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Parallel Project Training Celebrates 10 Years of Success

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…

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Encouraging Collaboration Within Your Project Team

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When the responsibility of the success of a project rests on your shoulders you need to encourage collaboration to get the job done.   You may be at the helm of each and every project but collaborative management is also a vital part of your role. Working with a team and recruiting the right staff…

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Head of Programmes

Parallel Project Training is seeking to recruit a Head of Programmes to take up a key leadership role within its management team. Parallel Project Training is a specialist project management training company based in Reading. We are committed to delivering high quality training to our corporate, public and on-line learners, helping them succeed in their…

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Project Management Career Stages: Going Freelance

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Many project managers enjoy a successful freelance career but taking the leap can seem like a step into the unknown. So just how do you carve out a niche for your project management services on a freelance basis?   It sounds idyllic becoming your own boss and setting your own working hours but going freelance…

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Giving Performance Reviews To Your Project Team

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As a project manager, there will be many tasks you’ll be expected to deliver, one of which is to give performance appraisals to members of your team. Some people are more receptive to feedback than others but how you give performance reviews is important too. Project managers with many years’ experience agree that a hard…

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How to plan a career as a project manager

Planning a Project Management Career

One of the biggest mistakes that project managers make is that they do not plan their careers. They simply go with the flow and they do not plan their path. Does this sound familiar? If so, it is time to sit down and take a look at your career, determine where you want to go,…

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Becoming a mentor for a project management apprentice

Mentor a project management apprentice

Apprenticeships are becoming more and more popular with young people looking for their first job when they leave education. Could you be a mentor to a project management apprentice?   When it comes to apprenticeships, mentoring is a vital part of the process which can assist any young apprentice in the workplace, helping them to…

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Quick tips to motivate your project team

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Struggling to motivate your project team on a challenging project? Read on for more information on some easy motivational tips. It doesn’t matter where you work or what project you are working on, we all struggle for motivation from time-to-time. But lack of motivation is more likely to be an issue on a challenging project so…

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Why Agile Will Never Be A Project Management Framework

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There is plenty of discussion regarding whether project teams should use a waterfall or agile framework, or even a combination of both. In its purest sense, though, waterfall is rarely used – it is far more likely that projects use an iterative version of the waterfall approach as their project management framework. But, in this…

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