The Winner of our First iPad Mini Is…

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  Jennifer was chosen as the recipient for a brand new, black iPad Mini  from a number of participants in the Project Management Census 2013, the pre-cursor to the ultimate compendium of the project management marketplace – our annual PM Benchmark Report. Your views and experience really are worth that much! Those of you who …

Merry Christmas from How to Manage a Camel

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Everyone at the Camel would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas holiday and to gear up for what should be an exciting 2013. Remember to help set the tone for the upcoming year by contributing to Project Management Census 2013 today – it helps to create the gift that keeps …

Resource Scheduling

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Over the years, I have written a number of schedule risk analysis programs, the latest being Full Monte for Microsoft Project. From time to time, I have been asked why they never take resource scheduling into account. There are actually two problems. The more fundamental one is that there is a mismatch between the assumptions …

PM Census 2013 Goes Live Today

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That great day is upon us, project managers: the day we practitioners start influencing the trends, tendencies and realities of our profession. Project Management Census 2013 is live! The prelude to our annual Project Management Benchmark Report, the Project Management Census annually seeks to once again shed light on what is going on in all …

Careers Advice Pod: Pay Rises & Juggling Job Offers

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Two job offers at once – it’s a situation we’d all love to be in, isn’t it? Well, think twice before you listen to this month’s edition of the Careers Advice Podcast from Arras People, because those who do find themselves in this situation are weighing some difficult realities. Today, Lindsay Scott is pleased to …

Conducting Disciplinary Proceedings

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Conducting disciplinary proceedings is not typically viewed as a Project Manager’s responsibility. However, there are some parts of the proceedings which are typical when managing a team. Indeed, Project Managers can be well suited to involvement in disciplinary matters, as their responsibilities in managing a well motivated and cohesive team may often mean dealing with …

Live Q&A – Project Management Careers

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Welcome to our fourth Live Q&A Session here today on the Camel  Tuesday December 11th. We’re here live between 12 noon and 2pm today to answer any questions you might have about careers in project management. To take part just leave a comment – and we’ll answer it for you! Stuck for a question? Here …

PMO in South Africa

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In September this year I had the opportunity to meet Ninéll Robinson at the PMSA (Project Management South Africa) conference in Johannesburg. Ninéll established a PMO Forum on behalf of PwC.  It was a great opportunity to talk about the APM PMOSIG* and what we do in the UK, and also got a chance to …

Space Dive – Successful Project or Glorious Failure?

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If I was to say the name Felix Baumgartner to you eight weeks ago, you would probably have no idea who he was or what he was planning, and rightly so. The 43-year-old Austrian Daredevil had up until the 14th October forged a successful career as a professional Base Jumper. That he is now a …

When is a good time to hunt for a new project management job?

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The topic of the “time of year being good or bad for finding a new project management job” is something that often comes up in conversation with candidates. Whilst an appreciation of the market is always good to have, especially for contractors, for those seeking a new permanent role the question often feels irrelevant. Whilst …