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Here at Programme Recruitment, we like to think we have something for everyone. Whether you're a project manager, programme manager, business analyst, change manager or other project professionals, you'll find something to read on the Programme Recruitment News Channel.

The News Channel is full of the latest news and articles on the world of project management, programme management, business analysis and PMO. Whether you're looking for intellectual critiques on project management or satirical stories, the Programme Recruitment News Channel is the place to be.

Explore articles on programmes in underdeveloped countries, project management qualifications, risk management, agile, teamwork, planning, global projects, stakeholders and much, much more…

Take a look at some of our latest articles:

A Comprehensive Guide to Preparing for Your Interview

A Comprehensive Guide to Preparing for Your Interview

When getting ready to move on to the next rung of the career ladder, one of the key areas that you need to focus on to succeed is your interview competence...

Impostor syndrome

8 Effective Strategies to Deal With Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome can be a major stumbling block in getting ahead in your project management career. Recognising it and dealing with it effectively can make the difference between coasting and outperforming your peers...

Happy colleagues

How to attract top talent by strengthening your employer brand

Let’s face it, most employers don’t have a strong employer brand, mainly because it’s never been a consideration/priority. Growing firms tend to put all their efforts into generating sales...

Computer with code

5 reasons digital should be a required skill in project management

One of the strongest trends in project management skills requirements that we’ve seen in the last year or so is in digital technology. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. After all...

Construction Project

Get Every Project Business Case Approved

If the initiation plan is the most important part of the project, arguably, the business case is the most important document in the initiation plan. Without a strong case for the project to go ahead, the likelihood of getting funding is...

Supercharge your job search for 2016

Supercharge your job search for 2016

The most successful professionals, be it in the project management sector or elsewhere, do two things to get ahead. They take a rigorous project-like approach to the process, ensuring they set appropriate goals, as well as how to reach them...

Write a winning project initiation plan

Write a winning project initiation plan

The initiation plan is the most important documents of any project, and it’s not difficult to understand why that is. The initiation plan will consist of a number of sections, and together they form the backbone, or foundation if you will, of the project.

Limited, umbrella or sole trader...

Limited, umbrella or sole trader...

Which should you choose as a contractor project manager? We're rounding up the different options, and breaking them down. Don't miss it if you're looking to go independent, or if you could do with a refresher on the topic.

Andrew McGregor Modifying risk behaviour with change management...

Have you found it hard to get commitment to risk management from your project team, sponsor, or other stakeholders? Project practitioners are naturally focused on delivery, and they prefer to think about their next deadline...

 Some thoughts on why people do what they do...

I’m closely involved with developments in defence and would like to think I’ve made a small contribution to the changes that now appear to be yielding benefit. As part of the new management structure, the Commands (Army, Navy, Air and Joint Force) now manage most of the defence budget...

 A grand unified theory of risk

Albert Einstein tried for decades to develop a single “Theory Of Everything”, but he failed. Since then physicists have looked for a Grand Unified Theory to unify the various fundamental forces (weak, strong, electromagnetic and gravitational) and offer a more elegant understanding of the organisation of the universe and the nature of matter, energy, space and time.

 Replacing Like For Like

Can we really replace a system ‘like for like’?  You are presented with a project objective to replace a system ‘like for like’.  The root of this request, of course, is in trying to limit scope. Offering phase 1 to quickly deliver a baseline from which a phase 2 can enhance the business.

Image of Ben Rendle Managing Cybercrime Risk

Cybercrime is a rapidly growing threat to the global economy. But it is not well-defined, and it is often confused with cyber-warfare or cyber-terrorism. Risk professionals need to understand cybercrime and its links to risk management, as we can provide valuable assistance in countering this significant threat to business and society.

 To the Bok and Beyond (Take 2)

Every project practitioner worth his or her salt will be familiar with the concept of a ‘Body of Knowledge’ – or BoK – providing as it does the foundation knowledge upon which the project profession is built and whose very existence supports collective claims that ‘project management’ is indeed a profession. But relatively few practitioners will have had the opportunity – or the need - to explore the various Bodies of Knowledge that exist. If that is you, then this piece may be of interest...

 How organizations can deploy their Sustainability Strategies through Project Management...

The current state of our environment and its sustainability is very much at the forefront of the news these days. As a responsible global society for our present and, more importantly, for our future, we must do more than publishing “strategies” on sustainability and plans to address industrial activities on the environment.  We need to ensure that the sustainability of our environment, in a multitude of areas, is actively administered and not just remain as an ideology....

 Learning and Developing... A work in progress....

Learning and development involves the continual improvement of competence at all levels of an organisation.  Identification, application and monitoring of learning develops an individual and an organisation’s ability to deliver. Here are some thoughts on what that might mean at the level of the project, programme and portfolio…..

 

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