Project Challenge – Same old, same old

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Title: Project Challenge – Same old, same oldLocation: NEC, BirminghamLink out: Click hereDescription: The bi-annual project management tradeshowStart Date: 2009-03-25End Date: 2009-03-26

2008 Gartner PPM Summit – Europe

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Title: 2008 Gartner PPM Summit – EuropeLocation: Vienna, AustriaLink out: Click hereDescription: Project & Portfolio Management Europe 2008 brings executive-level IT and corporate Decision-Makers together with a dynamic range of Vendors to discuss PPM product and service solutions, and hear presentations led by Gartner Analysts and other industry experts.Start Date: 2008-12-03End Date: 2008-12-05

Quirky Recruitment Issue

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With many employees and contractors facing the threat of redundancy, it has prompted a wave of fresh candidates on the job market, specifically looking to see what the market is like and get their CV out there. With that there comes a quirky little issue,which in the recruitment field you don’t tend to see very …

International Project Management Day – PMI UK Chapter

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The International Project Management Day was my first interaction with the PMI and the event felt like professionals sharing ideas rather than anyone trying to hard sell a product/service.  The layout of the room and the ‘stage’ created a professional and positive atmosphere.   The presentations tended to reiterate the same message but as they tackled …

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2009: HOW TO DELIVER SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS

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Title: CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2009: HOW TO DELIVER SUCCESSFUL PROJECTSLocation: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Link out: Click hereDescription: There has never been a more important time to deliver successful projects within the construction industry and the wider built environment. To help kick start the economy the Government are bringing forward a large number of Capital Projects, …

Project Manager – NHS/Clinical Services

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Title: Project Manager – NHS/Clinical ServicesLocation: Greater London / EssexLink out: Click hereDescription: Contract NHS Project Manager required with experience of delivery clinical services based projects. Following the Framework for Action publication, this PCT based in Greater London has instigated a new programme of work which will cover multiple workstreams (e.g., trauma centre, stroke services, …

PMO Watch #17 P3O Official Launch

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The official launch of the P3O guidance took place on the 28th October in London, the event kicked off with a short presentation from the lead author – Sue Vowler – see the P3O Launch presentation for more details. The key messages slide is particularly interestng, especially this; ” professional P3O staff with a career …

Programme Office Manager – High Profile Programme

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Title: Programme Office Manager – High Profile ProgrammeLocation: London – fab locationLink out: Click hereDescription: Programme Office Manager required to support a large complex high profile programme on a permanent basis in Central London. Candidates with previous exposure to managing the set up and the subsequent ongoing management of a Programme Office supporting a high …

Project Manager – Equipment Support

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Title: Project Manager – Equipment SupportLocation: BristolLink out: Click hereDescription: Project Manager required to manage the service delivery of a £10m+ defence related equipment support contract for our defence client. Reporting to the Joint Team Leader you will lead the project management team ensuring effective performance through the use of appropriate tools and techniques. Successful …

An Effective Case Study In Why A Business Should Value Communication

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ6Z8kcoi-E The YouTube video posted above is from a minute-long United Airlines commerical that is now roughly 20 years old. Our posting it is done with the hopes that all concerned parties will understand that we don’t wish to infringe. The main idea lies in the content of what this fictional business leader is trying …

Programme Support Officer – Public Sector

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Title: Programme Support Officer – Public SectorLocation: GuildfordLink out: Click hereDescription: Experienced Programme Office Coordinator / Controller / Support Officer required for a newly established PMO within the public sector organisation based in Guildford on a 4 month contract. Working within a newly established corporate programme management office, your role will be working closely with …

Gender Equality – Time for a rethink?

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We are now 33 years on from the introduction of the first legislation regarding gender in the workplace but could recent comments such as “Equality laws are now holding women back” (Nicola Brewer – The chief executive of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission) suggest that it is time for a radical re-think? I suggest …

Free Lunch and more!

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I managed to get some time out of the office this week to attend The APM North West Branch lunch for local corporate members in the European Capital of Culture. As ever I got lost in Liverpool, but eventually managed to find the venue in time for the start. The venue was Chung Ku, which …

My Countdown Test Has Been Passed…And Obama Passes His Test As Well!

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Convincingly. Not since 1988 has a majority of popular voting Americans handed over the Presidency of the United States with such convict. To back this up, check here, here, here, here, here and here for proof of the vigour. When I find something wonderful has happened in my life (my fiance telling me ‘I do,’ …

PMO Watch #16 P3O Chapter 4 – How to put it into practice

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Well the guidance has been launched and if you’re still unsure about whether you want or need to purchase it, this chapter may be the decider. I didn’t manage to make it to the Launch Party but one of my colleagues from the PPSOSIG did. With a glass of wine in hand he had chance …