Project Management Employers Need to Fish From Different Talent Pools

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Every week we speak to many experienced candidates who are looking for a new project management opportunity in a sector or industry where they have no direct experience. There’s often any number of reasons why they are looking to do this the main ones being: To broaden their horizons and increase their skill set. To …

The Lost Art of Having Conversations

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There are times when having a good chat is the very best way of helping decide what you really think about something. But conversations can be hard to have. Sometimes, instead of a discussion, it becomes a debate – someone seems to think you need convincing, or they have a ‘position’ that it is so …

Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

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This is a very exciting time for Project Management with the APM Chartership elevating us to be a profession in our own right. So, whether you are starting out fresh in project management or looking to develop your career further, the question remains “How do practitioners develop their project management careers”? At Project Challenge in …

The Four Keys to Successful Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Performance

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Organisations that consistently deliver their portfolios of programmes and projects on an ongoing basis, do so by deliberately developing four crucial key areas. Process The methods by which programmes and projects are selected and delivered have been properly thought through and defined, based on methodologies such as MoP®, MSP® and PRINCE2®. They, therefore, have a …

2018 Budget Adds New IR35 Twist

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The biggest news for many project management practitioners in the 2018 Budget delivered by Philip Hammond, was his decision to delay any implementation of the new IR35 regime in the Private Sector until April 2020. An additional twist was his decision that the new Off-Payroll working rules will only be applied to medium and large …

PPM Benefits for the Project Management Office

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Most organizations and technology leaders agree that even a modest investment in a project portfolio management solution can yield noticeable benefits – even significant returns in some cases of higher dollar applications across the enterprise. Commonly conceived benefits of a Project Portfolio Management solution implementation include: • Prioritization for decision-making • Faster project executions • …

Project Management Q&A – What’s the Difference between a Project Controller and Project Coordinator?

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I’ve encountered job postings for Project Controllers and Project Coordinators. What’s the difference? There are a couple of differences. The Project Controller role you tend to see more in industries like construction, engineering and manufacturing. They maintain the project plan and schedules, maintain the project budget and generally anything else the project manager needs. The …