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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 […]

Added: 14th March 2023 Read More

A Guide to Project Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control

“Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk” is the APM’s guide that lays out a practical and comprehensive approach that is useful for project control in a range of industries. This is where you will find the practical terms for the recommended best practice when it comes […]

Added: 28th February 2023 Read More

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 […]

Added: 24th February 2023 Read More

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 […]

Added: 22nd February 2023 Read More

Scheduling a project – what elements should you include?

The project plan is an essential first step that any project manager needs to take. They do so in order to set out everything that will need to be undertaken in order to reach all the goals of the project. It is important that when scheduling a project the plan is as detailed as possible […]

Added: 20th February 2023 Read More

Soft Skills and Wellness for the Project Manager – The Ultimate Guide

A project manager is the lifeblood of any organisation, and the soft skills that they have, in addition to their professional qualifications and industry experience, are what really sets the great project manager apart from the good project manager. Whilst some soft skills are ones that people naturally excel at; there are others that come […]

Added: 26th January 2023 Read More

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 […]

Added: 30th December 2022 Read More

A support programme for March 2023 APM Chartership (ChPP) applicants

The APM have announced an update to their ChPP standard, which will be rolled out in 2023. You can find more information on the APM website; https://www.apm.org.uk/chartered-standard/ The name, status and rigour of the chartered standard will remain the same as the current edition. Here are key dates you’ll need to know if you’re thinking of applying: […]

Added: 8th December 2022 Read More

The importance of identifying internal and external stakeholders before a project starts

A project is a process that requires a range of different levels of participation from a number of teams or individuals in order to achieve a successful outcome from the project. However, when it comes to participation requirements within a project, these are not the same for all of those who are associated with the […]

Added: 28th November 2022 Read More

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 […]

Added: 22nd November 2022 Read More

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 […]

Added: 17th November 2022 Read More

7 Powerful Tips for Project Managers in the Digital Marketing Industry

Whilst professional project managers may be strong in their own field and know which project management processes and procedures to use to deliver successful projects, when it comes to digital marketing knowledge, they might benefit from a little help. It isn’t essential to have industry experience to be a successful project manager in that industry […]

Added: 16th November 2022 Read More

How To Build A Successful Project Team

    There are many components that come together to ensure you are successful as a project manager, from communicating effectively, to managing a schedule, to controlling the budget and handling risks. Nevertheless, most people would agree that an important first step is putting together the best project team. If you don’t have the right […]

Added: 9th November 2022 Read More

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 […]

Added: 31st October 2022 Read More

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 […]

Added: 24th October 2022 Read More

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, […]

Added: 25th September 2022 Read More

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 […]

Added: 16th September 2022 Read More

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. […]

Added: 31st August 2022 Read More