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Topics: Project Management
The demand for project managers has never been greater with increased globalisation, expanding industries and a burgeoning IT industry. Depending on your experience, industry and budget, there's a project management certification that is a perfect fit for you.
With a new year comes new changes to qualifications and certifications in the UK. Here at FindCourses, we’ve put together an overview of the most significant updates and ongoing reforms you need to be aware of to stay up to date in your field, including plans for accrediting bodies, changes to exams and frameworks, and major qualification reforms. Find out the essentials!
Any discussion of project risks needs to mention that all projects have risks; the very nature of a project is not "business-as-usual" – it is something new and different – and that will always pose some measure of risk. What is important is to accept that there will be risks but recognise that they need to be managed in such a way that they are minimised. Projects where risks are actively managed and controlled are more likely to be a success.
A Gantt Chart is one of the many tools available to project managers and has been in use (in its present form) for decades. It is a simple way to display and monitor project tasks, their inter-dependencies, their deadlines, changes to tasks and important milestones. There are many more sophisticated tools available to a project manager but this basic tool is the perfect opportunity to get to grips with the techniques and skills required to manage a project schedule without getting bogged down in the functionality of a more complex software tool, which may add little to a project manager's fundamental skill set.
There's a reason why the Agile method has become more and more popular over the years, and not just in the software development industry. Though by no means perfect, Agile resolves many problems commonly encountered in traditional project management, particularly in terms of requirements.
Find out why in this article by Parallel Project Training.
Projects vary massively in terms of size, complexity, industry and a number of other factors. Yet there is one key principle that impacts the likelihood of success of any project: the definition of the project scope. Without it, failure will inevitably be around the corner.
The good news is: you can make sure you define scope effectively with these tips from Parallel Project Training.
If you already have a PRINCE2® qualification and practical experience in project management, you may well think this is enough to last you for your whole career.
But the truth is that no project management approach is perfect, and exploring new methodologies can bring you significant benefits. With many overlapping areas, stepping into the APMP arena can thus be a highly rewarding and relatively pain-free process.
Many current and aspiring project managers wonder which project management qualification will give them the best chance of reaching their career goals: PRINCE2, APM or PMI?
The truth is that there is no one-size-fits all answer. Parallel Project Training explores the advantages of each qualification and explains the factors you need to consider in order to make the best choice.