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Is it a Project Managers Candidates Market?

Here at Arras People we often get asked by project management practitioners “how is the market?”; or “is it a candidate’s market?” etc. Questions we really do not like to answer as “the market”, in our eyes at least, is a mythical thing and practitioners should be focussed on “their market” ie where their skills …

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Spreadsheets are time-consuming and unreliable, but what’s the alternative?

In the words of Intuit co-founder Scott D. Cook: “For every one of our failures, we had spreadsheets that looked awesome”. Sound familiar? Spreadsheets have been the go-to planning and delivery format for project managers and programme leaders for almost 40 years, but at some point, they’ve failed us all. Not to mention the hours …

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IR35 Bringing the Hammer Down

It’s been 4 months since the latest IR35 rule changes were introduced in the private sector; changes which saw the transfer of responsibility to determine worker status from contractors to large and medium-sized companies. The changes were criticised by many and flagged as the death knell for independent contractors here in the UK and the …

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A New Pathway Towards Project Management Qualification

The APM have announced that Level 8 Project Management Apprenticeships will now include their PMQ (formerly known as APMP) in Scotland. This now means that prospective project managers can complete their apprenticeship and gain a recognised qualification, all whilst pursing Project Management as a first career. Whilst the profession has typically been a second career …

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