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Any advice on becoming a project management contractor…

At Project Challenge earlier this year, every second person who drop by the stand said pretty much the same thing, “…any advice on becoming a project management contractor…” Contracting has always been an attractive option – especially in terms of the rates contractors can work at and the variation of opportunities that exist. Seasoned contractors will also be quick to ...

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Project Recruitment Changes – One Day at a Time

“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” Aldous Huxley So on that note we’re happy to announce that Arras People have just launched their new job and career portal for project management practitioners. We do want to change the world eventually (……muahahahahahhahahahha!) well the world ...

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A Short Guide to Operational Risk, reviewed by John Greenwood

Book Review: “A Short Guide to Operational Risk”

David Tattam’s ‘A Short Guide to Operational Risk’ fits into a series of Short Guides about risk published by Gower. The series is planned to comprise around 15 books, addressing risk management topics as diverse as Climate, Fraud, Kidnap and Ransom, and Tax Risk. The Short Guides series aims to provide an easily digested, 100 page introduction to each subject. ...

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Do you know the pros and cons of two different types of roles you're considering, such as PMO and delivery? Have you got a presentation to make at a job interview? Listen to the Careers Advice Podcast this month from Arras People.

CAREERS ADVICE POD: Delivery, PMOs, and Job Interview Presentations

If you’ve ever faced the spectre of making a presentation at a job interview, this is the podcast you’ll need to listen to. If you’ve ever pondered life in a project delivery role or monitoring from PMO sidelines, this is also the podcast you’ll need to listen to. The Careers Advice Podcast from Arras People tackles issues and notions faced ...

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Book Review: “Benefits Realisation Management”

Gerald Bradley has been involved in Benefits Realisation Management (BRM) since the 1980s. His company specialises in providing services to support and train for BRM at all levels within organisations. The 2nd Edition of Bradley’s Benefits Realisation Management is set up to explain BRM in detail and how it relates to Projects, Programmes and PMOs. Bradley suggests early in the book that many organisations have a simplified ...

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In the modern social media-aware world we live in, it's important to remember that what you have intended to be taken as a joke or light-hearted sarcasm on Twitter or Facebook may not be interpreted as such, and your words could have consequences beyond what you initially intended.

Social Media and the “Cloak of Invisibility”

It almost seems to be a weekly occurrence that some celebrity, politician or sports star is putting their reputation, or career at risk with some ill-advised comment on one social network site or another. Freedom of speech is one thing, but as many have realised, it isn’t always free of consequence. I am sure we can all bring to mind ...

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