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Michelle Symonds

Michelle Symonds spent the first part of her career working in IT and IT Project Management in the oil industry and investment banking on complex global projects involving the management of outsourced project teams. She now runs a digital marketing company with particular expertise in SEO.

A Quick PMP Certification Checklist

PMP certification checklist

The PMP certification is one of the biggest challenges faced by project managers in their career. It is the gold standard for project management professionals, and there are more than 750,000 certified project managers worldwide. To maintain certification, project managers must continue to meet professional development requirements.   Although it …

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Improving your business in 2018

improving your business - making more profit

With every New Year that comes about, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the year that has gone and look forward to the year that lies ahead. For all businesses, this gives you the chance to look for ways to make improvements. After all, we all want to …

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APM project Fundamentals Podcast – Project Roles

team engagement - an EPMO process

Everybody should have a clear understand of the different project roles because otherwise there could be confusion which can cause friction or chaos. This podcast from the Parallel Project Training’s APM Project Fundamentals distance learning course looks at the typical roles in a project.  

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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification – Introduction Podcast

Distance learning training course - APM Project Fundamentals

Listen to the first of the APM Project Fundamentals Podcasts from Parallel Project Training     This training course is targeted at people who want to know the basics of project management –people just starting out in their career who want to know the language and principles of project management. …

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Does a Project Manager Need PM Qualifications?

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification - Distance Learning Course

What makes a successful project manager is a combination of their academic abilities, experience and skills, both “soft” and “hard” skills i.e. communication skills and motivational abilities in addition to knowledge and understanding of project management techniques and tools and any technical skills that may be required in certain PM …

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Is Any Project Ever Truly Successful?

Benefits of project management

With so many corporate projects of all different types failing to live up to initial expectations you might wonder if any project could ever be considered successful when compared against the original aims and expectations. At the start of a project there is usually a very clear idea of what …

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