a unique opportunity to review the project management framework and exam content in a condensed format, learn about exam strategies, and practice exam questions.  “We are excited to offer this course to project managers motivated to pass the PMP exam ahead of the change that was announced by PMI,” says Eric van der Meulen, President of Q'vive.  “The course will be completed four weeks before the exam change takes effect, which allows ample time for self study and preparation.”

The Project Management Professional Exam Focus will be offered this summer with classes starting on Tuesday, July 12th from 6:30-9:30pm.  For those interested, an information session will be held on Tuesday June 28th from 6:30-7:30 pm.  For more information about this course, contact Q'vive at 248-231-7452 or go to http://qvive.biz/focus.aspx.

 

Q'vive continues to be the provider of project management training for Schoolcraft College Continuing Education and Professional Development.  The training has helped former students to pass the PMP exam.

            The course instructor, Eric van der Meulen, PMP has extensive experience providing leadership and program management in product and process development, R&D, and engineering.  He has more than 15 years experience in project management for large and small companies, and internationally, both as functional leader and as consultant.  Mr. van der Meulen has developed and taught various project management courses and delivered on-site training for both corporate clients and local colleges. 

            Q'vive, LLC actionizes innovation strategy.  Q'vive helps clients accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical and organizational challenges.  Q'vive’s services benefit small to mid-size companies, who are committed to growing their business with new products.  Q'vive is from “qui vive” – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project.  We believe in teaming up with our clients to enhance their vision to full 360-degree awareness, so they can stay focused on their mission.

 


 

April 29, 2011 

 

Project Management Course offered by Q’vive at Schoolcraft qualifies for training grant for unemployed workers, under-employed workers, dislocated workers and veterans.

 

April 29, 2011—Schoolcraft College Continuing Education and Professional Development continues to offer the Project Management course in partnership with Q'vive in the upcoming Spring/Summer semester.  This ten-week, intensive training program will cover the essentials of project management and prepare students to take the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential exam.

            “We are pleased with our continued partnership with Schoolcraft College to offer this training as there is increasing demand for knowledgeable project managers,” says Eric van der Meulen, President of Q'vive.  “I am excited that Schoolcraft is assisting unemployed and displaced professionals to register for the training grant from the Department of Labor, through an agreement with Macomb Community College.”  For more information about this grant go to http://qvive.biz/links.aspx.

 

            The Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation class will be offered in the spring/summer semester with classes starting on Thursday, May 12th from 6:00-9:40pm.  For more information on the Project Management program, contact Schoolcraft College’s Continuing Education and Professional Development department at 734-462-4448 or go to www.schoolcraft.edu/cepd/pmp.

 
            Q'vive, LLC are experts in actionizing innovation strategy.  Q'vive helps clients accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical and organizational challenges.  Services benefit small to mid-size companies, who are committed to growing their business with new products.  Q'vive is from “qui vive” – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project.  We believe in teaming up with our clients to enhance their vision to full 360-degree awareness, so they can stay focused on their mission.
 

 
Q'VIVE ANNOUNCES INTERCHANGE FORUM FOCUSED ON BUSINESS GROWTH STRATEGIES ON APRIL 19
 
Wixom, MI—March 15, 2011—Q'vive, LLC announces InterChange Forum, and invites business leaders to attend this engaging symposium that will explore effective strategies to create long term business growth.  The event will take place on April 19th at the Walsh College Novi campus.  “Our four firms are excited to be in a partnership where we collectively offer a comprehensive view on business growth, from strategic planning to customer needs to product innovation to brand development,” said Q'vive president Eric van der Meulen.  Dan Walker of River’s End Consulting added, “We look forward to exchanging ideas with business leaders that are challenged to define their company’s future, as well as developing a path to get there.”
            To find out more about this event and InterChange Forum, go to http://interchange.eventbrite.com/ to get additional information.
 
            Q'vive, LLC are experts in actionizing innovation strategy.  Q'vive helps clients accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical and organizational challenges.  Services benefit small to mid-size companies, who are committed to growing their business with new products.  Q'vive is from “qui vive” – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project.  We believe in teaming up with our clients to enhance their vision to full 360-degree awareness, so they can stay focused on their mission.

 

FORUM ANNOUNCEMENT

 

What Will Your Business Look Like in Five Years?

Higher Revenue?   Bigger Profits?   More Diversified?   Out of Business?

 

Join us on April 19 for an engaging forum discussion that will give you a fresh perspective and a different way of thinking about business growth and how to achieve it.

 

You’ll leave with new ways of thinking about:

·      Developing a vision of the future of your business

·      Initiating proactive growth

·      Understanding the marketplace

·      Strengths and weaknesses

·      Obstacles and challenges

·      Asking the right questions

·      The importance of open-minded planning

 

Who should attend:   

Executives and business leaders responsible for the direction of their companies.  If you’re looking for a better way to grow your business and are ready to embrace change, this forum is for you.

 

Location and Date:

WalshCollege Novi Campus   §   41500 Gardenbrook Rd   §   Novi, MI 48375

Tuesday, April 19, 2011   §   7:30am – 8:00am  Registration   §   8:00am – 10:00am  Forum Discussion

 

Registration Fee:       $40

Continental breakfast will be provided.  Participation is limited to 20 attendees.

 

Register now to guarantee your seat.

 

 

The InterChange Forum is a collaborative of four consulting firms with a focus on assisting small to mid-market companies in their efforts to grow.

Bob Diakow                  Robert Diakow Brand Development & Design

Brand development and marketing communications strategies for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.  We integrate brand awareness and multichannel tactics into creating brand emotion.

Jan Griffioen                 Griffioen Consulting Group, Inc

Smart, ambitious business growth strategies for small and mid-size firms in B2B markets.  Grow revenue, increase profits, find new markets and diversify your business with a practical, results-oriented approach to business planning.

Eric van der Meulen   Q'vive, LLC

Streamlining the intersection of innovation strategy, new product development, and project management.  We specialize in actionizing your innovation strategy.  Our consulting, coaching, and training services benefit companies who are committed to growing their business with new products and services.

Dan Walker                  River’s End Consulting, LLC

Training and mentoring teams in a simple yet proven system designed to identify true customer wants and needs, the “Voice of the Customer.”  Make better decisions about what products and services to create by asking the right question of the right people in the right way.


November 10, 2010 

 

Q'VIVE OFFERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE

 

Wixom, MI—November 10, 2010—Q'vive, LLC, has partnered with Schoolcraft College’s Continuing Education and Professional Development department to offer a ten-week, intensive training program that will cover the essentials of project management and prepare students to take the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential exam.

            According to the Project Management Institute, there are already more than 400,000 credential holders around the world and in every industry, from healthcare, telecommunications and finance to IT and construction.  More and more project management related jobs require the PMP® credential.  In today's competitive job market, people looking for a Project Manager position can significantly increase their chances by obtaining the PMP® credential.  Additionally, many organizations have started using the terminologies and tools that you will learn as part of the Project Management course. “We are pleased to partner with Schoolcraft College and offer this training as there is a great demand for knowledgeable project managers,” says Eric van der Meulen, President of Q'vive. 

            The Project Management Essentials and Exam Preparation class will be offered in the winter semester with classes starting on Monday, January 24th from 6:00-9:40pm.  For more information on the Project Management program, contact Schoolcraft College’s Continuing Education and Professional Development department at 734-462-4448 or go to www.schoolcraft.edu/cepd/pmp.

 

            Q'vive, LLC are experts in actionizing innovation strategy.  Q'vive helps clients accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical and organizational challenges.  Services benefit small to mid-size companies, who are committed to growing their business with new products.  Q'vive is from “qui vive” – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project.  We believe in teaming up with our clients to enhance their vision to full 360-degree awareness, so they can stay focused on their mission.

 


 

April 1, 2010 

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FIRM Q'VIVE CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR

  

Wixom, MI—April 1, 2010—Q'vive, LLC, specializing in the management and execution of innovative development projects, has just emerged from its startup year with a diverse and healthy client base. “I believe this may reflect the beginning of Michigan’s economic recovery,” said Q'vive president Eric van der Meulen. “We are seeing that successful Michigan businesses are again investing in the future and spending money to strengthen their performance in technology and product development. We are helping such companies accelerate the development of new products and technologies, capitalize on their ideas, and overcome technical challenges.”

            Q'vive supports manufacturing firms and individual inventors. Currently, Q'vive is providing project management training for technologists and plant engineers of two corporate clients. The implementation of best practices into their product development is increasing productivity and accountability, resulting in better products delivered on time. Visit qvive.biz for more information.

            Q'vive is from "qui vive" – alert, vigilant – an essential condition for success in every project. By teaming up with clients Q'vive widens their vision to full 360-degree awareness… so they can stay focused on their mission.

 


 

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