Author: MS

  • Elevating Your Project Management Skills Through Mentorship

    Elevating Your Project Management Skills Through Mentorship

    Mentorship is a very powerful way in which you can learn from those in your industry who have more knowledge, experience and skills. If you have completed your AMP PFQ qualifications but you are still a project manager who is in training, you may find having a mentor very beneficial. They will be able to…

  • Project Manager’s Resilience Training: Bouncing Back from Setbacks

    Project Manager’s Resilience Training: Bouncing Back from Setbacks

    Project management is challenging and exciting, but above all this, it is an incredibly fulfilling role. It is also a role that can put a project manager under considerable pressure, with stressful setbacks. This means you need to be able to handle pressure and have the resilience to cope in the long term. Why is…

  • Understanding and tackling office politics

    Understanding and tackling office politics

    Marketing drive is behind many projects with the company either wanting to beat a competitor with a similar product or wanting to offer something that isn’t already available. Deadlines are often discussed even before the project team is brought into the discussions, and unfortunately, this way of doing things is not unusual. The project may…

  • How to transition to an agile project manager

    How to transition to an agile project manager

    More and more companies are making the move to Agile project management. With an estimated 52% of companies using Agile for around half of their projects, and with a success rate of around 64%, it isn’t hard to see why.  The Agile approach uses short development cycles, called sprints, which offer a focus on improvement…

  • Leadership techniques: mixing different styles for the best results

    Leadership techniques: mixing different styles for the best results

    Experts in project management, such as those at Parallel Project Training believe that there is no reason to choose just one leadership technique to follow. They all have their merits, and different styles will help you to achieve the best results depending on the project that you are working on. Managing a project team can…

  • Is it worth saving your project?

    Is it worth saving your project?

    Throughout the project management world, you will frequently hear the term “project recovery”. The experts at Parallel Project Training, know this is bound to be required at some point in your career as a project manager, so it is a good idea to understand exactly what it means. They’ve provided some insight into this concept,…

  • Why you shouldn’t do it all as a project manager

    Why you shouldn’t do it all as a project manager

    One thing you will quickly learn with any project manager course is that the temptation to do it all and be a superhero is real. However, it is something you should certainly not be doing. All too many project managers take on too much of the project work themselves and don’t delegate nearly enough of…

  • Embracing a new era of agility in project management

    Embracing a new era of agility in project management

    Agile was created for the software development industry but it was such a success that its application saw its rapid uptake in other industries as well. Agility is an essential tool that can help make the leap to the true digital age more efficient. A good project manager course such as APM PFQ – the…

  • Clarifying KPIs for Project Success

    Clarifying KPIs for Project Success

    Updated 17 May 2023: Key Performance Indicators, KPIs, are a very important quantitative measure that will allow you to see how you are progressing with a project and help you work out where you need to improve. If they are identified correctly, they can be a valuable diagnostic tool. However, they should be relevant to…

  • How to manage conflict with stakeholders

    How to manage conflict with stakeholders

    Communicating with a wide range of individuals is a significant part of the role of the project manager. From new team members to seasoned ones, suppliers to stakeholders, the ways in which a project manager is required to conduct their communication will be different from one group to another. The group that is, however, most…