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 Lindsay Scott

High Earners in Project Management

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 services and consultancy fields and […]

 Lindsay Scott

The PMO Role in an Agile Environment

The PMO Role in an Agile Environment

Agile. Everyone is talking about it. In one corner it is the holy grail of project delivery, in the other skepticism. As the project management industry continues to discover more about the role Agile can play in successful delivery it stands to reason that the PMO should explore what this means for PMO functions and […]

 David Cotgreave

IN THE SEARCH FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECT OUTCOMES – CONTEXT IS KEY

IN THE SEARCH FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECT OUTCOMES – CONTEXT IS KEY

Masters of the art of great IT Project management (just like those great football managers) will have to be more flexible and able to identify and respond effectively to changing stimuli.

By David Cotgreave – Professional Services Director at Stoneseed I heard a pundit on the radio this week talking about different styles of football management. He was listing the names of football coaches who would obdurately stick to their pre-match game plan no matter what, they were intractable and enjoyed a degree of success and […]

 Lynda Bourne

Fairs Fair

Fairs Fair

Particularly when you have to deliver bad news to a person, the processes you use are at least as important as the decision you have made. The car manufacturing industry in my home town of Melbourne Australia is in the process of ceasing manufacture and moving to an importing business and over the next few […]

 Lindsay Scott

PMO Conference in London – June 2015

PMO Conference in London – June 2015

11th June in Central London sees the first ever PMO focused conference. The PMO conference has been curated specifically for people working within the PMO field – portfolio, programme and project offices. Held at One Whitehall, the original Liberal Club built for William Gladstone, the full day conference brings together speakers from the US and […]

 Lindsay Scott

Project Managers Work One Day a Week for Free

Project Managers Work One Day a Week for Free

In the latest Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People, the independent annual report of the project management industry, of over 2000 practitioners polled, it was found that the average practitioner delivering +20% on top of their contracted hours. Working one extra day a week for no extra remuneration is a common occurrence yet wage […]

 Lindsay Scott

Project Challenge Returns to Birmingham

Project Challenge Returns to Birmingham

Project Challenge returns to Birmingham this Spring, or should that be zooms back to Birmingham as it is being held at the National Motorcycle Museum on 25-26th March 2015. The venue choice has already made a fair few project managers register already but if you’re not into your Triumphs or Nortons there is still plenty […]

 Paul Naybour

What happens when a project goes red?

What happens when a project goes red?

I’ve previously blogged about the use of RAG reporting for project status. This an effective way of highlighting the project status to senior managers using Red, Amber and Green assigns for the status the project. However given that 70% of projects failed to achieve the objectives then we can expect most projects to go through […]

 Paul Naybour

GrowthAccelerator Leadership & Management Grants

GrowthAccelerator Leadership & Management Grants

Eligible companies that are accepted onto GrowthAccelerator (now part of the Business Growth Service) are able to access £2,000 of match-funded training grants towards the leadership and management training of eligible senior managers within the business. This “Leadership & Management” grant is available to small and medium businesses with an annual turnover of less than […]

 Paul Naybour

How to use RAG Status Reporting For your Project?

How to use RAG Status Reporting For your Project?

Many projects and programmes use RAG status reporting but what are the advantages and disadvantages of using Red, Amber, Green reporting. Can we trust project and programme managers to be honest when using RAG reporting for their projects? What do we mean when a project has a red status? How should senior managers respond when a project […]

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