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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 297

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.

2021 339
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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 326

Everyone is a Project Manager!

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2021 326

Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

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 338

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.

2020 363

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 235

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 372

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.

2021 241

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

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 339

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).

2020 318

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 288

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.

2020 347

From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

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 339

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!”.

2021 297

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 339

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 295

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.

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 231

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 239

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 303

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.

2021 237

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: 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 244

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 303

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 298

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 214

Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.

How to Ace Your Virtual Project Management Interviews

Arras People

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 274

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 218

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.

2019 227

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.

2008 253

Why Operational Reporting is Still Critical in Modern BI

In a world full of new features, traditional reporting is still a critical requirement for businesses. Read further to understand the reasons behind its lasting relevance and why it should continue to be an integral part of modern analytics solutions.

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.

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. The exception being, of course, new organizations or startups that go the Agile only route.

2018 215

‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

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With the BBC’s popular program The Apprentice back on the television, I thought it worth looking at how true to life are the so-called projects being managed by the so-called Project Managers are; taking in the challenges they encounter and how they deal with them, compared to the approaches set out in the PRINCE2® Method and/or the APM Body of Knowledge (APM BoK). Now, I know the Apprentice is pretty far detached from what actually goes on in real project management.

2019 199

What is Data Storytelling? The Value of Context and Narrative

This beginner’s guide explains what data storytelling means for your company’s business intelligence and data analytics, the importance of leveraging it today, and how Yellowfin’s own set of storytelling tools can enrich your insight reporting efforts.