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When Is “agile” Not “Agile”? Clearing Up The Confusion

Anyone involved in project management will be familiar with the term “Agile”. It is front and centre of many a project manager’s arsenal when it comes to managing projects that require some degree of flexibility. Additionally, it helps to promote collaboration and achieve optimal stakeholder satisfaction. Used by many project managers, Agile is a framework […]

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Is Social Media In Project Management A Waste Of Time?

In recent years within the professional sphere, there has become an increasingly important role for social media. The resultant potential impact this has had on project management should not be discounted. Within project management, social media can be used in a number of useful ways but it’s not popular with every project manager and some […]

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What Are The Stages Of Project Procurement?

All businesses need resources, from raw materials to labour and equipment. These resources are used in order to ensure the smooth execution of a project and are an integral part of any good project management plan. This is the case whether they pertain to the making of the products required by your project or the […]

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What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Team Models?

If you use Agile methodology within your team, then you are probably familiar with the concept of just how transformative this can be for development. Agile may be a great way of developing solutions to help with fast deployment but it isn’t a management tool. Teams often work to their own schedules within Agile, but […]

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Driving Sustainability through Project Management: A Holistic Approach

In the current climate, there really isn’t a day that will go by without reading or hearing something about the topic of sustainability.  Sustainability, and the idea of creating a world where everyone is doing their part to increase sustainability and improve the planet for future generations is becoming increasingly important. The big question is […]

Lisa Hawkins - Training Consultant at Parallel Project Training

Lisa Hawkins joins the growing team of APM experts at Parallel

  • 26th May 2023
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I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Hawkins, a professional project manager who joined the project management training team at Parallel Project Training in early 2023. She told me about her early career and how it led to her becoming a project management trainer; and some of her thoughts on project management in […]

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What careers can the APM PPC lead to?

For anyone who is looking to become an effective project planner, the Association for Project Management (APM) approach to Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) is an essential course that can help you fully understand all the tools and processes needed for this role and other related careers where APM PPC accreditation is valuable. The training […]

Carmen Campos - Chartered Project Professional

Carmen Campos achieves Chartered Project Professional (APM ChPP) Status

  • 13th April 2023
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Huge congratulations to Carmen Campos, one of the Parallel Project Training trainers, who recently became a Chartered Project Professional. She had her ChPP interview on the 31st January 2023 and was awarded chartered status on the 22nd February 2023. The APM ChPP is a prestigious award, which requires hard work and commitment to achieve. There […]

Carmen Campos - Chartered Project Professional

One woman’s experience of gaining Chartered Project Professional status

Congratulations to Carmen Campos, one of the Parallel Project Training  trainers, who recently became a Chartered Project Professional. The APM ChPP is a prestigious award, which requires hard work and commitment to achieve. There are only around 500 people worldwide who have earned this accreditation so Carmen truly deserves our congratulations. I spoke to her recently […]

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10 Powerful Tips for Project Managers in the Construction Industry

It is widely believed that the execution of construction projects can be one of the most time-consuming processes for any project manager. Construction projects can stretch from just a few months to several years depending on a range of factors. These can include, but are not limited to, the size of the construction project, the […]

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Project errors and pitfalls and how to avoid them

Some project errors are obvious but there are many that companies do not realise they are making and it is these errors that could jeopardise any chance a project has of success. The big question is are you making any of these errors in your project? Project plans lack sufficient detail A project management plan […]

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Quality management tips and tricks you need to know

When it comes to creating your quality management plan, one of the most important things that you need to think about is who will be the person with the responsibility for quality management. Usually, this is the role of the project manager. However, this decision may depend on the type of project you are working […]

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Risk management tips when planning and executing your project

Risk management in project management is the concept of identifying, evaluating and mitigating the project risks that could possibly have an impact on the desired outcome of the project. Typically, it is the role of the project manager to oversee the risk management process from start to finish of a project. Here are some risk […]