Deserving winners of the best recruitment ad?

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R15, the online magazine for the recruitment communications industry (that’s ads to you and me) just published their top 5 ads so far for 2009, what do you think of the top spot? It’s an ad from the DVLA – just click to see it in more detail I think we’ve all seen our fair …

Project Management Guidance – The Lowdown

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Many project professionals turn to the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) range of programme and project management products for guidance, knowledge, training and accreditation. The suite includes the popular PRINCE2® methodology, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®), Management of Risk (M_o_R®), ITIL® and the recent newcomer P3O® (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices). The OGC has certainly been …

Project Management Careers Clinic Roadshow

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Planning on attending Project Challenge next month? Looking for something other than just project management software? How about an opportunity to attend a free one-to-one career consultation with us? Arras People is taking its popular Project Management Careers Clinic on the road, first stop Project Challenge which is taking place on the 25th and 26th …

Premiership Football is so like project management

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Last night, MOTD2 (that’s Match of the Day 2!) a revelation, premiership football teams are just like project teams. We were watching the Man City game (the only team to watch if you live in Manchester) and talking about the latest news about two of the players not getting along. The team dynamic is threatened …

American Sport IS Project Management!

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UPDATED: Thursday, 26 February – I admit that being a fan of professional American sports (you know the ones: Baseball, Football, Basketball, MLS (you try telling an American footballer – excluding kickers – his sport can’t have exclusive rights to the word “football”, and I’ll sign a multi-year contract with Luton Town!) gives me a unique perspective …

“Gateways with Teeth” – Benefits Realisation from Stephen Jenner

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I don’t think I’ve seen such a doom ladened presentation like the one from Stephen Jenner at the BPUG Congress last week, Stephen is the Director for Criminal Justice IT. The introduction was full of project failures seen in recent years in the public sector (not that many of us needed to be reminded) The …

Off to London to see the BPUG

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Last week I was asked along to the BPUG Congress in my official capacity of a blogger! The Congress was held at Lancaster Gate (that’s top side of Hyde Park if you’re not familar with the streets of London) and promised two days of project management conference, seminars and exhibitions (not to mention the networking, …

How many Project Managers are there in the UK? An extract from the Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report 2009

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This question has been perplexing me for some time as there does not appear to be a quantified statement available in the public domain. That is, until now! From our research we believe that the numbers currently claimed in the public domain are grossly exaggerated. Recent claims have included the following: “According to statistics produced …

PMP Qualified Consultant Required

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Arras People have been approached by PMI (Project Management Institute) to see if we can locate individuals / employers who are willing to be telephone interviewed for an article. The article focuses on what it takes to become a successful project management consultant and includes the perspectives of PMs from all over the globe in …

AVAILABLE NOW – Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report 2009

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Arras People, the project management recruitment specialists, questioned 1,200 permanent and contract Programme and Project Management Professionals during January 2009 in order to pull together this year’s Project Management Benchmark Report. The report, the fourth annual snapshot from Arras People, gives an insight into; How the economic downturn is affecting project managers’ earnings, aspirations and …

Project Management Careers Advice

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I’m marooned at home today due to the snowy conditions, just me, my laptop, internet connection and mobile, in fact the modern day job seekers tools. A few days of this and it could be a lonely (and quiet) experience. Any current job seeker will be familar with the above scene and those of you …