Archive for January 2011

Planning a Project – Why Bother?

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Many companies and individuals embark on long, expensive projects believing they can keep control of the work, the budget and the people doing the work just because they understand what needs to be done and in what order. But find out why failure to plan a project thoroughly will lead to failure of the project…

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Project Management of Complex Global Projects

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Managing a global project presents a unique set of challenges apart from the obvious ones of different physical locations and time zones. There are also likely to be cultural issues that extend beyond simple language and time-zone differences; as well as issues of efficiency, administration and reporting. Almost all major organisations now have a global…

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Project Scheduling

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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…

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Its not all about Gantt charts

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Commonly held beliefs about the likelihood of projects ‘succeeding’ advocate the increased attention to the ubiquitous Gantt chart, adherence to methods and a thorough and profound understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the project team from Sponsor down. Leadership and motivation too attract significant amounts of attention in the various bodies of knowledge. There…

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7 Cs for Project Success

Steps to project Success

All project managers are concerned about the perceived success of their projects. They want to minimise risk of failure and bring the project in on-time and on-budget. Considering each of these seven Cs for project success will lead to a truly successful outcome being accomplished. Communication The proliferation of email as the alternative to face…

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The Successful Project – Is It Just a Myth?

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Many of us will have embarked on a project with a very clear idea of what we want to achieve at the end of it. We are confident that we are organised, logical and capable of completing the project successfully. We have the right people with the right skills working on it. What could possibly…

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Parallel Project Training Team Recognised by APM as Registered Project Professional (RPP) Assessors

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  – John Bolton, Programme Development Director and Lara Taylorson accredited as APM RPP Assessors- APM training provider Parallel Project Training today announced that two of its consultants John Bolton, Programme Development Director and Lara Taylorson, associate consultant, are some of the first project management professionals to be qualified as an assessor for the new…

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