Project Management Census Winner!

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The winner of the fourth prize draw, an iPad Mini is: Pauline Webley of North London Many thanks to Axelos for donating this brilliant prize The next prize draw takes place on 3rd January 2014: >> Take part in the Census and Enter the Draw Next Prize Draw: Win a place at the APM Conference …

Project Management Census Winner!

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The winner of the third prize draw, a MSP or MoP Foundation training course is: John Bridges from Cheshire Many thanks to AFA for donating this brilliant prize The next prize draw takes place on New Years Eve: >> Take part in the Census and Enter the Draw Next Prize Draw: Win an iPad Mini …

Lying in Interviews – Deception in Selection

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Deception in Selection is a new book from Gower Publishing, in it, Max Eggert covers everything from body language of liars in interviewers through to the most dangerous of interviewees – the psychopath! With a third of job-seekers happy to lie their way through an interview to get the job, naturally I was intrigued to …

Project Management Census Winner!

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The winner of the second prize draw, £400 worth of best selling PM books is: Kathleen Newman of Greater Manchester Many thanks to Gower Publishing for donating this brilliant prize The next prize draw takes place on Christmas Eve: >> Take part in the Census and Enter the Draw Next Prize Draw: Win a MSP …

Q&A Project Management Careers: The Counter Offer

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Should I accept a counter-offer? A counter-offer from a current employer just when you have received an offer from a potential new employer is one of life’s scenarios that quickly puts all of us into one of three camps – yes, no and maybe. The answer you arrive at will be depending on your current …

Project Management Census Winner!

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The winner of the first prize draw is:  Leo Mason The next prize draw takes place this Friday: >> Take part in the Census and Enter the Draw  Next Prize Draw: Win £400 of Best Selling Project Management Books Gower Publishing’s prize is a must for any professional project management practitioner To be in with …

Adventure, Project or Business as Usual (BaU)?

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In thinking about the APM 2020 Vision – a world in which all projects succeed, I got around to wondering what the word “project” actually means in this phrase. Is it me, or do we seem to have arrived at a situation where the word “project” is actually omnipresent and applied to anything that requires …

New Study Shows Benefits of Project Management Training

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A new study from Parallel Project Management shows that professional project management training provides organisations with several benefits, providing existential evidence that proves management training improves overall project success rates in businesses of all sizes. Taking into account past delegates of Parallel Project Management Training Courses, the survey shows that approximately 89.65 percent of attendees …

PM Census: First Prize Up for Grabs – iPad Mini

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The first prize draw for the Project Management Census takes place on Monday 16th December – have you taken part yet? The first prize out of Santa’s sack is an iPad Mini courtesy of us – Arras People. The PM Census is open to anyone across the globe who is interested in project management. There …

Project Management Census 2014

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It’s finally here, yes, it’s that time of year again when Arras People ask for your help to take a snapshot of our domain. It’s the ninth Project Management Census and this year we’ve really focused on the project management career: the year of your career. We’ve seen the ups and downs over the last …

Snooze and you may loose – Job hunting in December

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A common perception from clients and candidates is that this is a bad time of year to be looking for work.  Part of me feels that this an irrelevance in so much as you do not always choose when you are having to look for work.   You could always trying asking your current employer/client if …

Q&A Project Management Careers: Value Based Interviews

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I’ve applied for a project management role, and the employer wants to conduct a “values-based interview.” How should I prepare? Values-based interviews (VBI) tend to be used by organizations focused less on the bottom line and more on public service, such as not-for-profits. At these organizations, how an employee behaves at work is equally important …

The Penny Drops

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You’ve probably seen the Project Management Career Workshops we launched earlier in the year; we decided to do these based on a number of reasons. The main reason for me is that looking through the thousands of candidates we have registered with us – one thing is clear – project management practitioners are not great …

Top 10 Public Sector Project Management Headaches

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Concerto works with over forty of the UK’s Local Authorities and through close working relationships understands some of the biggest frustrations public sector employees encounter. These are often encountered when running large projects across multiple departments and geographic boundaries, endeavouring to keeping cost under control, managing teams of people to complete the task at hand, …