planning for project quality

Measuring the effectiveness of quality management techniques

When it comes to project management it is generally accepted that quality is one of the most important outcomes for every project. But it is also important to consider the effectiveness of quality management techniques that are being used. For those companies who are looking to differentiate themselves from other similar businesses within the same […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Change Management

Following the events of the last couple of years, the working world has changed for many people beyond what they could possibly have imagined. Over 50% of office-based employees now work from home at least once a week and, in many cases, a lot more. That means the need for good technology solutions to keep […]

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A Guide to Soft Skills for Project Managers

Soft skills are vital for project managers. Our brief guide takes a look at exactly how you should be using them in order to be the most effective in your role. Mindful listening Communication is an essential skill in the field of project management and one that is very much a two-way street. It isn’t […]

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Project Communication – Your Ultimate Guide

One thing that we can never hear enough is the importance of communication within a project. Whilst this is one of those all-important skills, it is something that not everyone has a natural knack for getting right. In fact, even those individuals who have good natural communication skills will find they can improve those skills […]

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Fake Agile – What is it and why it’s a problem

If you work in project management at any level, then you will almost certainly have come across the term “agile”. Many project managers like to think they are doing agile projects but this is not always the case. In fact, whilst most managers would suggest that the adoption of an agile approach is a priority, […]

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Attending project management courses in Bristol

Straddling the River Avon, in the southwest of the UK, Bristol is a city steeped in maritime history. What was once a city-centre port is now considered to be a cultural hub. The city’s former warehouses are now home to restaurants and cultural institutions as a result of major regeneration. Bristol is famous for its […]

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Project management courses in Liverpool

The fifth most populous city in England, Liverpool, is located on the North-west coast of the UK. In its heyday, the city was a thriving industrial port. Nowadays, it is the main gateway for cruise ships. The city is well known as the birthplace of The Beatles, arguably the most influential band of all time. […]

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Attending a project management course in Leeds

Leeds, the unofficial capital of Yorkshire, is a city in the North of England. The largest city in the county of West Yorkshire it is nestled in the foothills of the Pennines. It is famous for being the birthplace of the Penny Bazaar that eventually became the Marks and Spencer brand, it is also purported […]

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Attending a project management course in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is a relatively new town that was created in the 1960s by the government in response to the need for more new houses. It is situated in the Southeast of England and is now amongst the most economically productive areas in the UK. The town which recently celebrated 50 years is famous as […]

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10 Critical Attributes For A Project Kick-Off Meeting

This article was updated in August 2022 As any project manager will tell you, a good kick-off meeting is one that will bring your project team together, giving them a shared understanding of what the project is all about and how you will be going about the work involved. What they will also, probably, tell […]

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Attending a project management course in Reading

Reading is a town located in South-East England. It is a commercial centre of particular significance with businesses in the fields of Insurance and Information Technology. The town is famous as the home of the Reading Festival; one of the biggest festivals in the UK. It was also the site of Reading Abbey; one of […]

training courses in Tredegar South Wales

Training courses in Tredegar, South Wales

Tredegar is a town in South Wales, located on the banks of the Sirhowy River. It is in the borough of Blaenau Gwent and is situated within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire.  The early centre of the Welsh Industrial Revolution, Tredegar is famous for its Brass Band, who are ranked number 2 in the world […]

training courses in Cardiff

Attending training courses in Cardiff

Cardiff is the largest city in Wales and also its capital. Located on the south coast of Wales, Cardiff is the eleventh largest city in the United Kingdom and home to Cardiff University, one of the top five universities for research excellence. Cardiff is also famous for being the city that is home to the […]

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The essential guide to negotiation skills for project managers

As a project manager, you may already have covered dealing with conflict and negotiation but when it comes to putting these learned skills into practice it can often be much harder. In our essential guide to negotiation we look at how you can help yourself and your project when it comes to those all-important negotiations. […]

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Attending a project management course in Doncaster

A large minster town in South Yorkshire, Doncaster is named after the river Don which flows through it; it is the second largest town in South Yorkshire after Sheffield. Doncaster is famed for its racing and is home to one of the oldest racecourses in the world. It is also host to the Doncaster Cup […]

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Attending a project management course in Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne, or Newcastle, as it is more commonly called, is a city in Northern England situated on the River Tyne. Newcastle is famous for its heritage, culture and particularly its nightlife. From its foundation as a major industrial city, Newcastle has seen significant regeneration in recent years and has become the business hub […]