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APM Chartered status is go: PMI’s objections are dismissed

July 19, 2014

This is going to be long, so here’s the summary: APM is applying for a Royal Charter PMI objected at the time The Privy Council decided that they were going to recommend a Royal Charter for APM PMI raised legal challenges The High Court has conducted a judicial review into the objections PMI’s objections have […]

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Project Management News Round Up for June 2014

June 25, 2014

UK IT industry awards open for nominations Think your team has what it takes to be named IT Project Team of the Year? Then why not enter the UK IT Industry Awards? There is also a category called ‘Project Excellence Awards’ so if you’ve worked on a successful project you could put yourself forward for […]

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Project Management News Round Up for May 2014

May 21, 2014

Project managers should value stakeholder satisfaction more The 2014 InformationWeek Project Management Survey is now out. There are some interesting findings including: Only 10% of businesses use metrics to decide when to kill projects 63% say enterprise and IT project management organizational units are separate A shockingly low 34% say that IT projects almost always […]

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Project Management News Round Up for April 2014

April 30, 2014

Free Gamification in Projects Guide launched APM has launched a new 42-page report into gamification, the first of its Emerging Trends guides. This looks like it is going to be a really good series of ebooks, especially if they are all free. I don’t know what the next titles will be but I’m keeping an […]

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Project management news round up for March 2014

March 19, 2014

Care.data project delayed The NHS’s care.data project has been delayed as they have decided to extend the public awareness campaign. The communication to the public up until now has centred on leaflets being dropped through the letterbox. We got ours on ‘Junk mail Monday’ tucked inside a pizza delivery flyer, so I can imagine that […]

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Project Management news round up for January 2014

January 27, 2014

ESI International Project Management course materials go digital OK, so they aren’t all digital yet. But in anticipation of digital learning materials being the next big thing in education, ESI will begin offering digital course materials for all classroom training with a phased approach starting from later this month. Course participants will be able to […]

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Project Management news round up for November 2013

November 27, 2013

PfMP exam launched by PMI PMI has launched another new credential – this one is the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)SM. Aimed at portfolio managers with at least 4 years of portfolio management experience and 8 years of business experience, it’s a heavyweight qualification that should demonstrate your ability to balance and manage portfolios to achieve […]

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Project Management News round up for October 2013

October 30, 2013

APM Introductory Certificate examination can available online APM’s Introductory Certificate in project management is now available to take online whenever you want. “We wanted to improve the candidate experience when taking our entry-level qualification, making it more accessible, convenient and in line with e-learning opportunities,” said Liz Wilson, head of professional standards and knowledge at […]

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News Round-up for September 2013

September 20, 2013

Wrike Launches “Graphite” Wrike launched “Graphite” this month, the latest release of their product with a new flat design (whatever that means) of the user interface. The press release says it includes innovative task scheduling, time management and project collaboration features. This is the biggest release that Wrike will be doing this year and is […]

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News Round-up for December

December 17, 2012

Here’s my summary of what’s been happening in the project management world this month. It has been quite a quiet month, as things wind down for the festive period, but we start with a very interesting story. Most project management forecasters are idiots or liars says Oxford Professor Professor Bent Flyvbjerg, a leading international expert in […]

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