The PMO Benchmark Report

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The Project Management Benchmark Report which is pushed out each January gives an insight into the UK project management market and touches on areas like current salary and rate levels; what types of accreditation are the most popular with practitioners and other areas of interest that pop up from time to time – this year …

Project Management Career Development \ The Questions

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Career development. Do those two words make you sigh and make you feel a little guilty at not paying it enough attention or are you on top on your game, got career development all sorted? In this guest post, Jane Marshall-Nichols from programme and project management training organisation, CITI, reminds you about the simple questions …

When is the Right Time for Project Managers to Switch Jobs?

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Rather than asking when is the right time for project managers to switch jobs, the first question that should be answered is, “Why do I want to switch jobs?”. It can take much thought and many iterations before the real reasons for the change are realised. Is it really a bigger salary or work/life balance, …

How to Handle Procrastination as a Project Manager

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Procrastination is the habit of postponing tasks. This includes even avoiding to accomplish important or critical issues. Most of the time the work is delayed until the deadline is reached. It appears in any segment of life: at home, at work, at school or even during free time. It can influence the state of mind, …

Hiring the Right People in Project Management

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I was asked the other day, if you’re hiring project managers how do you know who the right people are to hire? It’s a simple question when you initially look at it. Finding the right answer, less so. My initial thought was a combination of skills, experience, character and personality which fit the type of …

Crowdfunding Projects

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Crowdfunding is something that many of us are aware of but if you’re anything like me I wouldn’t know where to start if I wanted to crowdfund a project for a new product. In this guest post, Ashley Marron, CEO of MindGenius Limited gives us an insight into his experiences on a – currently live …

Project Management CV – Writing in the First Person

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One of the most common things I see in a project management CV that jumps out straightaway and tells me that the rest of the CV might not be all that great is the use of the first person in the profile. Is it just a pet hate of mine or is it something that …

Moving to a Programme Manager Position

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“I want to move to a programme manager role from my project manager level experience. I’m not sure if I have the right kind of  experience? What about MSP?”  The key answer  when being asked about moving into a new role is to first look at what is being asked.  Programme Managers have responsibility for …