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Does everyone need to be a project manager?

Even the Labour Party says that communication directors need to spin and project-manage at the same time! Every day there are hundreds of thousands of jobs advertised for professional project managers, whether that’s in IT, management consultancy, financial services or even construction.   But as technology changes the game, and the …

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Kissing lots of frogs is no way to find your PrinceII – why specialist IT recruitment has the edge

Kissing lots of frogs is no way to find your PRINCEII

In many respects, the way a specialist IT recruitment firm will go about the business of securing the right talent will not differ greatly from mainstream recruitment agencies. They will use job boards and social media and a range of industry standard tools. It is what happens beyond that ‘industry …

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How the experience of failed project managers could be the key to developing a great one?

Learning from failed Project Managers

[social_share style=”square” align=”horizontal” heading_align=”inline” text=”How the experience of failed project managers could be the key to developing a great one?” heading=”” facebook=”1″ twitter=”1″ google_plus=”1″ linkedin=”1″ pinterest=”1″ link=”http://www.accesstalent.co.uk/blog/134-how-the-experience-of-failed-project-managers-could-be-the-key-to-developing-a-great-one” /] What makes a great IT Project Manager? You’ll have read many posts on the subject. I have too. This week, , ‘Never, …

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Professional project management (Part 2)

managing project resources

In the first part of this two-part series, I looked at the diverse nature of ‘a project’ across different organisations and as a consequence, project management within those organisations.  This post seeks to define the key elements of ‘project management’ and then understand how the concept of professionalism can be …

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Project Management Hints and Tips

The life of a project manager isn’t as easy as teammates would believe. A lot is needed to succeed as a project manager. Professional qualifications are a must but personal qualities can also make or break a project manager’s career. Here are some helpful tips for project managers to succeed …

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High Earners in Project Management

In the latest Project Management Salary Guide from Arras People, the independent annual report of the project management industry, of over 2000 practitioners polled, it was found that the highest earners* in project management are males in their forties. The highest earners also work for large organisations within the professional …

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Public Sector PM Practitioners Fear Cuts in 2014

Arras People, the project management recruitment specialists release the latest annual report on the UK’s Programme and Project Management Professionals. The report polled 2,298 permanent and contract Programme and Project Management Professionals during December 2013 and January 2014. The Project Management Benchmark Report (PMBR) 2014 shows how the UK’s economic …

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Project Managers Are Up For The Challenge

Project managers and business planners from across the country are set to meet at Project Challenge Spring Show which takes place 12 – 13 March 2014 at London, Olympia The event is a ‘must attend’ for anyone interested in the latest technology and services to support effective project management. Leading …

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Six Things all New Project Managers Should Do

Six Things all New Project Managers Should Do

Beginning a new career as a professional project manager (PM) can be difficult, especially for those who have had no prior training in project management. Being a PM can be rewarding and interesting, but without the proper project management training courses, individuals are ill-prepared for all the difficult tasks and …

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