The Project Management CV – Grammar and Spelling

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Following on from the post last week about “how NOT to differentiate yourself in the PM marketplace” in this post we are going to look at some common problems with a project management CV when it comes to spelling and grammar. Let’s get to it. First make sure your spell checker is set to English …

Facilitation Skills for Project Managers

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Project managers are often faced with challenges that have nothing to do with managing projects and these challenges often apply within the human domain of managing the people and the process around the project. Effectively managing the people and their interactions becomes almost as important as effectively managing the project and it could be argued …

How NOT to differentiate yourself

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So for some time now the noises coming out of the economy have been generally much more positive then we have been used to; unemployment is falling, more jobs are being created and the general consensus is that eventually salaries / day-rates will start to slowly increase. As a professional PPM Practioner in 2014, your …

When did a Plan stop being a Plan? Not Sure? Blame the iPhone!

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I remember a simpler time when someone asked to use the telephone you knew it was to actually make a phone call.  Today, when you see kids begging their parents to use their “Phone” 99% of the time it’s to play video games. In the last 7 years, the “Phone” has been redefined as an all-purpose …

Time to celebrate the people in project management

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Really looking forward to (finally) celebrating the launch of the Handbook of People in Project Management next month. It started back in 2011 for me when I was asked by Gower Publishing to edit the book alongside Dennis Lock. What an epic journey it has been – bringing together over 50 individual contributors to write …

Project Challenge Opens Today

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Over the next two days, Arras People will be in London at the Spring show – Project Challenge If you’re in the London area and have a question about your project management career or want to talk about job opportunities, this is the ideal time. The show opens today at 9.30am and you’ll find us …

Project Management Around the World – UK

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The PM Flash Blog is back* but this time we are taking a trip around the globe in seven weeks – hearing from PM bloggers about project management in their neck of the woods. The Camel and Arras People are obviously based in the UK – and we’re providing the news from the recruitment and …

A Public Sector Project Manager

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I have delivered projects in the public sector for over 12 years both as a direct employee to public sector organisations and as a contractor.  I find it to be a constantly rewarding and challenging environment to work in and one that defies many of the stereotypes associated with “public sector”. Yes, on occasion there …

Project Management Benchmark Report 2014

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It’s hard to believe I know! We’re now in the ninth year of producing the Project Management Benchmark Report – that’s nine years of looking at the project management industry in the UK and asking those people who matter the most – yes, you the practitioner, what you think of it all. Alongside all the …