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Running a PMO World Cafe

People that know me, know that I love everything to do with PMOs (geek, I know) and I regularly volunteer for the Association for Project Management’s PMO Specific Interest Group – especially helping put on local events where PMO practitioners can get together in an evening. Often it’s a guest speaker for the evening and a few Q&As afterwards, but ...

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Q&A Project Management Careers: The Counter Offer

Should I accept a counter-offer? A counter-offer from a current employer just when you have received an offer from a potential new employer is one of life’s scenarios that quickly puts all of us into one of three camps – yes, no and maybe. The answer you arrive at will be depending on your current frame of mind – why ...

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Adventure, Project or Business as Usual (BaU)?

In thinking about the APM 2020 Vision – a world in which all projects succeed, I got around to wondering what the word “project” actually means in this phrase. Is it me, or do we seem to have arrived at a situation where the word “project” is actually omnipresent and applied to anything that requires a wrapper, be it developing ...

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It’s in my cover letter

Over the years we have been asked many times about the relevance of cover letters in the recruitment process; should I write one? What should it contain? Will it be read? Our view has always been that a cover letter is just part of your marketing collateral and as such it should always be professional and relevant. This is especially ...

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What does project management mean to me?

Imagine gaining a life long skill from an early age that helps you do many things in life better. From organising your homework timetable; hosting a dinner party for 20; planning your wedding day or even decorating your bedroom – wouldn’t it be great if you were able to almost automatically know the best way to get these done without ...

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Tailoring for Specific Roles

It’s something we’ve always talked about and now in a survey by the National Careers Service it’s been highlighted as the most common mistake people make with their CVs. In a report out yesterday it highlighted how people don’t spend enough time creating or updating their CV, especially treating their CV as a “shop window” – something we’ve been talking ...

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