Presentation Counts

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an extract from ‘The Lazy Project Manager and The Project from Hell’ – Peter Taylor’s new book, currently free as an eBook from Amazon I was recently in a restaurant in a foreign land (well, foreign to me of course, but less so to the locals). The location was good, …

Project Management Competencies and Age

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In this month’s project management newsletter from Arras People we are delving deeper into the results from the annual Project Management Benchmark Report (PMBR). Specifically we’re looking at the impact of age in project management. The newsletter features areas such as education; professional membership, perceptions and mobility and you can view the entire overview of …

Four of 5 Practitioners Use Books as a PPM Resource

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Results from the survey we cast for the March edition of Ten in Ten: A Celebration of Project Management gives us some insight into the media resources PPM practitioners and organisations alike are using, all on behalf of our capable co-sponsors at Gower Publishing. What we’ve learned might be seen as an encouraging sign for …

Avoiding Glossophobia – What Carnegie Can Teach Us

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Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking and for many people the thought of standing in front of an audience is the stuff of nightmares. Project managers however should see this skill as something that is essential to their toolbag, after all, communication is one of the top three competencies that PM practitioners believe is …

Will float sharing be a problem ever in BIM age?

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For decades, CPM scheduling, as a project management tool, has played a core role to plan, coordinate and schedule the execution of construction-related projects. Through the traditional means and tools of data collection, the planner could easily understand the design requirements, the strategic approach to the jobsite, the scope of work, means and methods, measurements …

Should Project Managers be Professionally Licensed or Chartered?

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One of our goals when writing articles is to create awareness about the thinking within the global project management community. One subject in particular that we have been considering for a while (since July 2010) is the case and discussion in the community for being ‘professionally licensed’ as a project manager. In this article, we present …

Young PMs Q&A with Gill Hancock

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I missed a golden opportunity a few weeks ago due to injury with Project Management Tipoffs, as we wanted to include the reflections of the APM’s Gill Hancock in an article about the dearth of young project management talent in the UK. But crippling lower back pain set in, and the cause for sharing Gill’s …