Tipoffs article: ‘Is there a profile for a solid programme manager?’

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Here is a recent posting from the upcoming issue of Tipoffs, the monthly newsletter from Arras People. The article is written by John Thorpe, the Managing Director of Arras People. To subscribe to Tipoffs, click here. Having been involved with Projects and Programmes and Business Management for many years I believe that there is a …

PMO Watch #2- P3O – a branding exercise or something new?

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I might have to change my PMO Watch to P3O Watch after reading a recent article (based on a presentation at the International BPUG Congress) called “The New P3O Guidance from the Office of Government Commerce” [see the presentation notes (PDF).] The P3O essentially means Portfolio, Programme and Project Office, and is focused on bringing …

Tipoffs, the Arras newsletter update

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Tipoffs is the free monthly newsletter Arras People distributes to candidates dealing with subjects and sub-issues relating directly to project management. Currently, our circulation is running at 8500, and we are hoping to push that number to five figures in the coming year. For more information about how you can sign up to receive future …

How to use the Camel

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Suffice it to say that as the central editor of comments on How to Manage a Camel, people out there do know how to give their input on blogs. But to make a generalisation that essentially philosophises ‘If a few know, then all of them know,’ is wrong when it comes to public knowledge of …

PMO Watch #1

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I’m going to be keeping an eye out for interesting snippets in relation to PMOs. At Arras People we have a specialist team who recruit solely in the PMO space and its been interesting to see the ebb and flow of PMO roles over the last 6 years. It’s surprising how many organisations have been …

Elections and the future of London Project Management

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In spite of failures in policy, it’s not always particularly hard for politicians to find avenues of support in the national media (even if by a forceful nature, as Robert Mugabe and Vladimir Putin would personify.) Among the more civil politicians in the democratic world, the funny mannerisms and calendar-friendly quotables of George W. Bush …

The generosity of Arras People

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Arras People managing director John Thorpe swears by a philanthropic policy that ensures Arras People strive to be upstanding, community-enhancing ambassadors for public good. Last week, Heywood Children’s Charities were more than pleased to accept Arras’ good intentions. Rochdale Online: Arras People, a national project management recruitment agency based in Heywood, made a £360 donation …