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Roundup of recent PM Articles and Videos

Stop That Project! There are some projects that once they begin continue on like a snowball rolling down a hill. The project builds momentum, increasing in terms of the time, effort and money that are continuously absorbed by it. The greater the spend; the harder it is for the project to stop or change direction.…

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Project Management Book

Using the Logical Framework for Project Management Training

Logical framework is specifically designed for development projects. It’s a structured way of linking the overall objective for the project the desired benefits, the overall purpose the results and activities. The aim is to ensure that activities completed as part of the project are clearly linked back to the overall objective of the project and…

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Project Management Book

Interesting PM Reads

3 Steps For Harnessing Failure The Right Way A new book published this month, Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner by Anjali Sastry and Kara Penn aims to help you create better project deliverables with more lasting and further-reaching impact. By learning from what worked well, and what did not, on a project…

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New APMP study guide

Parallel and APM in partnership with new APMP study guide

Parallel Project Training are proud to announce a new partnership with the Association for Project Management (APM) in producing a new APMP study guide, “APMP, The APM Project Management Qualification Study Guide”. The guide, co-authored by Parallel’s John Bolton and Paul Naybour, focuses on real-life examples and practical advice for project managers in a straightforward,…

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Some Good Project Management News

We often hear about major project disasters – projects that have over-run on budget or schedule, or both, with some, such as the Montreal Olympic Stadium, over budget by a staggering 1990% and the Sydney Opera House completed more than 9 years past it’s deadline. Of course some of these project “disasters” turn out to…

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replication of project success

PM News Round-Up September 2014

Project Risk Management – 10 Golden Rules Make risk management part of your project Identify risks early in your project Communicate about risks Consider both threats and opportunities Clarify ownership issues Prioritise risks Analyse risks Plan and implement risk responses Register project risks Track Risks and Associated Tasks   Thanks to the International Business Times…

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PMI Approved project management courses

PM News Roundup

Government ministers need project management training A critical Public Accounts Committee report published earlier this week on the work of the Major Projects Authority (MPA) says there are still deficiencies in the UK government’s ability to successful deliver major projects. The report notes that 2 MPs have attended half-day or full-day project management training courses…

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Virtual PMP Certification Course Launched

Parallel Project Training have successfully delivered a number of bespoke virtual courses for corporate clients and have now launched their first open virtual PMP Certification course to be held in November 2014. Registration for the course is now open and will continue until 23 October 2014. The course will be conducted over a full week…

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Project Management Book

Interesting Project Management Reads

Scholarships for Aspiring Project Managers The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation™ (PMIEF) offers academic scholarships and professional development scholarships to provide students, teachers, professionals and charities the opportunity to develop their project management capabilities. The cost of gaining formal project management qualifications can be prohibitive for those who are not funded by their employers so…

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replication of project success

Interesting Project Management Reads

The first thing a client says he or she wants is never really what they want An article by Jerry Bauers caught my eye today in which he states that his long experience in project management (via his consulting engineering business ) has taught him many things, a couple of which stand out: The first…

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