About this site

Project management is a universal discipline. It’s used every day, in every industry sector across the globe. It’s also a discipline that’s notorious for dense, jargon-filled text books. Many of these require an intensive training course for the average person to understand them.

We believe that you don’t need a manual that’s the size of a door–step to deliver successful projects. You just need a set of simple principles and some techniques that suit your project. It doesn’t have to be complicated and we’re starting by looking at the lessons you can learn from the project managers on the The Apprentice…

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Week 5: Lord Sugar’s Birthday

The PMs learn the value of an agile approach – and the importance of managing risk…

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Week 4: Stadium Sales

The teams struggle to meet their customers’ quality expectations…

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Week Three: Robots

The candidates find out the hard way that uncontrolled change has the potential to wreck a project…

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Week Two: Hotel Redesign

Project support may not be the most glamorous role – but it’s essential to this task…

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As the site develops we’ll explain the A-Z of project management from agile ways of working to zero tolerance.

Why not tell us if there’s some aspect of project management that you’d like to see explained in plain English? You can use the link below to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

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