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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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Andrew Tanner - Stoneseed Colleague Recognition Scheme

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We are delighted to award Business Analyst, Andrew Tanner the Stoneseed Colleague Recognition Scheme for June.  Each month the staff at Stoneseed are asked to nominate their colleagues as part of a recognition scheme, where they have seen hard work, over achievement or acts of kindness and helpfulne...
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You want what? When? The new challenges of more disruption for IT Projects and how PMaaS can help

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“My project is a challenge,” said my IT Project Leader friend Malc, “it’s not that the goal posts keep moving, it’s more like they keep getting burned down”. “Every day, I’m like, ‘You want what? When?’” It’s true! I’ve never known a less stable IT Project delivery landscape. Disruptive, volatile, u...
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Post IR35: 5 reasons PMaaS has never been more relevant

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Another IR35 implementation date has passed and (just like in the public sector) there were winners and losers; an inevitable erosion of the flexible, agile talent pool that has, hitherto, been immensely valuable to the IT Project Management industry; and a lot of disgruntlement about the way the CE...
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Stoneseed Blog gets a shoutout on Smooth Radio

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Our Latest Blog got a shout out from our favourite DJ Gareth Evans on Smooth Radio East Midlands this morning! With the euros starting today we wrote a blog called: Move over Paul the Octopus. Europe’s IT Project Managers predict The Euros. Its worth a read! My boss has put a bet on and at 250-1 Slo...
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Move over Paul the Octopus. Europe’s IT Project Managers predict The Euros

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Do you remember Paul the Octopus? Germany's octopus football oracle who, in 2010, became a worldwide celebrity for his apparent ability to accurately predict the outcomes of World Cup football matches. Paul correctly forecast the result of six of Germany's World Cup games, and also predicted Spain w...
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Stoneseed sponsor Project Professional of the Year Award - UK National Project Awards 2020 – Finalists announced

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June 2021 Project Management Institute UK Chapter in association with PwC has announced the finalists for the UK National Project Awards. The standards were exceptionally high and the Chapter is very grateful for all of the submissions reflecting excellence right across the project management profes...
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Managing your meatloaves! Five IT Project Management myths

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“At this week’s Team Meeting I got an MVP badge for my work! A badge! What am I? Ten years old?” An IT Project Manager, industry veteran, and friend Dave sent this in an exasperated email this week. He’s been at the game for more years than he and I care to remember and is currently the “most experi...
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Andrew Gallagher - Stoneseed Colleague Recognition Scheme

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We are delighted to award Principal Project Manager, Andrew Gallagher the Stoneseed Colleague Recognition Scheme for April. Each month the staff at Stoneseed are asked to nominate their colleagues as part of a recognition scheme, where they have seen hard work, over achievement or acts of kindness a...
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An IT Project talent gap 5 years ahead of its time needs a solution that’s a decade ahead of its.

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 *  IT Project Managers and Business Analysts are in demand. More so than ever, it feels. *  This has been on the cards for some time, but the last 12 months has really accelerated the problem.*  IT Project teams that are not responding and adapting to these new talent supply challenges may be headi...
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Pitch Perfect IT Project Resource Planning. You and Stoneseed UNITED To Deliver Your Business Goals

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I’m writing this after watching my beloved Manchester United’s demolition of Roma in the Europa League semi-final and Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final win over Real Madrid, and as always, I am drawn to the parallels that exist between our world of IT Project Management and that of elite footbal...
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You Do Not Need A PMO. You Need THE PMO!

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I’m always being asked why organisations need a Project Management Office. For years, I was never totally satisfied with my answer. “A PMO is there to ensure project success,” I’d say, “it makes sure company procedures, practices, cultures and operations are followed and work at their best, it makes...
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5 ways to thrive in the world of Project Management

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There is a difference between managing a project and being a Project Manager. Being qualified and understanding the theory doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be successful. Have a read below of five ways to thrive as a Project Manager in the world of Project Management.  Accepting change All Project Ma...
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Super-Deduction - How IT Project Management can deliver investment led business recovery

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It’s Easter Monday as I write. After some warm sunny days last week, today I woke to snow! Now, as an icy wind batters against the window, the sun is so bright, I have just had to close the curtains so that I can see my screen! Mad weather but this gives me cause for optimism. The weather today feel...
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BAeauty is in the eye of the BAholder - Why you should value your Business Analyst

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Laura Brandenburg created a Business Analyst Manifesto, in it she wrote: Out of chaos, we create order. Out of disagreement, we create alignment. Out of ambiguity, we create clarity. But most of all, we create positive change for the organizations we serve. BAeautiful, isn’t it? (Alright, enough wit...
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The Evolution of The PMO Assessment

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Often, when you’re working in the thick of an IT Project or a busy multi-layered portfolio, it’s hard to identify even glaringly obvious risks. The Chartered Management Institute found recently that over a third (36%) of managers have experienced project failure in their career but before we rush to...
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5 Pearls of wisdom for Project Managers

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We all need a bit of inspiration or motivation sometimes... Here are five pearls of wisdom. One from a Project Management expert, the others from more unusual sources. • “The “P” in PM is as much about PEOPLE Management as it is about PROJECT management” - Cornelius Fichtner • “I am always doing tha...
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Stoneseed create the role of a Principal Business Analysis Team Leader

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Stoneseed’s Professional Services has seen a recent rise in the success of BAaaS (Business Analysis as a Service) which has led to the creation of the role of a Principal Business Analysis Team Leader within the company. Frazer Knight joined Stoneseed in 2019 as a Senior BA, and we are delighted to ...
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If demand for IT Project Managers starts to outstrip supply - how to affordably resource your IT Projects

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The acceleration of digital projects and the apparent “projectification” of just about every business function means the services of project managers and associated professionals are suddenly very much in demand!   To be honest, it feels weird to be trumpeting some good news against a backdrop of so...
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