Book Review: “Benefits Realisation Management”

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Gerald Bradley has been involved in Benefits Realisation Management (BRM) since the 1980s. His company specialises in providing services to support and train for BRM at all levels within organisations. The 2nd Edition of Bradley’s Benefits Realisation Management is set up to explain BRM in detail and how it relates to Projects, Programmes and PMOs. Bradley suggests early in the book that …

Social Media and the “Cloak of Invisibility”

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It almost seems to be a weekly occurrence that some celebrity, politician or sports star is putting their reputation, or career at risk with some ill-advised comment on one social network site or another. Freedom of speech is one thing, but as many have realised, it isn’t always free of consequence. I am sure we …

Gender Breakdown on World Events & Innovation

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We spent the January issue of Project Management Tipoffs deciphering how specific generations of project management practitioner cited the very first events in popular culture that shaped our lives, with particular regard for World Events and Innovation. The results were culled from early returns on the 2013 Project Management Census – which, if you haven’t …

A Little More PMO Conversation

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Many of you will know that I really enjoy the subject of PMOs – I like other stuff too so I’m not a total geek 🙂 One of the things that many people within PMOs like to hear about is other PMO people talking about their experiences. Believe it or not there aren’t many avenues …

Why Things Don’t Add Up

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Last time we learned about continuous distributions and how they are described by the frequency function. I also promised to save us from the infinitesimal probabilities represented in the frequency function. The answer is the Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF), which is merely the area under the frequency function curve to the left of a given …

The Winner of our Final iPad Mini is…

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…Nicola Hearn of London! Nicola 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! Be …

Letsbe Avenue

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For everyone who has completed our annual project management census – thank you! You’ll be happy to know that the final draw for an iPad Mini takes place this Friday, good luck, fingers crossed! If you’ve not yet taken part here’s your final chance <take part now> And that my friends is the last word …

Hannibal, Face, Murdock or B.A?

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Kids of the 80’s remember them well, every Saturday – well before the 9pm watershed – we tuned in to watch the four ex-US Army Special Forces vets on the run from a “crime they didn’t commit”. These mercenaries each had their own personality and style. John Smith, aka Hannibal, the cigar smoking big shot …

Project Management Recruitment Ideas – Showing PRINCE2 on your CV

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And another Project Management Recruitment Ideas for this week, I’ve been looking at what some of our readers have been searching for on The Camel and what might seem like a obvious question is causing confusion for a few. So how do you show PRINCE2 on your CV? Well firstly you need to make sure …

Put Your Best Foot Forward: The Nonverbal Interview

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You never have a second chance to make a good first impression. Believe it or not, others form their opinion of you within minutes of seeing you, and much of it is based on the signals you send without ever saying a word. In this way, our silence speaks volumes. So what does this mean …

The Winner of our Third iPad Mini is…

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…John Soanes of London! John 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 …

Project Managers and the Umbrella Company

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As we waved goodbye to Ten in Ten last month, the final results (many of them humourous and fun) had a bit of a focus on the modern umbrella services provider: do we use them, what do we think of them, how do we contract, yada yada yada. It was our most popular survey in …

Nine Steps to Embracing Risk Analysis in the Enterprise

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In the commercial environment, businesses make decisions daily, irrespective of whether they are operating in a boom or a recession. Each decision has an associated level of risk: where to invest, what product to produce, what quantity, which vendor to use, what price to charge, what marketing activity to pursue. The list is endless. Although …

Project Managers Love Them Some APMG Certification!

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Our most popular Ten in Ten Survey this year, by far, was the November edition, presented by APMG-International. And with the grand prize offer of a free APMG International course to be delivered by an accredited trainer, it’s with good reason. That’ll surely change later this month, as Maddison Group has an iPad up for …

The Winner of Our Second iPad Mini is…

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…Mr Paul Burroughs of Manchester! Paul was chosen as the second 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 study of the project management marketplace – our annual PM Benchmark Report. Indeed: the views of the project manager are …