Security Cleared Project Management Practitioners Required

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Arras People have recently been awarded a large contract which means we’re specifically on the lookout for contract project management practitioners who have been previously security cleared for these roles. If you’re UK-based, have previous project management experience, are interested in contract/freelance positions and are cleared  you should consider registering with us at: Arras People’s …

The Pulse of the Profession – Talent Management in Project Management

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Last week’s Project Challenge was 2 days packed with seminars and talks. For one of the days I was talking on behalf of PMI in the Learning and Professional Development Zone. The presentation overview: Content: PMI’s Pulse of the Profession shows that high-performing organizations don’t just emphasize strategy and improve efficiency, they cultivate talent resources …

Getting into Project Management

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Without a doubt, project management as a career choice has rocketed over the last decade. Arras People started in business back in 2002 and those were the days of not many people having heard of PRINCE2, even less actually taking the course. Back in those days, PRINCE2 was pretty much the sole reserve of project …

Project Challenge Opens Today

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Project Challenge opened its doors at 9.30am this morning for two days of project managementness. Arras People will be there, perfectly placed next to the coffee area so if you’re in town over the next two days come and grab a coffee and have a chat (mine’s tea, drop of milk) Apart from the exhibition …

10th Annual International Project Management Day

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I won’t lie to you; up until a few months ago I had absolutely no concept as to what “project management” was. It seemed foreign but self-explanatory – a person who manages projects, right? However, I then began reading about certain forms of leadership – distinct values that were once either mocked or ignored – …

Personal Leadership – The Route to Leading Others

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This summer Ruby Wax published a new book on leadership that caught our attention at ChangeQuest. She’s such a great ambassador for some pretty big ideas – neuroplasticity, for instance. It’s a complex word, but neuroplasticity is simply our human ability to make changes to our minds and our ideas. We tend not to think …

3 Collaboration Tips for Project Teams

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If you were trying to organize a family day out, it would be relatively easy. You would chat to your partner and children about where to go, make the arrangements and you’re off! Some project teams are like that – with everyone working in close proximity. But these days, many project teams don’t work in …

It’s in my cover letter

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Over the years we have been asked many times about the relevance of cover letters in the recruitment process; should I write one? What should it contain? Will it be read? Our view has always been that a cover letter is just part of your marketing collateral and as such it should always be professional …