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New APM Project Management Qualification Hybrid Course for 2022: 5 Days in 5 Weeks

What is Hybrid Learning Parallel has over ten years of experience delivering virtual project management training, but for the past two years, we have been providing pure virtual training, and we have learned what works best for the 7th edition of the APM Body of Knowledge. Today we are launching a new flexible hybrid approach […]

Added: 2nd February 2022 Read More

Stressed Project Team? Here Are 4 Quick Calming Tips

The world of work can be an incredibly stressful place at times. Here are our 4 top quick tips for when your project team is stressed. The workplace is a stressful environment, and despite the huge improvements in technology that really should make things easier, they seem to have become even more stressful. Businesses, and […]

Added: 2nd February 2022 Read More

Project Managers – Importance Of Good Body Language

Body language is incredibly important in many areas of work life, yes, even for project managers so we should understand how important it is in relation to all aspects of our working life. Here we look at the 8 different elements of body language.   Professional training courses for project managers teach you skills, and […]

Added: 20th January 2022 Read More

How to Pass Your Project Management Course with Flying Colours

Whether you already work in the field of project management or are looking at this as a new direction for your career, you will undoubtedly have come across the wide range of project management courses you could study. For many people, particularly those who are already undertaking a role successfully in the workplace it can […]

Added: 19th January 2022 Read More

Project Burnout – How To Spot It And How To Stop It

Being a project manager is a fast paced and highly demanding job. So, there’s no surprise that burnout can occur. Detecting signs of burnout is not something typically taught on a project managers training course but, nevertheless, it could be important. Even if you are using a controlled approach to managing your projects and consider yourself to […]

Added: 12th January 2022 Read More

How To Build a Motivated Project Team

We all know that projects are successful if the right people are involved and if those people are well-motivated to make the project a success. The people involved will include those who initiated the project, the customer and end-users and, of course, the people who will manage the work and do the work required to […]

Added: 20th December 2021 Read More

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Better Leaders

  The business world is a competitive one today. Owners are faced with crowded marketplaces, with numerous companies battling for their target consumer base’s attention. How can you make sure your business is the one that stands out from the crowd? Of course, there are many possible approaches. However, ensuring your business has better leaders […]

Added: 15th December 2021 Read More

Parallel Are Delighted To Welcome a New Member To Their Growing Team

The Parallel Project Training team recently welcomed Rob Marriott as the new Director of Project Management. He joins the team following 14 years at two major global consulting firms: PA Consulting Group and Arcadis, where he was involved in a variety of Learning & Development roles. Career Highlights So Far Rob spent the first 8 […]

Added: 1st December 2021 Read More

A Guide to Quality Management in Project Management

It does not matter what sort of project you are working on; the importance of quality management is something we cannot underestimate. Whether you’re heading up a construction project or bringing a product to market, or even switching to a new technology, quality really does matter. Effective project quality management makes sure that your team […]

Added: 17th November 2021 Read More

A Guide to Benefits Management in Project Management

Whenever we embark on a project, there are benefits that we want to achieve. Benefits management is the process of identifying, defining, planning, tracking, and realising these benefits. It is all about making sure that you extract benefits from the outputs and outcomes of your project. With that being said, continue reading to discover everything […]

Added: 20th October 2021 Read More

The Definitive Guide to Learning Lessons in Project Management

There are various ways in which we learn lessons long after our project management training course has ended. During the course of a career in project management, no matter what field you’re in, it’s important to understand where these lessons come from, and how they can help us become a better project management. Here, we […]

Added: 18th October 2021 Read More

What is a Project Management Framework (or Method)?

A project Management Framework consists of three parts a project lifecycle, a project control cycle and tool and templates to facilitate the execution of the project Standardised Roles With is a framework you will often see standardised roles. They often go beyond the typical project manager and sponsor roles and can include organisation specific roles […]

Added: 12th October 2021 Read More

The Definitive Guide to Stakeholders in Project Management

Part of the role of project manager involves communicating with a wide range of individuals for the duration of the project. These individuals could include new members of the team to more experienced team members. It could also include people from suppliers to stakeholders. In this guide to stakeholders we look at why it is […]

Added: 17th September 2021 Read More

Comparison of the Different Types of Project Management Office (PMO).

The different types of project management office (PMO) is one of the new topics introduced as part of the 7th Edition of the APM Body of Knowledge. These different types of PMO can cause confusion for many candidates for the APM qualifications, most specifically the APM Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ). In this post, I […]

Added: 18th August 2021 Read More

Effective Time Management – The Basics

Learning the art of good time management is the key to success in any career. But perhaps it is more so for anyone who is involved in project management. As any project manager knows it is easy to fill your schedule with events and tasks, but it is just as easy to be overwhelmed by […]

Added: 16th August 2021 Read More

Project Management Procurement – The Definitive Guide

When it comes to project management, there are a range of different areas that the project manager will need to oversee. These include the planning of the project, working with the project team and, of course, any procurement that is necessary for the project. Project procurement is a very interesting area of any project. However, […]

Added: 13th August 2021 Read More

How do we learn? Top tips on using your learning style to your advantage

As with many sectors, most project managers undertake qualifications and examinations to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of their subject. For some, the practice of revising and writing in an exam setting may be quite daunting and not suit their learning style. So just how do we learn effectively and what’s the best way to […]

Added: 28th July 2021 Read More

Arcadis and Parallel Collaborate to launch a Project Controls Academy Open to any Project Controls Professional

Overview Project Controls is a vital discipline to support the delivery of complex major projects and programmes. Arcadis and Parallel have come together to develop and launch the Arcadis Project Controls Academy. Based on the APMG Project Planning and Control™ qualification, this course is delivered by practising project controls professionals. The training will go beyond […]

Added: 16th July 2021 Read More