Career advice

10 Killer Interview Questions for Hiring Project Managers

June 9, 2014

Interviewing for project management jobs is something I have had to do but I don’t find it easy. How do you know what to ask? And how do you use what is normally a really short period of time to let the candidate show themselves in the best possible light? Added to that is the […]

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Networking made easy: An interview with Will Kintish

May 14, 2014

Is your summer stretching ahead with one cocktail networking event after another? No? Mine neither. However, there is always some kind of requirement to met new people as a project manager, even if it’s just your next project team. And as author Will Kintish says, networking is simply about building relationships. I asked him for […]

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Are you really managing information overload?

May 12, 2014

At the social media webinar I gave at the end of last year for the PMI LEAD Community of Practice one of the main themes coming out of the comments and questions from participants was how to deal with the extra information channels that social media tools offer. People generally seem quite worried about how […]

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New to project management? 5 more things you should know

April 23, 2014

Last month I wrote about 5 things you should know as a new project manager. There’s actually more than 5 that newbie project managers should be paying attention to, so here are another 5! 1. Know what’s a showstopper What is going to kill your project? Some problems aren’t that big a deal. But some […]

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New to project management? 5 things you need to know

March 24, 2014

It would be nice to think that every company has a formal mentoring scheme, and that you can tap into the experience of other project managers through this. However, that isn’t always the case. As a result, new project managers and people managing projects for the first time often find themselves making mistakes. That’s normal […]

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Do I need a project management degree?

February 5, 2014

Recently someone got in contact with me to ask about how to get into project management. I thought I’d repeat here what I said to her, in case anyone else finds it useful. She wrote: I have been advised that you have to do a degree in a particular subject e.g. engineering, do project management […]

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Successful project management balances hard and soft skills (infographic)

January 8, 2014

This infographic was produced by Brandeis University M.S. in Project and Program Management Online. Click the image to see it in a larger size.

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Should I take CAPM or PRINCE2?

July 3, 2013

Recently I was contacted by someone who wanted advice about which project management certification scheme to pursue. Should she take CAPM or the PRINCE2 Foundation? Is it possible to take CAPM and then PRINCE2 Practitioner or are the standards different? Are PMP and PRINCE2 seen as equivalent by employers in the UK? I think these […]

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Managing your personal brand: an interview with Dr Andrew Makar

March 4, 2013

Today I’m interviewing Dr Andrew Makar, IT programme manager, blogger and author of Project Management Interview Questions Made Easy, about managing your personal brand at work and building a professional project management profile. Andy, why is it important to have a professional project management profile? Would you hire an individual dressed up in a bed […]

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6 Things I didn’t know about being a project manager

February 20, 2013

I decided to be a project manager. Admittedly, it wasn’t until I started working that I knew such a job existed, but when I realised I did, I knew it was for me. However, even though I thought I knew what I was letting myself in for there were still some things I didn’t know […]

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