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Resource Management: The Complete Guide

Resource management is strongly linked to productivity and also to project success. Getting it right can help a project manager when it comes to delivering a project that meets customer expectations but is also an essential part of a project team’s risk management strategy. For those who are involved in project management, it is essential […]

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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

Updated: 8th March 2024 The agility that some organisations have provides a fantastic competitive advantage, but strategic change is not something that comes easily to every business. Sometimes, or even often, it is a very gradual process which trickles slowly into the workplace making continuous improvement slow and cumbersome. A lack of willingness to change, […]

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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, […]

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 […]

Carmen Campos - Chartered Project Professional

Parallel Are Delighted to Welcome a New Member to Their Team

  • 23rd August 2022
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I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Carmen Campos, a professional project manager with 14 years’ industry experience and the newest member of the project management training team at Parallel Project Training. She told me what led to her becoming a project manager, how she became a trainer and some of her thoughts on […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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. […]

APMP Courses are now called APM PMQ

APMP Training Courses

APMP is now known as APM PMQ (Project Management Qualification) so for the most up-to-date information see our APM PMQ Courses page. This qualification can boost your career prospects providing new opportunities in the project profession. It is a knowledge-based and competence-based course of study so you will learn the practical skills that can be immediately […]

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Project Initiation – A Practical Guide

In our practical guide to project initiation, we will look at how you can achieve these, as well as some of the things you should be considering for your first project meeting and, of course, those all-important questions you really should ask at the start of any new project. Having put in the groundwork for […]

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A complete guide to project scope

Defining the scope of your project clearly will help you to effectively manage stakeholder expectations, ensuring that all of the elements of the project are aligned with the objectives, therefore, increasing the chances of your project being a success. Because of this, the project scope is a critical part of project management to understand. Read […]