Book Review – Project Management Circa 2025

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The immediate effect of Circa 2025’s structure – 29 articles – together with the absence of a chapter attempting to bring all those articles together, is that the reader will have to draw their own conclusion as to what will be the overall shape of things to come for the project management profession. I reckon this is a shortcoming of the book, as there would have been value in summarizing the various authors’ findings.

Inside “PPSO Competence and Competencies – High Level Performance”

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Last Friday saw the 17th gathering of the PPSOSIG at the Open University in Milton Keynes. Entitled PPSO Competence and Competencies – High Level Performance, the conference was a unique step forward in many ways as it gave delegates the chance to gain an understanding of their own competence level in PMO and how that …

Graduate Opportunities in Project Management

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Mooching through the web I came across this opportunity at Mouchel within their Government and Business Services (GBS) stream which may be of interest to graduates looking at an entry point into Project Management! March 22 2010 Mouchel Project Management Academy role now accepting applications The Mouchel Academy is an 18-month structured programme comprising a …

PMO Competency Levels – The Market View

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Last week I presented at the PPSOSIG conference, which was focused on Competence and Competencies, I focused on PMO Competencies in the Marketplace, trying to bring a marketplace view on what competencies are deemed to be important in PMO professionals today by organisations and employers. I kicked off by sharing the Current Top Competencies from …

Kim Ng: The Camel’s Choice for Ada Lovelace Day Woman Worth Recognition

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In celebrating Ada Lovelace Day, a worldwide blogosphere commemoration of pioneering women in technology and science, Arras People, the project management recruitment people, felt it was appropo to write about a baseball executive who has risen through the ranks after gaining her start in the business as a project analyst. Our honouree is Kim Ng, Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles …

Project Management Recruitment Ideas – Competency Interviews

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We’ve looked at the  application process and the cover note so far in this series of  Project Management Recruitment Idea, this week I’m going to jump to the interview process and share a few thoughts on competency interviews in project management. Project Management Competency Interviews When you’ve made it through the shortlisting process with your …

Social media in a project environment – the results

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When I started researching my new book on social media in a project environment, I had a couple of project managers contact me and say that they couldn’t see it working – and didn’t believe it was working anywhere. It’s not for everyone, I agree. But I wanted to conduct my own research to see whether my …

From Benchmark Report: Thoughts on Competencies

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Does the successful project manager have the same core of competencies as a successful programme manager? If so, is the progression on the PPM hierarchy given due attention to competency by employers? If not, how does one advance on the triangle of PPM progression? The Arras People 2010 Project Management Benchmark Report sought to answer …

Changes Around the Corner for Agency Workers

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The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) issued a recent Q&A session with regard to the implementation of Agency Workers Regulations, due to come into force in October 2011. The impact of these new regs will be significant, providing temporary agency workers the same rights of basic pay and employment conditions as they would be entitled …

Arras People to self study for the APMP Qualification

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If you’ve ever wanted to follow along as someone studies to attain a project management certification, the opportunity is upon you. Over the next few months, Arras People, will be roadtesting the new book and tools available to self study the APMP (Association for Project Management’s knowledge based qualification) For the first time, there is a self-study …

Project Management Recruitment Ideas – The Cover Note

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Last week we looked at the application process in the first Project Management Recruitment Idea and I’m going to stick with the same part of the process because I’m seeing another common mistake that people are making in their applications. It’s the cover note. The Cover Note The cover note is normally used to accompany …

What Can You Expect From Tipoffs Thursday?

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If you’ve not already signed up for Arras People‘s acclaimed project management recruitment issues newsletter, Project Management Tipoffs, this is what you’ll be missing out on: Competencies – What PMPs are saying about the specific credentials you’ll need to succeed in various PMP roles Arras and the 5th Dimension – A synopsis of the latest APM …

Tipoffs Preview: “How a Dead Language Hurts Your CV”

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Next Thursday we release the March edition of Project Management Tipoffs, the free newsletter from Arras People. This month’s issue focuses on Career Development. To sign up, go to our Tipoffs registration page on the Arras People website. For a preview of what you can expect in Project Management Tipoffs each month, we offer to you …

Project Management Recruitment Ideas – The Application Process

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Each week I’m going to share some short tips and ideas that may help you in your job hunting and help you navigate the project management recruitment path. It’s often the simpliest and most common sense stuff that trips people up when looking for a new job. The Application Process When you see a vacancy …

How to Respond to the Changing Project Management Jobs Market?

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Last week I took part in a podcast with the delightful and delectable 🙂 Paul Naybour and John Bolton of Parallel Project Training where we discussed the changes in today’s project management jobs market and the implications for clients and candidates. Here’s an insight into the podcast which is available through I-Tunes now. “The jobs …