The State of Wages and a Pay Rise

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The latest newsletter from Arras People has just gone out today so if you’re interested in the current state of project management salaries and if you’re on the hunt for a pay rise take a look As we rapidly approach the half-way point of 2014 we thought it would be a good point to have …

Project Management Doodles and Scribbles

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If you are a project practitioner that often takes part in or leads workshops; requirements gathering exercises; group exercises or other sessions where the whiteboard and pens come out – are you often envious of those people who can make points stand out with great little pictures? They say a picture is worth a thousand …

Why would I carry out a PM competency assessment?

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There a number of reasons why project practitioners are starting to take a second look at the APM Competency Framework and the self-assessment contained within it – and it is not just because they want to attain the Registered Project Professional! It has become evident in the UK project management marketplace from the annual Project …

Open Mic Night for PMOs

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Now here’s a novel idea; find a little comedy club with a small stage and a mic and invite PMO people up to do their best. No not joke telling, just share something that’s on their mind workwise to an audience of other PMO people. Sound like a nightmare? OK it’s not for everyone but …

Better Business Cases – What You Need to Know

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Last week, APMG launched their latest product in the project management suite of best practice – Better Business Cases (BBC) Better Business Cases™ is a systematic and objective approach to all stages of the business case development process that sits alongside, and complements, HM Treasury’s Green Book guidance. The guidance, course and examination are aimed …

Refresh of APM project management qualifications

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A few years ago we did an internal project (better known as being the guinea pigs) for APMP self-study. We did it with Parallel Project Training who focus on making the self-study route as painless as possible. We thought it was about time that we caught up with Parallel to see what changes there have …

Q&A Project Management Careers: Getting Your Mojo Back

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After five years of minimal pay rises and development opportunities, I feel I’ve become stagnated and unmotivated in my role. How can I get my “mojo” back? You’re not alone as many project practitioners have also been sitting tight throughout the economic downturn, just being grateful for having a job over the last five years. …

Sustainability Starts with Project Management

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Can an organisation ensure that its strategy on Sustainability becomes a reality?   The Situation Sustainability is very topical these days. However, it should be much more than just topical, more than just something that we ought to have on our organisation’s profile? As a responsible global society for our present and, more importantly, for …