Project Managers Give Away Their Time for Free!

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That headline is just one of many great insights into the working project practitioner today featured in the 10th edition of the Project Management Benchmark Report (PMBR) too. As it becomes harder to escape the reality and impact of globalization on individuals and organisations, we took the decision this year to include the growing number …

Project Management Career Q&A – Working for Free

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I’m trying to get into my first project management role, I’m not sure where to start or even if I should consider working for free to get started? Getting your first break in a formal and recognised project management position can be tough; especially so if you are entering the employment market for the first …

Project Management Career Q&A – Non-Governmental Organisations

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I work for a non-governmental organization (NGO) and I’m a member of PMI. Could you point me towards any development resources I could use specifically in this sector? I know just how important good project management is in NGOs and how some elements of project delivery can differ from other sectors. You may already be …

Project Management Career Q&A – Stress!

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Something needs to change. I feel overworked, stressed and my work/life balance is non-existent, what do I need to do to start changing this? Work and life are two of the things that many practitioners working in the field of project management struggle to get into a happy balance. With increased pressures to deliver, expectations …

Should We Be Concerned about the Aging Project Management Workforce?

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Last week ESI International, the project management training company, announced the release of their annual top 10 trends in project management for 2015. I always enjoy reading through their listings and this year there were a couple that caught my eye. Both are in relation to talent management – around the organisation’s approach to project …

Hiring and Retaining the Right Project Managers – The Interview

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Late last year I took part in the Conscious Software Telesummit. I was interviewed on the subject of Hiring and Retaining the Right Project Managers. In this post I share the entire transcript of the interview with Michael Smith.   This is Michael Smith with the Conscious Software Development Telesummit and I’m here today with …

Project Management Salaries

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Whilst we wait for the results of the Arras People Project Management Census for 2015 where amongst other things we’ll be releasing the latest salary levels, this is a global overview of project management salaries released by ProjectManager.com It will be interesting to see how the results from the Census stack up against this one …

Book Review – Project Risk Analysis

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Project Risk Analysis: Techniques for Forecasting Funding Requirements, Costs and Timescales by Derek Salkeld. Gower – ISBN978 0 566 09186 5 Derek Salkeld’s book is about understanding the uncertainty inherent in projects, which leads to the inability to predict timescales and costs precisely at the beginning of a project. In an industry where even large …

Some Project Management Presents Left Under the Tree

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It’s nearly that time of year when we launch the Project Management Benchmark Report. It will be out by the end of January and this year we have something a little different to share with you. If you’ve already taken part you’ll have a pretty good idea about what that will be, if you’ve not …