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Reporting is not Communicating


Reporting and communicating are not the same! Sending out information has very little to do with effective communication. Unfortunately, many project communication plans are simply a schedule for the distribution of project reports, and whilst this is a potentially useful activity, it contributes very little to the overall success of …

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Free PMP Prep Podcasts PMBok Chapter 7 Project Cost Management


Estimating the cost of a project is one of the most important parts of a successful project. Using the PMI Guide the the Project Management Body of Knowledge this PMP Prep podcast can help you understand the different estimating stages and techniques.   This includes estimating the costs of the individual work packages, determining the overall …

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Apprenticeship supports higher level skills across sectors


APM and Skills CFA’s recently launched Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management will support higher level skills opportunities across a range of sectors according to the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications, EAL. The Level 4 Diploma in Project Management, which forms part of the Higher Apprenticeship, will be awarded by …

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How to find a good SEO Consultant


In business today the internet plays an increasingly important role finding customers or clients for the products or services the business provides. When consumers are looking for a product or service they are drawn to the internet to first research and then to obtain what they are looking for. Having …

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Is what you heard what I meant?

Performance Evaluation Report

Effective communication between project stakeholders is always difficult and as my last article highlighted, misunderstanding and confusion are easily created. The key to effective communication is clarity created through simplicity. Albert Einstein once said “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” This is particularly true …

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Finalists announced for APM Awards 2012

APM Awards 2012

There is no getting away from the hype of London 2012 at the moment as the athletes of Team GB strive to achieve their ultimate prize – a gold medal. However, there is another Olympic team looking to achieve the top prize in their field – an APM Award. As …

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