21 Ways To Improve Your Project Today

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It doesn’t matter what sort of projects you manage, whether they are complex IT or construction projects, events with tight deadlines or simple improvements to business processes, you will always be able to make small, but effective, improvements by learning from other people’s experience. Of course, there are tried and trusted best practices used throughout …

PRINCE2 – Still Top of the Charts

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Back in 2007 PRINCE2 was the most popular Project Management Qualification in the country (see article below). Has anything changed since then or is PRINCE2 still top of the charts? In our yearly Project Management Benchmark Report, we asked participants (in 2018) which project management qualifications they had (see table). The first thing to note …

Arras People to exhibit at Project Challenge – 9th and 10th October

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Project Challenge is one of the UK’s leading independent show for projects, programmes, processes and resource. And of course, Arras people will be exhibiting at Project Challenge this year on the 9th and 10th October at the Olympia in London. We will be there to chat about all things project management recruitment and answer any …

HMRC to Clamp Down on Freelance “Non-Repayable Loans!”

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Whilst many contractors and employers are currently worrying about the impact and implications of changes to the Off-Payroll Worker legislation (IR35) there is another group of freelancers who are dealing with the fall-out from being remunerated through “non-repayable loans” from an umbrella company. Under the Finance (No. 2) Act 2017, introduced by HMG in the …

Professional Development for the PMO Professional

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The people who support project managers – project co-ordinators; project support officers; project analysts and controllers – have had a raw deal when it came to professional development. They are expected to know the ins and outs of how a project is managed – so look to project management training courses just like anyone else …

Overcoming Stress as a Project Manager

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The Project Management Conference, PM Summit (which takes place in Dublin) have recently carried out some research which stated that 40% of project managers (52,000 sample size) suffered from prolonged stress. This is worrying because while most of us will face stress regularly during projects or work in general this is usually contained in the …