Date for the Diary – Agile Conference

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The Naked Truth – Practical Agile from Practical Practitioners Agile Conference – 5th & 6th October 2010, London The theme for this year’s conference focuses on the details and the practicalities of evaluating, enabling and making Agile work for you and your organisation – regardless of your business sector, your start point or your history. …

Opportunity Comes in Many Forms

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Our reputation as leaders in the project and programme management recruitment field leads to numerous invites to talk to interested groups. It was after one such invitation that I found myself enjoying the autumn sun as I walked to the BCS offices in London. After yet another rain soaked summer in the North West this …

Prince2 & The Modern Project Manager

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Who are the candidates that appear to value and / or have invested in PRINCE2 in their quest for gainful project management employment? In this piece we are looking for the story behind the numbers to maybe uncover some hidden pointers about what is driving behaviours in the profession. In 2010, PRINCE2 is still seen …

APM Local Meeting

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Tuesday night afforded me the opportunity to attend another event hosted by the north west branch of the APM. The event took place in a great little pub near Manchester Airport (The Romper Inn – in case anyone was wondering). Primarily a networking evening, the event drew in 30+ APM members which was a pretty …

APMP – Day of reckoning

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Finally after all the revision the day of the APMP exam had arrived. It was back in March that we began our journey when we received our copies of the study guides from Parallel Project Training and commenced an Arras study group. The timing of the exam meant that I was the first and only …

The Real Hustle: Sign Up For Tipoffs in Next Hour!

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Whether or not you watch Hustle or The Real Hustle on the BBC, understand that this post is not about hoodwinking readers, taking your money and giving it back, or recalling Robert Vaughn’s character in Bullitt. “Hustle” in this case means working fast to secure a better understanding of project management, in a manner that …

PPSOSIG Celebrates 10th Anniversary.

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Last week saw the tenth anniversary of the PPSOSIG, the interest group dedicated to Programme and Project support professionals. Taking place in Coventry, the event was a chance for members and enthusiasts to get together and celebrate the achievements of the past decade in PMO, whilst sharing experiences and learning from industry experts about the …

Tipoffs out Thursday, Subscriptions Still Available

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The September edition of Project Management Tipoffs will be released first to our subscribers Thursday, a look both back and forward at PRINCE2. We’ve got a heavy dose of P2 in this issue, and you’ll no doubt get your fill this month. Here’s the layout: The PRINCE2:2009 Revamp – One Year Later – A year …

Q&A Project Management Careers

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Each month we feature a Question and Answer section in the monthly newsletter Tipoffs and I’m also the careers columist for PMI’s subscription magazine PM Network (the last one is here for you to take a look at). So I thought why not start something up on the Camel – after all, the Camel is …

Guest Blog: Three Ways to Prepare For Your PMP Exam

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Once you have set the career goal of taking the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam you have to decide on your study approach. Your choice will depend on how much self-motivation you have, the schedule you set and (of course) your budget. This article explores the three options that lie before you.

PPSOSIG Conference Starts Today – So What About Tomorrow?

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I’m going to be out and about the next two days at the 10th birthday party conference for the PPSOSIG*- Programme and Project Support Office Specialist Interest Group – yeah a mouthful I know! But you know what? The PPSOSIG conferences are always a mouthful – loads of presentations, discussion, debates, moans, groans yet loads …

ESI to Host Free Virtual PM, BA Conference

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ESI International announces a loaded return of IMPACT, the annual free virtual 24-hour conference for project management personnel worldwide. The Impact Virtual Project Management and Business Analysis Conference is a global virtual event running from 1pm 28th September to 1pm 29th September. There will be presentations from a variety of widely-recognised professionals spanning project and …

New Event Listing: APM Annual Conference

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Title: APM Annual Conference Location: the Brewery, London, EC1Y 4SD Registration: Click here Description: Building the future in partnership Overview The conference allows you to contribute to the national project management debate as the profession faces up to the greatest challenges it has ever faced including a post-recession economy as well as environmental, social and …

New Event Listing: Project Challenge

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Title: Project Challenge Location: Olympia, Kensington – London Free Registration: Click here Description: The bi-annual conference and exhibition for project management; Arras People will be presenting on the Wednesday with “How to Differentiate Yourself in the Marketplace” Start Date: 2010-09-29 End Date: 2010-09-30

Project Management Recruitment Ideas – The Security Clearance

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In this  Project Management Recruitment Ideas, we take the next step in security checks and look at security clearance.  Security checking is an area we have touched on previously on the Camel – however I wanted to go into further detail about what security clearance involves. You’ve probably seen the job advertisements that state “this …