Parallel Project Training – Provider For Prince’s Foundation

Paul Naybour

– Parallel Project Training has been appointed to provide the Prince’s Foundation community of practitioners with project management support and development training for the build environment –

18 May 2010: Parallel Project Training, a specialist training provider in APM project management training
has today been appointed by the Prince’s Foundation for the Build Environment, an educational charity which aims to improve the quality of people’s lives by teaching and practising ecological ways of planning, designing and building.

The Prince’s Foundation selected Parallel Project Training to support the development of project management within its community of practitioners. Parallel Project Training offers a pragmatic approach to training and a wide range of unique and highly innovative learning solutions in a variety of different formats, including study guides, podcasts, on-line e-learning and traditional classroom based training delivery. This ethos complements the Prince’s Foundation’s belief that applying time-tested principles in an exceptional manner is a vital, key component for efficient project management.

Parallel Project Training will be facilitating application workshops, which use projects from the Prince’s Foundation as case studies. The workshops follow the same structure as the APMP syllabus and offer students the opportunity to enhance their skills and best practice knowledge in project management in line with the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge. At a later stage individuals will be given the opportunity to take the APMP qualification.

Paul Naybour, Business Development Director of Parallel Project Training said “This is an excellent opportunity for us to work with a likeminded organisation. We fully expect to learn as much from the Prince’s Foundation’s approach to project management as we do from our own experience. We believe we can offer the charity valuable and cost effective solutions for project management training”.

Tim Goodwin, Chief Operating Officer of the Prince’s Foundation said “I was impressed by the experience and flexibility offered by Parallel Project Training, we are looking forward to working with them to develop more formal approaches to project management”


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 the Princes Foundation

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment is an educational charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales and operating to a model of practice-based learning. The Prince’s Foundation engages in live projects at the scale of the region, the city, the neighbourhood, the town, in order to develop new ways of regenerating and building more lively and more environmentally sustainable communities.

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