Just 28% of project managers are happy in their current role

That is just one of the latest findings from the Arras People Project Management Confidence Index, a mid year report that takes a look at how project practitioners in the UK are faring today.With news that the economy is picking up and recruitment being one of the main indicators that can back this up, it …

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If You Don’t Go Within, You Go Without

If You Don’t Go Within, You Go Without

Guest blog post by Mark Bashrum, ESI International Organizations would be well advised to remember this adage, not for its metaphysical implications, but for its significance on a project management level. Finding external talent is important to any staffing strategy, but the latest ESI International Annual Project Manager Salary & Development Survey shows project organizations need to look inward and focus more on developing the talent they already have. As the following reasons demonstrate, it’s better to develop and promote from within rather than hire from the outside. Time is Not on Your Side The salary survey shows that the ramp-up time to get an experienced project manager up to speed in a new environment can take longer than you might expect. On average, bringing an otherwise experienced project manager up to a level of effectiveness in a new organization takes between six and 10 months depending on the size and complexity of the projects they are managing. Cost of Buy vs. Build There is a definite cost advantage to developing and promoting young and mid-level project managers

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Responding to Change over Following a Plan

Responding to Change over Following a Plan

The reason why you just can’t follow an upfront plan is because things just change! So I embarked on a routine flight from Gatwick to Gibraltar, a journey I have done a number of times over the last 18 months. So a lot of empirical data to suggest, with certainty, that I will be in …

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What is the best approach to project prioritization?

What is the best approach to project prioritization?

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Are you breaching copyright?

The day was going really well. An early morning swim, emails dealt with (swiftly) and then the post arrived… That’s when my day went off plan. In the post a letter arrived from a company saying that my company, Project Agency had breached copyright on a photo that was within a .pdf document. They demanded £510 (approximately $875 – “the … Read More > Related Posts: Introduction to Project Management course – Free!! I do not take account of my time. Do you? Olympic security debacle – lack of controls? Who’s got my dictionary?

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Impression Management in Project Management Interviews

Impression Management in Project Management Interviews

This is the last post in the series about project management interviews and I wanted to take a look at the social psychology aspect of interviewing and recruiting – specifically impression management. Psychology is an obvious science to turn to when you’re interested in the people aspects of business. We know its difficult to recruit …

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