The Ocean of Project Management

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After last month’s analogy on project management – the Picture and Sound of a PM – this week I was musing about a recent trip to Cape Town’s aquarium and sure enough the whole world of project management is right there under the water. Not convinced? Let’s start right at the bottom of the food …

The Tipoffs Podcast for September: Contracting

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Each month, Arras People put out a pair of shiny new podcasts – one that doles out some quick hit careers advice (second Thursday of every month), and another that serves as a valuable compendium to our monthly Project Management Tipoffs newsletter (third Thursday of every month). Now, say hello to our little version of Tipoffs …

Project Management Tweet Round Up

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Today, I’d like to highlight some recent, great tweets (plus one I did) from the leading personalities on the #PMOT hashtag. In addition to being top personalities on the premier Twitter hashtag for project management, these people write from a position of authority, expertise and unrivalled experience. They speak well of things that need to …

THE CAREERS ADVISER: Adding Value & Back in the UK

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Somehow, those in project management looking for a new job have got to convince hiring personnel of all the things they bring to the table. If they’re looking at the knives you forgot and not the great chinaware, your Come Dine With Me score is going to suffer tremendously, be it at the application stage …

Live Q&A – Project Management Careers

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This is the third Live Q&A here on the Camel and we’re here until 2pm taking your questions You can take a look at previous Live sessions from July and August We’re here to answer any of your questions about your project management career – wanting to know more about qualifications, getting into project management, …

Professional Development – What do PMs Opt For?

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Is professional development for a project manager just a matter of reading a book or journal? In a recent survey by Arras People the question was put to the project management community – “What professional activities have you undertaken in the last 12 months?” The most popular at 63% was reading a book or other …

Q&A Project Management Careers – Pay Rises

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I’d like to approach my line manager about a raise in salary and I want to make sure I do my homework before making such an approach. How can I make sure my salary increase expectations are realistic? It is always difficult to understand exactly how much you are worth due to the fact there …

Should Creativity Be a New Project Management Competency?

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I’ve just finished reading Beyond the Obvious – Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation by Phil McKinney. It’s a book which looks at innovation in business and how knowledge and skills are no longer enough – that ‘innovation is the prized cachet’. It’s both a useful book in terms of thinking about how an organisation …