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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

Giving Performance Reviews To Your Project Team

As a project manager, there will be many tasks you’ll be expected to deliver, one of which is to give performance appraisals to members of your team. Some people are more receptive to feedback than others but how you give performance reviews is important too. Project managers with many years’ experience agree that a hard […]

Added: 17th July 2022 Read More

Training courses in Tredegar, South Wales

Tredegar is a town in South Wales, located on the banks of the Sirhowy River. It is in the borough of Blaenau Gwent and is situated within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire.  The early centre of the Welsh Industrial Revolution, Tredegar is famous for its Brass Band, who are ranked number 2 in the world […]

Added: 4th July 2022 Read More

Attending training courses in Cardiff

Cardiff is the largest city in Wales and also its capital. Located on the south coast of Wales, Cardiff is the eleventh largest city in the United Kingdom and home to Cardiff University, one of the top five universities for research excellence. Cardiff is also famous for being the city that is home to the […]

Added: 28th June 2022 Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Stress as a Project Manager

There are numerous project management qualifications available from an introductory level right up to degree or chartered level. They cover a variety of methodologies in order to help you manage projects more successfully and more consistently. From the APM Project Foundation Qualification to the advanced APM Registered Project Professional (APM RPP) accreditation, all PM courses […]

Added: 17th June 2022 Read More

Project Beginning: What Are The Communication Issues

Communication is always important within project management, but particularly at the beginning of the project. Here we look at what the main communication issues are at the start of a project in more detail. Communication is important in all companies, businesses, organisations and of course, within project management. It is important all the way through […]

Added: 15th June 2022 Read More

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

APMP is now known as APM PMQ (Project Management Qualification) so for the most up-to-date information see our APM PMQ Courses page. This qualification can boost your career prospects providing new opportunities in the project profession. It is a knowledge-based and competence-based course of study so you will learn the practical skills that can be immediately […]

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