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Weaponising GDPR

QA Cyber Training Delivery Manager, Mark Amory, discusses how GDPR regulations can make data breaches a valuable weapon to damage competitors. Read the full article

How to be a successful Agile and remote worker

How to be a successful Agile and remote worker

QA's Learning Programme Director, Jennie Marshall, offers some advice to help workers remain happy, helpful, productive and successful when working away from the office. Read the full article

Creating leaders of tomorrow

Creating leaders of tomorrow

QA's Learning Programme Director, Jennie Marshall, looks at what world-class internal development programmes look like and how an organisation establishes one. Read the full article


How to protect Android from Man-in-the-Disk attacks

QA Cyber Security Trainer, James Aguilan, gives a few tips to help you avoid MiTD flaws and exploits. Read the full article

Why take the APM PMQ qualification?

Why take the APM PMQ qualification?

QA's Project Management Learning Programme Director, Michael Wood, discusses why the Association of Project Management Project Management Qualification is worth having. Read the full article

Some do’s and don’ts for being a great manager

Some do's and don'ts for being a great manager

QA's Learning Programme Director, Jennie Marshall, discusses what makes a great manager great and offers some tips to ensure managers have a happy team. Read the full article

APMG Praxis Framework™

Why being or hiring a Praxis Practitioner is a good move

Adrian Dooley, Lead Author of the Praxis Framework, explains the benefits of the Praxis Framework Practitioner. Read the full article

Landing transformational change successfully – how difficult can it be?

Landing transformational change successfully – how difficult can it be?

In the fifth and final in the series of Learning Consultancy blogs we discuss Digital Transformation and the role of experienced change practitioners and consulting partners to ensure success. Read the full article

APMG Praxis Framework™

Praxis makes perfect! – why and how the Praxis Framework was developed

Adrian Dooley, Lead Author of the Praxis Framework, explains that the Praxis Framework was created to open up the discipline of project management and enable it to realise its potential. Read the full article

Leading QA Bloggers

Find out more about some of our leading bloggers in the profiles below

QA Training | Ian Clarkson

Ian Clarkson

Head of Organisational Consultancy

Dr Ian Clarkson is Head of Organisational Consultancy at QA. Ian is an experienced lecturer, author, speaker and consultant, having delivered programmes and projects in all industry sectors. This extensive hands-on experience coupled with a background in education has made Ian well-known and highly respected in his field. Ian currently works with a team of highly experienced lecturers and consultants helping organisations excel in all aspects of portfolio, programme, project and risk management.

QA Training | Jennie-marshal

Jennie Marshall

Learning Programme Director (Enterprise and Outsource Services)

Jennie Marshall is an award winning learning professional (Winner of the 2016 Learning Performance Institute, Learning Professional of the Year Bronze Award), who joined QA in 2010 as a Learning Consultant in the Leadership, Management and Business Skills team. She has gone on to progress through various positions to her current role of Learning Programme Director where she now designs, develops and manages the delivery of end to end learning programmes. She is an experienced and dedicated learning professional, with expertise including management, leadership and talent, and training and facilitation developed within a variety of environments. Jennie has a proven track record of delivering blended, multi modal learning programmes using Learning Management System platforms and in a more traditional face to face setting, is at home with small and large audiences. She is a proven developer of people and is accredited in the use of a variety of tools including Strength Deployment Inventory®, Emergenetics®, Hogan®, Prism® and Worldsview™ as well as being an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and Kirkpatrick Certified Professional (Bronze).

James Aguilan

James Aguilan

Cyber Security Specialist

James Aguilan currently works as a Cybersecurity Researcher. He has provided upskilling and development to Government Agencies, National Critical Infrastructures and Large Corporations through the simulation of cyber-attacks and forensic investigations workshops. In the past, James worked as a Data Consultant where he advised high profiling clients on how to handle their data in a Civil Litigation or Criminal Investigation. Notably, this includes the largest Merger between two US Powerhouse Conglomerate, a deal worth $87 billion. Additionally, he has also served as a Cybersecurity Consultant where he would Respond to Incidents and Perform Full Forensic Investigations. James holds a first-class honour in Computer Forensics and is actively working towards a Masters in Network Security and Penetration Testing.

Daniel Ives

Daniel Ives

Principal Technologist - AWS

Daniel joined QA in 2006, having previously worked as a developer trainer on the Microsoft stack. He is an Authorized Amazon Instructor and holds all 8 of the current AWS certifications. As a Principal Technologist, Daniel focuses on creating and delivering courses about cloud services, service-oriented architectures, data engineering and enterprise application integration. Areas of expertise: Amazon Web Services, C#, .NET and agile development. His areas of interest include all of the above, plus Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Python, sailing, skiing and cycling, although not necessarily in that order or at the same time.

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