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5 Reasons Every Medium-Sized Business Should Adopt Project Management Software

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Reports from early in 2021 show that medium-sized businesses may have experienced the biggest challenges last year. But the same reports talk about the resilience of mid-market companies, which have shown the agility to adapt and the foresight to invest.

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New world of work; What will 2022 bring?

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So, another challenging year draws to a close with a direction of travel which reminds us that COVID19 has not gone away; a stark reminder that as a society, we still have to work out how we are going to live with the challenges which the virus presents, both personally and professionally.

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

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In the words of Intuit co-founder Scott D. Cook: “For every one of our failures, we had spreadsheets that looked awesome”. Sound familiar?

2021 318

Dealing With Project Difficulties – Self-Reflection and Self-Management

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If your work-life balance is off, you have too much stress and pressure, difficulties with delegation and dealing with failures – Self-Reflection and Self-Management techniques are just what you need! .

2021 267

The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

Is it a Project Managers Candidates Market?

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Here at Arras People we often get asked by project management practitioners “how is the market?”; ”; or “is it a candidate’s market?” ” etc.

2021 283

Project Management Training – Shifting from Classroom to Computer

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Training has always been an important part of working as a project professional. Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all project professionals. If we follow the 70-20-10 rule we know that 10% of our development should come in the form of formal training.

2020 288

Sales for Project Management: Understand Your Market

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When trying to break into project management you need to know your product as we have previously discussed; having cracked that, you next need to understand the market you are pitching it into.

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Sales for Project Management: Know Your Product

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If you’re looking for a career change into project management you need to be proactive. Coming into this profession with no formal experience can be tough, and you have to sell yourself.

2021 247

Project Management Q&A: How Can I Be Proactive About My Job Uncertainty?

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I am concerned that the project I am currently managing will be cancelled due to reprioritisation of my organization’s portfolio because of the pandemic, I think it will lead to my redundancy. What can I be doing to be proactive about the situation?

2020 374

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

Project Management Q&A: Will CAPM Help Fulfill the PMP Pre-Requisites?

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I’m currently studying for my CAPM as I have nowhere near the hours needed for the PMP. Will the CAPM help get me into a position to gain the hours?

2020 341

Progressing Your Project Management Career in Lockdown.

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Speaking on the PMI Projectified podcast last month Lindsay Scott was asked: “This is such a fascinating time to be in the process of building one’s career as a project professional.

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Learning Styles for Project Managers

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Gone are the days where the learning theories of Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK) dominated – that some of us learn better when there are lots of visuals to see, or we prefer to hear others talking or lecturing or have to immerse ourselves in an experience to touch or move.

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

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The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members).

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

UK Recruitment Shows Signs of Life

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After what seems like an eternity (4 months and 4 weeks) since the UK went into lockdown there appears to be a consensus that the UK recruitment market has finally started showing signs of life.

2020 324

IR35 in the private sector – Update

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Whilst many contractors celebrated the decision postpone the implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Working changes earlier in the year; the legislation is slowly creeping through the Houses of Parliament as part of the Finance Bill, ready for implementation in April 2021.

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Project Managers – Stay Active in Isolation

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There is no doubt about it, it’s been an unprecedented couple of weeks for the UK and globally with the outbreak and reaction to COVID-19.

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Project Management as a Career

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So many people consider Project Management as a career choice and from the outside it can look like a tough nut to crack, sometimes it can also look like a bit of a clique full of middle aged white men in suits.

2021 242

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Project Management Q&A: How to Return to Project Management After Time Away

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I’ve taken a couple of years off to care for a relative. Now I’m finding it impossible to get back into a project management role. Any advice? Returning to full-time employment after time away (for any reason) can be a difficult process. But there are steps you can take to make it easier.

2020 247

Domain vs Project Expertise (80:20/20:80)

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One of the most common questions we get asked is “What’s more important when trying to get a job in project management, domain, or project expertise?”. Unfortunately, the answer like many others in the field of project management is “that depends!”.

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Challenges of Remote Project Managing

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Here in the UK, since the 23rd March 2020 the impacts of Corona Virus has resulted in a significant number of us having to change the way we work; no longer commuting to the office we have been stuck in our homes undertaking our roles in a remote capacity.

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Project Management Q&A: How to Step Up from a Support Role

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I’m looking to move from my role as a Business Analyst into a Project Manager role, do you have any advice on how to go about doing this?

2020 273

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Project Management Q&A: How to Find a Graduate Level Project Role

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I have recently graduated and looking for a project related role in an organisation but finding it difficult and demotivating, how can I improve my chances?

2021 217

Myth Busting the December Job Market!

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“December is a bad time for job hunting” has become a generally accepted theory in the recruiting world. But is this statement actually true?

2020 245

Project Management Q&A: Taking Online Exams for the First Time

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I’m thinking about sitting my PMI-ACP exam online with the proctored system but it’s completely new to me, how does it work, what do I need? Throughout the pandemic, project practitioners have continued their learning with virtual courses , self-study, and eLearning.

2020 230

Running Projects from Home – The New Normal

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For many of us, being flexible at work and working from home was an occasional luxury. But since the 23rd of March, for so many people, its become the new normal. Making this change is a process that may be difficult for those not used to prolonged periods of time away from the office.

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The Hybrid Work Model Made Easy - How to Achieve Project Management Success in a Flexible Work Environment

Speaker: Melissa Wilks-Cunningham, VP, Marketing + Brand at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach | Clark Fuller, Engagement Manager at Wrike, a Citrix Company | Renee Thomas, Head of Customer Success - North America, East at Wrike, a Citrix Company

In this fire-side chat, Melissa Wilks-Cunningham and Clark Fuller will detail the most effective way to manage a successful hybrid team

Project Management Q&A: How Do I Find a Job After Relocating?

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I relocated during the pandemic and need to find a new job. How can I build a new network – and fast?

2021 212

How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

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A project management course can be a game-changer in your career, whether you are in the project management industry or simply managing projects within your role. Here we look at some of the simple questions that arise when people are embarking on or considering a project management qualification. What Project Management courses are there… and which one should I choose? The answer to this question is wholly dependant on who you ask.

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Covid-19 Vaccince Boosts Job Market Confidence

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After a challenging 2020 the team at Arras People, like the rest of the UK, are hoping for a much improved 2021. Like many other industries, recruitment had one of the toughest years it has ever faced.

2021 213

New Professional Body for PMO Professionals Launched

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The House of PMO , a new professional body for PMO professionals was launched today by Lindsay Scott and Eileen Roden – the team behind the PMO Flashmob and The PMO Conference. The House of PMO (HoPMO), headquartered in the UK with an international reach, creates a home for PMO professionals where they can develop themselves, support the development of others and contribute to the development of the PMO profession.

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

Off-Payroll Working Legislation (IR35) Update

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Well, well, well, surprise email of the year arrived at 21:04 pm on Tuesday 17 th March 2020 from Mr Williams at HMRC.

2020 258

Get the ‘Right’ Project Controls & Enterprise Programme Management You Want

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Project management consultancy Dada Enterprises has released a copy of the webinar it presented on designing the ‘right’ Project Controls Solutions for an organisation. Although the benefits of an effective Cost Management system are well known too often most companies rely on a hotchpotch of legacy systems with manual re-entry of data in different systems with excel being relied upon to cut-and-paste integrated reports together.

How to Ace Your Virtual Project Management Interviews

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With the world of remote working now the “new normal” for many of us who were used to working in offices; it feels like an age ago since we were able to work face to face with our colleagues, hang out around the water cooler or drop by a colleagues desk for a catch-up.

2020 241

Getting Ahead of the Competition: Learning Lessons from 2008

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The economic impact of Coronavirus in the UK (and around the world) has so far been huge, with some comparing the situation to the “Great Recession” of 2008.

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How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling