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Business Change & Best Practice Needn’t Be Puzzling

Arras People

Imagine your business as a jigsaw with each jigsaw piece being a business function.

2019 240

Tackling Project Management Job Titles

Arras People

Looking through the data from the 2019 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report (2019 PMBR) it really reinforces the fact that project management is so richly diverse when viewed across the many organisations and industries where these important skills are used.

2019 309

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.

2019 321

Being Successful in a Complex Role

Arras People

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.

2019 320

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 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?

2019 281

Combining Waterfall and Agile in SAFe

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Agile and Waterfall processes are not generally considered something that should be mixed. They are mixed – and have to be – as many organizations make the transition from a Waterfall software development and project management methodology to an Agile methodology of the same.

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Interested in Getting into Project Management or Committed?

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A New Year always sees an increase in our Project Management Careers Clinics , it’s not surprising that this time of year is used by many as a time to do something or think differently about their career and where they’re going.

2019 266

How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

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In early November DADA Enterprises sponsored an event in the Project Leader Resource Club series.

All The Gear No Idea

Arras People

Have you come across the phrase: All the gear no idea? In a project management context, it is commonly used to describe people who have training certifications coming out of their ears with little or no actual experience.

2019 248

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

The Lost Art of Having Conversations

Arras People

There are times when having a good chat is the very best way of helping decide what you really think about something. But conversations can be hard to have.

2018 287

Do you REALLY need a Project Manager?

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2019 256

The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

Any output from any Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tool is only as good as the information and data that you input. The importance of training is vital to all projects, programmes and portfolios in order to ensure Efficiency, Consistency and Quality.

2019 248

Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

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Blog by: Richard Lampitt. One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. Projects often require people to complete challenging tasks, within challenging timescales.

2018 311

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Using Social Media Networking Sites to find a job

Arras People

When we think of Social Media what comes to mind? Facebook , Twitter , Instagram ? At their inception, they were designed as a way to share personal thoughts and stories, create or find local events.

2018 268

7 Linkedin Tips for Project Professionals

Arras People

Linkedin – love it or hate it, you can’t deny that it’s become a premium recruitment platform (even though that wasn’t the original intention – or was it!).

2018 300

Top Five Interventions for a Failing Project

Arras People

Execview sees projects and programmes from many different sectors and a wide range of clients. The reason we get up in the morning is to help people like you become very successful in your role within the PMO.

2018 284

Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

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This is a very exciting time for Project Management with the APM Chartership elevating us to be a profession in our own right.

2018 268

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Share Your Insights with the Project Management Domain

Arras People

Where did the last 12 months go? Yes, it’s that time of year again where we ask you, the practitioners in the project management domain to help us gather data in order for us to collate the 2019 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report.

2019 248

The Four Keys to Successful Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Performance

Arras People

Organisations that consistently deliver their portfolios of programmes and projects on an ongoing basis, do so by deliberately developing four crucial key areas. Process.

2018 263

Share Your Insights with the Project Management Domain

Arras People

Where did the last 12 months go? Yes, it’s that time of year again where we ask you, the practitioners in the project management domain to help us gather data in order for us to collate the 2019 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report.

2019 242

Project Management Q&A – How do I Move From: Business Analyst to Project Manager?

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I’m a business analyst, but would like to become a project manager. What steps should I be taking to achieve that goal? Career changes are never easy, but the transition from business analyst to project manager isn’t necessarily a huge leap.

2018 270

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.

Project Management Employers Need to Fish From Different Talent Pools

Arras People

Every week we speak to many experienced candidates who are looking for a new project management opportunity in a sector or industry where they have no direct experience.

2018 248

Preparing for a Project Management Interview

Arras People

So you have perfected your CV and secured yourself an interview. If you’re feeling slightly nervous, that’s good, after all, if you didn’t feel some nerves you wouldn’t be human!

2018 286

2018 Budget Adds New IR35 Twist

Arras People

The biggest news for many project management practitioners in the 2018 Budget delivered by Philip Hammond, was his decision to delay any implementation of the new IR35 regime in the Private Sector until April 2020.

2018 248

Project Management Career Pathways: Contract or Permanent

Arras People

At Arras People we are always recruiting for a number of roles across a variety of industries. However, despite all the different variations of roles, there are two main types of employment: Permanent and Contract. Both offer different things and are likely to suit one person better than the other.

2018 275

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.

Project Management Q&A – Maintaining Your PMP Certification for Free

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What free options would you recommend for maintaining my PMP certification ? After spending over £400 to get your PMP certification you will probably want to avoid any extra costs maintaining and gaining up to date knowledge. Luckily there are plenty of free and cost-effective ways to do so.

Project Management Q&A: What Should I Have or Do During Conferences?

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What should early career project managers, searching for jobs, have or do during conferences? Any kind of networking is a good activity to do for anyone looking for a new job – and project management conferences give plenty of opportunities. Here are some ideas to get you started as you prepare to attend your conference.

2019 210

No to PRINCE2

Arras People

We hold many project management careers clinics every month and we always get asked about developing in project management – especially formal project management qualifications.

Project Success: Is On Budget or On Time Enough Anymore?

Arras People

It used to be that project success was based on one or more of three key project success determiners: on budget delivery, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction (and sometimes quality, but that also factors into customer satisfaction).

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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.

Project Management Q&A: How to Prepare a Presentation for an Interview

Arras People

I have an interview coming up and I’ve been asked to prepare a presentation in advance, do you have any tips for me? Presentations are used quite a lot in project management interviews , it’s a great way to test several different aspects about a prospective employee. Before you start pulling together the presentation, read the instructions carefully (they’re looking for attention to detail) and make sure you understand the objective of the presentation.

2019 207

Project Management Q&A – Will Volunteering Help Break into PM?

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I’m trying to get into a project management role; should I do voluntary work? Will it help me break into project management? There’s a lot of frustration when it comes to trying to break into project management – no experience, no job – no job, no experience – a classic chicken and egg.

2018 249

Hiring a Contractor? – What You Need to Know

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Of the companies who require project managers, most will only require their services temporarily. This will be because either the project is short-term or they don’t have enough projects to validate hiring a project manager on a permanent basis.

2018 251

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.

2018 278

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.