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Skills analysis: Identify your skills and find and...

Introduction Starting a project management role can involve a change in career. You might have started out in a more technical or specialised role and progressed up the chain or moved into project management after gaining skills in another industry. Early on in your project management career, you might find gaps in your knowledge, or skills that you need to improve on. It is also important not to underestimate the skills that you already have. A skills analysis can help us to identify our skills and gaps in our knowledge, and work out how to fill any gaps that we find. Identifying existing skills Whilst it is important to...

How Knowing Your PM’s Favourite Rom-Com and BA’s...

Isn’t it beautiful when an IT Project team execute and implement with total cohesion from top to bottom? When colleagues become team-mates, and when leaders understand who they are leading, I think a team becomes almost unbeatable. LESSONS FROM A LEGEND The passing of the legendary footballer Sir Bobby Charlton, which is fairly fresh news as I write, reminded me of this timely leadership lesson. Sir Bobby had a remarkable career, as a player with Manchester United, he would be part of Sir Matt Busby’s team that regrouped after the unimaginable horror of the Munich air disaster to win the European Cup and with Sir Alf Ramsey’s England he...

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How Knowing Your PM’s Favourite Rom-Com and BA’s Dog’s Name Could Help Optimise IT Project Success!

Isn’t it beautiful when an IT Project team execute and implement with total cohesion from top to bottom? When colleagues become team-mates, and when...

Managing Multiple Projects Shortlisted for Business Book Awards 2023

The highly anticipated shortlist for The Business Book Awards in partnership with Pathway Group 2023 has been announced for top business books published in...

Improving your business – expert tips

With every New Year that comes about, it gives us all the opportunity to reflect on the year that has gone and look forward...

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Mastering Success: 5 Key Leadership Skills Required by Small Business Owners

Introduction Small business owners are the lifeblood of the global economy. Their enterprises create jobs, stimulate innovation, and foster community growth. As such, the role of a small business owner is one of immense responsibility and requires a diverse skill...

How To Regain Control Of Your Project

It is well known that projects with any level of complexity are highly likely to exceed their budget or deadline. But if your project is heading in that direction, what is the best way to get it back on...

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PMOs as profit centres

In the midst of recession and poor economic outlook, companies always endeavour to control costs, whilst revenues remain flat. Unsurprisingly, support departments are one...

Qualifications News

The Value of Project Management Qualifications – Opportunities Within the...

With the potential for GFC2 looming as a result of the Euro crisis and an extended downturn in business continuing there is still a jobs market and many project managers are proactively using the downturn to move their careers...

Train the Trainer: Developing Effective PM Instructors

Train the Trainer is a model that is usually used in order to train possible instructors, or instructors who have less experience, and show them the best ways in which they can deliver training materials to those who want...

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Does a Project Manager Need PM Qualifications?

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...

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How to use RAG Status Reporting For your Project?

Many projects and programmes use RAG status reporting but what are the advantages and disadvantages of using Red, Amber, Green reporting. Can we trust project and programme managers to be honest when using RAG reporting for their projects? What...

Using Covey’s Matrix to tame your Time Management Woes

Good time management is something that often sounds easy in theory but in practice can often prove elusive. For managers, the difficulty comes from having to juggle your day to day workload with managing a team of people and...

Valuing Project Procedures

I am frequently asked to quantify the value of improving an organisation’s stakeholder management capabilities or how to establish the ROI for a new PMO. Whilst these questions are sensible they are nearly impossible to answer. Certainly there are strong...

20 Questions All Project Managers Should Ask

One of the many skills required of a project manager is the ability to ask searching questions and persevere until a clear answer is obtained. Many of the pitfalls in projects could be avoided if questions were articulated fully...

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How To Best Manage Resources In A Project

The general features of a project management software include scheduling, costing, budgeting, controlling, management and communication. However an important function of any project management solution is resource management. This covers all types of resources including human, equipment, materials and...

Project Management Tips for Fast-Growing Startups

One of the most exciting times for a startup project manager is seeing their company lift off the ground and grow fast. However, the new rapid pace of development can quickly overwhelm your entire company and disrupt your growth if...

Do You Know How To Choose The Right Project Management Tool?

Managing projects of any type can be overwhelming for project managers. Just take a look at the number of things that a project manager has to supervise and keep track of, and you’ll likely nod in approval. Considering the fact...

Why We Need Cross-Generational Tools

Find out why the project management tools you use have to work for everyone - regardless of generation, experience or background. And find out how you can make that happen!

Bubble Ltd, grows technology development capability

Richard Carter joins Bubble® as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Cambridge, United Kingdom: 12th September 2019   Bubble®, a leading provider of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management Software, today announced that Richard Carter has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his role...

5 Reasons Project Managers Need To Know Excel

<img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-6073" src="https://www.projectaccelerator.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Excel-for-project-managers-300x133.jpg" alt="Excel for project managers" width="300" height="133" /> I’m not going to give some long-winded introduction on Excel, we are all professionals, we all open up Excel files and we get its importance in an organisation....

7 Project Management Tools that are making Life Simpler for Project Managers

Today, project management tools available on a cloud model or web-only model come in various types. Some can be all encompassing “does it all” solutions while others are much simpler. Certain project management tools have specific defining methodology behind how...

Bubble Ltd, achieves global ISO 27001 certification for its information security management system.

  Cambridge, United Kingdom: 9th January 2018   Bubble, a leading provider of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management Software, today announced that it has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 security certification (ISO 27001), one of the most widely recognized and internationally accepted information security...

Software review: PrimaveraReader

Is PrimaveraReader the solution to needing a Primavera licence for everyone on your team – even people who only need to look at the schedule without making changes? We review whether this tool can cut costs and improve productivity for your project team.

How to Survive in a Multi-Project Environment Using MS Project

What is the best project planning software for managing large numbers of projects simultaneously? This question concerns C-level managers, project managers, and executive decision-makers who attempt to find the perfect PM solution for navigating their projects. Microsoft Project is the...

Boost your project management career

Project managment training from starter to Chartered Project Professional with Parallel Project Training

Skills analysis: Identify your skills and find and fill knowledge gaps

Introduction Starting a project management role can involve a change in career. You might have started out in a more technical or specialised role and progressed up the chain or moved into project management after gaining skills in another industry....

Helpful Tips For Project Managers Starting Their First Project

If you are like many project managers out there, your first project may be a little intimidating. However, with a little guidance and some helpful tips, it can be a successful experience. The tips below are a few ways...