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Posts by Paul Naybour

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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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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The big mistakes new project managers need to avoid

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Being a new project manager can be daunting. There are plenty of things to consider, here are just some of the mistakes you need to avoid.   The job of the project manager is not as simple as you might think. There are so many things that can be going on simultaneously and so many…

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The Ultimate Guide to Project Management Budgeting

What’s the difference between a good project manager and an excellent project manager? From your team’s perspective, it might be how well you balance workloads or bring everyone on board by listening to their input. But from a client’s point of view most of the project management skills that matter all relate to how well…

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Take The Time To Understand The Project Scope

understand project scope

When you start working on a new project, one of the most important things you need to do is actually understand what the main aim of the project is. This may sound completely obvious but even experienced project managers and teams sometimes just crack on and don’t take the time to understand the project scope.…

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What to do when a project has failed

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A successful project will meet the objectives set out in the beginning. Any project that meets it’s original aims but is not delivered on time or on budget can still be considered successful if the cost and/or schedule are renegotiated and agreed with stakeholders in advance of delivery.   Project failure can include any scenario…

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