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Project Management


If you are wondering what project management is then there is a good chance that you are not alone in your pondering. The dictionary defines project management as: “The application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives.” So, essentially, project management is all about using the skills ... Read More
Leading Your Team


Even in the last few years, the field of sales has changed dramatically. In fact, it has changed to a point where it is almost unrecognisable as the field it once was. New technology and a huge increase in the way that marketing and sales teams communicate with each other ... Read More
Project Meetings Work for You


Meetings are essential for a project to be completed successfully. They should be a chance to iron out problems, discuss solutions, appropriate resources and air views, concerns and ideas. And yet, all too often, project meetings run on too long and are a monumental waste of a lot of time. The ... Read More


Project management is an increasingly popular choice when it comes to a career and no wonder – as a project manager, you could really make your mark on a company or organisation. With such a diverse range of apprenticeships in project management also becoming available, there are many ways of ... Read More
Build an Innovative Team


Innovative teams mean getting the right combination of people with energy, dynamism and know-how, as well as full of ideas. In other words, every business and organisation are looking for the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. And there’s no reason why the world is not full of young(er) Steve Jobs ... Read More
Agile Thinking in Project Management


The definition of agile is the ability to move quickly and easily. With increased agility and suppleness in thinking and delivering project management, the outcome should surely be improved. But what are the benefits of agile thinking? And what actually is it? What is Agile Project Management? Generally speaking, when someone uses this ... Read More
National Apprenticeship Week 2018


This week is National Apprenticeship Week 2018 and it runs from 5 to 9 March enabling both employers and potential apprenticeship candidates the chance to connect on a more relaxed level and provide some insight into the new Trailblazer project management apprenticeships and highlight some future changes that are currently ... Read More
Delegation Skills


  The meaning of delegating duties (according to the Dictionary) is to give another person your duties, responsibility or power ‘so that they can act on your behalf’. However, just as with many other words in any English language dictionary, its concept and explanation are easy, but in practice, its hard! Premium, professional ... Read More
December 19, 2017Training Bytesize Team
Projects Failing?


It’s really important to maintain a big-picture perspective when it comes to project management and subsequent (inevitable) losses, failings, bumps in the road and unforeseeable obstacles. Certainly, while unforeseeable events are unavoidable and often at no fault of project teams, there are extensive aspects of project management which present tangible opportunities ... Read More
December 15, 2017Training Bytesize Team


  Well it’s that time of year again where all of our bright and elegant Christmas jumpers will once again grace offices, homes and shopping sites. Whether by car, foot or tube, slowly but surely ‘seasons greetings’ are growing by the day. And since the ‘silly season’ is upon us, have ... Read More
December 12, 2017Training Bytesize Team


During 2017 there have been a number of changes to the PRINCE2 qualification scheme. One of these changes sees the re-registration exam discontinued – so what does this mean for existing practitioners and how can you keep your registered practitioner status now? Currently, PRINCE2 practitioners are asked to take a one-hour ... Read More
November 13, 2017Training Bytesize Team
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Benefits to achieving a Project Management Qualification as an individual Demonstrates to your employer that you have the desire and commitment to learn and improve which will in turn raise your individual profile within the organisation. This establishes you as a continuous learner. Strengthens your knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools ... Read More


What are the advantages to employers of staff holding the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)?   Advantages include: More believable plans and more meaningful progress reporting Improved management of uncertainty (threats) Exploitation of opportunities more likely Better reputation with internal and external customers More likely to satisfy user’ requirements (essential if benefits ... Read More


Axelos recently announced that the current PRINCE2 syllabus changes will be implemented in 2017. Therefore, what will these  PRINCE2 updates mean for you?     Training Bytesize +44(0)1270 626330      
February 7, 2017Training Bytesize Team
What type of training is right for you


  To view our range of classroom and online courses please click here   If you have any training queries or requirements, please contact one of our expert Training Advisors - we are always happy to help!     Training ByteSize | Project Management Training Specialists +44(0)1270 626330
January 19, 2017Training Bytesize Team


Why not click start your 2017 in the most productive way possible with a new project management qualification? In order to provide you with the highest quality, flexible and cost effective project management training, we provide the majority of our courses via an online platform. E-Learning has a number of ... Read More
January 9, 2017Training Bytesize Team


For the majority of people, the build up to Christmas is a hectic period with stress levels running high. Each year we vow to be more organised and each year this vow falls flat!   As a Project Management Training organisation, we felt it was our duty to provide all last minute ... Read More
December 19, 2016Training Bytesize Team


As a Project Management training specialists, we are proud to provide classroom courses to the highest standard.  With this in mind, we thought it would interesting to provide our readers with an insight into one of our public courses.   One of our students documented her experience from our recent APM Project ... Read More
December 7, 2016Training Bytesize Team


As Project Management Training specialists, our number goal is to ensure you pass your exams and we like to think we have the experience to help you! Our training advisors and exams team have compiled our top 10 tips on how to prepare for and approach your exam. 1. Organise your ... Read More
November 30, 2016Training Bytesize Team
Project Management employee training


    Project management training is vital for employees' development and subsequently, their development is vital for the success of your business. In order for your employees to be efficient and productive, they will need to learn the necessary skills and procedures to enable them to fulfil their role to the best ... Read More
November 21, 2016Training Bytesize Team


As you may know, APM have recently published a comprehensive guide entitled ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk’. This has been produced by expert volunteers bringing many years of experience together in one, accessible book. There is also an APMG qualification ... Read More
February 4, 2016Training Bytesize Team


There was a really interesting article published by Seth Godin which looked at ROI on training. Although it was generic, I wondered how it might apply to Project Managers. Just how much better is the ROI from a trained PM? The article is reproduced below: Training and the infinite return on ... Read More
January 6, 2016Training Bytesize Team


The first qualification scheme that recognises practicing and aspiring Planning and Control specialists! The new Project Planning & Control™ qualification scheme supports the publication of the Association for Project Management (APM) guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’ The book is the ... Read More
September 25, 2015Training Bytesize Team


Trillions of pounds are invested in projects, programmes and portfolios every year. The cost of failure can have a catastrophic effect on the economy, environment, and society. Research by the Association for Project Management (APM) – a leading voice in the profession – reveals that the environment in which the projects, ... Read More


The APM recently sponsored a review of the practical adoption of Agile methodology in project management in the North West. The report was written by the APM North West branch, and is a great insight into what tools, techniques and roles are in place with North West organisations using or ... Read More


Download the APM salary survey here Here we have the APM’s Project Management salary and market trends for 2015, an interesting snapshot of the Project Management world. One of the biggest stats is the gap between male and female Project managers, both in salary and numbers! Not sure if that is ... Read More


  Zoho have produced some great info-graphics, and this ‘what is the secret to being a successful PM’ is a good example!