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The essential guide to negotiation skills for project managers

As a project manager, you may already have covered dealing with conflict and negotiation but when it comes to putting these learned skills into practice it can often be much harder. In our essential guide to negotiation we look at how you can help yourself and your project when it comes to those all-important negotiations. […]

Added: 14th June 2022 Read More

Attending a project management course in Doncaster

A large minster town in South Yorkshire, Doncaster is named after the river Don which flows through it; it is the second largest town in South Yorkshire after Sheffield. Doncaster is famed for its racing and is home to one of the oldest racecourses in the world. It is also host to the Doncaster Cup […]

Added: 25th May 2022 Read More

Attending a project management course in Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne, or Newcastle, as it is more commonly called, is a city in Northern England situated on the River Tyne. Newcastle is famous for its heritage, culture and particularly its nightlife. From its foundation as a major industrial city, Newcastle has seen significant regeneration in recent years and has become the business hub […]

Added: 18th May 2022 Read More

The importance of homework, mock exams and feedback for PM trainees

At Parallel we firmly believe in the importance of homework and mock exam papers can offer to delegates looking to do really well on the APM PMQ courses. We spend a lot of time marking both homework and mock exam papers in order to offer the right feedback that will help our delegates to see […]

Added: 18th May 2022 Read More

APMP Training Courses

Whatever stage you are at in your career as a project professional, taking an APMP training course and gaining a recognised qualification will show employers you have the commitment and skills to deliver successful projects. APMP qualifications can boost your career prospects providing new opportunities in the project profession. APMP is a knowledge-based and competence-based course […]

Added: 16th May 2022 Read More

Emotional Intelligence – A Project Manager’s Best Asset?

Emotional Intelligence can be described as the capability to be aware of your emotions, knowing how to express them and control them effectively. It also involves being able to empathetically and judiciously handle interpersonal relationships. There have been a number of studies that have proven how critical Emotional Intelligence is to professional and personal success. […]

Added: 2nd May 2022 Read More

Attending a project management course in Glasgow

The most populous city in Scotland, Glasgow, is located in the country’s western lowlands on the river Clyde. Famed for its nouveau architecture, the city is now a national cultural hub and home to the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Opera and a thriving music scene. It is ideally situated as a location to attend a […]

Added: 18th April 2022 Read More

Project Initiation – A Practical Guide

In our practical guide to project initiation, we will look at how you can achieve these, as well as some of the things you should be considering for your first project meeting and, of course, those all-important questions you really should ask at the start of any new project. Having put in the groundwork for […]

Added: 11th April 2022 Read More

Attending a project management course in Falmouth, Cornwall

Falmouth is a stunning town on the Cornish coast. Located in the southwest of England, it has plenty of attractions to recommend it as a destination. Whilst it may not be everyone’s first choice of location to attend a project management course, for those based in the South-West of England, it has everything that you […]

Added: 7th April 2022 Read More

Project Planning Techniques

This post was originally written back in 2014 but was updated in April 2022. Fundamental project planning techniques have changed little during that time but many of the tools we now use have changed, and our best-practise knowledge has expanded immeasurably over that time. A project plan is the glue which will hold a project […]

Added: 7th April 2022 Read More

Attending project management training in Birmingham

Birmingham, in the West Midlands, is a very centrally located city in the UK that benefits from a great transport network. Project management training in Birmingham is a perfect choice and the city is, of course, well known for being the home of Cadbury World, The Bullring Shopping centre and as a manufacturing powerhouse. Transport […]

Added: 25th March 2022 Read More

Performing A Swot Analysis To Improve Teamwork

SWOT Analysis is a technique used frequently in project management to assist with decision-making. It is useful for project planning and risk management of complex projects and, as a consequence, it can also help to improve teamwork within a project team. The acronym SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. These terms indicate that […]

Added: 24th March 2022 Read More

Project Management Training in Leeds

The third largest city in England, Leeds is located in the North of the country, in the heart of Yorkshire. If you are looking for a location to attend a project management training course, then Leeds is not only well appointed but has all the facilities and transport links you could need. Transport Leeds is […]

Added: 22nd March 2022 Read More

A complete guide to project scope

Defining the scope of your project clearly will help you to effectively manage stakeholder expectations, ensuring that all of the elements of the project are aligned with the objectives, therefore, increasing the chances of your project being a success. Because of this, the project scope is a critical part of project management to understand. Read […]

Added: 28th February 2022 Read More

Attending project management training in Crawley, West Sussex

Crawley is a large town located in the South of England. It is just 28 miles south of London and close to the coast with Brighton and Hove just 18 miles away. Crawley and its surroundings form one of the most dynamic business locations in the UK, where headquarters are located for major financial, tech […]

Added: 21st February 2022 Read More

Attending project management training in Manchester

Located in the North-West of England, Manchester is a thriving commercial hub and one of the biggest cities in the country. As a location to attend a project management training course, Manchester has everything that you could possibly need.  Transport Thanks to its substantial transport network, Manchester is easy to get to. It has its […]

Added: 18th February 2022 Read More

Mindful listening for project managers

Communication is one of those vital project management skills; it involves information being transmitted between a sender and a receiver. It is the sender who gives the message – by whatever means – and the receiver who either gets the message verbally or in written form. The success of communication relies on the words themselves […]

Added: 16th February 2022 Read More

Jan Underdown – Project Manager Interview

Recently I had the opportunity to speak to Jan Underdown, one of the Associates and a Project Management trainer with Parallel Project Training. She told me something of her background, how she got into project management and some of her thoughts on what skills are important for a project manager. Biography Jan has over 20 […]

Added: 14th February 2022 Read More