Parallel & Pearce Mayfield Develop Strategic Relationship

Paul Naybour

– Project Training businesses joint forces to offer a complete range of training courses –

Reading, UK, 11 February 2011 – Parallel Project Training, and Pearce Mayfield have formed a strategic alliance to offer clients a one stop shop for project management training. The two businesses are perfect partners because Parallel Project Training are leading innovators in training and certification from the Association for Project Management, whilst Pearce Mayfield are leaders in the range of qualifications from APMG International, including PRINCE2.

This alliance recognises that the two approaches to project management (APM and PRINCE2) are highly complementary. It is now widely accepted that PRINCE2 is a good at defining what needs to done to manage projects and the APM approach defines knowledge, skills and competences required to successful deliver projects. This was recognised in the OGC white paper on why any individual who has the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification, or any organization which employs PRINCE2 Practitioners, should consider the merits of the APMP qualification. In this paper the OGC says “The simplest way of thinking about bringing together APMP with PRINCE2 is that the APMP knowledge enables a PRINCE2 Practitioner to do the things that are not covered by the PRINCE2 manual.” The APM has also recognised the increasing importance of PRINCE2 and the way in which the two approaches can produce a more rounded and capable project manager. The common approach to project management has been well received by the broader project management community.

Both businesses will continue to trade separately but have agreed to work together on strategic projects and opportunities. More specifically PRINCE2 courses delivered by Pearce Mayfield are now available on the Parallel web site.

Paul Naybour, Business Development Director, commented, “We have worked with Pearce Mayfield on a number of projects over the years and as we had a number of clients who were seeking PRINCE2 based training they were the natural choice for a business partner. We looked for a partner who matched our values of outstanding project management leadership and quality, and we look forward to working with Pearce Mayfield on a number of future projects. ”

Patrick Mayfield, Chairman of Pearce Mayfield, said “Parallel Project Training have complementary set of products and services and first class account management skills. We are delighted to be able to offer our clients a wider range of training opportunities.

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About Parallel Project Training

Parallel Project Training was formed in October 2009 by John Bolton and Paul Naybour and is supported by a pool of associates, advisers and consultants. Paul’s background is in the management of rail and infrastructure projects, leading major training programmes for many of the key players in the rail and transportation sector. In addition to rail experience, John has a strong pedigree in major programmes in the software and services sectors along with significant involvement in the management and development of professional project managers. Both are very highly experienced project management professionals, each having over ten years experience as project management development professionals. Parallel Project Training is based in Reading and offers a highly innovative approach to project management training. The courses include APMP, planning, risk management, estimating, and project leadership and will lead to accreditation where available. They are delivered using a combination of printed study material, e-learning, podcasts and classroom workshops. Parallel offers exceptional value for money with their innovative approach to efficiency and reducing impact on the environment – offering more for less.

About Pearce Mayfield

pearcemayfield is a world class provider of Change, Programme and Project Management training. The principals Patrick Mayfield is one of four authors of MSP® 2007 edition and John Edmonds is one of the authors of the PRINCE2® 2009 refresh. The team in pearcemayfield are also specialists in learning and development, with an inspirational approach in the way they design learning experiences which makes mastering skills in the subject areas both effective and enjoyable.They have been in operation since 1994 and have been extensively delivering public and in-house project management training since then. They have delivered training in the widely recognised project management method, PRINCE2 since 1999 after becoming an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) via the APM Group. Prior to this, the founder, Patrick Mayfield, was a member of the team that developed and launched PRINCE2. pearcemayfield has an extensive background in providing support for PRINCE2 and is one of the top suppliers of PRINCE2 and MSP training globally. All their trainers and consultants are of the highest standard and have a wealth of personal experience. pearcemayfield focus on the learner; crafting a training or coaching event from a learner-centric perspective, rather than delivering ‘death by PowerPoint’ and notes to match. Having established the company on clear operating values, they are able to provide clients with a consistently distinctive service across different training and support interventions.

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