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For years the project management profession has been beset by niggling problems. Not fully accepted as a separate profession, it has been starved of talented recruits with the right mix of skills. But, in a rapidly changing landscape, it is clear that project leaders focused on lean processes and agile business practices will succeed. This report examines key trends in project delivery and leadership, spotting the signs of a failing project, Britain’s most successful megaprojects and top tools for project managers
To full report is available to download
No organisation can successfully deliver programmes and projects without an effective framework. Our work on developing the maturity model P3M3® and undertaking assessments of over 100 organisations enabled us to review a wide range of processes, guidance and tools that are used across a range of sectors.
- Incomplete frameworks with inadequate lifecycles
- Frameworks that replicate manuals and basic theory but add no value
- Roles and responsibilities that are generic, confusing or conflicting
- Themes, such as risk, that are not connected to the lifecycle or sit in isolation
- Generic role definitions with no application of the responsibilities
- Templates that bear no resemblance to the lifecycle or processes
- Little connection between programme and project management systems
- Portfolio Management frameworks that fail to address balancing priorities
To overcome this we developed our own Align Framework® and offer it as a fully supported package. If you would like to find out more about the Align Framework®, click here
P3M3® is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited.
Align Framework® is a registered trademark of Aspire Europe Limited.
Evolving global markets, disruptive technologies and workforce shifts are just a few of the forces driving business change today. But while “change” may have become the new normal, executing true “transformation” is still a significant hurdle. This report explores how leaders should approach digital transformation, the role of customer influence in business agendas, leadership skills that inspire change, building a change culture with Generation Y and change guru Dr John P. Kotter’s eight steps for successful transformation
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The average practitioner delivers over 20% on top of their contracted hours, according to the latest Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People.
Working one extra day a week for no extra recompense appears to be a common occurrence, yet wage levels in general still remain stagnant for the majority of project managers.
The report, in its tenth year, surveyed over 2000 practitioners and provides insights into the lives and careers of project managers and those who work in the project management profession.
Starting back in 2005 the report was initially focused on salary levels for the industry before extending to its current form to include insights into the working life of a project professional.
Download the Project Management Benchmark Report from the Arras People website.
Developing the skills of leaders and managers to work in an ever-changing, technology enabled, virtual world is a constant challenge. The Towards Maturity Leadership study, in partnership with KPMG in the UK, is in the process of exploring what successful organisations are doing to prepare their leaders and manage
Click here for some early insights to challenge your thinking