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APMP and MSP Qualifications Boost Salaries

There is confirmation that both MSP and APMP certification have a clear positive correlation with project management salaries. This is one of the conclusions of the latest analysis published by Arras People who undertake a thorough and independent survey each year. The effect of PRINCE2 is different. It has become […]

PRINCE2 Certification Hits New Milestones – But is it Enough?

  There’s little doubt that PRINCE2® has in just 15 years become the most popular project management methodology.  The APM Group which administers the PRINCE2 training and certification structure recently reported that some 500,000 Foundation exams and 275,000 Practitioner exams have been completed.  The 2011 Arras People survey of project […]

Scrum Master’s salaries overtake Project Manager’s

Comparing the 2 salaries, a survey on Indeed.com says “Scrum Master salaries for job postings nationwide are 15% higher than average Project Manager salaries for job postings nationwide”. This data appears is based on US information This change seems to have happened in a short space of time. Similar research […]

Beyond PRINCE2

Skills, Methodology & Experience Project Management education is growing up.  Puzzled by the fact that there are still far too many instances of underperforming projects even after extensive PRINCE2 training, organisations are starting to think more intelligently about the knowledge and capabilities which make for a successful project manager. At […]

Project Management Recruitment Update – Sept 2009

Rosalind Peterson of Wellingtone is starting to see green shoots this Autumn! Now that the fondly named ‘silly season’ is coming to an end the question on everyone’s lips is are we going to see a rise in recruitment that we have all been hoping for all year?? We have […]

Skills for Successful Project Management

Top 10 Competencies of APM Practitioners To obtain the Association for Project Management’s Practitioner Qualification (PQ), delegates are assessed against 30 technical and behavioural criteria. A recent report by Dr Andrew Delo of Provek identified the top ten criteria exhibited by successful candidates.  Interestingly, the top four all centre on inter […]

Project Management Jobs Market – 2009 Survey

“Confidence appears to be falling across the board”.  “22% of contractors experienced decreased rates in 2008”.   “60% of employees expect salaries to remain unchanged or fall in 2009”. The latest Benchmark survey from project management recruitment specialist Arras does not make attractive reading – but do not miss it. It’s […]

Seven Strategies for Staying on Top of Your Career

Stay on top of your career and bottom of the redundancy list. 1. Connecting the Dots – Adding Value Ask yourself what the purpose of your company is, how it makes money, who the client base is, and how you contribute to it.  If you’re in government, ask yourself who’s […]