Taking on PPM Software Myths

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It takes seven years to digest gum. Lightning never strikes the same place twice. Sound believable right? Wrong. These are just a few examples of everyday myths that are totally false but continue to be accepted and spread as truths. It’s no different in the software implementation space where some things sound like good ideas …

All The Gear No Idea

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Have you come across the phrase: All the gear no idea? In a project management context, it is commonly used to describe people who have training certifications coming out of their ears with little or no actual experience. As a Project Management practitioner, it is always worth remembering that some people who have only project …

Interested in Getting into Project Management or Committed?

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A New Year always sees an increase in our Project Management Careers Clinics, it’s not surprising that this time of year is used by many as a time to do something or think differently about their career and where they’re going. Just last week I went along to an event being run in Manchester about …

Project Management Q&A: What Should I Have or Do During Conferences?

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What should early career project managers, searching for jobs, have or do during conferences? Any kind of networking is a good activity to do for anyone looking for a new job – and project management conferences give plenty of opportunities. Here are some ideas to get you started as you prepare to attend your conference. …

Project Management Q&A: How to Prepare a Presentation for an Interview

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I have an interview coming up and I’ve been asked to prepare a presentation in advance, do you have any tips for me? Presentations are used quite a lot in project management interviews, it’s a great way to test several different aspects about a prospective employee. Before you start pulling together the presentation, read the …

The Importance of Training in Earnest

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Any output from any Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tool is only as good as the information and data that you input. The importance of training is vital to all projects, programmes and portfolios in order to ensure Efficiency, Consistency and Quality. Training is important because it results in fewer mistakes and a better final …

Do you REALLY need a Project Manager?

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So many requirements that we see at Arras People start off with “I’m looking for a Project Manager”; however after learning more about the context of the role i.e., what do you need this person to actually do; it often transpires that a project manager is not needed at all – in fact, the role …

How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

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In early November DADA Enterprises sponsored an event in the Project Leader Resource Club series. The event’s title of “How to ‘Brexit-Proof’ your Project Strategy before December 14th 2018” provided a clear picture of the key strategies you should employ in order to best prepare for Brexit. DADA has provided a free Ebook detailing the …

Project Management Q&A: How Do I Develop My Leadership Skills?

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I’d like to focus on my self-development this year, especially on the leadership side. Where would you recommend I start? With the leadership side of the Talent Triangle it’s all these behavioural skills like influencing, negotiation, team building and so on. There are specific training courses for all these aspects however I would urge you …