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The challenges that you look forward to most within project management

The challenges that you look forward to most within project management
You’ll learn about problems (or issues) on any of our project management courses, and you’ve probably heard the saying “Problems are merely challenges”? Well, my colleague was inspired to ask this question to the online project management community after watching the TV show “24 hours in A&E”. One of the nurses described how she always looked forward to Friday nights because that’s when all the stab wound victims are brought in. Although this might make you wince, it was also very inspiring to hear how the nurse enjoyed a somewhat negative challenge to her job. My colleague thought about t...
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What is a good PRINCE2 pass mark?

What is a good PRINCE2 pass mark?
When you take a PRINCE2 exam, you’ll probably be curious to know how your performance compares to other students’ results. Is your score higher or lower than the average PRINCE2 exam results? What is the average PRINCE2 Practitioner score among the delegates on your PRINCE2 training course or at your company? Are the average scores for PRINCE2 exams in the UK increasing or not? The most important point here is that you should not allow yourself to be distracted by these kinds of questions, either before or after the exam. What is a good PRINCE2 pass mark for you will depend on many factors, su...
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Our favourite project management bloggers for 2013

Our favourite project management bloggers for 2013
My colleague Alison is an active member of the project management online social communities, so networking with project managers is a daily part of her routine here at Knowledge Train. The Google+ communities are her personal favourites, great for a chat with some friendly project management professionals. Everyone is up for some healthy debate, discussions and are always very welcoming. She’s connected with over 100 PM professionals on Google+ in the past year and is always keen to see some new faces. There are many project management bloggers out there on the internet, taking unique initiat...
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How to Approach Social Media Integration onto Projects

How to Approach Social Media Integration onto Projects
There are many project managers today who are aware of social media, but who don’t understand the benefits of using social media on projects, or how to use social media to enhance their professional careers. Obviously there are also pitfalls, like security concerns and not knowing the tools available or what are considered best practices when integrating social media onto projects. What is Social Media Social media is part of WEB 2.0 where people use the Internet for interactive, social interaction on communication technologies. Social media is about an engagement with online communities and a...
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Does your project management book shelf look like this?

Does your project management book shelf look like this?
I had the idea of putting a project management book shelf together based upon the favourites of the online project management communities. The thing that I and my colleague Alison found interesting while researching the best sellers on Amazon, reading reviews and talking to other project managers about their favourite project management books – was the reason that project managers liked to read. Although many of them come across as if they live and breathe project management, some project managers stated that they enjoyed publications that were less technical and when project management wasn’...
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PRINCE2 exam online

PRINCE2 exam online
One of the most popular features of our online PRINCE2 courses is the ability to take both of your PRINCE2 online exams in the comfort of your own home. This feature is especially beneficial to customers overseas, as you won’t have to spend time travelling to an exam centre far from home, and you can select a time that suits you. This gives you the added benefit of saving yourself money in traveling and hotel costs. What’s more, the cost of taking your PRINCE2 exam online is already included if you buy one of our PRINCE2 online courses. As this is not a traditional method to take an exam, you ...
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PRINCE2 study FAQs

PRINCE2 study FAQs
As a provider of PRINCE2 training, Knowledge Train knows that PRINCE2 eLearning is a popular way of studying for the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner qualifications. How does PRINCE2 eLearning work? You can complete our PRINCE2 online training and online exam preparation on your computer or laptop at home (or even in another location, if you prefer, such as your office). The full PRINCE2 syllabus is covered during the professionally-narrated training, and the official PRINCE2 sample exam questions are included in the exam preparation. You do not need to attend any classes. You can study whe...
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PM4NGOs – improving skills on development projects

PM4NGOs – improving skills on development projects
When I met Jeanne in a small café in Hackney, I was immediately thrown off balance. I had expected beads and hippy braids; I was met instead by a small, neat woman, formidable in her efficiency as she secured us a table by the window. Jeanne is freelance project management consultant, currently working for an NGO based in Ethiopia. Her work has taken her from Russia to Sri Lanka, and from Mexico to Uganda. At the moment she is helping with a series of projects to provide school materials across a wider range of rural areas. In her ‘spare time’ (and only somebody like Jeanne would have spare ti...
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Projects take off in Kenya

Projects take off in Kenya
Not so long ago, in 2011, I returned from providing some very successful in-house PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training in Kenya, my delegates being employees of the Kenyan government revenue services. Hosted by the Kenyatta University Conference Centre, about 20km outside Nairobi, the 25 delegates and I enjoyed relating the PRINCE2 method to interesting local projects in Kenya, such as the Thika Highway upgrade – a £2 billion rebuilding of the road system in the capital. The exam results from the course were excellent, with one delegate scoring 67 out of 70, and I left this beautiful...
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