Securing The Houses of Parliament for Future Generations

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The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the two Houses of Parliament in the city of London and is one of the most iconic structures in the United Kingdom. Anyone who has seen this famous building in the last year will have noticed that it has been covered in scaffolding. This is because …

Top Five Interventions for a Failing Project

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Execview sees projects and programmes from many different sectors and a wide range of clients.  The reason we get up in the morning is to help people like you become very successful in your role within the PMO. One of our many functionalities within our software is lessons learned and from this, we can give …

Project Management Q&A – Will Volunteering Help Break into PM?

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I’m trying to get into a project management role; should I do voluntary work? Will it help me break into project management? There’s a lot of frustration when it comes to trying to break into project management – no experience, no job – no job, no experience – a classic chicken and egg. Trying to …

Project Management Q&A – Interviewers Looking for Free Advice

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Sometimes when I’m being interviewed for new freelance positions, I can’t help but think the interviewers are looking for free consulting advice based on some of the questions they ask. Any advice on the best way to deal with this situation? I work as a PMO Consultant. You get a scenario based question in the …

Project Challenge Live Presentation: Is it Really a Candidates Market?

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On the 9th and 10th October, we exhibited at Project Challenge. As well as talking to many project professionals about their careers and how we can help our very own John Thorpe presented the seminar: Is it Really a Candidates Market (see below). As some of you will know we ran a survey over the …

Project Success: Is On Budget or On Time Enough Anymore?

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It used to be that project success was based on one or more of three key project success determiners: on budget delivery, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction (and sometimes quality, but that also factors into customer satisfaction). What we are – and should be – concerned about more lately is how our projects are contributing …

The Loyalty Cost

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After reading an article which painted people taking a new role as receiving a disloyalty bonus; we launched the latest Arras People survey to gain an insight into what is happening in the UK market for Project Management practitioners. The survey which was open during September 2018 attracted 500 responses and they have now been …

Hiring a Contractor? – What You Need to Know

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Of the companies who require project managers, most will only require their services temporarily. This will be because either the project is short-term or they don’t have enough projects to validate hiring a project manager on a permanent basis. This is where contractors come in, they are hired for a set period of time in …

Bringing Together Your New Project Team – Strategies For Success

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We all know that when a project team works well together then great results can be achieved in an effective and cohesive manner. If, however, they don’t work well together then completing a project on time and on a budget can be unnecessarily difficult. So at the start of any project, especially those with a …