5 Traits of Successful Project Managers

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I often get asked by those starting out in project management – or those wanting to up their game in their career about what makes a successful project manager. In this guest post, we hear from Joel Roberts who talks about the traits of successful project managers. There are many lines of work in life. …

The Role of Programme Support Officer in a Project

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I had this question the other day, “what is the role of the programme support officer in a project?” I had to ask for clarification because I wasn’t sure if this was a case of just getting a role title mixed up or a genuine case of what elements of a project would a programme …

Project Management Keywords in CVs

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We all know how ‘modern’ recruitment works in the UK. Keywords. Keywords are king. They have to be. Recruitment systems that hold hundreds and thousands of CVs have to be filtered in some way. It’s just like Googling. You have to start with some basic keywords of what you’re looking for. It’s a start. It’s …

The Basics for a Happy and Productive Day on Projects

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We often forget about the basics of work – the act of being at work everyday and wanting to be productive, happy and ultimately achieve what we want to out of the day. Here Genius Project give us some great reminders about making your day work better for you. A study conducted by The Progress …

Job Positions Similar to a Project Coordinator

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We get so many questions about project management careers here at Arras People – sometimes it seems like a simple question, but when I’m getting asked the same question a few times, I guess it’s not as simple as I think it is. So I was asked the other day – what jobs are similar …

Differentating Between Project Managers

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In this final article on the war for project management talent we take a look at the final recommendation from McKinsey’s Successful Talent Formula. “Differentiate and affirm” are the characteristics given to leading companies in that they differentiate the way they invest in their workers and show affirmation in doing so. Organisations that are tackling …

What’s To Like About AgilePM?

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In this guest post, Julia Gosse talks about the new Agile Project Management framework. So what’s to like about AgilePM? It is a complete package incorporating enough structure to manage projects and an agile delivery method. You don’t need anything else to manage and deliver projects in an agile way. It is easy to understand …

Project Management Careers Q&A – Moving to a Portfolio PMO

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I’m currently working in a PMO, supporting a large program. I’d like to move into a portfolio PMO in the next few years and want advice on what I should be doing to make this a reality. The link between an organisation’s strategy and how that strategy is delivered is commonly referred to as portfolio …

Growing project management leaders

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Our series of articles on the war for project management talent continues with the idea that organisations should be growing their own leaders – to reduce the need to find new talent externally and also to ensure that current employees are recognised, supported and developed. Project managers, by and large, already demonstrate leadership skills in …