And in the red corner – PRINCE2

I was having a conversation the other day with a colleague of mine about the merits of qualifications – all I seem to hear these days are PRINCE and MSP and unfortunately started to rant on about this for a while. It did get me thinking though, I get a lot questions through phone calls to the office and careers clinics from people who are seriously planning to spend £2K on a PRINCE2 course when they have no experience of project management. If the thoughts are already there to spend serious money like that – what course would I recommend? ...

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Is the UK Age Discrimination legislation yet another Camel?

Since October 2005 when I walked past the Age Positive stand at the CIPD show with my colleague Lindsay we started to take a look at the implications of the age discrimination act and what it means. On first look – ok so you should hire based on experience, on second look and discussion what is this, has the legislation been properly thought through, are there any precedences from other countries or states where this type of legislation has been implemented before, what are your thoughts and ideas on the impact of the act, even the Archers on Radio 4 ...

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Want to manage a camel?

We set up this blog to share with you what we at Arras and you are thinking, reading and hearing. We will post reviews and comments for you to consider and have your 2 penny worth to share with the Arras Community There are some rules: Avoid Typos (Ian M is dreadful in this area and gives us more than enough) we hate bad spelling! Please no profanity (swearing) or slagging people off but feel free to flame on with positive intent Be fair and think about all sides of a discussion and how your comments may be read and ...

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Projects – Benefits realisation?

At Arras we have been pondering how many projects actually deliver their business benefits as planned, with tongue in cheek think about the following …..So your Project has delivered, or has it, you have met all the dates you have spent a bit more than you thought and the some of the deliverables are slightly lower quality than anticipated. So why was your project run presumably to deliver some benefits to the organisation? A project may be delivered successfully however the benefits may never emerge or even be measured. So when does a project end? Within an organisation projects are ...

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