First Place Position, Thanks to Dashboard Indicators

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In this guest post, Maxime Villeger from Genius Project gives some smart advice on what to consider when it comes to dashboard reporting in your project organisation. You’re driving. The dashboard shows your speed, fuel level, oil. Everything is under control. Suddenly, a red light comes on. Panic. What’s going on? Should we stop? This …

Value for Money (VfM) in Project Resourcing

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One of the ongoing challenges of recruiting project management practitioners is the desire for the hiring organisation to achieve Value for Money (VfM). This is especially so in the work we undertake in the Public Sector where VfM in some organisation seems to equate to the cheapest available resource! The National Audit Office (NAO) suggests …

Contractors – Can You Afford a Further 11.5% Hair Cut on Your Revenue?

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Contractors – 11.5% reduction in rates coming your way? Contractors in the Public Sector may be in for a double whammy if the proposals contained in the “Off-payroll working in the public sector: reform of the intermediaries legislation” is passed into law and becomes effective from April 2017. Not only will it change the status …

Project Managers Moving from Public to Private Sectors

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I’ve had a number of conversations with a few project managers recently who are looking for a career change – a few of those have been about moving from working in the public sector to the private sector. Here are some thoughts about specific challenges these project managers could face when trying to make the …

Member of PMI? Now What?

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I’ve recently become a member of PMI and successfully achieved my PMP. What else should I be doing to develop myself in project management. Congratulations! Hopefully throughout your PMP journey you have developed an appetite for learning and a passion for project management. There are still so many areas you can explore and that should …

IR35 Changes – New Threat to Your Wealth?

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The latest initiative by the HMRC to collect additional taxes from the flexible workforce is going to further confuse the employment landscape in the UK. This initiative, known as the “Off-payroll working in the public sector: reform of the intermediaries legislation” which is currently open for consultation; is looking to change the status of workers …

Risk Management for Project Managers

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“Increasingly,” says Walaa Bakry, who runs Westminster Business School’s project management courses, “successful project management is becoming a synonym for successful risk management. Therefore, project managers who wish to successfully fulfil their project’s objectives not only need to manage the technical aspects of the project but also ensure that risks which may impact on the project’s objectives are well …

Project Management Consultant or Freelance/Contract Project Manager?

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What is the different between a project management consultant and a freelance/contract project manager? Typically, a consultant, in any business field, has been traditionally focused on advising organizations what to do in certain business areas that need initiating, changing or developing. A project management consultant in many businesses today carries out both the advising and …

Dividends – What Are They and How Are They Taxed Now?

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What is a dividend, and how are they taxed? There have been recent changes to the way dividends are taxed, and this article will look further into what they are, and how this will affect you. What is a dividend? A dividend is a sum of money from the profits that a limited business or …