Posts by Paul Naybour

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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The Politically Astute Project Manager

In this post, we return to the topic of politics in projects. Politics has a bit of a dirty name. It’s associated with false promises, backstabbing, alliances and manipulating others. The worst weakness of Politics is its failure to deliver on its promises. Time and time again we see public politicians or business leaders failing to deliver the…

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Is this really the best planning book ever published?

Project controls, which include topics such as planning, cost management, risk management, earned value management and change control, is a much-neglected part of project management development. Whilst there is plenty of  best practice guidance for project, programme and even portfolio managers, there is very little for the project controls professional beyond an introductory level. The…

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PMP Certification from £1095 with early bird discount

Parallel Project Training has launched early bird discount for its PMP certification training in London. Discount is available for individuals or organisations who book a place 10 days before the start of the course. Parallel Project training offers first-class PMP certification training using trainers with over 15 years experience delivering PMP courses. Our classes are…

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Building a Project Management Method using the Praxis Framework

  Several years ago we discussed the value of a project management framework  as a way of generating a consistent approach to project management. Since then we have see more and more organisations adopting frameworks and getting benefits of improved governance, more consistent project delivery and generally less chaos and confusion. Challenges implementing a project management framework…

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A sustainable economic recovery needs project management

Project managers have a critical role in the delivery of sustainable growth, that is to say, productivity led growth, rather than growth based on consumer consumption and increased borrowing. Organisations (in both the public and private sector) need confidence before they will commit to new infrastructure, manufacturing facilities and IT systems. This confidence comes from…

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Five Steps to a Benefit Profile

While the more confusing concepts in programme management is that the benefits profile. Many people struggle to get to grips with what they need to do in order to produce a benefit profile for project or programme. I think this is because guidance offered is is quite high level it doesn’t really give you a…

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