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These podcasts are part of the parallel project learning system. As an accredited training provider they are based on the APM Body of Knowledge and can be used standalone or in conjunction with the APMP study guide, on-line e-learning and workshops. Visit our website www.parallelprojecttraining.com for full details.We're with you all the way

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These podcasts are part of the parallel project learning system. As an accredited training provider they are based on the APM Body of Knowledge and can be used standalone or in conjunction with the APMP study guide, on-line e-learning and workshops. Visit our website www.parallelprojecttraining.com for full details.We're with you all the way

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PMP Exam Prep Podcast

By Quacker Jack - Jun 12 2012
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GREAT resource for on the go studying. I have been listening to your podcasts to and from work, on break, during soccer and t ball practices for my child and they have been very informative. But we need to hear more, haven't had any since April. I take my PMP exam this weeks, but will definitely keep up with these going forward as refresher an on going learning. Thank you Parallel Project Management!

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PMP Exam Prep Podcast

By Quacker Jack - Jun 12 2012
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GREAT resource for on the go studying. I have been listening to your podcasts to and from work, on break, during soccer and t ball practices for my child and they have been very informative. But we need to hear more, haven't had any since April. I take my PMP exam this weeks, but will definitely keep up with these going forward as refresher an on going learning. Thank you Parallel Project Management!
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Project Management Training Podcasts

Latest release on May 03, 2020

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These podcasts are part of the parallel project learning system. As an accredited training provider they are based on the APM Body of Knowledge and can be used standalone or in conjunction with the APMP study guide, on-line e-learning and workshops. Visit our website www.parallelprojecttraining.com for full details.We're with you all the way

Rank #1: APM PFQ (Bok7) Stakeholder Management

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In this podcast the Parallel team discuss the following assessment criteria:

1. Outline the stakeholders of a project management plan

Apr 23 2020

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Rank #2: Section 11-8 and 11.9 earned value.m4v

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10.14 describe advantages and disadvantages of earned value management,10.15 perform earned value calculations and interpret earned value data

May 20 2014

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Rank #3: APM PMQ (BoK7) Scheduling

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast Michelle and Paul discuss scheduling. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Describe ways to create and maintain a schedule (including critical path and Gantt charts)
  • Differentiate between critical path and critical chain as scheduling techniques

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 01 2020

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Rank #4: APMP 6th Edition The Project Management Plan

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10.7 explain the purpose of the project management plan and its importance throughout the project life cycle,10.8 describe the typical contents of a project management plan, 10.9 outline the authorship, approval and audience of a project management plan

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #5: APMP 6th Edition Scheduling

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11.1 explain the process for creating and maintaining a schedule,11.2 describe different techniques used for depicting a schedule (including network diagrams, critical path analysis, Gantt chart, milestone chart), 11.3 state advantages and disadvantage

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #6: APMP 6th Edition Configuration Management

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9.3 explain the different stages of change control (such as request, review, assessment, decision, implementation), 9.4 explain the relationship between change control and configuration management, and the concept of change freeze, 9.5 explain the adva

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #7: APMP 6th Edition Risk Management

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12.1 explain each stage in a risk management process (such as initiate, identify, assess, plan and implement responses), 12.2 compare the responses to risk in terms of risk as a threat or opportunity (such as avoid, reduce, transfer or accept and exploi

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #8: APMP 6th Edition Scope, Output, Outcome and Benefits

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In this podcast is about scope management. It describes the ways in which scope can be defined, baselines and managed. Scope is the most difficult of the three elements of the triangle of balance to measure. The two other components (cost and time) are the easiest, but both depend on a clear definition of scope in order to provide a realistic change of estimating either the time or the cost. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 9.1 Define scope in terms of outputs, outcome and benefits

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

22mins

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Rank #9: APMP 6th Edition Stakeholder Management

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10.12 describe stakeholder management processes,

10.13 explain the importance of managing stakeholders expectations

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #10: APMP 6th Edition Quality Management

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13.1 define quality management, 13.2 define quality planning, quality assurance, quality control and continual improvement, 13.3 describe the benefits of the quality management process

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #11: APMP 6th Edition Project Communication

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In this podcast is about project communications. Communications is one of the most important areas for project managers. A bit of pllaning can make a siginifacnt difference to the way in which communications are recieved and understood by the key stakeholders in the project. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 7.1 describe the key contents of a project communication plan,
  • 7.2 explain the benefits of a project communication plan,
  • 7.3 explain the importance of effective communication in managing different stakeholders,
  • 7.4 identify factors which can positively or negatively affect communication

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #12: APMP 6th Edition Procurement

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14.1 explain the purpose, typical content and importance of a procurement strategy, 14.2 distinguish between different methods of supplier reimbursement (including fixed price, cost plus fee, per unit quantity, target cost), 14.3 distinguish between di

Apr 22 2014

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Rank #13: APMP 6th Edition Change Control Process

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In this podcast is about change control. Effective change control is one of the most important aspects of project delivery. Time and time again poor change control has been demonstrated as the cause of additional cost and time over runs. In this section we look at the sources of change on projects and how these changes can be controlled through a formal process. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 9.3 explain the different stages of change control (such as request, review, assessment, decision, implementation),
  • 9.4 explain the relationship between change control and configuration management, and the concept of change freeze,
  • 9.5 explain the advantages and disadvantages of a change control process

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #14: APMP 6th Edition Budgeting and Cost Management

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11.7 explain what is meant by budgeting and cost control

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #15: APMP 6th Edition Estimating

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10.10 explain estimating techniques (including analytical, comparative, parametric, three-point, PERT formulae), 10.11 explain the reasons for and benefits of re-estimating through the project life cycle and the concept of the estimating funnel

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #16: APM PFQ (Bok7) Project Resource Management and Procurement

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In this podcast the Parallel Team discuss the following assessment criteria: outline options for resource optimisation (including resource levelling and resource smoothing)

Apr 25 2020

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Rank #17: APM 6th Edition Requirements Management

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In this podcast is about scope management and requierments. Scope is defined in terms of products a project produces and the work requiered to produce it. Howeve the products and their complexity are often defined by the requierments. If the requierments change then the products change too. In this podcast we discuss the linkages between requierments definition and scope management. It is important to recongiase that the two are closly inter rleated and understand the linkages betwen the two. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 9.2 explain how to manage scope through, requirements management processes (such as capture, analysis, justifying requirements, baseline needs), configuration management processes (such as planning, identification, control, status accounting, audit and verification)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #18: APMP 6th Edition About the Exam

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In this podcast we introduce the APM project management qualification which was formally known as the APMP. The podcasts includes

  • Discussion on the changes in the course syllabus from the 5th edition to the 6th edition.
  • A discussion of the assessment criteria for the qualification
  • Exam hints and tips based on the course guidance notes
  • An introduction to the parallel project learning system.

You can visit our website for more information on these project management courses

Apr 22 2014

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Rank #19: APMP 6th Edition Conflict and Negotiation

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In this podcast is about the management of conflict in projects. Projects are about change, so inevitably projects generate conflict either within the project tram or with external stakeholders. The way in which project managers and team members respond to this conflict is important. In this section we consider the sources of project conflict and the different approaches project managers can adopt to address this conflict. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 7.5 identify sources of conflict within the project life cycle and ways in which it can be addressed(such as Blake and Mouton, Thomas/Kilmann and Pruitt)
  • 7.6 explain how to plan and conduct different negotiations (including formal, informal, competitive and collaborative)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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Rank #20: APMP 6th Edition Project, Matrix and Functional Organisations

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In this podcast discuss the different types project organisation that can be adopted to deliver project and the advantages and disadvantages of each. We also discuss the working practices of each type of organisation and which would be appropriate in different circunsatances. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 1.1 differentiate between types of organisation structures highlighting advantages and disadvantages of each (including functional, matrix, project)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 22 2014

17mins

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Procurement

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and John discuss procurement. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain the purpose, typical content and importance of a procurement strategy
  • Differentiate between different methods of supplier reimbursement (including fixed price, cost plus fee, per unit quantity, and target cost)
  • Differentiate between different contractual relationships
  • Explain a supplier selection process

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 03 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Quality - Planning, Assurance and Control

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast Paul and Jan discuss quality control, quality management and quality assurance. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain what is meant by quality planning
  • Differentiate between quality control and quality assurance

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 02 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Risk and Issue Management

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and John discuss risk and issue management. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain each stage in a risk management process (such as identification, analysis response, and closure)
  • Explain proactive and reactive responses to risk (such as avoid, reduce, transfer or accept and exploit, enhance, share and reject)
  • Explain the benefits of risk management
  • Explain the key aspects of issue management

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 02 2020

28mins

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Earned Value

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and John discuss earned value. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain why a project manager would use earned value management
  • Interpret earned value data (including variances and performance indexes)
  • Explain the benefits of using interpretation of earned value data

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 02 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Resource Management

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and John discuss stakeholder management. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Describe how resources are categorised and allocated to a linear life cycle schedule
  • Differentiate between resource smoothing and resource leveling

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 02 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Scheduling

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast Michelle and Paul discuss scheduling. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Describe ways to create and maintain a schedule (including critical path and Gantt charts)
  • Differentiate between critical path and critical chain as scheduling techniques

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 01 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Stakeholder Management

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and John discuss stakeholder management. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain the relationship between stakeholder analysis, influence and engagement
  • Explain the importance of managing stakeholder expectations to the success of a project

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 01 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Estimating

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and John discuss estimating. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain the approaches to producing estimates (including parametric, analogous, analytical and Delphi)
  • Explain the reasons for and benefits of re-estimating throughout the project life cycle

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 01 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Project Management Plan

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Michelle and John discuss the project management plan. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain the relationship between the deployment baseline and the development of a project management plan in linear and iterative life cycles
  • Explain the importance of producing a project management plan
  • Describe the typical contents of a project management plan

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 01 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Information Management

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Michelle and John discuss information management. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain an information management process (including collection, storage, curation, dissemination, archiving, and the destruction of information)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

May 01 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Business Case and Investment Appraisal

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Jan and John discuss business case and investment appraisal. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain the importance of a business case throughout the project life cycle
  • Explain what is meant by benefits management (including identification, definition, planning, tracking and realisation)
  • Explain investment appraisal techniques used by a project manager (including Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV))

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 30 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Change Control

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and Jan discuss change control. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain different stages of a typical change control process (such as request, initial evaluation detailed evaluation, recommendatoin, update plans, and implement)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 30 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Requirements and Configuration Management

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, John and Jan discuss requirements and configuration management. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain how to establish scope through requirements management processes (such as gather, analysis, justifying requirements, ad baseline needs)
  • Explain how to manage scope through configuration management processes (such as planning, identification, control, status accounting, and verification audit)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 30 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Defining and Managing Project Scope

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and John discuss scope management. This podcast aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain how to define scope in terms of outputs, outcomes and benefits (including use of product, cost and work breakdown structures)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 30 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Teams and Teamworking

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and Jan discuss the conflict and negotiation. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Describe the characteristics and benefits of effective teams and teamwork
  • Explain factors which impact on the leadership of virtual teams
  • Explain factors which influence the creation, development and leadership of teams (using models such as Belbin, Margerison-McCann, Mysers-Briggs, Hackman, Tuckman, Katzenbach and Smith)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 29 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Leadership

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Jan and Paul discuss leadership. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain how leadership impacts on team performance and motivation (using models such as Maslow, Herzberg and McGregor)
  • Explain why it may be necessary to change leadership styles to effectively support the management of a project

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 29 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Conflict and Negotiation

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, John and Paul discuss the conflict and negotiation. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • State sources of conflict within a project
  • Explain ways in which conflict can be addressed (such asThomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument)
  • Explain how to plan and conduct negotiations (including ZOPA, BATNA, and 'Win Win')

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 29 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Communication

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and Jan discuss the communication. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Explain the benefits, to a project, of a communication plan
  • Explain the relationship between stakeholder analysis and an effective communication management plan
  • State factors which can positively or negatively affect communication

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 29 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Project Life Cycles

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Paul and John discuss project life cycles. This includes look at the differences, phases and reviews in linear, iterative and hybrid life cycles. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Differentiate between linear, iterative and hybrid life cycles
  • Explain why projects are structured as phases in a linear life cycle
  • Explain the differences between a project life cycle and an extended life cycle

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 28 2020

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Project Management Office

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In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast, Jan and Michelle discuss the project environment. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria;

  • Describe the functions and benefits of different types of project office (including project / programme / portfolio management office (PMO), embedded PMO, central PMO and hub and spoke PMO).
  • Explain why aspects of project management governance are required (such as the use of: policies, regulations, functions, processes, procedures and delegated responsibilities.

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 28 2020

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PMP Exam Prep Podcast

By Quacker Jack - Jun 12 2012
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GREAT resource for on the go studying. I have been listening to your podcasts to and from work, on break, during soccer and t ball practices for my child and they have been very informative. But we need to hear more, haven't had any since April. I take my PMP exam this weeks, but will definitely keep up with these going forward as refresher an on going learning. Thank you Parallel Project Management!