ASPECT Association is pleased to announce that Sheila Roberts, CUPE International Chief Operating Officer, has been elected as Chair of ASPECT. She is supported by Tom Vincent of 2020 and Jay Gao of Knowlegetrain who have kindly agreed to remain as Officers. They are joined by Greg Montgomery of Provek as the new Treasurer and…

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Virtual training is a challenge for new trainers

At the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown and being told that for the foreseeable future, I would have to run virtual training courses online caused enough beads of sweat to run down my forehead. It looked like I’d just stepped out of a thunderstorm and to be honest, that’s kind of what I was feeling…

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Many ASPECT members have been delivering virtual training for many years. As a membership organisation, we are supporting our members moving to virtual learning by sharing best practices and preparing revised standards. Based on my own experience, these are my tips for delivering high-quality virtual education.   Interactivity As with classroom training, people prefer training that…

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It’s time to re-run the ASPECT market trends survey and examining body evaluation survey again. 1) Has the market picked up since the election? 2) What is happening to day rates? 3) What’s up and what’s down, is PRINCE2 still declining? 4) Is APMG still the best exam provider? 5) Has the APM recovered their…

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Project Management is not a new concept, it has been around since…well forever. The pyramids were not built by accident and nor was Stonehenge. It is however only in recent history that the practice was given a name, with key dates like: 1917 when Henry Gantt created the Gantt Chart 1957 when The Critical Path…

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The August 2019 ASPECT Business Census combines the market intelligence from all members. It gives an anonymous and unbiased view of the training market conditions. In summary, the results show: – 56% of Members forecast growth in January 2019. – 50% Membership experienced growth in the three months to August 2019. – 42% of Members…

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I have been working in the project management sector as a project management consultant and trainer, for more years than I care to remember. One of the areas that as a trainer, I am always asked about is the amount of paperwork project managers have to complete – Bureaucracy! Also, statements akin to “Project Managers…

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ASPECT has been established for 8 years already! Time flies and this realisation made us consider what has been achieved during that time. Now we want to share some of our achievements. So what has been achieved in that time? ASPECT move from a voluntary association bounded by a constitution to a Trade Association which…

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