Linkedin for Project Management

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More and more hiring managers and recruitment agencies are using LinkedIn as a tool to help them find the right talent for their organisations. In a recent survey by Arras People – hiring organisations ranked project management experience as the most important thing about a project management application. Interestingly they placed personality and personal approach …

What does project management mean to me?

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Imagine gaining a life long skill from an early age that helps you do many things in life better. From organising your homework timetable; hosting a dinner party for 20; planning your wedding day or even decorating your bedroom – wouldn’t it be great if you were able to almost automatically know the best way …

Tailoring for Specific Roles

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It’s something we’ve always talked about and now in a survey by the National Careers Service it’s been highlighted as the most common mistake people make with their CVs. In a report out yesterday it highlighted how people don’t spend enough time creating or updating their CV, especially treating their CV as a “shop window” …

Technical Corner – What’s the Use of Sensitivity Analysis?

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After describing recently the rather sophisticated sensitivity analysis features of Full Monte, I was asked what use the results were.  Knowing which tasks are likely to affect ones project completion date — or maybe the date of an important milestone — is clearly of interest, but what can you actually do with this information?  As …

Handbook of People in Project Management

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Back in late autumn 2010 I was introduced to Dennis Lock and an epic journey began. We came together to co-edit a new book for Gower Publishing, a book that hadn’t really been written before and would eventually take almost three years to complete. It’s a book that I think should have been written years …

Q&A Project Management Careers – Working Abroad

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I’ve been a freelance project manager for a while now in the U.S. I’ve been struggling to find new assignments and I would like to move abroad to the U.K or Australia. How easy is it to pick up work? This is a common question I’ve been asked over the last few years in some …

Watermelon Projects at the Roundtable

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Last week I was invited along to a PMO Roundtable lunch which was held by Polarisoft a PPM consultancy. In a gorgeous restaurant on Fleet Street, a small group of enthusiastic PMO professionals got together around a square table(!) The subject over lunch was Resource Management and the idea was to have a lovely relaxing …

A Date with Dennis Lock

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With over 45 years under his belt you would think that project management author, Dennis Lock, would be ready to hang up his pen and indulge himself in other interests. Not Dennis though. In 2013 alone he has three books out from Gower Publishing, and it’s these three books that prove there’s life in the …

Q&A Project Management Careers – No Training Opportunities!

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I’ve been working for my company as a project manager for just over a year now. I was already PMP certified before I joined; however since then I’ve had no training and development opportunities or chats about my progression. What can I do about that?   Start with the basics; what does your employment contract …

Project Management CV Workshops

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With most of our project management careers clinics we conduct either over the phone or in person – there’s always questions about CVs. How can I write it better? How can I write it better than the other guy who’s also going for the same job? Where do I even start??! We’ve put together a …