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Developing Project Management Capability in Organisations
The development of a project delivery capability starts with us learning about your culture, objectives, challenges and constraints. We then devise a programme to equip your project teams with the practical skills and knowledge they need to deliver projects more successfully.
Our reputation for producing truly bespoke training programmes is second to none; we have worked with major organisations such as the Defence Science & Technology Lab, the National Trust and IFS to improve their project delivery.
What is different about our bespoke courses?
- We take time to understand your business culture and challenges
- We can help you develop practical competence frameworks which distil the behaviours of your best project managers.
- We help you articulate your objectives so our training delivers measurable benefits.
- Project management best-practises can be combined with an existing PM framework
- Help develop a more professional approach to projects.
- Real-life projects and problems can be incorporated into the training.
- Case studies and interactive sessions are relevant to your business.
The National Trust has complex and unique projects and wanted to improve their project management capabilities. Their existing project management framework was incorporated into the training programme devised by Parallel whilst also introducing external project management best-practises to develop a more professional approach to projects within the National Trust. As a cost-effective measure we used a tiered approach so that internal staff were trained to deliver some parts of the training programme.
The real-life project experiences of the Parallel trainers enabled them to understand the unique challenges and constraints faced by the National Trust and, therefore, provide meaningful training sessions and practical methods for the attendees to take away and apply to their own projects.
Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
Science and technology-based research and development projects, like those carried out by Dstl, often have uncertain outcomes with intangible or obscure benefits. This meant that standard project management courses were largely irrelevant. Parallel, therefore, replaced and adapted courses previously in use at Dstl and introduced a variety of new bespoke modules based on real projects with real problems so that they were relevant to Dstl's project management professionals. Parallel's commitment to understanding project management from Dstl's perspective meant the trainers could fully engage participants on courses and not simply teach theoretical material.
As one of the world’s leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems providers IFS has a global client base with complex projects, involving implementations in several countries. The bespoke training programme developed for them by Parallel, therefore, focused specifically on the behaviours and competences needed to deliver complex international projects.
The objectives of the course were to develop behavioural and leadership qualities in their project managers so they could deal with complex and difficult issues in a professional way. Detailed role-play was used to simulate typical meetings with clients.
By using virtual training sessions, delegates could attend the same course from across 20 countries and 5 continents, providing a unique opportunity for sharing experiences of delivering IFS projects in different cultures.
Onsite Standard Courses
Every organisation can benefit from a systematic and well-controlled approach to managing projects. Some of the benefits of professional project management include:
- Realistic timescales and budgets are assigned to projects.
- Responsibilities for the delivery of the project are clearly defined.
- Ongoing changes to the project scope or objective are well-controlled.
- Risks associated with the project are minimised.
- Current experience contributes to more successful future projects.
- Leadership skills are improved and behaviours changed.
- Projects delivered more successfully and to a higher standard.
For large groups of employees we offer our standard courses at your own premises as a cost-effective way to train your project teams. Courses range from introductory project management through to professional credentials to help you gain more benefits from every one of your projects.
All of our courses are accredited PMI, APM or PRINCE2 courses and we are proud of our consistently high exam pass rates.
Talk To Us About Your Requirements
Many organisations want to improve their projects and consistently deliver successful outcomes, and often the most effective way to do this is through a bespoke training programme designed to suit your specific requirements; one that takes account of your organisation's culture and challenges.
- Improve project delivery
- Better quantify project success
- Develop existing project management capabilities
- Control and manage projects more effectively
Here at Parallel we develop bespoke project management courses that are completely flexible and designed to match your specific needs, so that course content is meaningful and realistic for the delegates.
Talk to us today about your requirements for training project teams so they can start to deliver measurable benefits for your business.
As well as on-site corporate training and tailored training programmes, we run a variety of public training courses at our own facilities suitable for individuals or small groups from the same organisation. These courses are based on the PMI BoK, APM BoK or PRINCE2 and range from introductory courses to the highly prestigious APM Registered Project Professional (RPP). All Parallel courses are conducted by our highly experienced trainers who are all project management practitioners. Interactive exercises, role-play and discussion groups based on realistic case-studies provide opportunities to practice and develop new leadership skills, attitudes and behaviours and lead to internationally recognised qualifications or accreditation.
As an alternative to courses provided at a company's premises we offer Distance Learning packages, which are a successful, cost-effective solution that avoid time away from the workplace and allow people to work at their own pace. As with our classroom courses, they can also be tailored to an organisation's specific requirements. Our market-leading materials include a study guide, podcasts, webinars and online e-learning modules all backed up by online discussion groups and tutor support. As part of a tailored programme we can also offer remote, live presentations as part of a blended learning package. These packages achieve consistently excellent exam pass rates so provide flexibility without sacrificing quality.