Parallel Project Training Joins the Prestigious Group of Organizations Approved by Project Management Institute to Provide Project Management Training

Paul Naybour

Reading, UK – 15 September 2011 Parallel Project Training today announces it is now approved by Project Management Institute to become a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective 1st September 2011.

PMI R.E.P.s are educational organizations that have demonstrated that they are capable of providing world-class effective project management training.  Through PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design, R.E.P.s provide the project management training necessary to earn and to maintain Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials.

Parallel Project Training offers a flexible approach to project management training to meet the demands of corporate and individual clients. They deliver courses using an innovative combination of traditional classroom study, e-learning, podcasts and workshops and employ active learning techniques such as process mapping and buzz groups. All courses aim to develop an in-depth understanding of the PMI Body of Knowledge and also a wider appreciation of project management principles leading to PMI professional credentials.

As John Bolton, Programmes Director at Parallel Project Training, commented, “Our range of learning options combined with realistic case studies ensures project managers gain a thorough understanding of the PMI approach and, consequently, how to improve project management processes within their own organizations. Our new PMI R.E.P. status is international recognition of the high quality of training we provide.”

“PMI’s recent survey of training providers shows that 80 percent of organizations seeking suppliers of project management training strongly prefer to work with PMI R.E.P.s. They view their affiliation with PMI, as the leading standard-setting professional association for project management, as a stamp of quality on the training services they purchase,” said Edwin Andrews, Ph.D., director of academic and educational programs and services at PMI. “Organizations want to protect their investment in project management training, and they know that a PMI R.E.P. delivers such training in a cost-effective and efficient manner.”

Currently, there are over 1,400 R.E.P.s in more than 70 countries. These organizations include commercial training providers that design complete educational systems, academic institutions, internal training offices at corporations and government agencies.
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, UK and offers a highly innovative approach to project management training. Courses include PMP Certification, planning, risk management, estimating, and project leadership and lead to internationally recognized PMI credentials. Parallel offers exceptional value for money with their innovative approach to efficiency and reducing impact on the environment – offering more for less.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than half a million practitioners in more than 185 countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research. When organizations invest in project management supported by PMI, executives have confidence their important initiatives will deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage. Learn more at

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