Project Management Q&A: Hiring the Right Person First Time

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As the hiring manager, how do I “ensure” that more often than not I get the right person for the role first time of asking? What a great question and I’m sure if we could crack this one all our lives would be much easier! This question follows on nicely from our previous PM Q&A: How …

Project Management Q&A: How to Hire a Project Manager for the First Time

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The nature of what we do has changed significantly and we find ourselves needing to recruit a project manager for the first time. What should we be looking for in terms of the calibre of project manager and should we, for example, develop internally or recruit externally? Bringing a project management resource into an organisation …

Top Insights from the Project Management Benchmark Report

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Economy Impacts: Entrances, Exits and Employment Arras People launched the latest Project Management Benchmark Report today, it’s the fourteenth study of the project management marketplace that Arras have released. The report provides an independent status of project management in the UK and has built a solid reputation amongst project practitioners who enjoy reading it each …

Being Successful in a Complex Role

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If you imagine project management to be like crossing a bridge, at first glance it would seem simple. You start at one end and walk across until you get to the other. However, it isn’t always that simple, conditions change and possibly a fog sets; whatever the situation we find ourselves in we need to …