Managing Failure in Project Management

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In this post from Genius Project, part of Arras People’s project management software directory, we take a look at project failure – take time to have a look at how project management tools are part of the solution to help project practitioners tackle project failure rates. What if failure could make us stronger? Back in …

Kick Start Your Project Management Career with APM’s PFQ

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Carrying on with an Association for Project Management (APM) theme this week – did you know that they have recently changed the names of the two main accreditation? Previously there was the Foundation Certificate – that’s now called Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and the other one which was the next level up – the APMP …

Professional Recognition in Project Management Matters

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It’s been interesting seeing project management develop over the years – so many more people want to get into a project management role yet how to do that has led to mixed and confusing messages. I often spend time explaining the difference between formal and informal project management – and here, in this guest article …

Making Better Business Decisions with Continuous Planning

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The PMO community have often discussed the problems in portfolio management surrounding planning. If only if was so simple to effectively plan a portfolio of programmes and projects which fit neatly into an organisation’s financial year – life would be so much simpler but alas no. In this article, Carina Hatfield tells us about a …

Networking for Professional Success

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Just before Christmas I went along to Hemsley Fraser’s PM Conference day – there were about five sessions throughout the day (I wrote about the session on Agile just before Christmas). There was that dreaded after lunch slot where everyone normally falls into a slump, but they managed to avoid it with a lively session …

A Big Change in Project Management

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I’ve been working in project management and recruitment for years. In the early days, back in the late nineties, early noughties, the vast majority of people who worked in project management were second career project practitioners. These are the people who started out their work life as something else before coming into project management by …

What’s Another Name for a Project Director?

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There are so many different job titles in project management – some of them are obvious – project manager for one! A lot more of them can bring confusion though – we’ve already covered off the title Program Director so let’s look at the Project Director title. The Project Director role can mean a couple …