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Professional Development for the PMO Professional

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The people who support project managers – project co-ordinators; project support officers; project analysts and controllers – have had a raw deal when it came to professional development.

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Overcoming Stress as a Project Manager

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The Project Management Conference, PM Summit (which takes place in Dublin) have recently carried out some research which stated that 40% of project managers (52,000 sample size) suffered from prolonged stress.

2018 196

The Current Project Management Job Climate

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The Report on Jobs is a monthly publication produced by IHS Markit and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The report looks at both permanent and temporary jobs in a number of different sectors.

2018 201

The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

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In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO. For those of you who have worked in this field I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the scenarios that can lead to the demise of a PMO.

2018 226

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Project Management Career Q&A – Kicking Off a Project Management Career

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I am an international student recently completed an MA in International Business and Management. I have studied an introductory module in project management and am preparing to gain PRINCE2 certification. What advice would you offer to help kick off a career in project management in the UK or abroad?

2018 199

How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

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Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

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I have been working with PRINCE2 before it became PRINCE2 and for the last 10 years I have been a PRINCE2 trainer and consultant so I am already sold on PRINCE2. I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict.

Is Your Project Management CV as Unique as You?

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Data from this years Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report suggested that one of the key challenges for Project Management practitioners in 2018 will be “ differentiating themselves in a crowded market ”.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Understanding Your Value in the Project Management Market

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It’s Project Challenge time again in London this Spring – the date for your diary is the 6th and 7th March and it’s being held at Olympia again. You can pre-register for the event on the Project Challenge website right now.

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Professional Practitioners and the Professionalisation of Project Management

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80% of Employers Have Challenges Finding Project Management Staff

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That’s just one of the insights from the latest Project Management Benchmark Report – with many others also being shared at the last Project Challenge show in London by Arras People MD John Thorpe. Understanding Your Value in the PM Market.

2018 178

The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

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In this guest post, Simplilearn , a global training provider (who are also part of the Arras People training directory), give us an overview of which certifications are the most popular in the UK today. Project managers are in high demand throughout the world. The UK is no different.

The Basics of Agile and Project Management

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Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility? Still wondering what this has to do with project management and the role of project manager?

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

3 Tips for Optimising Your Project Plan

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Today’s post is a guest article from Deltek, they’re part of Arras People’s project management software directory and always have good insights to share when it comes to the technical aspects of project management, in this case project planning. What’s the topic du jour?

2018 Project Management Benchmark Report

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We would like to put on record our thanks to all those practitioners and people aligned to the project management domain who took the time to participate in the 2017 PM Census, sharing their experiences of 2017 and what they are anticipating will happen in 2018.

2018 179

Five Professions That Make Great Project Co-ordinators

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I recently held a project management careers clinic with someone who was wanting to get into a project management role. They were looking to get into an entry-level position – something like a Project Co-ordinator, Project Support, PMO or an Assistant Project Manager.

2017 199

Plotting a Course for Work and Resource Management Success

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In this guest blog, Esther from Planview talks about a new whitepaper focused on resource management in VUCA environments – digital transformation. Like it or not, we are surrounded by a world of digital transformation.

2017 198

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

5 Traits of Successful Project Managers

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I often get asked by those starting out in project management – or those wanting to up their game in their career about what makes a successful project manager. In this guest post, we hear from Joel Roberts who talks about the traits of successful project managers.

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The PMO Conference 2018

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The PMO Conference is back in June this year, now in its fourth year, it’s THE conference for people who work, manage and lead PMO functions. The conference takes place on the 13th June in London and the full programme plus a new set of PMO Classes make up a three-day PMO fest.

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Project Management Census 2017

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It’s that time of year again when we ask for your time to help us put together the latest Project Management Benchmark Report. We know many of you look forward to reading through the report too so hopefully you’ll be able to give us your input again this year. >>

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New Social Project World

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Here’s an interesting event with a question that really can’t be answered with a yes! We are kicking and screaming towards Social Project Management, can you afford to be left behind?

2016 268

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Popular Project Management Training

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It’s almost time to knock off work for a week or so, before you do, grab a mince pie and take 10 minutes out to take part in the latest Project Management Census 2017.

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A Project Manager Needs Time To Think

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A project manager will spend much of their time planning, scheduling and organising the time of individuals involved in the project to ensure that the best possible use is made of the time available.

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The War for Project Management Talent?

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The Basics for a Happy and Productive Day on Projects

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We often forget about the basics of work – the act of being at work everyday and wanting to be productive, happy and ultimately achieve what we want to out of the day. Here Genius Project give us some great reminders about making your day work better for you.

2016 260

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

What Project Management Training Do Project Practitioners Really Value?

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That’s just one of the areas we look at in this year’s Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People, launched today. We’ve also covered what practitioners think about: the new Chartered Status, recently awarded to the Association of Project Management (APM).

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How Project Managers Can Manage Their Own Careers

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Depending on the sector, the size of the company, and the corporate structure, project managers can be responsible for things like overseeing staff, explaining job expectations, and delegating duties.

2016 263

Project Management Keywords in CVs

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We all know how ‘modern’ recruitment works in the UK. Keywords. Keywords are king. They have to be. Recruitment systems that hold hundreds and thousands of CVs have to be filtered in some way. It’s just like Googling.

2016 255

Strategy Execution on #pmchat

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Friday afternoons on Twitter is the place for project practitioners to kick back for an hour and have a chat with other practitioners around the world.

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

Moving from PA to Project Administrator

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Becoming a Project Administrator if you are currently working as a PA (Personal Assistant) is not as big a leap as you might think.

2017 201

Managing Project Christmas

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Here’s SPOCE with the PRINCE2 approach to managing the project that is Christmas. Fantastic article if you’re also fairly new to project management too to understand the concepts and approaches. Hope your Christmas is on time and on budget! Starting up a project (SU).

2017 179

Top Ten Things Every New Project Manager Should Do

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We speak to loads of people every week who are either interested in getting into project management or are fairly new to project management.

2016 256

Talent Champions for Project Management

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We are kicking off a series of articles related to the “War on Talent”, a report published by McKinsey that specifically looked into the long-term trends around future great talented managers in organisations. Our last article looked at what is meant by talent and talent management.

2016 258

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.