The Alternatives to PRINCE2

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As you can imagine, we have a lot of conversations about PRINCE2 at Arras. Often its about enquiries from people looking for a new role in project management. The split into two camps – those with minimal project experience who are looking to get into project management and want to do some training (or have …

Taking Time Out of Your Project Management Career – Q&A

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I’ve taken a couple of years out to care for a relative and now I’m finding it impossible to get back into a project management role, any advice? Hopefully you are making it clear on your CV what you have been doing for the last few years; hirers don’t like to see unexplained gaps and …

Getting Moving with Agile Projects

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The fundamentals of project management normally focuses on areas like planning, resource management, risk management and stakeholder management. In the year 2016 it also includes understanding Agile – as I found out at a recent project management event being run by Hemsley Fraser in London. The concept is simple – bite sized project management learning …

Applying for Project Management Jobs at the Right Level

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I’ve been trying to apply for positions at a certain salary level but I’m not sure if my resume reflects my experience at that level, what would you advise? This is a common problem for job seekers – how do you make sure that when you apply for a position, at say £100K, that your …

Moving On in a PMO Career

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I’m working in a PMO at the moment and looking to move on in my career over the next year. Is there any advice you can give to help me get prepared. PMO still causes quite a bit of confusion in the marketplace – mainly because there are so many different types of PMO and …

Does Size Matter?

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A recent edition of Recruiter magazine (13th October) included an article entitled “Piecing together a staffing dilemma” which investigated whether organisations should pick a super agency or select a group of specialists as they look to staff up for the future. Overall the arguments fell into the usual entrenched positions with the advocates of the …