Understanding Your Value in the PPM Market

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Value. It’s one of those words that seems to be mentioned a lot in relation to project management in recent years. The value that project management can bring to an organisation. The value of a PMO to a project management organisation. The value of getting a decent project manager to run your project. That’s a …

Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

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Growth is a good thing. Right? It means your business is doing well, reaching new customers, obtaining greater market share. Well, not necessarily. If your organisation does not have effective product portfolio governance, growth can quickly become overwhelming and lead you into making inaccurate decisions. Kingspan Insulation knows this struggle all too well, but they …

Moving from Permanent to Contracting in Project Management

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Thinking of making the jump from permanent into contracting roles? It can’t be that difficult can it? I have been in project management for around 15 years starting as a junior project manager. My latest role sees me running the project management of a housing provider. Now I have decided that I no longer want …

APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 – A Review

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With the APM (Association for Project Management) releasing their latest research report APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 I took some time out to see what they have to report and how this stacks up against our own Arras People 2017 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report). The following are some of my observations: It’s …

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

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Think back to your most recent successful project. What factors contributed to the desired outcome? A clear purpose supported by a detailed plan? Access to the right resources at the right time? An engaged team? A little bit of luck? Although a number of elements underpin project success, access to an active project sponsor is …