barriers to communications

5 Barriers To Communications And How To Overcome Them

5 barriers to communications are: Work environment. People’s attitudes and emotional state. Time zone and geography. Distractions and other priorities. Cultures and languages.       1. The environment in which the communication take place is one of the barriers to communications. Work environment such as noise and temperature might affect communications in certain circumstances. […]

Furloughed Workers get 30% off our APM PMQ training materials.

We know it’s a tough time for many people so we have decided to offer Furloughed Workers 30% off our Project Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Distance Learning (Excluding Exam). So a cost of £210 plus VAT, reduced from £300 plus VAT. This would ideally suit someone who has completed their APM Project Management Fundamentals Qualification […]

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Positive Feedback On Parallel Virtual Training.

In this new world, we have been running all of our project management courses using on-line classrooms. It’s something we have done for some clients for many years. However we are extremely grateful to our customers, many of whom have converted classroom training to virtual training. We have been very keen to get feedback from […]

Impact Of Coronavirus On My Training Course

Update 8th April The APM have now launched their online exams. You can read about it in this post Taking your APM PMQ Exam Online. It’s a new system that to me looks quite robust. This is great news because it means that we can continue to offer all of our planned virtual and distance learning […]

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Difference Between Risk Management And Issue Management?

Updated 7th September 2022 Project managers often use the terms risk management and issue management interchangeably. In many industries, buzzwords and talk are a big part of project management where investors and directors are looking for answers and updates at each stage. However, this can lead to any novice project manager or project manager apprentice […]

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Explain What Is Meant By The Term ‘Project Context’

Here is a good example answer of what is expected for this APM PMQ Exam question – updated 19th January 2022     a) Explain what is meant by the term project context (10 marks)   Project context is the internal and external environment that a project operates in. The influences within the environment will […]

How a Culture of Learning Can Support Your Project Management Goals

In their 2019 L&D Report, professional search engine findcourses.co.uk found that companies that tie internal promotion to Learning & Development (L&D) are more likely to have a higher staff retention rate and highly satisfied employees. In any field but especially in the field of project management, career progression is closely related to professional training. Professional […]

How To Setup Adobe Connect In 2021

Updated in 2021 for the new version of Adobe connect. Transcript of how to set up Adobe Connect An important addition to these instructions it is to turn off any corporate VPN connection you are using. Adobe support say it can break up the audio in the meeting room for everyone. Hello, my Paul Naybour […]

pace of change

True Or False ‘The Pace Of Change Has Never Been This Fast’?

How often do you hear people say “The pace of change has never been this fast” And many would feel that from our day to day experience this is absolutely true. In his presentation to the world economic forum Justin Trudeau summed up the feeling of many “Think about it: The pace of change has never […]

Parallel Project Training Celebrates 10 Years Of Success

Parallel Project Training goes from strength to strength as a leading training provider as it celebrates 10 years of success. We are an innovative training company based in Reading and this month are celebrating 10 years of success as one of the country’s leading project management training providers. We have brought a unique perspective to […]

Project Management Skills

Project Management Skills and Qualities All PMs Should Develop

Here are the topics we will cover in detail in this article about project management skills that all project managers should develop for a successful career: Contents Effective Communication Good Organisation Skills Good Time Management Interpersonal Qualities Problem-Solving Abilities Leadership Qualities We all know that to secure the best project management roles, especially if you […]