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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 […]

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

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

Encouraging Collaboration Within Your Project Team

When the responsibility of the success of a project rests on your shoulders you need to encourage collaboration on your project team 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 […]

Added: 29th August 2022 Read More

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 […]

Added: 26th August 2022 Read More

The complete guide to project reporting

It will come as no surprise to learn that a staggering number of projects fail as a result of communication breakdowns. In fact, a significant number of project managers do not have confidence in project success as a result in part of stakeholders who are out of sync. Consistent and accurate project reporting is a […]

Added: 24th August 2022 Read More

Attending a project management course in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is a relatively new town that was created in the 1960s by the government in response to the need for more new houses. It is situated in the Southeast of England and is now amongst the most economically productive areas in the UK. The town which recently celebrated 50 years is famous as […]

Added: 22nd August 2022 Read More

Have You Got The Soft Skills Employers Want?

There have been various studies and surveys that suggest many employers believe that job applicants who have just left college or university are lacking in a range of soft skills that are necessary in the workplace. Of course their academic knowledge and technical skills are important but in the workplace an employee, whether in a […]

Added: 20th August 2022 Read More

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 […]

Added: 19th August 2022 Read More

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 […]

Added: 19th August 2022 Read More

What should be assessed in an updated APM PMQ based on BoK8 Part 2: Organisational Structures and Roles

he Association for Project Management (APM) has started work on updating its Body of Knowledge from version 7 to 8. This will result in a refresh of the APM qualifications, including the APM Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ). At Parallel, we are very keen to ensure this refreshed qualification meets the practical needs of aspiring […]

Added: 17th August 2022 Read More

How To Achieve A Good Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is very difficult to achieve but it’s important to ensure we are always able to perform our best at work, and yet still enjoy everything life has to offer us. Here are some tips to help achieve a good work-life balance. Work/ life balance can often seem completely unachievable when you’re a project […]

Added: 16th August 2022 Read More

What should be assessed in an updated APM PMQ based on BoK8

Added: 8th August 2022 Read More

Project scheduling based on the APM PMQ syllabus and the 7th Edition of the APM Body of Knowledge.

In this podcast, we examine the steps involved in developing a project schedule, the advantages and disadvantages of using software tools to develop a project schedule and the different forms of presentation that can be used to display a project schedule. This podcast is part of our APMP project management training course. This includes a […]

Added: 1st August 2022 Read More