PM News round-up

January 27, 2010

Lots of little announcements today. So What giveaway: last few days If you haven’t entered the giveaway to win a copy of Mark Magnacca’s book So What?: How to Communicate What Really Matters to Your Audience you have until Friday.  Find out how to enter here. Social Media in a Project Environment survey I’ve had […]

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State of the Industry: your say

January 8, 2010

If you have taken my social media for project management survey and have got the taste for giving your opinion about project management, Arras People are also running their comprehensive Benchmark Report again this year.  You can have your say about the state of the project management industry in the UK via their website.  It […]

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Do this! A research study for you

July 25, 2009

Back in February I interviewed Chris Haigh, who was doing an MSc in Project Management and had recently won a Shell Step award for one of his projects. Chris is now at the point of putting together his final bits for his MSc, from which he graduates later this year.  His research project is about […]

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What are you worth?

May 5, 2009

Apparently the average salary for a programme manager is £70,196, down from £72,510 this time last year, according to G2, an IT specific recruitment agency. The range of programme manager salaries is actually much narrower than I was expecting, with the average minimum being £65,513 (last year – £66,711) and maximum being £74,990  (last year […]

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New stats on women in IT make old news

April 6, 2009

You would have thought that with the research on pay gaps and the Exemplar Employer report we would be past discussing whether women get a fair deal at work and would have moved on to what people are actually going to do about it. BCS, e-skills UK and Intellect, in association with the Department for […]

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Sales pitch or useful research?

March 30, 2009

Wellingtone have just produced an ‘executive summary’ that’s called ‘Avoiding Project Failure and the Importance of the Skilled Project Manager‘. I’ve read the document, and frankly, I’m disappointed. First: an executive summary is normally a summary of something more substantial.  This document stands alone so there is nothing more behind it. Second:  it uses facts […]

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Take part in this research!

February 18, 2009

It’s not too late to take part in the latest research survey on the Value of Project Management from the Center for Business Practices.  The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and you’ll get a copy of the results afterwards if you provide an email address. Click here to take the survey.

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How good is your PMO?

January 20, 2009

A new study has shown that nearly half of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management Offices (PMOs) rate themselves as Fair or Poor in terms of effectiveness.  I think that’s terrible, especially as it was the PMO team or those close to them who responded to the survey.  As the purpose of having a PMO is […]

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Another survey

January 19, 2009

Today’s the last day to complete the Arras People 2009 Project Management Survey.  The results of the survey form a snapshot of the state of project management recruitment and the industry in the UK – last year’s study made interesting reading, and of course it is always good to find out what your peers are […]

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Impact of the economy on project management

January 18, 2009

Josh Nankivel of is running a survey on the impact of the currect economic situation on project management.  If you have an anecdote to share, complete the survey. He’s had responses from all over the world so far:  Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Holland, Germany, France, Canada, the US, China, Australia, but no one from […]

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