A Grand Day Out

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From a recent Tipoffs article: I am a great believer in a “change being as good as a rest” and found myself at Lean and Agile Project Management Industry workshop run as part of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) annual conference. The aim of the day was for leading researchers and practitioners to …

Would PRINCE2 translate across the “pond”?

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Just noticed this press release “Practical and Proven International Project Management Methodology Comes to the United States” US training company, ISSSC, partners with UK training firm to deliver PRINCE2, the internationally proven project management methodology. ISSSC is the first US company to offer PRINCE2 training within the United States in partnership with Advantage Learning Ltd. …

Cheaper than a ticket to a theme park…. and no queues!

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The thought of spending a day at a local theme park this summer – all that queuing and swatting the wasps away – hmmm – or you could try our PMC Clinic (Project Management Careers Clinic). It actually costs less money than a ticket to a theme park and the advice you could gain could …

APM Chartered Status – Project Management

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Arras People had the exclusive pleasure of enjoying the company of Mr Graham Woodward, Deputy Chairman of the Association of Project Management, Thursday 12 June, and learning about the process and status of APM’s application for a charter for the project management profession. With over 16,500 individual and 500 corporate members in APM, Woodward indicated …

The Benefit of Seeing Both Sides of Recruitment Life

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I have been working at Arras People as a Recruitment Consultant for about 4 months now and thought it might be interesting (and therapeutic, from my point-of-view) to share a few things I’ve noticed about the industry since moving from one side of the fence (as a candidate) to the other side (as a recruiter). …

Professional help with your CV – are the costs worth it?

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At Arras People we have a little service we’re really proud about – our careers clinic – basically for £25 for one our four nominated charities we spend 30 minutes helping project management candidates on different areas of their career. We bring a combined 55 years project management experience between the consultants who offer the …

Setting and managing expectations?

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As a Project Professional I have always been a great believer that a key skill is the ability to “set” expectations with our clients, customers, teams etc… and then having set them we must ensure that we also “manage” them throughout the process. So why do I raise this? I was out last Friday evening …

Headcount Freeze: How to Get Through It

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In the latest edition of Tipoffs – John Thorpe writes an article about headcount freeze: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, the management team have reacted in a traditional “batten down the hatches” approach and put an immediate freeze on all headcount! You need essential resources to enable delivery of your project …

Extra-curricular activities

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In my line of work, I get to take a thorough look at the CVs that may or may not be right for certain positions we at Arras People are recruiting for. As much as certain keywords for the specific role catch my eye, there is one other, not so crucial element that always draws …