Project Management Careers Q&A – Video Interviewing

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Video interviewing takes two forms – live or pre-recorded. For both types, the best remedy for giving it your best shot is to practice, practice, and practice. The interview preparation you carry out for normal, in person interviews still applies – the advice there is think about and make notes on prominent experiences that you …

Project Management Careers Q&A – PMO Manager Career Path

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I’ve been working as a PMO Manager for a number of years now and I want to progress further into portfolio level PMOs, getting involved in strategy execution and generally working at a more senior level. What do I need to consider to make this transition? As well you know, there are many different types …

What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

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I have been working with PRINCE2 before it became PRINCE2 and for the last 10 years I have been a PRINCE2 trainer and consultant so I am already sold on PRINCE2. I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict. The new …

E-Learning Tools For Project Managers

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For those working in project management that don’t have the time to go to a traditional class, all is not lost.  There are now plenty of online options for anyone who wants to take business and management classes.  There are also plenty of apps that can be used as tools as well.  The following information …

Project Managers – Are You Worrying About the Wrong Things?

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We regularly carry out project management careers clinics – it’s a service for project practitioners who want to talk through a particular career challenge they have, often having a third party helps them get some perspective – and sometimes we like to share some insights from some of the sessions. In a recent session, I …

Taking a Career Break from Project Management

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We see people all the time who are looking to return to project management having taken some time out. Often the conversations focus on how to get back in after taking an extended break. That’s another post for another day because the actions or approach you take will largely depend on what it is you’ve …

Rethinking Resource Management

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Resource management has been one of those topic areas that always seems to come up when project practitioners talk about specific challenges they face in programme and project management – I guess it’s because it is the people side of projects – the notoriously difficult bit. In this article, Patrick Tickle from Planview* talks about …

What Project Management Training Do Project Practitioners Really Value?

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That’s just one of the areas we look at in this year’s Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People, launched today. We’ve also covered what practitioners think about: the new Chartered Status, recently awarded to the Association of Project Management (APM) the new Off-Payroll Workers regulation which will impact freelance project practitioners working in the …