National Trust Launch Project Management Training Programme with Parallel Project Training

Must read

IT Project Teams are STILL driving competitive advantage

IT Projects are perfectly placed to shape the future of business as we emerge from this pandemic Businesses need to be leaner and more innovative. It’s time for IT Project teams to say, “Hold our coffee, watch us do our thing” – this is our moment.

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...

5 Skills Needed To Drive Future Projects

Why do projects fail? It's a question that invites a lot of interest and significant statistics. And there are no wrong answers here. Skills shortages...

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...
Paul Naybour
Paul is a project management consultant and account manager with particular expertise in the analysis, process development, and implementation of change program management, risk management, earned value management, and bespoke project management training development and delivery. Paul is the Business Development Director of the company Parallel Project Training

The National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation organisation, has partnered with Parallel Project Training to develop a training programme that allies with the objectives of the National Trust and provides a complete training for associates that is cost-effective.  The training will focus on developing the individuals within the organisation at all skill levels.

The National Trust is a charitable organisation who relies on its supporters and the 4 million members to continue its work preserving historical landmarks and land of exceptional beauty throughout the UK.  It sustains museums that house over a million items of historical importance and special interest.

The Trust uses professional project management to effectively and efficiently maintain their restoration and other unique projects.  The organisation recently decided that it needed to expand their current internal project management framework to include external project management best-practises being used throughout the industry.  They wanted the training programme to be engaging and relevant for the associates who deliver the final projects, but they also needed it to be cost effective.

Parallel Project Training has developed a reputation for practical training methods concentrating on professional project management.  Their trainers have real-world experience in various project management roles, which allows for expert and knowledgeable answers to questions during the training process.  The trainers understand the unique challenges facing project managers and the constraints that can burden them during a project.  This has allowed Parallel to develop traditional classroom-type courses, workshops, master classes, podcasts and e-learning to assist world-wide organizations in developing their project management teams.

Parallel was chosen to work very closely with the Trust to develop a programme suited to their unique project management needs.  Parallel has worked closely with other charitable organisations to great success, which made it quite desirable to the Trust.  It was important for the Trust to include the project management design currently in place and supplement it with the best external project management practices in the industry.  Parallel’s organisational culture was a perfect fit with the Trust.

The existing framework of the Trust’s project management has a strong focus on providing support to accomplish the job professionally, instead of focusing on bureaucracy.  The Trust’s aim is not to cut costs but to develop solutions that contain more value for the money spent.  Conserving money by managing the projects more efficiently and effectively will allow the Trust to invest in more conservation projects and achieve their organisational goals.

- Advertisement -

More articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Project Management Lessons learnt from Covid Holiday Disruption

The very definition of Holiday (Noun - an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling), is an entirely flexible parameter to work within, so how do we adapt? And what Project Management lessons are to be learnt from this summer?

Project management for the ‘new normal’

We live in strange times. Who would have thought last year that 2020 would be the year of Covid-19, the year of...

Long-Term Strategies To Help Manage Your Team Remotely

The world has changed profoundly since COVID-19. No one saw a global pandemic coming but now isn’t the time to panic. Instead,...

10 Steps for Planning and Implementing a Successful Branding Project

Your brand is perhaps your most valuable asset. It defines your organisation’s reputation and visibility in the market. The strength of your...

4 Ways AI is Transforming How We Manage Projects

Project management is more than a simple planning of phases. It is an extremely dynamic function. Companies hire project managers to provide...