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Lessons on the Wrong Resource

Here is a lesson I learned when doing a project review.  I guess I knew it all along but it was certainly brought home to me when I did the review. A large public corporation had just finished a project.  It had been difficult to say the least.  It was …

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Lesson on Risk Management

Having been in project management for many years, there are lots of examples of how applying the right approach has proven successful.  Here is one relating to risk management. In a major company wide project to implement a new system, we spent several weeks doing the planning.  It was evident …

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Lesson on Managing Variations

A lesson I learned many years ago from a very experienced project manager related to managing the changes in a project. The project was nearing completion but was over budget and over time.  I was not managing the project.  It was being managed by a colleague from the same company …

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Lesson on Managing Issues

PMP Certification

Here is another lesson I learned from a real life project.  This one relates to managing issues.  On one occasion I was called in to look at a struggling project.  The project had about 100 staff but seemed to be going around in circles.  Progress had slowed if not stopped. …

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Lesson on Identifying the Outcome and the Problem.

What is the problem the project is trying to solve?  Think about your current project.  Can you answer that question?  Why is it even important? Every project is trying to solve a problem.  The problem may be: We cannot cross a river There is an opportunity to claim a niche …

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Project Leadership Assessment – Pilot Launched

Leadership in project management is ranked as the top competency for a project management professional today*. The challenge our industry now faces is just how project leadership can be defined, assessed and measured in a meaningful way. Today Arras People launched a pilot project with Goldsmiths College, London and Global …

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20 Questions All Project Managers Should Ask

One of the many skills required of a project manager is the ability to ask searching questions and persevere until a clear answer is obtained. Many of the pitfalls in projects could be avoided if questions were articulated fully and if the answers were given clearly and in detail.   …

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Inbound Sales Support for Project Management Training Company

Sales Team

We are a small but rapidly growing project management training provider, offering APM, PRINCE2 and PMP courses, based in Reading. To support our future growth we are seeking a self employed individual or organisation to provide in-bound sales support service to help us convert to sales lead generated by our …

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Advantages of Project Management Training

Career advancement is a dream worth pursuing, and it can become a reality by becoming a Certified Project Manager. Those who obtain project management training can look forward to career advancement and an increase in salary according to both the Project Management Institute and the American Academy of Project Management. …

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