Criminal Record Checking for Project Management Contractors

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The current CL1 contract which is run by Capita, is the main source of contract jobs in the public sector. A lot of the public sector contracts in project management in the UK require a criminal records check as part of the standard checking process. This requirement – for the criminal record check – is …

Reasons to do a PRINCE2 Certification

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In this post, guest blogger Simplilearn explore just why PRINCE2 is the most popular project management certification in the UK. There are several project management certifications out there in the market and most people aren’t sure of which certification course to take. Having said that, we think PRINCE2 has not received the due credit it …

Understanding Your Value in the Project Management Market

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It’s Project Challenge time again in London this Spring – the date for your diary is the 6th and 7th March and it’s being held at Olympia again. You can pre-register for the event on the Project Challenge website right now. Arras People are back with a stand, so why not come along and have …

What Do We Do When Project Management Experience Runs Out?

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One of the great things about the Arras People PM Census and Project Management Benchmark Report is the fact that we have such a great data repository when it comes to tracking what is really happening in the UK Project Management domain. By pulling together our 13 years of data we can really dig in …

Dreading Taking the Meeting Minutes?

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I’ve been working in a Project Officer role for a few months, it’s my first time in the role and I feel out of my depth. I really dread having to minute the project meetings because I don’t know what people are talking about, what should I do? Believe it or not but this is …

Agile Portfolio Management

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When I first heard about the Agile Business Consortium working on a new pocketbook about Agile Portfolio Management early in 2017 I was intrigued. Is there a place for Agile at portfolio level? Is this just another level within a project organisation to get the Agile ‘treatment’ or is there some new insights that could …

Project Risk Management: A Competitive Necessity

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Kicking off project management in the New Year, here’s Megan Cacioppo from Deltek with a post-Christmas present, Project Risk Management for Dummies, available for you to download. Here is a scene that plays out all too often… Prior to starting a project, the team gathers to lay out the project and generates a list of …