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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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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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Arras People Launch Ninth Project Management Census

Now in its ninth year, Arras People’s Project Management Benchmark Report has served as the UK’s lone official declaration of the status of project management in the UK. The latest project management census which forms the basis for each new benchmark report is now open for anyone with an interest …

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Recruitment Challenges in Project Management

Earlier this year Arras People released their annual project management benchmark report for the UK project management market. Following on from the 2013 Project Management Benchmark Report (PMBR) they are now conducting a short survey to look in more detail at some of the recruitment challenges that organisations face when …

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