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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.

Can Too Much Project Planning Be Bad For Your Project?

Planning a project is vital to its success but some restraint is necessary during the planning stage. If the planning phase takes on a...

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...

The Project Office and What It Is Not

A Project Office is not set up merely to do all the paperwork and administrative tasks for a project. If that was the case...

Professional Project Management and Why it is Important

Project management has existed since buildings were first erected or ships first built but it wasn't known by that name in mankind's early history....

Parallel Project Training Joins Forces with Carnegie Enterprise

- In a new venture Parallel Project Training and Carnegie Enterprise are combining their expertise to deliver APM PQ training in Scotland during December...

The Environmentally Aware Project Manager

Much of a project manager's time is taken up with juggling limited resources so it's a natural progression to think about project managers being...

Blackstairs Mountains Software announce the launch of Context

  Context is a web-based project and resource management tool designed to help companies deal with the realities of today's workplace. Multi-tasking and working across...

Is Project Management Certification Worth It?

  What usually makes someone a "good" project manager is their experience, the fact that they have made mistakes and learnt from them in...

Why Project Management and ROWE Don’t Mix

In order to improve both productivity and work/life balance the management strategy ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) was devised. But does it work in...

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...

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Why All Knowledge Workers Are Part-Time Project Managers

Knowledge workers lie at the heart of many businesses. They have high degrees of experience, expertise, as well as education. Their jobs...

Project Accelerator Website Has a Makeover

I have been running this project management news website for over 10 years now, the domain was registered in 2008. Today we...

Project Management Strategies Every Tech Leader Can Use

As a tech leader, you're responsible for leading a development team. Thus you're in control of all the technology deliverables that contribute...

Parallel LIVE! Part 2. APM Project Roles in the 7th Edition of the APM BoK

This week Parallel's Matt Bolton and Jan Underdown discussed the roles in the 7th edition of the Body of Knowlege from the...

Parallel LIVE Again

So this week, we did our second live stream. This time John Bolton and I discussed linear, iterative and hybrid lifecycles. It's...