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Bad hire days, blocked pipes and the CESTpit. IT Project Recruitment realities and how to overcome them

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25 million new project professionals are needed by 2030!! That’s the year 2030, by the way, not half past eight tonight! Although, if you’ve been through a recruitment process lately, the pressures of project resourcing in 2021 can make the timeframes feel that tight! According to the latest Talent ...
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Do you get what you pay for? PMaaS vs conventional recruitment

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Project management resourcing, skills gaps within organisations and obtaining a return on investment (ROI) from your chosen solution are challenges that have dogged, hindered, and impeded IT project delivery since, well, forever. Actually, I remember one of the earliest project management meetings I...
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Is your IT Project Delivery a challenge?

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Is your IT Project Delivery a challenge? Let me start by saying - it should be a challenge. Ground-breaking IT Projects that disrupt markets, drive innovation and create new revenues should push you to the outer edges of your limits and capabilities. Otherwise, what's the point? Challenges are like ...
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You Have No New Massages - A Deep Tissue Lesson for IT Project Managers

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My Project Manager friend, Colette came back from her lunchtime massage today not as relaxed as she normally does. "Well that's a good way to lose potential business!" she said. The story she then told has lessons for project management teams and as it is also quite funny, I will share it with you. ...
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IT Project Talent Shortage. Is PMaaS Plugging The Gap?

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A quarter of digital leaders (25%) believe that their business has an IT Project Management talent shortage. In many ways this is good news, I mean, this suggests that three quarters don't have a shortage, right?! Actually, it's even better news than that! The same report back in 2015 suggested 34% ...
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How mergers and acquisitions can cement IT as a strategic business partner

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Last year saw record-breaking levels of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving UK firms. In 2016, there were 227 successful inward M&A transactions (overseas firm buys UK one) worth £187.4 billion - the highest annual number since 2011 and the highest yearly value since data was first publ...
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Still haven't found what you're looking for?

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Need an alternative to IT project apps?  The Project Management app market seems to be saturated, each promising that theirs is the definitive solution. It's like diets and self-help books! If each is so great why do we need so many? It does make choosing the right one very hard. Of course, no two I...
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UK Government Learns a lesson in Multisourcing vs Outsourcing

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Outsourcing is getting a bit of a bashing lately. Analysis of the (UK) Government’s controversial £100bn “outsourcing” programmes found private firms “creaming off” easy cases while “parking” problematic ones. The implication being that they could make easy profits from the easy cases, “gaming the s...
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