Great Project Leaders – Facet 2 – Creativity

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NOTE FROM ARRAS PEOPLE: Global Project Leaders, our guest contributor today, have released the third, improved version of a psychometric test to try and measure the results of our research and provide useful feedback for acting and potential project leaders. Usually $29, GPL would love for you to try this for free by going to …

Our Simple Seven Keys to Establishing a Successful PMO

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Much has been written about how best to establish a PMO. There are many elements to take into account, and this article seeks only to provide what we believe are a few “pointers” to consider. For purposes of this article, we’ll assume that we are in a situation in which we (or you) work for …

Take Pride, Project Managers!

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Among the hordes of exhibitors, presenters and topics of discussion on display at Project Challenge last week, colleague Terry Winstanley and I had a small window to work with in attending one of the nation’s leading PM networking events, held this time around at the Olympia in Kensington, London last Wednesday & Thursday. You can’t …

Book Review: Stop Playing Games

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Starting with a call to arms in the battle against devaluing the profession, Rick Morris explains the state in which the project management profession finds itself arguing that a combination of the halo effect and lack of understanding by organisations means that the reasons and percentage of project failure remain the same as when first …

Synergy To Be Synonymous With Royalty

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Some very intriguing information emerged after we spoke with Ian McCallister of Project Management Institute UK at Project Challenge regarding Synergy 2011, to be held at the O2 Arena, London on 3rd of November. From a press release courtesy of Mr McCallister and Kate Popay: PMI UK Chapter is proud to host Synergy 2011, a …

Congress and the Chinese Meal

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CHINESE PROVERB: Pearls lie not on the seashore. If thou desirest one thou must dive for it. Two significant things have happened. Firstly I registered for the PMI Global Congress in Dallas in October, and secondly I had yet another very nice Chinese meal at my local restaurant. Now my local Chinese restaurant has, in …

Reading Between the Lines – Project Management CV

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My initial thought on becoming a Recruitment Consultant specialising in recruiting project professionals was “Surely it can’t be that difficult?” I will be dealing with people who know what their strengths are, professional people who know exactly what skills they have and how to showcase them in their CVs. I will be dealing with people …

Great Project Leaders – Facet 1 – Pragmatism

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NOTE FROM ARRAS PEOPLE: Our guest post today from Global Project Leaders have just released the third, improved version of a psychometric test to try and measure the results of our research and provide useful feedback for acting and potential project leaders. Usually $29, we would love you try this for free by going to …

Have Your Say – What the Broader Project Management Community Says

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Taking to the social media spheres at our disposal, including an online poll we’ve conducted and shared below, the thoughts of the wider project management community about higher education and project management seem torn and inconclusive. Amongst the responses of those who’ve either done it or are currently doing it, partakers are glad they have …

APMP Diary – 1 month to go…

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As the leading Project Management recruitment specialists, at Arras People we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the profession, not only in terms of industry knowledge but also how the profession is progressing and evolving as a whole. All our consultants including myself have previous experience within a Project Management setting and as …

The Modern Project Management Apprenticeship

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There has been much debate about the future of project management and the advances needed to increase the professionalisation of project management. In this week’s newsletter from Arras People we look at just one area – further education and ask the question, “does a degree in project management help differentiate in the project management marketplace?”. …

Summer is Over… Hot Areas for Project Management

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Did it ever really begin? Well personally it feels like we skipped a season this year however recruitment didn’t – yes we experienced a “lull” in movement over a couple of weeks in August but on the whole we noticed less roles going on-hold whilst hiring managers took annual leave and more emphasis on moving …

Podcast Out Thursday

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A couple of years ago, we at Arras People saw that our newsletter Project Management Tipoffs had a new, exciting brand of audience worth reaching out to. The podcast audience, namely. Since March 2010, we’ve been honoured to give a voice to our newsletter, primarily as a way to reach those of you unable to …

750 Million – The Cost of Employment Laws in the UK

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With further changes to Employment Law in the form of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) due to be introduced on the 1st October 2011 it seemed an opportune time to have a look at the levels of activity in the Employment Tribunals and the costs associated with this activity. The data is pulled from the …

Seven Facets of Great Project Leaders

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Spencer Holmes of Project Leaders today introduces a new way of addressing project management development. His three key points are as follows: There is a leadership deficit in project management Why this might be The start of a training and development answer This is the first in a series of eight articles in the weeks …