Q&A Project Management Careers – PM Discontent

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It’s been five years since the economic downturn and I feel so stagnated in my career – no pay rise, no training and no new challenges. I’m not sure what to do next, any advice? There have been many others in a similar situation and many more again who have made strides in their careers …

Listening Skills

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I love these little videos that combine the way information is broadcasted to you – if you’re a visual person you should love them. There are a number of short videos to view from One Minute MBA. Perfect for a Thursday afternoon Episode 13 – Let Your Ears Do The Talking How Good Managers Listen …

Q&A Project Management Careers – Senior PM Crossroads

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I’m currently working as a senior project manager, and I have an opportunity to move into a programme manager position or head up a new portfolio management office. I’m unsure which opportunity is right for me. A good position to be in! Having choices in your career like this don’t tend to come along very …

What is a Project Manager’s Motivation?

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Last month, we sent both our winners from the October edition of Ten in Ten: A Celebration of Project Management tickets to PMI UK Chapter’s Synergy 2012, Indig02, London. One of them, Ron Rosenhead, who blogs at the web URL bearing his name and also here at the Camel, was kind enough to drop a …

Learning from the Business Analysts

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All this week the BA Summit is online – if you’re not aware of it, it’s a week long programme of expert speakers being interviewed about different aspects of business analysis.The theme this year is “Tough Skills for a Changing World.” The ‘tough skills’ are the ‘softer skills’ so I was intrigued to see what …

Getting into Project Management

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Last month I went along to Project Challenge as a guest of PMI to present, “Getting Into Project Management”. It’s a topic that has become increasingly popular over the years – not just with students but also with people looking to get into project management through a change of career. In this presentation I probably …

Congratulations Are In Order

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Olympic Park team wins three APM awards The body responsible for building the London 2012 Olympic Park won three times at last night’s APM Project Management Awards. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) won two awards for their construction programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and also walked away with a special recognition …

International Project Management Day

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Today is International Project Management Day – happy celebrations to everyone but I suspect a large majority of project people will be heads down and getting on with delivery today. Prehaps you could buy a cake for your team or a round of drinks on you. I would love to be a fly on the …