Paul Naybour

Paul Naybour

Managing Director

Paul Naybour is a seasoned project management consultant with over 15 years of experience in the industry. As the co-founder and managing director of Parallel, Paul has been instrumental in shaping the company's vision and delivering exceptional project management training and consultancy services. With a robust background in power generation and extensive senior-level experience, Paul specializes in the development and implementation of change programs, risk management, earned value management, and bespoke project management training.


Courses Paul Delivers

  • APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
  • APM Project Management Qualification
  • APM Project Professional Qualification
  • APMG Project Planning and Control
  • Parallel's Project Management in Practice

Expertise and Achievements

  • Specialist Areas: Project and program management, process development, risk management, and bespoke training solutions.
  • Industry Experience: Extensive consulting assignments in engineering, construction, and infrastructure sectors, delivering multi-million-pound development programs for clients like Network Rail and Transport for London.
  • Training and Mentoring: Significant experience in training and mentoring project management staff for prestigious clients, including British Nuclear Fuels, Network Rail, Infraco SSL, Strachan and Henshaw, Carillion, Halcrow, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lend Lease Project Consulting, and Wilson Bowden.

Notable Projects

  • Parsons Brinckerhoff: Worked with EMEA Directors to enhance project management capabilities through gap analysis and bespoke workshops, developing leading practices in project and program management.
  • Babcock International Group: Completed various assignments including earned value integrated baseline reviews, process development, and coaching, as well as the creation of a competency framework.
  • Wilson Bowden: Collaborated with board members to standardize the planning application process, developing templates that minimize delays and optimize development returns.
  • BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels Limited): Designed and delivered earned value implementation workshops and foundational project management training, along with bespoke and modular process-based training solutions.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering (BSc(Hons))
  • Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Paul Naybour's dedication to excellence and his innovative approach to project management have established him as a trusted leader and trainer in the field. His contributions to Parallel and the broader industry continue to drive successful project outcomes and elevate standards across various sectors.



Blog Posts By Paul

revising for APM Exam

Free Simulated Exams for the New APM PMQ Parallel Project Training

5th June 2024

Hello. My name’s Paul Naybour from Parallel Project Training. We’re really excited about the relaunch of the APM PMQ qualification […]

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A new exam format for the APM PMQ

23rd May 2024

Say goodbye to long essays! The new APM PMQ exam features multiple-choice questions, short answers, and more. More accessible, flexible, […]

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Leadership in project crisis situations

Change Management in Crisis Situations: Navigating Uncertainty and Disruption

10th May 2024

A quick glance at the news on any given day will give a clear indication of just how much uncertainty, […]

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project manager reviewing requirements to understand stakeholder needs

Understanding Stakeholder Needs – A Comprehensive Guide

8th May 2024

Part of being a good project manager is understanding stakeholder needs and wants. However, project management is a constant learning […]

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Project manager communicating project budget information

Communicating Project Budget Information to Stakeholders

15th April 2024

When it comes to communicating project budget information effectively to your stakeholders, including executives, clients and of course your team […]

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project manager discussing progress with team

Tracking and Monitoring Project Expenses

2nd April 2024

Many project managers will tell you that the worst part of project planning is budgeting. However, this is an essential […]

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Podcast Transcript

Podcast: APM PPQ: 5. Deliver the intended benefits of a project.

31st January 2024

The podcast featuring Paul Naybour and Tom O’Shea offers a comprehensive exploration of benefits management within project governance. The dialogue, […]

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procuring supplies for a construction project

Stages of Project Procurement

30th January 2024

All businesses need resources, from raw materials to labour and equipment. These resources are used in order to ensure the […]

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What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Team Models?

29th January 2024

If you use Agile methodology within your team, then you are probably familiar with the concept of just how transformative […]

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APM PPQ Manage change control processes and protocols

26th January 2024

Hello, my name is Paul Naybour. Welcome to another Parallel Project Training podcast. Today, we will be discussing the APM […]

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project manager discussing progress with team

APM PPQ Use Information To Inform Reviews And Help Manage Deviations From A Project Plan.

22nd January 2024

Paul Naybour talks to Tom O’Shea about progress reviews and managing deviations from a project plan… Summary Transcript Greetings and […]

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Podcast Transcript

APM PPQ Podcast: Establish and maintain the governance structure of a project to ensure alignment to organisational practice

19th January 2024

Transcript Hello. Welcome to another Project Training Podcast. My name’s Paul Naybour, and with me is Tom O’Shea. Say Hello, […]

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