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Project Management Q&A – Interviewers Looking for Free Advice

Arras People

Sometimes when I’m being interviewed for new freelance positions, I can’t help but think the interviewers are looking for free consulting advice based on some of the questions they ask. Any advice on the best way to deal with this situation? I work as a PMO Consultant.

2018 181

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 247

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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7 Linkedin Tips for Project Professionals

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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 233

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?

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 229

Project Management Career Pathways: Contract or Permanent

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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 219

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.

Hiring a Contractor? – What You Need to Know

Arras People

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 181

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.

UK Project Management Salaries – Summer 2018

Arras People

As we approach September which is traditionally a point where many PM practitioners consider their futures as part of the post-holiday blues, we thought it would be a good time to find out the state of the UK project management market.

2018 212

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Bringing Together Your New Project Team – Strategies For Success

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We all know that when a project team works well together then great results can be achieved in an effective and cohesive manner. If, however, they don’t work well together then completing a project on time and on a budget can be unnecessarily difficult.

Professional Development for the PMO Professional

Arras People

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 226

Overcoming Stress as a Project Manager

Arras People

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 226

Projectified with PMI Podcast

Arras People

Projectified with PMI is a podcast that delivers insights and perspectives from senior and rising project managers, business leaders in Fortune 500 companies and startups, best-selling authors, top researchers and a wide range of leading-edge thinkers.

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No More Project Management Interviews

Arras People

There’s a brilliant article over on the Ask the Headhunter website (I love his newsletters!) about what would happen if job interviews were illegal. The article also goes on to imagine if the entire system as we know it – CVs, applications, the whole thing was illegal.

2018 193

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Project Challenge Live Presentation: Is it Really a Candidates Market?

Arras People

On the 9th and 10th October, we exhibited at Project Challenge. As well as talking to many project professionals about their careers and how we can help our very own John Thorpe presented the seminar: Is it Really a Candidates Market (see below).

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21 Ways To Improve Your Project Today

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2018 193

Presenting Your Value in the Project Management Jobs Market

Arras People

Recruitment in the project management market in mid-2018 finds itself in between times: the recessionary economy of post-2008 and an emerging state of recovery.

2018 170

HMRC to Clamp Down on Freelance “Non-Repayable Loans!”

Arras People

Whilst many contractors and employers are currently worrying about the impact and implications of changes to the Off-Payroll Worker legislation (IR35) there is another group of freelancers who are dealing with the fall-out from being remunerated through “non-repayable loans” from an umbrella company.

2019 193

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?

PRINCE2 – Still Top of the Charts

Arras People

Back in 2007 PRINCE2 was the most popular Project Management Qualification in the country (see article below). Has anything changed since then or is PRINCE2 still top of the charts?

Arras People to exhibit at Project Challenge – 9th and 10th October

Arras People

Project Challenge is one of the UK’s leading independent show for projects, programmes, processes and resource. And of course, Arras people will be exhibiting at Project Challenge this year on the 9th and 10th October at the Olympia in London.

2018 187

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 156

What is the Difference Between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

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In this guest post, Simon Harris responds to a question from a reader about the two different Agile project management courses which are available. What is the difference between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

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.

Capitalising on a “Disloyalty Bonus”

Arras People

Reading a piece in the Times newspaper recently, I was intrigued to see the following statement regarding workers who are switching roles in the current economic climate. Workers who switch jobs are capitalising on a “disloyalty bonus” as their colleagues who stay put see little growth.

2018 173

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 221

The Current Project Management Job Climate

Arras People

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 203

Challenges of Gender in Project Management

Arras People

Gender equality in the work place is a massive topic in today’s world. The movement for gender equality is bigger than ever and this has been emphasised recently in Hollywood ( even the Queen got paid less than Prince Philip!

2018 203

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.

PMO Career Advice Sessions in London

Arras People

Next week our very own Lindsay Scott will be bringing the PMO Flashmob to London on the 9 th and 10 th of May. This event taking place in the Aldgate East area will feature 3 sessions over the 2 days. 9 th /10 th May – 1-2-1 Career Sessions.

2018 203

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

Arras People

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?

Arras People

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.

What Do We Do When Project Management Experience Runs Out?

Arras People

One of the great things about the Arras People PM Census and Project Management Benchmark Report is the fact that we have such a great data repository when it comes to tracking what is really happening in the UK Project Management domain.

2018 230

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.

PRINCE2 – Still top of the charts

Arras People

Back in 2007 PRINCE2 was the most popular Project Management Qualification in the country (see article below). Has anything changed since then or is PRINCE2 still top of the charts?

Professional Practitioners and the Professionalisation of Project Management

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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 197

IR35 in the Private Sector Back on the Agenda

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Project management contractors and those looking to move into this rewarding space are hopefully aware that the Off-Payroll working (in the Private sector) consultation has finally commenced.

2018 181

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.