Agile Scrum methodology and a Rugby Scrum – any similarities?

With the Rugby Six Nations now well under way, and the usual excitement of two packs of eight crashing in to each other (joke as in reality it is now 8 people pushing lightly against another 8 people before one of them falls in a heap on the floor and […]

Now is not the time to ignore GDPR!

We have reported over the last couple of months that the new EU Data Protection Regulation, due for launch in May 2018, will result in a major change in how organisations can obtain, use and store customer data with potentially severe penalties for those that fail to comply. Does the […]

Weird and wonderful course names and what they mean!

Here at Focus on Training we are able to provide a very wide range of training to suit most needs (and of course, with excellent value) yet some of the courses we provide have some unusual names, to say the least. With no scientific research whatsoever, here are our Top […]

Does the new EU Data Protection Regulation affect me?

If you haven’t heard this could be one of the more important things you deal with in 2017. Called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from 25th May 2018 this new EU legislation will come in to force and many are commenting that this is the most significant reform […]

Is Software Testing the career for me?

Demand for quality, reliability and performance in the digital world has never been greater. There is a growing expectation amongst everyday users that software, whether that’s a website, mobile application or software program, should not only perform the expected function but also be free from frustration-causing bugs and technical fails […]

If ever we needed proof on the benefits of testing before you launch!

Consumer experience on your website has never been more important and we have all suffered poor website experience with broken links or the desperate search for important information before suffering ‘mouse rage’. However, the story coming out over the weekend puts the need for quality testing before you launch into […]

Axelos announces major update to PRINCE2®

PRINCE2, arguably the world’s most popular project management method, is undergoing a major update, its first since 2009. Due for release in mid-2017, Axelos has announced that the revisions will place a strong emphasis on the scalability and flexibility of the PRINCE2 methodology and on how best to tailor it […]

Are you ready for the new EU Data Protection Regulation?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is surely going to be one of the biggest issues that businesses will face in 2017. This new EU regulation comes into force in 25th May 2018 and companies need to start preparing now in order to ensure they are compliant in time for the […]

Merry Christmas from Focus on Training

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our offices will be closed from 1pm on the 23rd of December until the 3rd January, however you will still be able to book and […]

Manage Christmas like you would manage a project!

When considering this article I found lots of (serious) articles over the years describing managing the Christmas meal to be like managing a project; so I thought I would add my personal spin! Taking PRINCE2 as the defining methodology the principles are: Continued business justification – is there a justifiable […]