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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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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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APM granted royal charter

APM Royal Charter: Professional Recognition For Project Managers

Project management is a challenging and exciting job but is used in different ways in many different industries. In the past it has maybe been difficult to explain that professional project management is not the same as just managing a one-off project in our everyday lives. For many years there have been professional qualifications and…

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project manager CV

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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motivating a project team

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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