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Project Management Apprenticeships Launched by Parallel and Interserve

The choice of project management as a first career is becoming increasingly common. This is a significant change because traditional project management was seen as a second career.  This is a continuing trend as shown by the Arras People benchmark report. They asked project management practitioners asked if PPM is, in fact, their first …

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Project Governance

project governance

  Does Project Governance really help?   In 2015, a study conducted by PMI (Project Management Institute) revealed that project delivery remains a challenge for most companies. It emerged that 45% of projects are not on budget, 7%  exceed the allotted time and 56% do not provide the expected value. …

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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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2017 brings a major update to PRINCE2®: Equipping professionals for project success in a swiftly-evolving world

PRINCE2, the world’s most-practiced method for project management, has undergone a major update, its first since 2009.  Long recognized globally for delivering successful projects, PRINCE2 is the method of choice for over a million certified practitioners worldwide. The updated guidance, due for release in mid-2017, will place a strong emphasis …

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Would Santa be a great Project Manager?

would santa be a great project manager?

Santa delivers his project on time every year, despite its scope increasing year after year due to increased numbers of children – naughty or nice. Sure, the big man has a year to prepare to make sure he nails it and the methodology is tried and tested to the extreme …

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As 27% of CIOs predict increasing the number of IT contractors on their books – how not to get handcuffed to expensive retainers

What's the P in your PMO

One of the greatest arguments for hiring contractors over permanent staff is reduced headcount – when work is quiet you want fewer “bums on seats” waiting for something to do. I am therefore surprised to find many companies are voluntarily tying themselves into contracts with contractors that effectively do this …

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APM Takes Significant Step Towards Chartered Status

The Association for Project Management has just announced a significant step toward the award of chartered status. The Privy Council considered the application at its meeting on 12 October 2016 and has now issued an Order of Grant. This has triggered a process which will see the association awarded a Charter, …

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