Black Friday Deals – Available Now

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – NOW ON! We have very special deals on popular courses, including selected PRINCE2, ITIL and Software Testing dates as well as additional savings on specialist and technical courses. This is a one day only spectacular with some courses up to 50% off our usual highly-competitive prices […]

APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2016

The APM has released its 2016 Salary and Market Trends Report involving nearly 5,000 project professionals making this is the largest study of its type in the UK. In highlights the report shows: The average salary for project professionals has now reached £50k, up 10% on 2015 7% of those […]

Cyber Security – another month, another major hack!

As we reported last month, October was National Security Awareness Month; however, this important news has not seemed to reach one of our largest UK retailers. On the 7th November, Tesco’s Bank admitted 40,000 customers had been affected by an online heist over the previous weekend when money was stolen […]

Who would have thought it? Even the Star Wars Millennium Falcon has Health and Safety responsibilities!

Alongside the world’s press, we reported back in February 2016 that the Star Wars UK based production company was being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after a hydraulic door on the Millennium Falcon struck Harrison Ford, breaking his leg during the filming of Star Wars VII – The Force […]

Is it time to get yourself a BCS Business Analysis Diploma?

One of the most popular Bundles we offer at Focus on Training is the BCS Business Analysis Diploma, but what is it? Business Analysis is where the skills of business management and IT systems meet. It’s an important area for most organisations as their reliance on efficient processes and systems […]

Classroom, eLearning or Blended Training – Which one is right for me?

With improvements in technology, the range of methods you can choose for your training is becoming ever greater with terms such as Classroom, Online, Virtual, Video, Onsite (In House), Blended and Attend from Anywhere being increasingly banded about – but what do they all mean and which one is right […]

Coping with problems during a project

So you’re midway through a project and everything is going along smoothly. You’re just starting to relax when, suddenly, out of nowhere there is an issue to deal with that you didn’t expect or see coming. The simple truth is that with any project there is the potential for an […]

What will Brexit mean for Project Managers and Business Analysts?

Without getting in to the political whys and wherefores of the nations decision to favour leaving the European Union, how will this affect those of us who make a living from Project Management and Business Analysis? One thing is for sure; the vote to leave the European Union will have […]

Project Management and Football Management – are there similarities?

With the UEFA European Football Championship now well underway, my thoughts turned to the question ‘What are the similarities between Football Management and Project Management?’ The more I thought about it the more the two appeared to come together, but how? Undertake Risk Analysis and Make a Plan A modern […]

Ethical Hacking – Why is it important and how can it be ethical?

A much discussed question relates to the concept of Ethical Hacking. Surely hacking is hacking and therefore fundamentally wrong? However, it is for that very reason that Ethical Hacking exists. Providing an important service for an organisation an Ethical Hacker attempts to bypass the very same system security and search […]