05/09/2017

Best practices as we head into the Fall project management season

As we hit Fall project management professionals may be searching for a new job or a new proposal to sink their teeth into or looking to top up their qualification with Professional Development Units. In this blog, we’ll be looking at some of the best practices for submitting for a project, for obtaining PDUs or preparing […]

Project Management
22/06/2017

Where did the concept of project management originate?

In a fascinating article Rebekah Peterman talks about the concepts of project management and how it originated. The piece is interesting as it takes the Wikipedia definition of project management… “the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project […]

Project Management
25/05/2017

The importance of being ethical in project management

Being a good project manager is more than just bringing in the job on time. Ethical behaviour is vital to establishing a reputation as a reliable and professional project manager. For guidance with ethical concerns, project managers should refer to the Project Management Institute’s code of ethics, as well as the Program Management Improvement and […]

Project Management
28/03/2017

Are you already a project manager?

Practical questions for people considering becoming a PMP® Are you one of those people who friends turn to for help in the community or with an event? Do you always plan when going on vacation or make sure you have a shopping list before buying groceries? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, […]

Project Management
16/12/2016

Trends for 2017 in project management

Trends in Project Management are forever evolving and 2017 looks like this pattern will continue with the advent of more tools to make things easier alongside the demand for certified practitioners. Here’s our top two for the coming year: Remote working will continue its importance Agile project management means often your team isn’t in the […]

Project Management
06/10/2016

The top 5 skills of a successful project manager

Anyone working in project management knows the importance of training and continued personal development.  Being a good project manager requires expertise in many areas, varying on the industry they work in. Whether you are a recruiter wondering what qualities to look for in a successful project manager, trying to break into this industry yourself or […]

Project Management
21/09/2016

The 7 pain points of project management

Managing any project is a multi-disciplinary undertaking. Making sure you’ve had the proper training to allow you to do so is vital. Here at Off Peak Training we’ve highlighted seven key issues which will be faced by all project managers in our – 7 pain points of project management – advice. Mastering these seven pain […]

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