I would personally like to thank Adrian Wilson for his exemplary course delivery last week. I have been on many many training courses throughout my career and his style, professionalism and management of the class to get us through the relevant material and exam was second to none. I enjoyed the course immensely, and even though I have not received my exam results I appreciate that everything possible was done to allow me the best chance to pass. Thanks to Adrian for a truly enjoyable week of APM PMQ from Parallel and to you for guiding me on this course in the first place, it has been one of the most rewarding learning experiences I have had for a long time.
Course ran in a relaxed and considered environment. Good mixture of characters and professions. Excellent venue. Topics covered at good pace. Instructor Adrian showed excellent depth in his knowledge with easy to understand practice examples. I will personally recommend course, venue and instructor.
Adrian was adept at keeping us on time and we covered the material as promised – he is skilled at managing delegates and has a clear and professional delivery style making complicated concepts easy to understand. I enjoyed the re-cap sessions in the morning as this helped refresh our knowledge. Thanks also go to Adrian for marking our practice exams and questions – feedback was very helpful. The audio podcasts and study guide were superb – I enjoyed John & Paul’s conversations and debates on my drive to work! I wish I’d done more pre-work but the audio cd’s were really good to get familiar with the material ahead of the course. Thanks also to Jane (forgiven for the mis-spelling) in the office – she was ace at sorting things out.
Jenny Austin of Forestry Commission
Just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it has been training with your organisation. I read the book, listened to the podcasts and the e-learning as well as last week with John and the whole experience has been a great balance of learning and preparing for the exam. I heard your iconic laugh at Portland house on Friday as I was walking past the room you were in and seriously thought I had listened to the pod casts so much I was hearing things – until John clarified that you were indeed in the building! Now I just have to wait for the results.
Jigna, British Safety Council
Just wanted to provide some feedback regarding "Your Journey to Professional Project Management: How to pass the APMP Exam Book". I am pleased to say that today I received my successful exam results. The BoK does not come near to the requirements to pass the exam so thanks to John & Paul for this publication and the very useful podcasts. After all my searching including the APM site, this has got to one of the best resources I have used to pass a professional exam.
I had a fantastic, refreshing experience with Parallel Project Training. They supported me and developed me as an individual both before and after the courses. Especially beneficial was the one-to-one coaching to help me gain the tough APM PQ qualification. I can now apply reasoned solutions to client projects to help resolve issues more readily. The Parallel trainers were very knowledgeable and supportive and they helped identify my personal strengths and gaps in my knowledge. In client situations like the Q-Log consultancy there is a requirement to continually justify decisions that are taken on projects. The formal APM methodology now enables me to do this with ease.
Whilst attending an APMP training course with a different provider, I knew that I would need more help with revision for the exam than just the course notes I was given. I found the Parallel Training 'How to Pass the APMP' book on the internet and purchased it easily from their website. The book content was extremely concise and easy to understand, with quick quizzes to see where more revision was needed and example exam questions, which I found particularly useful.
Parallel Training could not have been more helpful. Having made sure I received the book immediately, they then offered on-line help and support; from the answers to the quick quizzes to offering feedback to any questions asked on their forum.
Found out I passed APMP exam, thanks to @parallelproject study guide - bargain! (self study is quite stressful though) #pmot #apm @ethicalgirl
I have taken my APMP exam at the open centre this afternoon. I used your book and the podcast as primary study material. I won’t know my APMP results for the next 10 weeks but this study material has definitely provided me with a good understanding of the PM topics. Thank you very much for the good work you guys are doing!! Keep it up...
Once again thank you for a great week and also for designing the parallel training method, I used the study guide, web units together and listened to the pod casts while driving around; I feel this was a massive influence for passing the APMP and provided a great deal of enjoyment and understanding while learning and studying.
I recently passed the the APMP exam which I took in May. I used your book on the subject as my primary reference. It was really useful and easy to use and the combination with the podcasts was very helpful. I would defineitely reccommened it for people who are not taking a formal course. Well done.
Overall excellent, enjoyable, well structured, good learning techniques, clear concise, helpful and fun.
Excellent tuition, very well structured and very supportive.
I downloaded the APMP podcasts with low expectations. How surprised I was to discover a great wealth of information and guidance that brings project and programme management to life.... Paul's style and laughter was even more of a bonus!!
I prepared for the APMP exam earlier this year using Parallel Project Training ‘How to pass APMP exam’ publication. And I’ve passed my exam with a very good score of 70%! It’s a great book and very easy to use and associate with the real life situations.
I enjoyed the content, I liked the small groups and the associated benefits of those, I can make direct links to work related scenarios
Very good course material, Good balance between theory and practical examples.
Open forum rather than sitting and listening.
Pre-course training in the form of podcasts, web based and study guide were fantastic.
Relaxed environment in training course, good feedback and very knowledgeable trainer
Venue was excellent.
Case study in study guide was a big help.
I just wanted to thank you for the Podcasts you have on I Tunes. I recently left the Forces after 22 years and attended an APMP course as part of my resettlement. I downloaded your podcasts and listened to the each evening and when commuting. Thanks to them I passed my APMP. Thanks again.
I learnt more in the first morning than in the entire six days with another training company.
I really liked the podcasts, they’re really useful for the car said one very busy student.
Hard working, empathetic to customer needs and a great line manager. Particularly good at bringing together partnerships to achieve high quality solutions to tricky customer sales requirements.
Had a key role in the planning and delivery of a successful Business Change Program, introducing and embedding a project management culture throughout the £140m business resulting in improved project performance, increased margins and process capability.
Keith Rumsey, Project Manager, Westinghouse Rail Systems
Has supplied training services for me within two different companies in two industries; Nuclear and Rail. Exceptional in the extent to which they seeks to understand client needs and requirements and deliver solutions to fulfil this. He and his company are easy to work with and willing to go the extra mile to deliver great results.
A very approachable, supportive and creative business partner. I know I can trust his extensive knowledge and his ability to impart it and coach others.
Tanya Durlen, Programme Manager, Transport for London
Delivered a highly effective programme to enhance Project Management effectiveness across CTI Molecular Imaging / Siemens Molecular Imaging.
Later, they worked with me to create an innovative 'Project Accelerator' concept to support the Pan-European Post-Merger Integration of elements of DPC and Bayer Diagnostics within Siemens Diagnostics.
Extensive knowledge of Project Management and is an extremely good communicator.
Very focussed and hard working and more importantly, delivers what they promise.
Carl Dalton, Managing Director, Galorath International
One of the best Account Managers I have ever come across. His diligence, attention to detail and his relational skills are first class. I always enjoy working with.
Patrick Mayfield, Chairman and Founding Director of Pearce Mayfield, Pearce Mayfield
Enthusiastic, practical and professional - really useful training, expertly delivered.
Simon White, UK Client Services Manager, Pertmaster
I wanted to thank you and John Bolton because I recently passed the APMP exam and used some of your podcasts. I wanted to let you know I found them very useful and helped in my preparation.
Just thought I'd drop you an email to say I was thoroughly impressed with the ICPM course. It was really well focused and was actually very comprehensive for an introductory course... exactly what I was looking for! Adrian was excellent, and able to put the content into context, allowing us to delve beyond the introductory level where appropriate. I've been on a few short courses and have generally been a bit underwhelmed, but this was worth every penny - especially given the cost comes out of my own pocket!
I have passed the APMP! Thank you! I would definitely recommend Parallel Project Training for the APMP to my collegues....
The course led by Adrian Taggart very informative, engaging and useful. While the notes provided gave useful backup his approach of taking each topic and carefully explaining with the aid of charts and group activities gave the subject matter more depth and applicability to our own individual situations.
I attended in Reading in late 2011. The support offered prior to the course was outstanding and any queries regarding the course or advice on the surrounding hotels etc was delivered quickly and proved both extremely accurate and honest. The supporting podcasts are hugely recommended and ideal for listening to prior to the course. They give a heads up on the content and also the relaxed and informal delivery style to be expected over the 5 days. The importance of this approach should not be under0-estimated and is a necessity to prevent the amount of core subjects overloading the student. For this same reason the 'Journey to Professional Project Management' is a must purchase prior to the course, and its already proving more than its worth as a quick 'go to' guide now back in the field. The key element of the program delivered by Parallel is that their genuine aim is not just to give you the information needed to succeed in the APMP, but to ensure that their students understand pragmatic approaches in context and are thus better empowered to replicate success in an actual project management environment. This was especially true to me as i had already been delivering succesful projects in the public sector for a number of years, yet these 5 days improved my understanding and has appropriately streamlined my project management approaches, in turn improving my effectiveness and ultimately resulting in a particularly happy employer!
I attended the course in Jan ’12 near Victoria station. The facilities were very good, the course content was interesting and evenly paced and the trainer, Paul Naybour, had a deep knowledge of the subject material. I particularly liked the pre-course material. I completed all the online learning and listened to the majority of the pod-casts and subsequently found that the course was just a re-cap of what I had already learned. As for the exam, I found it fairly straight-forward as we had practise the style of questions in the course so there were no great surprises. My one slight criticism is that I felt the course could have been condensed into 3 or 4 days.
Course was delivered in a professional way
Overall very good course. Well managed and very competent trainer
Very impressed by the trainer and the content of the course
Adrian is an excellent trainer.
Fast paced, informative, real examples
Engaging trainer and very good overview of PM