Project Management Recruitment – Which Job Title?

One of the lessons the team at Arras People have learned over the years is that Programme and Project Management has a vast array of job titles, many of which have different meanings depending upon the organisation, the sector or even the individual looking to hire.

People easily confuse the terms ‘Project Management’ and ‘Project Manager’ let alone the vast number of roles that live within the broad church of Project management.

Below you will find our high level view on the family of programme and project management job titles, first, breaking it into broad groupings such as ‘programme management’ followed by a list of some typical role titles that we see that live within.

Part of our service is to help you position your role around this generally recognised structure so that you can effectively target project management practitioners who are active in the marketplace today; Arras People is here to help you talk the language of the project management domain.

Portfolio Management

Portfolio management is the name generally given to describe an organisation’s entire programme and project activity, specifically linking all the programmes and projects to the strategic goals of an organisation. Common job titles include:

  • Portfolio Director
  • Head of Portfolio Office
  • Portfolio Analyst
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    Programme Management

    Programme management is the name given generally to the activities related to the management of multiple related projects. Common job titles include:

  • Programme Director
  • Programme Manager
  • Head of Programmes
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    Project Manager

    When talking about Project Managers we are generally referring to the person who is in overall charge of the planning and execution of any particular project; where a project is identified as a unique, transient endeavour which is being undertaken to achieve a desired outcome. Common job titles include:

  • Senior Project Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
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    Project Controls

    When talking about Project control we are generally describing the specialists and functions that are responsible for data gathering, management and the analytical processes which are deployed to baseline, manage and understand the time and cost outcomes of a project or programme. Common job titles include:

  • Project Controls Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Planning Specialist
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    Portfolio Management Office, Programme Management Office, Programme Office, Project Management Office or PMO, are some of the names associated with this function. However, what they all have in common is the fact that they offer some sort of management/supporting function within the deployed project management structure. Common job titles include:

  • Programme Office Manager
  • PMO Consultant
  • Project Co-ordinator
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    Change Management / Service Transition

    When talking about Change Management or Service Transition we think about practitioners who can bring the process, tools and techniques which are applied and managed to ensure that the organisation and the people within it, are ready to achieve the required business outcomes that are to be delivered by a programme or project [read more]. Common job titles include:

  • Change Manager
  • Transformation Manager
  • Service Delivery Manager
  • Read More about Change Management


    Business / Systems Analysis

    When talking about Business Analysis or Systems Analysis we think about trained practitioners who have the skills and capability to work within an organisation to drive identified business needs from a current state to a future state by engaging with the relevant stakeholders. Common job titles include:

  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • MI Analyst
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    Agile! A project management methodology, a product delivery method, a philosophy, an indication that an organisation wishes to deliver at an increased pace? It would currently appear that Agile or even agile can be any of the above and more in the domain of project management. Common job titles include:

  • Agile Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Engagement Manager
  • Read More about Agile Project Management


    Digital Project Management

    Digital project management is a branch of project management that has evolved in the last few years as “digital and creative” organisations have re-structured on the back of the rise in demand for internet (screen) based products and services. Common job titles include:

  • Digital Project Manager
  • Digital Delivery Manager
  • Digital Producer
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