Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control

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A couple of weeks ago it was Project Challenge, and on the next stand it was APM. They were showcasing a new book “Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control (PSMC)” which forms the guidance for the new APMG accreditation “Project Planning and Control”. A joint collaboration between two project management organisations. I’ve heard good things about …

Weird Project Management Job Advertisements

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When I was thinking about all the weird project management job titles that exist, it got me thinking about all the weird job advertisements that most be out there too. Sure enough, one short Tube journey last week and I managed to find a few. The problem with weird project management job advertisements is twofold. …

Tackling Project Management Job Titles

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We all recognise that project management can be so different and diverse across organisations and industries, and that includes the names or job titles often given to the role you perform. In fact, organisations have some weird and wonderful titles that obviously mean something within their own businesses but in the marketplace – or when …

I Want to Be a Project Manager

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The phone call normally starts with, “I’m not sure you can help me but I’m trying to get into project management?” In the last few weeks we’ve had phone calls from a police officer, a warrant officer, a doctor, a primary school teacher, a TV producer and a farmer! All of these people are looking …

How to Get Great Behaviour on a Project Team

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Earlier this week it was the APM’s North West Conference on Behavioural Competences in Project Management. It was held at AstraZeneca in Cheshire and attracted a range of different project practitioners and of course speakers from the region. Earlier this week I wrote about the session on conflict and negotiation from the conference. In this …

What’s Your Negotiating Style in Projects?

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Yesterday was the APM’s North West Conference on Behavioural Competences. It was held at AstraZeneca in Cheshire and attracted a range of different project practitioners and of course speakers from the region. One session was run by Ian Stewart, the Programme Director of the MSc Management of Projects Suite at the University of Manchester. He …

Five Project Management CV Myths

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The CV is still the most important career tool you have. If you’re currently looking for a new job, you want to make sure it’s working for you in the best way it can. Here are the five biggest myths for a project management CV. 1. I can use the same CV for each job …

Career Changes and Project Management in the UK

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The London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) have just released a report about how workers feel about a career change. It caught my eye because at Arras People we hear about career changes everyday with the many people who call up wanting to move into project management. The top line figure from the report …