Project Management Training – Your Thoughts

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Latest survey research from Arras People and TCC shows that the APMG Agile Project Management Foundation / Practitioner course is going to be one of the most sought after qualifications for 2013. Project Managers are firmly in the driving seat when it comes to deciding what training and development they pursue with 66% making that …

Project Management Leadership – Pilot Update

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Arras People are currently running a pilot with Goldsmiths College, London and Global Project Leaders Ltd to find out if the Project Leadership Questionnaire (PLQ) is a reliable tool for assessing leadership in the field of Project Management. The aim of the pilot is to collate 1,000 responses from UK-based practitioners in order to quantify …

PMO Masterclasses

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A couple of weeks ago in the West Midlands a posse of PMO professionals got together for a 2 day, well let’s call it a binge, of PMO-ness. The APM PMOSIG autumn conferences tend to be very unconference like and this October was no different. The theme first of all, was centred around the latest …

Apprenticeship: A New Way into Project Management?

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One of the questions we get time and again is “How do I get into Project Management?” Until recently our advice has tended to focus on finding opportunities within project based organisations (paid or unpaid) where an individual could pick up valuable experience rather than pointing them at training courses where they can attain theoretical …

THE CAREERS ADVISER: Interview Feedback and People Skills

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Whither interview feedback? Sometimes, you simply may not get any from a potential employer unless you hold the feet of the principles to the fire and get after them. With the length of the hiring process, some candidates would naturally get exasperated by the process. Here at Arras, we deal with a variety of candidates …

BOOK REVIEW: Stepping Into Project Management

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Soma Bhattacharya long ago made a commitment to observing, reporting and learning the ins and outs of a solid path into a career in managing projects. To see how she writes about that path in Stepping Into Project Management: Welcome to the #PMOT Circle1, you know that it was more than just walkway into a …

Skyptastic Adventures in Project Management Advice

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Here at Arras we are constantly looking to improve how we engage with candidates and clients. We received an enquiry from a candidate in Australia looking for help in positioning for a new role and suggested Skype as a suitable medium. We are keen to embrace newer technology (even though Skype has been around for …