Archive for July 2011

PMP Certification Improves Career Prospects and Earning Potential

– Parallel Project Training launches new PMP Certification courses designed to recognise the skills and qualifications of experienced project managers –   Reading, UK. 27 July 2011: Not-for-profit association the Project Management Institute (PMI) is aimed at promoting the project management profession worldwide with internationally-recognised standards and credentials. Their PMP Certification is designed for experienced…

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How To Really Learn Lessons from a Project

One of the recommendations always made at the end of every project is to apply the lessons learned from the just-completed project to subsequent projects; learn from the mistakes made and try not to repeat them and, less often, learn from the successes and do try to repeat those. The project plan probably has a…

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APM adds to the conference speaker line-up

APM are pleased to announce that Tim Banfield, a director at the National Audit Office (NAO), will be in the speaker line-up at the APM Conference 2011 on 20th October along with Simon Henley and Sue Pritchard. These three key industry figures will be joining Ian Watmore, Chief Operating Officer for the new Efficiency and…

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What Motivates a Project Manager?

Much has been talked about and written about motivating people in all areas of business. Certainly, in a project team, a project manager who takes a personal interest in each individual and their ideas and concerns can contribute enormously to a well-motivated team. And well-motivated project teams achieve greater success than their disinterested counterparts. But…

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Free Project Management Training?

In today’s economic climate many individuals are looking for free project management training. They are looking for this to Increase their chances of getting a project management job. Recent research by Arras People has shown that 57% of respondents say their employers now expect employees to have project and programme management qualifications and accreditations with…

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BOOK EARLY for the APM Conference and save up to £90

The APM Conference 2011 is now open for bookings, so if you are quick and book your place by the 31st July you could save up to £90 off the full ticket price*. There are special discounted rates for both APM members and non members, so everyone has the opportunity to see some of the…

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ANGELA RIPPON to host APM Awards 2011

APM have announced that the Project Management Awards ceremony on 20th October (bookings are now being taken) will be hosted by TV presenter Angela Rippon, who has been a familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for over 40 years. The career of this award-winning journalist has embraced an impressive variety of programmes on both…

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PMP Certification and PRINCE2: The Similarities and Differences

  PMP certification is the professional project management approach from the PMI in the USA and PRINCE2 Practitioner is a standard project methodology from the UK OGC. On first view these two standards seem to portray dramatically different approaches to project management. This presents a real problem for people who are trying to decide which…

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