projects still fail even well well-planned

Why do so many projects still fail?

Project management has been refined and improved immeasurably in the past 2 decades: methodologies and best practices are better defined and documented than ever and it has been shown that organisations which invest in training staff in a recognised methodology deliver more successful projects, more consistently. So it’s not surprising that many organisations continue to…

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project feedback

How to give project feedback to your team

As a project manager, it is your responsibility to monitor the performance of your team to ensure that everyone is on track, and so play an active role in helping the team to achieve their overall goals. To do this, it is important to give project feedback. However, the way in which you give feedback…

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become a project manager

Do you have what it takes to become a project manager?

Are you considering project management as a career? There are many project management training courses available to help you kick-start your career in this area and more recently there are now opportunities to begin your career via a higher apprenticeship in project management. However, you may be wondering if you have what it takes to…

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time management

How To Become Better at Time Management

It seems every professional is busier than ever – much of it due to staff cuts and organisations expecting more from their employees. But it is possible to manage your time more effectively so you can be more productive even when you think you have less time and more to do! So here are my…

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APM registered project professional

Updates to the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) Standard

APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) is an internationally recognised standard across all industries that recognises the ability to manage complex projects, programmes or portfolios, competent leadership and a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD). Anyone with the required level of experience in a project environment can achieve this standard by submitting a written portfolio of…

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Cyber Security Threats on Projects

Cyber Security: Yet Another Task for Project Managers?

Anyone who has worked as a project manager knows that the array of tasks that fall to the project manager is seemingly endless. Risk management, time management, people management, budgeting, motivational and diplomacy skills are just some of what a project manager needs to tackle in order to successfully manage a project. But, increasingly there…

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Parallel Approved as Project Management Apprenticeship Training Provider

The APM Project Management Training Specialist, Parallel Project Training has today been listed as an approved supporting provider for project management apprenticeships by the Skills Funding Agency. Parallel is one of very few specialist APM project management training providers approved on the first list of apprentice providers. The assessment covered The financial health of the…

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Advancing your career as a project management

Advancing Your Career in a New Profession

Almost all businesses and organisations are now project-centric and either have an in-house project management capability or use external project management consultants. Projects are a major part of all business environments as organisations strive to improve their products in the high-tech landscape and streamline processes for better cost-efficiency. And where projects tend to be complex,…

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