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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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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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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.

2020 253

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 288

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: 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 247

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.

2020 317

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 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.

2019 302

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.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

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2019 269

Off-Payroll Working Legislation (IR35) Update

Arras People

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 303

Government Recognise Self Employed Workers in New Grant

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Last night Rishi Sunak told the self-employed : “You have not been forgotten.” ” A week after wage subsidies of 80% for furloughed salaried employees were announced, the 5 million self-employed workers of the country were left wondering if they’d be getting the same treatment.

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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Easter Vacation 2020

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The Arras People team will be taking a break over the Easter Weekend and all operations will be closed from Thursday evening on the 9th April 2020 until 9-00am on Tuesday 14th April 2020.

2020 247

Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

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You’re looking for a new job in PMO, you don’t just want any job, you want a great job. One with great remuneration, bonus, benefits. One which will fulfil you, give you challenges and lead to a sense of achievement and fulfilment. So where do you start when you’re setting out to find it?

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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.

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Writing a Great PMO CV

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We started off down a path to finding a great PMO role, so far we’ve looked at what it is you’re actually selling in the employment market and then we’ve started with the background prep we need to do before starting to write a CV.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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.

2019 245

The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

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In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK.

2019 252

The Importance of Training in Earnest

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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 241

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.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

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.

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Budget 2020: What Does it Mean for the PM Domain?

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I’m sure like me, many of you were keeping an eye out for Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget presented last week, keen to learn what implications it would have for the PM domain going forward as well as coronavirus. Here are some of the main headlines: IR35 goes ahead as planned.

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Get the Right Project Controls

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As part of our coming series of webinars we shall provide a 45 minute interactive webinar on designing the ‘right’ Project Controls Solutions for your organisation. We all know that the benefits of an effective Cost Management system are: Accurate job costing.

Tackling Project Management Job Titles

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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 298

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Project Management Q&A: What’s the Best Way to Promote My Knowledge and Career Brand

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What’s the best way to promote my knowledge and career brand without alienating my organization and team members? You’re wanting to share your knowledge and experiences with the wider project management community and part of that is about where you’ve gained that knowledge and experience.

2020 241

Contractor to Agency Worker

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With the proposed Off-Payroll Worker April 2020 legislation still on the cards, one of the consequences that many project management practitioners will face is the prospect of losing their status as a Contractor and becoming an Agency W orker!

2019 274

Getting Started With Your PMO CV

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When you’re looking for a new role in PMO, we never start with the thinking that we’re looking for an average job, something that will do. It’s about putting our best selves forward so we can find and secure a great PMO job.

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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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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Being Successful in a Complex Role

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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 309

How to Get The Best Out of e-Learning

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We’re all familiar with traditional classroom-based training courses. Even Gen-Z’ers who may never have attended a classroom-based training course would find it familiar because they are very often like a school class.

2019 259

The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

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One of the top questions we have answered from our inception back in 2002 has been about project management certification. Back then there were fewer choices and the breadth of topics covered was much narrower, but the question remains as relevant today as it was back then.

2019 258

Project Q&A: Getting Your Mojo Back

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After five years of minimal pay rises and development opportunities, I feel I’ve become stagnated and unmotivated in my role. How can I get my “mojo” back?

2019 286

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.