Project Manager? Are you thinking about contracting?

Project Manager? Are you thinking about contracting?

If you are thinking about contracting or freelancing do you think you have you considered all of the options available to you? Whether you are new to Project Management or contemplating setting up independently, it is important to select an option that will best suit your needs. The business world is continually changing, morphing into … The post Project Manager? Are you thinking about contracting? appeared first on How to Manage a Camel – Project Management and Recruitment .

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Agile – The Next Frontier

Agile – The Next Frontier

Is Agile something that has caught your imagination? Are you seeing more and more mention of it in your project management world? Over the past few years there has been a dedicated conference in London and the next one takes place in October. On the 8th and 9th of October, the conference will bring together … The post Agile – The Next Frontier appeared first on How to Manage a Camel – Project Management and Recruitment .

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How does someone get a job as a project manager?

How does someone get a job as a project manager?

Getting into project management for the first time can differ from person to person. If you’ve recently left education and you’re looking to get into project management as a first job, you should be looking at the entry-level positions that exist. Positions like analyst, planner, controller and co-ordinator are all roles that give you exposure … The post How does someone get a job as a project manager? appeared first on How to Manage a Camel – Project Management and Recruitment .

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The Winner of the May Ten in Ten Draw is…

The Winner of the May Ten in Ten Draw is…

Denise Pate!! Denise was selected from a collection of hundreds of participants in the premier edition of the Prize Draw commemorating the latest monthly edition of the 10th Birthday Celebration from Arras People . As was the case last month, hundreds took part in the May contest, with several repeat participants from our opening contest in March and April. We just can’t thank all of you enough for the interest. As our grand prize winner , Denise wins a £500 voucher to be used toward a project management training course with one of our co-sponsors, IIL Europe . The event is also co-sponsored by PMI UK Chapter . Thanks to our co-sponsors this month, and as a courtesy to some of the IIL Europe courses, click here . Well done to Denise – many congratulations.

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A Look at One University’s Commitment to PPM

A Look at One University’s Commitment to PPM

Arras People wanted to understand more about project management in today’s universities in the UK and spoke with Dr Walter Mswaka about the University of Huddersfield’s approach. Whilst the university are doing a fine job in teaching and promoting project management both as an academic subject and a practical course ( for  postgraduate and undergraduate students), they are also conscious of ensuring courses relate to the real world. Project Management is a specialist course within the MSc Management suite with the overarching aim of equipping students with a sound grasp of the key concepts, theories and issues which pervade the field of project management. I’ve previously written about how keen I am to see the management part of the project manager’s title given more prominent so it’s great to see this strong link in education. The university’s Business School has also got closer to the industry’s professional body in the UK and has also become an accredited provider of the Association of Project Management (APM) certificates. Building strong local connections with the APM not only gives students access to local meetings and talks but also the opportunity to mingle with practicing PMs and pick up new insights in discussions.  The APM also sponsors their ‘Best MSc Business Project Management dissertation” each year, which is a boost for a student picking up this prize.  The most popular course is the MSc Business Project Management which attracts a variety of professionals and overseas students. As I said earlier, the university is conscious that courses have to include the real work element and as a university this has to be a constant focus.

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