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Michelle Symonds

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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.

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...

What Should Be On Your Project Initiation Checklist?

Before you even begin work on a project, there are a number of things that you must consider; these are the things that you...

When to admit you need more help with a project?

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Project Planning Essentials

Very few project plans are simple and straightforward because there are often so many contributing factors to take into account. What exactly are all...

A Quick 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...

Improving your business in 2018

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

Project Management History – A Visual Illustration On How Far It’s Come

If project management is the overseeing of any venture with the aim of creating something unique or providing excellent service, then we have all...

APM Project Fundamentals Podcast – Project Context

This podcast looks at project context or environment – this is where the project sits within an organisation and in the wider world and...

APM project Fundamentals Podcast – Project Roles

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...

APM Project Fundamentals Podcast: Programme Management and Portfolio Management

Listen to one of the APM Project Fundamentals Podcasts from Parallel Project Training This podcasts looks at Programme Management and Portfolio Management and the differences...

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How do leaders get to where they are? Getting to a leadership position takes a mixture of grit and determination, as well as having...

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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!

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Every project, simple or complex, is vulnerable to delays regardless of how well planned the schedule is. This is a jarring reality in the...

Instilling Innovation Through Leadership With Learning and Development Training

Recent research has indicated the importance of Learning and Development (L&D) training in cultivating a sustainable and effective workplace culture that helps leaders instil...

Embrace the change: Getting to grips with new IT systems

New IT systems for a growing business can be an exciting prospect and deliver many benefits, but how do you convince employees to embrace...