Posts by Michelle Symonds

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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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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How To Create The Perfect Project Manager CV

We often talk about the importance of project management training, naturally we would being a PM training company. We like to emphasise the importance of training – it will help you personally and your organisation better execute your important projects; make them more successful. Training will also lead to better career prospects and a higher…

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How To Build a Motivated Project Team

We all know that projects are successful if the right people are involved and if those people are well-motivated to make the project a success. The people involved will include those who initiated the project, the customer and end-users and, of course, the people who will manage the work and do the work required to…

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Winter Sale: Get Ready For 2017 with 20% off

If ever there was a time to celebrate our involvement in the world of project management now is that time; 2017 looks set to be a year of change for project management and the wider world. To get ready for this year of change Parallel is offering 20% off all it’s APM course in January…

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Essential Elements in a Quality Management Process

We all know that a good quality project is one in which the final outcome or deliverable meets the needs of the stakeholders and is “fit for purpose”. So a Quality Management Process aims to ensure the final deliverable does just that by focusing on quality throughout the project lifecycle; by incorporating it into the…

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New Professional Recognition for Project Managers

In my last post I discussed the skills and qualities that project managers need to develop to be successful because they have such a varied role it can sometimes be difficult to know what skills are the most important. A good project manager will be able to engage just as effectively with senior management as…

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The Qualities and Skills Project Managers Need to Develop

We all know that to secure the best project management roles, especially if coming new into an organisation, requires some sort of formal PM qualification. Even the introductory PM courses such as APM Introductory Certificate show a level of commitment to developing within your chosen career. But assuming you have at least a basic level…

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